Sailing since 1960 when I was certified to sail USN Whale boat in Subic Bay Naval Station, PI. Sailed off the Coast of California in 16 foot Super Satellite, day sailboat. Charter Cape Dory 30 & 36 to sail West Coast of Florida several times. Chartered Ranger 43 to sail Galveston Bay and Gulf of Mexico. Crewed on First 30 & 36 (Med Sail I and II) in the Mediterranean Sea. Chartered several times Catalina 26 from USN Amphibious Base, Little Creek VA to sail to Eastern shore and Tangier Island, Chesapeake Bay. Crewed on brother's Beneteau 36 and current 423 out of Baltimore Inner Harbor to several locations on the Chesapeake Bay. Recently completed DelMarVa sail (May 26-June 6, 2011) with brother on his boat "Breezing Up".
Current own and sail 96' MacGregor 26X "FOREVER" on Lake Mead NV
Las Vegas NV
North Fort Meyers Beach FL, Long Boat Keys FL, Fisherman's Marina Charlotte Harbor FL
France South Coast, Marseilles France, Corsica.
Channel Island Marina, Oxnard CA, Channel Islands CA, San Diego CA, Santa Catalina CA.; Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles CA
Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia; Manama, Bahrain Island
Lake Mead NV/AZ (All five basins and marinas)
Sail with brother to Bermuda or down the East coast to Key West on his Beneteau 423 "Breezing Up". His retirement plan and my Bosun duties. Currently preparing for Bermuda Ocean Race (BOR) June 2012, Annapolis to Bermuda.
Las Vegas Bay Macgregor Association, Callville Bay Marina, (12 miles East of Junction RT 147/167 on Northshore Scenic Drive, Lake Mead National Recreation Area) Lake Mead NV
96' MacGregor 26X "FOREVER" flying spinnaker as gennaker.
"Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots.
The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August.
All furling now takes place without any undue effort,…"
"Well at least you’ve narrowed it down to the Genoa. I doubt here’s any issue with the hull or running gear. Nor do I think the slight list you have will have an impact either as many boats have the same based on how full the water and or…"
"In the meanwhile, I performed some sailing tests trying to be as impartial as possible.
I was sailing close hauled on the starboard and port side. I used the autopilot steering the boat at 37 degrees to the apparent wind. Apparent wind was 12 to 19…"
"Sounds like your rigging may be in need of tuning?????
(Owned B43#19 for 10 years), Sailed from Mass to Tampa to Bahamas with it, great boat, no major issues at all. Boat has flat bottom basically so no need to put rails in water. I found it a very…"
"I’d also do a test using only the main. The more testing you do the more likely you’ll find the problem. I’d also check to see how much the leeward shrouds sag during all the tests. Let us know what you find. Good luck