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Open boats for sale - Pacific weather forecasts. SinglehandedCircumnavigators. J/Boats- Better Sailboats for People Who Love Sailing. HOW TO SAIL. HOT NEWS: After 58 years of production, and 38,000 sailboats, the MacGregors are retiring. Production of the MacGregor 26 has been discontinued. Our daughter and son in law, Laura and Paul Sharp, have opened a new boat building business in Stuart, Florida, and are manufacturing a boat similar to our MacGregor 26. Contact them at For all of the details about our retirement, and for the full MacGregor 26 website, click here. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU MUST KNOW IS THE DIRECTION FROM WHICH THE WIND IS BLOWING.

Program someone to ask you, every 2 minutes "where is the wind coming from? " SAILING DOWNWIND. Sailing downwind This is no more complex than letting a balloon blow with the wind. Just get the sails out there at right angles to the wind. SAILING ACROSS THE WIND. Sailing across the wind Basically, the sails are diverting wind from its original direction toward the rear of the boat. SAILING INTO THE WIND. Sailing into the wind You can't sail straight into the wind. 1. Sailing Magazine. Courtney Kirchoff / What makes a good liveaboard boat? Zero to Cruising! Solar panels. Features: • Efficient - Monocrystalline silicon cells with the highest state of the art conversion rate. • Ultrathin and lightweight - All models are less than 1/8" (3 mm) thick with NOTHING protruding from the surface that can catch sheets, sails or your feet. • Rugged - built on marine grade aluminum (Compact and Compact +) or carbon fiber laminate (Compact+ Lite) and sealed with heavy-duty fluorpolymer which provides superior UV, mechanical, salt water and chemical resistance • Mount on curved surfaces - the modules are semi-ridgid (Compact and Compact+) or semi-flexible (Bluewater and Compact+ Lite and adapt to moderate bends. • Partial shade resistance - arrays of parallel circuits fight shadow from the sail, boom and mast • 10 year warranty - prorated for materials and workmanship and covers performance losses greater than 20% over the same time period.

Fish Tales! | LAHOWIND | Sailing Blog. And boy am I just thankful we have a few tales to tell! I’m not bragging or anything (okay maybe a little), but fishing has surprisingly been somewhat of a success so far! Phew! What a relief. However, we didn’t start out on such a high note…our very first “catch” as official cruisers was a a plastic garbage bag. ^^yellowfin grouper while in the Berry’s^^ Over the past two months, we’ve managed to catch a decent variety of fish…from grouper, to snapper, mackerel, and even our favorite, mahi mahi! ^^lost count after this barracuda catch Thanks to our “catching,” we’ve been able to enjoy lots of fresh fish dinners.

^^our very first mahi catch!!! ^^one of three mutton snapper on the trip from bimini to great harbor cay Let me tell you, it’s always a energy booster when you’re casually sailing along at five knots and ZZZZZZZIIIIIINNNNNGGGGG! We all immediately perk up, and you wouldn’t believe how well-trained Oliver is to that sound. ^^finally figured out this was a crevale jack ^^the goods. Our sailing update. | LAHOWIND | Sailing Blog.

I just realized we’ve done a pretty crappy job updating our little travel map. I had *planned* to do this more regularly. For our own sake more than anything. We really want to be able to look back and see where all we’ve been and how far we’ve come on this sailing journey of ours. So seeing as we’ve *just about* made our way through the Bahamas, what better time for an update? ^^a very general idea of where we’ve stopped along the way.^^ Here’s a peek at our journey {by the numbers} so far… 836…nautical miles sailed (that’s a rough estimate based on our GPS “tracks”)312…cans of beer we started with. ;)) Only 30 remain. :((83…days as real “cruisers.”61…nights at anchor (plus 17 on a mooring ball, mostly in Boot Key Harbor, and 5 nights in a marina. It sure looks like a lot on the map, but I suppose 800 miles doesn’t really seem like too far of a distance, does it?

We have seen so many gorgeous islands here in the Bahamas. I cannot wait to see what else this journey has in store! Get Started Sailing. Getting started sailing involves learning about sailboats and number of skills needed for sailing. Start here for an introduction to sailboats and basic sailing techniques. Also included are safety on the water, including required safety gear and equipment, and sailing laws and regulations. Introduction to Sailboats Sailboats vary in many ways, from size and shape to number of masts and sails. Basic Sailing Techniques There's a lot to know about how to use the boat's sails to keep the boat moving and how to maneuver by tacking and gybing through different points of sail in the wind.

Safety on the Water Just as important as knowing how to sail the boat is staying safe on the water. The Cost. Log of s/v Del Viento. Confused by Nautical Terms and Phrases, or Just Plain Curious? Custom Search Ever been confused by nautical terms? Do sailing expressions and nautical phrases leave you all at sea?

