Training Wheels

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About Training Wheels

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    On my boat
  • Interests
    Sailing, sailing, rum, sailing, sailing, rum, and sailing......sorta fast.....er.......used to be fast......not slow?

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  1. Training Wheels

    Found my boat on Google Maps

    Not our cat, but that’s us in our dinghy.
  2. Training Wheels

    Ideas?

    I put a strip of Keelguard on our main hull bow to protect it from dings from the anchor. Came out great!
  3. Training Wheels

    Cruising boats that plane

    Thank you, it’s a Chris White.
  4. Training Wheels

    Gyrocopter

    I thought you had to have a Wharram for that!
  5. Training Wheels

    Cruising boats that plane

    Or get a boat that doesn’t have to plane to have decent speed!
  6. Training Wheels

    Cruising boats that plane

  7. Training Wheels

    Anchor Geekdom

    Aluminum Spade is what we heave used on our boat, which weighs 11,000# fully loaded. It’s held in 60+ knot gusts.
  8. Training Wheels

    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    Good to hear there’s going to be a new fleet of cruising tri’s out sailing!
  9. Training Wheels

    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    Sure would be cool to have adjustable dihedral. Floats down at anchor and up when sailing!
  10. Training Wheels

    New winner - boom height/LOA ratio

    You’re certainly correct. I’m sure it sails much better after a copious amount of rum!
  11. Training Wheels

    New winner - boom height/LOA ratio

    So, a cruising boat that always requires 2 people on watch.......
  12. Training Wheels

    New winner - boom height/LOA ratio

    Personally, I’ve always thought boats like that make great motorsailors. One thing I’ve never understood though, how do you see around the headsail?
  13. Training Wheels

    Insurer Recommendations?

    We have BoatUS/Geico. Just got a quote from Jackline and it was about 50% higher, required a haulout, survey, and rigging survey. Also, with Geico we get all of México, and they don’t care where we spend hurricane season. We’ll probably switch after our next haulout in a year or 2, because Geico won’t do any further afield than Mexico (we’re on the Pacific side). We’re tempted to get a chainsaw and see if we can cut The roots we’ve grown here in México, maybe in ‘22-‘23. If the Covid stops. If the South Pacific opens up. If........... You know, we love México!
  14. Winter is for cruising and surfing. Location, location. I don’t do cold.