Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 24-07-2009, 07:57   #1
Cap
Registered User
 
Cap's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mustang Ridge, Tx/Port Aransas, Tx
Boat: 1984 Witness 35 Catamaran
Posts: 60
Need Someone to Show Me the Ropes

Hi All,

If everything goes right, I am buying a 35 ft. catamaran this weekend. I had an 18 ft. Solcat many years ago, and had a great time on the lakes, but I know sailing that is nothing like sailing on a 35 ft. in open water. What I'm looking for is someone experienced with cats that would like to do some sailing in the Texas Gulf area, and teach me at the same time.

Thanks....Jeff
__________________

Cap is offline  
Old 01-08-2009, 11:32   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
Ex-Calif's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ohio
Boat: Now boatless :-(
Posts: 11,525
Images: 4
Hi Cap and welcome aboard. Good luck with your search for a teacher. Good idea to get someone on board with some skills.

Local sailing clubs always have boatless people looking to get aboard. Finding a reliable person who actually knows something can be a challenge.
__________________

__________________
Relax Lah! is SOLD! <--- Click
Click--> Custom CF Google Search or CF Rules
You're gonna need a bigger boat... - Martin Brody
Ex-Calif is offline  
Old 01-08-2009, 11:37   #3
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
 
Hud3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Virginia
Boat: Island Packet 380, now sold
Posts: 8,934
Images: 54
Hi, Jeff.

We have a bunch of members here from Texas. It might help to let them know exactly which port you'll be sailing from. Good luck with your new boat!
__________________
Hud
Hud3 is offline  
Old 01-08-2009, 12:38   #4
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Eastern Seaboard
Boat: Searunner 34 and Searunner Constant Camber 44
Posts: 949
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cap View Post
If everything goes right, I am buying a 35 ft. catamaran this weekend. I had an 18 ft. Solcat many years ago, and had a great time on the lakes, but I know sailing that is nothing like sailing on a 35 ft. in open water. What I'm looking for is someone experienced with cats that would like to do some sailing in the Texas Gulf area, and teach me at the same time.
Well, that's a way of doing it, and not one without precedent. If anyone tells you how you should have done things differently, just nod and smile.

Best of luck, keep us posted with both the good and the bad.
__________________
Regards,

Maren

The sea is always beautiful, sometimes mysterious and, on occasions, frighteningly powerful.
Maren is offline  
Old 01-08-2009, 21:20   #5
Cap
Registered User
 
Cap's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mustang Ridge, Tx/Port Aransas, Tx
Boat: 1984 Witness 35 Catamaran
Posts: 60
Need Someone to Show Me the Ropes

Hi Hud3,

Thanks for the reply. I plan on having the boat at Port of Palacios, TX. I'm getting her surveyed this next week and if all goes well, she we be sittting in her new slip this next weekend.

I want to thank all of you for your replies....Jeff
Cap is offline  
Old 12-08-2009, 07:48   #6
Cap
Registered User
 
Cap's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mustang Ridge, Tx/Port Aransas, Tx
Boat: 1984 Witness 35 Catamaran
Posts: 60
Need Someone to Show Me the Ropes

Hi All,

Well, the survey and sea trial went well; we did it Friday, 08/07. Quite a few minor issues with the cat, but nothing I was surprised about. It's an 84 model, so I expected there would be things needing repairs. Nothing that would stop it from sailing, except maybe the mast light; it needs to be replaced. On the way back from the survey we were hitting speeds of 8 knots, averaging around 6, I'd guess. It was a lot of fun!

I'm leaving the boat in Corpus Christi, I found a reasonable slip at PIYC.

Take care...Jeff
__________________

Cap is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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 Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lines, Sheets, Ropes and Colors MV Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 46 20-06-2016 14:57
Show Us Your Galley James S Construction, Maintenance & Refit 53 05-10-2009 07:06
Finally Some Show and Tell... Stevens 47 Construction, Maintenance & Refit 14 15-10-2008 07:52
London Show??? Chuteman Cruising News & Events 4 24-09-2006 08:29
Lines, ropes, running rigging? Strygaldwir Construction, Maintenance & Refit 37 17-11-2005 13:05



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:37.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.