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Old 29-10-2015, 06:44   #31
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Re: Why so many heads?

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I hope to NEVER capsize a boat....
Well, MG, I think you should do this - maybe multiple times. To this end,

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Moxie. All this armchair sailing is going to drive you nuts!

Get a boat, will ya? Doesn't have to be much to start out. There are plenty of nearly-free 25 to 27 foot monos out there to get you going.

It'll help you put your musings in context and provide a test bed for your ideas....
paxfish is exactly right. Get on some small boats and beach cats and sail them and make mistakes. Hopefully you'll capsize a few times to learn the dynamics on a small scale and learn from the mistakes. Mastering small boats, mono or multi, will make you a better cruiser.

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Old 29-10-2015, 09:52   #32
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Well, MG, I think you should do this - maybe multiple times. To this end,



paxfish is exactly right. Get on some small boats and beach cats and sail them and make mistakes. Hopefully you'll capsize a few times to learn the dynamics on a small scale and learn from the mistakes. Mastering small boats, mono or multi, will make you a better cruiser.

Dave
I concur on the capsizing. When my son was 8 he took some professional lessons. At age 10, he was still a bit tentative. One day I turned him loose on the Laser in 15 gusting over 20. He returned to the pier a couple of hours later. Crying and laughing at the same time and soaking wet. He had capsized 10 times.

He thought he was on his own (I was watching in a clandestine manner). He figured it out.

Since that day, I've been able to trust him with the helm of any boat. He feels the wind, he turns down as the boat accelerates without even thinking about it.

I recommend that experience to anyone....

My Sons:

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Old 29-10-2015, 10:37   #33
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Re: Why so many heads?

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Moxie. All this armchair sailing is going to drive you nuts!

Get a boat, will ya? Doesn't have to be much to start out. There are plenty of nearly-free 25 to 27 foot monos out there to get you going.

It'll help you put your musings in context and provide a test bed for your ideas....
Driving me nuts isn't the half of it. Being a Sofa-Sailor is also driving my house-mates nuts, my friends, everyone on my Facebook page... I think they all want me to get out on the water and to shut up about it. LOL

I made some fantastic friends on my comp. crew course, and a few of us are talking about sharing a boat. Like you say, nothing expensive or big, but enough to get on the water with.

MG

PS - Love the photo Panfish. Dinghy sailing like that is definitely on my to do list for next summer. Really looking forward to it.
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Old 29-10-2015, 10:42   #34
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Re: Why so many heads?

Do you mind if I toss in a self-promotional blurb?

Chris, over at Sail Mentor - Become the Confident Skipper of Your Own Sailboat saw my blog spot and thought I did a fair job of assembling letters into sentences, and asked me to guest write a post for his page (which is a cool page to begin with).

I'm actually quite impressed with out my article came out, and you can check it out here:
Reader Story: Renee's First Sailing Course - Sail Mentor

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Old 29-10-2015, 14:31   #35
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Re: Why so many heads?

Hi,


Back to the heads ...


I think 4 heads on a "small" cat 38-42 seems excessive


what I would like to see is more of a cursing/live aboard model


I will use the new lagoon 42 as an example,


to me none of the layouts seem live aboard..


the owner version (see attached) is missing coziness ,and wasted space
the charter version (see attached) is too much of ...

and what I would like to see in a live aboard (see attached)
see post Lagoon Comfort

I don't know what order the pictures will show up but you will get the idea

Mike
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