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  1. Misogyny in sailing?

    i'm not sure how this is surprising or how this is the one example you were able to find. there is literally and entire thread devoted to whether some sailor on youtube got a boob job or not.
  2. Misogyny in sailing?

    +1 on this. There is good information on here, but I cant imagine many women would feel comfortable on here accessing in. Not a very good representation of the sport.
  3. Inspecting a mooring?

    I like the idea of backing on it, but will dive on the moorings as well. Would you dive it first, or back on it first then go down and take a look?
  4. Advice for first time Grenada bareboat?

    thanks everyone for the advice! leaving saturday and super excited. for the record, anegada is not on the itinerary, thats a bit further afield than we would like to go. wouldn't be a SA chain without a little misdirect though
  5. Inspecting a mooring?

    Thanks. We are chartering. What is interesting is that in some cases the charter itinerary recommended the moorings (well, certain moorings). We will clarify at the debrief I guess to make certain. Thanks for the advice Thanks, what should I look for? Rusted out links? Frayed lines? Or just basic crappyness.
  6. Inspecting a mooring?

    Heading to Grenada in a couple weeks, and in some places we want to go the cruising guides recommend using a mooring - but they say inspect them first. What they don't really say is how to inspect them or what to look for. Any insight?
  7. C&C 29-2?

    why is this one a cheater boat?
  8. C&C 29-2?

    I agree, they are good looking boats. The wheel is a big drawback in my opinion. But given what others have said about the characteristics, looks like all in all is a nice package. There is always given and take when looking at older boats. You have to live with what someone else wanted at the time.
  9. C&C 29-2?

    awesome to hear. thanks again for the input!
  10. C&C 29-2?

    thank you, it is really helpful to hear from a former owner. I sail in the protected long island sound, but have a few bucket list races that go further afield. For example, there is an around long island race, which would long slogs of open water on the southern and eastern shore. Provided all is in good shape, and moderate conditions, would that be something in this boats's wheelhouse?
  11. C&C 29-2?

    Thanks for the input. What makes them frightening downwind in a blow? Do they tend to be squirrely downwind? I couldn't find much on them online, shore of a practical sailor article that had little info on their actual sailing characteristics
  12. C&C 29-2?

    Anyone have experience with these boats? There is one around me (WLIS) open - seems to be good shape at a good price. We are looking for a PHRF racer (mostly shorthanded), but also something we can grow into a little distance racing with. We would do a little cruising as well (weekends or weeks at most), so looking for much more of a racer & daysailer than cruiser.
  13. East Coast version of a Moore 24

    Don't forget that sweet sweet pioneer cd changer. You can blast your favorite sublime tunes, or get a good price selling it on the toyota supra owners forum.
  14. East Coast version of a Moore 24

    and you only have to go from a 159 to a 259 on your phrf ratings, what a steal
  15. X 24 class is a simplified J 24

    The whole idea is not having to pay as much to optimize the boat or worrying about crew weight