Can’t tell your boom from your bumkin or your tumblehome from your baggywrinkle? This glossary of seafaring jargon sets out to lift the motes from your eyes... Aback ~ A sail is said to be aback when the wind is blowing into the wrong (the forward) side of it. Abaft ~ An object or part of the boat which is located astern of the widest part of the hull, ie ‘abaft the beam’. Abeam ~ At right angles to the fore and aft centreline of the boat at the widest part of the boat.

About ~ When the bow of a boat, when changing direction, crosses the wind it is said to have ‘gone about’. Abreast ~ Side by side Aft ~ A nautical term referring to the rear end of a boat. Aground ~ A boat which is touching the bottom is ‘aground’. Ahead ~ In front of the boat. A-hull ~ To ride out a storm with no sails set and the helm lashed down to leeward.

Alee ~ Downwind, to the leeward side. Nauticat 38 Sailboat For Sale. By Gwen (Marmaris, Turkey) currently mooring in Turkey In Ruin Bay Turkey Built in Finland, this ketch sails anywhere. She has spent the last 20 in Greece and Turkey. The boat is meant for and is fitted out to cruise long distances. Electrical system (Master Volt charger) is 12v with heavy duty alternator, solar panels and 1000w inverter. Perks: Air conditioner, portable generator,new house batteries, mooring fee paid up to 1 August 2014 in a Marmaris, Turkey marina, fridge and separate freezer(12 volt). Queries for full specifications and additional photos are welcome, email Just a hint of the specification~ Length: 11.50 mBeam: 3.4 m Draft : 1.8 mEngine: Ford Lehman with Borg Warner Velvet transmissionEngine Power : 80 hp (4 Cylinder)2 interchangeable fuel tank and 2 fresh water tanks, 1 black water tank Built Year: 1980Material: GRPGross Tonnage: 11 tonnesKeel: Long with skegRadar: APELCO + RUNAUD Radar AlarmAuto Pilot: NECONavtex: NAVTEX Weather FaxWind Instrument: VDO.

How to Rig Rain Catchers on Live-Aboard and Bluewater Sailboats. Can Living on a Sailboat Be a Realistic Alternative Lifestyle? Custom Search There's no doubt that living on a sailboat is more of an art than a science. It requires a certain approach to life that would be a step too far for many people, but for those prepared to accept change and make a few compromises, the resultant liveaboard lifestyle can be richly rewarding. And compared to living ashore it can be relatively cheap. So living aboard a sailboat can be cheap and rewarding. Got your attention? Of course that nine to five pensionable office job will have to go, but there are other ways to earn a crust which we'll get to later. And many of the more fashionable contents of your shoreside wardrobe will become redundant - and the car too, you won't need that.

Other things you'll definitely be pleased to see the back of when you become a sailboat liveaboard include TV license fees, telephone charges, utility bills and community taxes. But before making the break from the comfortable status quo, living on a sailboat needs some careful thought. Interested? KATADYN PowerSurvivor 40E Watermaker. The best-selling watermaker for cruising sailboats. Small and quiet, it can be mounted almost anywhere—simply tee into any existing seawater source such as engine intake, galley, etc.

Its compact, simple design and stainless steel construction ensures reliability and low maintenance. In an emergency, the 40E can be operated manually (handle included). Weighs 25lb. Dimensions (cm): 17.2 x 41.9 x 39.4 Dimensions (in): 6.8 x 16.5 x 15.5 NATO #: 4610014658018 Output (gal): 1.50 gal/h (± 15%) Output (L): 5.70 l/h (± 15%) Power requirements: 12-volts DC/4 amps Salt rejection (average): 98.4% (min. 96%) Technology: Reverse Osmosis Weight (grams): 11.3 kg Weight (oz): 25 lbs Manufacturer's Documents. Start sailing. 2 Ways to Sail a Boat. Edit Article405,480 views 39 Editors Edited 3 days ago Five Parts:Gain a Basic Knowledge of SailingPreparing The BoatHoisting The SailsSailing Your BoatStoring the Sails For centuries, the sea has captured the spirits of sailors and adventurers all over the world.

In his poem "Sea Fever", John Masefield claimed that all he needed was "a tall ship and a star to steer her by" to feel complete. Breaking into the sailing world can be challenging, but this article will help guide you through the ebb and flood of the nautical world. As a note, this article will get you started, but be sure you spend time with an experienced sailor and your boat before you venture out on the water on your own. Ad Steps Part 1 of 5: Gain a Basic Knowledge of Sailing 1Know the different parts of a sailboat. 4Understand navigational buoys. Part 2 of 5: Preparing The Boat 1Perform a detailed visual check. 2Determine the wind direction. Part 3 of 5: Hoisting The Sails 1Attach the sails. 4Trim the mainsail. Sailing Quotes on Pinterest | 15 Pins.