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Sailor
Homeport:
Cape Coral, FL
About Me:
Sailer for 40 yrs and more, sailed the Eastern Side from Cape Cod thru Leeward and Windward Islands to S. America and back on my 35 Ft. 1963 Alberg for 3 Years (1982-1985).
Lots of sailboats before and after and now slowing down to a gallup in a 1997 26 Mac.x with a 50hp Honda to empty the water ballest.
Dave
Current location:
Cape Coral, FL
Destinations visited:
Maine to S. America includeing most of Bahamas and the leeward and Windward Islands.S. America included most Ports in Venezuala and Off shore Islands
Looking to:
Take it easy and do a lot of Trailer sailing in the Mac.

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Sailing Northern Keys

Posted on August 9, 2008 at 5:50pm 6 Comments

July 12th, 2008

Sailing Trip begins on July 16th, headed for South Dade Marina to Launch my Mac.26X traveling from Cape Coral, FL. accross FL. to South Dade.

I will travel with Ed Combs (who is comeing down from Tampa ) on a Trailer Sail down to South Dade. Ed is a long time member of the West Coast Trailer Sailer Squadren (WCTSS) and traveled many miles in his Potter 19 (Minnow) and recently traded to a Sea Pearl Tri. Called (Blue Bayou) and has already compleated many days and… Continue

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At 8:12pm on July 30, 2008, LOLA said…
GREAT PHOTOS...THANKS
At 11:10pm on July 14, 2008, Dave B said…
You already made the first step...It's all downwind from the time you beat to windward. ...Just jokeing..if you enjoy Sailing as much as I have in past 40 years your life will be much rewarded!
Dave
At 5:22pm on July 14, 2008, LOLA said…
Yes plan to do that Dave...that is y on this first venture...i will be with am experienced Captain....I have so much to do..and learn....Lola
At 4:10pm on July 13, 2008, Dave B said…
Lola, take one step at a time. If you have roller furler ..un furl to wind conditions and go thru 360 degrees.
You will learn a lot of how the boat sails with the genoa and will not heel you to the point nerves. As you build confidence, raise the Main in winds less than 15 knots and have all your lines lead aft for single handed sailing.
Get someone who knows how to sail the first few times out.
Once you build experance..there is no turning back and your hooked.
Dave
At 3:42pm on July 13, 2008, LOLA said…
Hi Dave

her name is SUVAROV...after the book i mention on my page...I gotta get help, as i know nothing,,,help...as to sailing...Lola
At 6:08pm on July 5, 2008, LOLA said…
Hey Dave, you have the best looking page...and wonderful photos...what fun you are all having....i still have not had help taking out my boat for first time...want to do in July for sure.
At 5:50pm on June 9, 2008, Dave B said…
Looks like my comments never was entered in full on my June 3rd post.
I Sail often in the Gulf of Mexico and just came back from a 3 trip with the WCTSS.
The Mac.X actually points to Windward well considering the amout of freeboard.
I was able to point high enough to out Sail a Mac. S this past weekend. Normally the S is a faster boat and if it had a 110 Jib would probably point just as well.
At 12:10pm on June 5, 2008, Banana Wind said…
Sounds like maybe you found the perfect all around rig ...big enough for the Sea if needed ....perfect for the bays ....and at home on the inland lakes too ..thanks to being trailerable! Thanks for the feedback on the Mac ...ive always wondered about them and how they get by with no keel, etc..etc. ; As for the 4 stroke ..I just purchased a brand new 2 HP Honda for my auxilary dink ..and a 9 plus hp engine would have been too much for it anyway. I'll ask around the marina here and see if anyone is in the market though ....
At 5:54pm on June 3, 2008, Dave B said…
To close for comfort
At 1:00pm on June 3, 2008, Banana Wind said…
How do you like those Macs ? We have 2 different members in our club that bought them and seem to enjoy them. Im sure they probably dont point too well in the wind ..but im sure they go fast enough when they want to motor-wise once the sails are doused! Welcome to SeaKnots!
 
 
 

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