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  1. Show your boat sailing thread

    We were there in mid-September. We'd heard it was "gentlemen's sailing" with an afternoon thermal as you describe, just as it is in S New England in the Newport RI area where we are. We got a lot of light air--might have been too late in the season. Many of the harbors were gross with a lot of turds floating around first thing in the morning. Holding tank use seemed minimal.
  2. Show your boat sailing thread

    Great area to sail. Only been once would love to get back there. You had a nice breeze. What time of year?
  3. I don't know. Oars are so easy to use and maintain. I'll stick with that approach for now.
  4. Coolboats to admire

    I'm with you. Lucy is beautiful. Among other attributes, I've learned from Bob that her voluminous rear makes for a well-behaved girl.
  5. Mast or boom furling?

    Really? Never heard of the ability to "switch between Park Ave a Boom Roller."
  6. Mast or boom furling?

    What is a "Park Avenue style roller boom?"
  7. Hard vs soft dinghy

    We were motoring out of the pond at dawn at the end of the season and saw a coyote swimming across the entrance channel. Also saw a seal and a pair of bottlenose dolphins swam with us for a while in Narragansett Bay. What great fall sailing we had.
  8. Hard vs soft dinghy

    And of course if you were buzzing along with an outboard the conversation would never have started, because of the noise if not the speed. Nothing like sailing around Cuttyhunk pond in the dink in the summer. Charlotte:
  9. I know a cunt hair when I see one.
  10. House batteries

    Smart. According to Stan Honey the problem with LiFePO4 is they don't like to be fully charged, the opposite of AGM. Thus you have to plan to consume and then not recharge before you let the boat sit.
  11. 3Di Nordac

    My understanding is that North were only building smaller sails as they had excess capacity for smaller sails, but for bigger sails they'd rather sell you the more expensive 3Di materials. But if you got a quote maybe that's changed. I also think that 3Di is particularly well suited to boom furling. They've done many at this point. I have Leisurefurl as well.
  12. Hard vs soft dinghy

    Alright not a Trinka but a good old Dyer Midget.
  13. That alternative path in your head is only what you imagine it would be. Maybe the straight life is the way to go. Would you have three kids had you taken the wild path? What's clear is we all choose our own path, regardless of what our parents tell us. Tell them what you wish you'd known when you were their age.