ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Fluff > Shiny things
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 8 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 06-03-2010, 02:24 PM   #1
EvilGenius OP
1.5 Finger Discount
 
EvilGenius's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: DFW, Texas
Oddometer: 20,305
Sailing Megathread!!!

Alright, I need a place to talk about sailboats, listen to people who no something about them and drool over whichever boat I've come across in the last 10 min.

This isn't meant to usurp the yachting thread, just something to cover a little wider range of windpowered watercraft.

Right now I'm interested in craft similar to the Hobie adventure island cat-yak.

I have no intention of buying anything soon because of fiscal and spacial resrictions.

But I very interested in sailing and boats in general.


Anyone a bigtime sailor, built their own boats, bought a boat, looking at boats?

Etc.
__________________
"Try turning that burn into torque. Then we're getting somewhere. Riding the potato to work seems quite impractical." - anotherguy

"Never bring a Nerf gun to a shovel fight." - My Brother
EvilGenius is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 02:28 PM   #2
DireWolf
Knees in the Breeze
 
DireWolf's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: In the Mustard Booyah. Whooop!!
Oddometer: 10,301
My rig........

__________________
Please help Elias' (Toolfan's) young family - they lost a husband and a father: Donation Page: Toolfan Support Fund
DireWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 02:29 PM   #3
Klay
dreaming adventurer
 
Klay's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: right here on my thermarest
Oddometer: 98,050
PM sent
Klay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 02:33 PM   #4
CaveDave
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Oddometer: 7,509
Quote:
Originally Posted by DireWolf
My rig........


Bitchin' dinghy!!!
CaveDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 02:34 PM   #5
KiLeR650
Renegade Wheel-peeler
 
KiLeR650's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Jefferson
Oddometer: 7,039
know.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete™
It wasn’t one of the good days. It wasn’t one of those banner days that involved pants.
KiLeR650 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 02:34 PM   #6
Klay
dreaming adventurer
 
Klay's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: right here on my thermarest
Oddometer: 98,050
Quote:
Originally Posted by DireWolf
My rig........

How does she point into the wind?
Klay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 02:39 PM   #7
Zecatfish
XTique Rider
 
Zecatfish's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Arkansas USA
Oddometer: 7,919
27' Newport

From regatta

From regatta

I use to have this boat on Greers Ferry Lake.

Other boats from the Regatta that day.
From regatta

From regatta

From regatta

From regatta

From regatta

From regatta

From regatta

From regatta
__________________
Google Earth GPS Howto (still a work in progress) use USGS TOPO Maps to layout trails.
http://home.windstream.net/catfish/GPS


The Early Bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
https://sites.google.com/site/ozarkadventuretours/

Zecatfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 02:39 PM   #8
California
Motorcyclist
 
California's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Lantana, TX...after 56 years in Carmel Valley, Ca.
Oddometer: 2,877
Here's a suggestion. Go hang out on a Saturday at the local marina that has a good number of sailboats. When you see a boat owner carrying all his gear, sails, icechest, etc down to the boat from his car, offer to help, introduce yourself, and tell him you're exploring the idea of getting a boat but you're not sure which is best for this area/lake. You very likely will get invited to go sailing, so be dressed appropriately, with deck shoes. I did this when I wanted to learn to sail, made lifelong friends, and sailed on some great yachts. I've even done it when travelling. I got to go sailing on a 54 footer out of Chicago simply by striking up a conversation with the owner in the parking lot.

The Ft. Worth boat club, http://www.fwbc.com/ has a clubhouse on Eagle Mt. lake, they have a pretty good sailing program, too. btw, they are having their 61st annual regatta this weekend, see their website.
Mariner Sails, http://www.mariner-sails.com/ might be a good place to talk to sailors also.
Corinthian Sailing club, http://www.cscsailing.org/ on White Rock Lake is another resource.

Just get out there, get wet, and JIBE HO!
__________________
California, aka Leslie V Leslie.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference
California is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 02:54 PM   #9
infoatnmmoto
with the band
 
infoatnmmoto's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Deflecting wifi signals off Kolob
Oddometer: 17,912
The most utilitarian I've owned was a Catalina 30. It was easy to sail, roomy,(my wife and I lived on it for almost a year) and when I needed to sell it, it was easy to get rid of. It was all the things I was looking for in a boat at the time.
It also comes with a shallow or a deep keel which will make a difference depending on where you plan to use it. Not the fanciest, sturdiest, or best quality out there but in terms of 'bang for the buck' I don't think anything comes close.
__________________
Freed Pussy Riot. Putin still an idiot.
infoatnmmoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 02:57 PM   #10
DireWolf
Knees in the Breeze
 
DireWolf's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: In the Mustard Booyah. Whooop!!
Oddometer: 10,301
Quote:
Originally Posted by Klay
How does she point into the wind?
If you knew anything about sailing, you'd know what a silly question that was.
__________________
Please help Elias' (Toolfan's) young family - they lost a husband and a father: Donation Page: Toolfan Support Fund
DireWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 03:00 PM   #11
Klay
dreaming adventurer
 
Klay's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: right here on my thermarest
Oddometer: 98,050
Quote:
Originally Posted by DireWolf
If you knew anything about sailing, you'd know what a silly question that was.
How does she do on a reach?
Klay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 03:00 PM   #12
DireWolf
Knees in the Breeze
 
DireWolf's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: In the Mustard Booyah. Whooop!!
Oddometer: 10,301
Quote:
Originally Posted by Klay
How does she do on a beam reach?


That's disgusting!
__________________
Please help Elias' (Toolfan's) young family - they lost a husband and a father: Donation Page: Toolfan Support Fund
DireWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 03:01 PM   #13
infoatnmmoto
with the band
 
infoatnmmoto's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Deflecting wifi signals off Kolob
Oddometer: 17,912
Quote:
Originally Posted by DireWolf


That's disgusting!


__________________
Freed Pussy Riot. Putin still an idiot.
infoatnmmoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 03:02 PM   #14
Klay
dreaming adventurer
 
Klay's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: right here on my thermarest
Oddometer: 98,050
Quote:
Originally Posted by DireWolf


That's disgusting!
Is she fairly stiff?
Klay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 03:08 PM   #15
DireWolf
Knees in the Breeze
 
DireWolf's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: In the Mustard Booyah. Whooop!!
Oddometer: 10,301
Quote:
Originally Posted by Klay
Is she fairly stiff?
After swabbing the poop deck - very.
__________________
Please help Elias' (Toolfan's) young family - they lost a husband and a father: Donation Page: Toolfan Support Fund
DireWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 07:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014