rmgeis

Members
  • Content Count

    41
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About rmgeis

  • Rank
    Newbie

Profile Information

  • Location
    Annapolis, Md.
  • Interests
    Sailing golf hockey Building things

Recent Profile Visitors

638 profile views
  1. rmgeis

    Crew avail. Nyc area

    Actually this weekend is out. 96 hour charts show 30 knots on the nose. Soonest is Wednesday April 24. We will leave Severna Park at 6:00 AM, drive to Long Island, set sail 12:00 from Long Island.
  2. rmgeis

    Crew avail. Nyc area

    Need some help to bring a S2 9.1 from Long Island to the Chesapeake this weekend (Friday April 19). Hope to be in Annapolis by Sunday night. rmgeis66@gmail.com
  3. rmgeis

    Considering buying '82 J 30

    I remember seeing an ad for an S2 9.1 in Connecticut and thought about seeing it, but I think it was sold. This S2 9.2, you are right, it is not what I want. So this is what I do want: I have wanted to do the Bermuda 1-2 for 10 years now. 15 grand is about the limit of my initial investment with another 15 grand before the June 5, 2021 start (which means 30 grand). I want a sailboat 28-34 feet, offshore capable, tiller, not shoal draft, sloop or cutter. I was just recommended an Pearson 33. What do you all think.
  4. rmgeis

    Considering buying '82 J 30

    Well I looked at Cannonball Sunday. It seemed about average for a 7 grand boat. Needed paint on deck and topsides. Hasn't had any varnish applied in years, some rotten plywood. The wife didn't like the amount of headroom. But what really got me was the guy selling her. There was some faded sticker in the front of the cockpit that said something about "King". He said that the king of Iran owned this boat. Uh, what would a King want with a 30 foot sailboat? Sail around his swimming pool? Then he said there were 2 J 30 in the 1979 Fastnet that did fine. Can't find my copy of "Force 10 at Fastnet" but I find the whole story rather fantastic. Anyway, going to look at a S2 9.2 on Saturday. Thanks again all.
  5. rmgeis

    Considering buying '82 J 30

    I looked at the J/30 fleet list, probably is 386 although ad says 387. Picture linked to 386 has same paint as boat in ad. Also the person selling Cannonball is named Robert, not Doug. I must agree that the J/30 is not perfect for the Bermuda 1-2, I would rather have a little more than 7000 lbs. If one is not willing to work on his boat (or can afford to get someone else to do it) they better sell it .... soon. Thanks again all.
  6. rmgeis

    Considering buying '82 J 30

    Thanks for all of the replies. I will be looking at Cannonball on Sunday. I walked around Blue Streak a couple of weeks ago(outside only). It seems as if she was hit. There was a 3 square foot area on her starboard side amidship full of cracks. I have been looking at the J30 website, looked through the rules and specifications, and some of the forums. Plans are to do a lot of racing, and some cruising with the Sailing Club of the Chesapeake.Plus I hope to do the Bermuda 1-2 in 2021.
  7. I am considering buying 1982 J 30. Going to see her on Sunday. Just in time for the 2019 J30 nationals in Annapolis. Anything in particular I should look for, ask about, etc.?
  8. rmgeis

    Bermuda 1-2 2017

    Try this link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/21/business/energy-environment/offshore-wind-energy-long-island.html?_r=0 i reread the article, they never gave numbers but the illustration looked like hundreds. They are also right in the rhumb line. I am more concerned with the disturbed air downwind of the turbines than calm.
  9. rmgeis

    Bermuda 1-2 2017

    Wow, perhaps "worried" wasn't the right word. Maybe "concerned about the vortices or calms that are sure to be downwind of these things" would have been better wording. Much has been written about how to handle the gulf stream but I heard nothing about how to handle wind turbines. Now I realize that getting the gulf stream wrong can cost many hours and these 5 wind turbines could only be minutes, but when there are a hundred of them?
  10. rmgeis

    Bermuda 1-2 2017

    I just read that there are 5 wind turbines off Block Island and they are planning hundreds more. Is anyone worried about these things? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/21/business/energy-environment/offshore-wind-energy-long-island.html
  11. rmgeis

    Bermuda 1-2 2017

    Single handed bible: http://sfbaysss.org/resource/doc/SinglehandedTipsThirdEdition2.pdf