Training Wheels

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    Cruising boats that plane

    Thank you, it’s a Chris White.
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    Gyrocopter

    I thought you had to have a Wharram for that!
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    Cruising boats that plane

    Or get a boat that doesn’t have to plane to have decent speed!
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    Cruising boats that plane

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    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.
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    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!
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    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    Sure would be cool to have adjustable dihedral. Floats down at anchor and up when sailing!
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    New winner - boom height/LOA ratio

    You’re certainly correct. I’m sure it sails much better after a copious amount of rum!
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    New winner - boom height/LOA ratio

    So, a cruising boat that always requires 2 people on watch.......
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    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?
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    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!
  12. Winter is for cruising and surfing. Location, location. I don’t do cold.
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    telestar

    Good choice, I’m always available.
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    whats up with West Marine?

    Ordered 2 items online at West Marine. First finally shipped after 3 weeks. The other item hasn’t shipped yet.
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    Where is the limit on an f27/f28?

    Excellent, hope to share an anchorage with you!
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    Costa Rica opening up

    With the case rate going up, what’s a few more?
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    F9A Redshift For Sale

    R2AK weapon!
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    Where is the limit on an f27/f28?

    Bummer, we’re in Banderas Bay. I was hoping to run into you down here and check out your boat!
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    Happy day I get to go home!!!!!!

    I hope your not wearing your scruffy old straw hat on that boat!
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    Where is the limit on an f27/f28?

    Headed to San Francisco?
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    Thinking about living aboard-what to get?

    Looks great, but I’ll bet high maintenance!
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    Singlehanding a J46?

    Don’t know much about the boat personally, but there is a guy that singlehands his J46 in the Sea of Cortez and the Gold Coast of México. He loves the boat, and has no issues I know of sailing it. He’s got the roller furling boom, but he’d actually like to swap it out for a park avenue boom. He hates motoring and he’s seen frequently sailing through the anchorages as he looks for the perfect spot to anchor under sail.
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    It's my world now...

    No, not me. I am in a marina right now, but not that one.
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    Gougeon 32 Roll Call

    Great thread, very kewl boat!
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    Kayak, Sit in or on?

    I take it you don’t have to do beach landings through surf where you are!