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Old 09-12-2012, 12:44   #1
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Hello everybody!
Happy to join with you all, I'm from south Italy, and usually cruise in South Adriatic (winter) and Ionian Greece with my Twister 28

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Old 09-12-2012, 12:48   #2
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Bon Giorno! Welcome aboard.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:54   #3
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Ahoy jacobitwister

Welcome anboard it is a great forum.
I am from Norway, however my mom is Italian and I got my family in Naples, or actually Torre del greco. I have many times stood in the harbour down there wishing I didn't take the a plane down, but my boat.
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Ola Ben... Welcome to CF glad to have you on the best cruising forum on the planet...
A twister huh... nice boats..
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Ben.
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Old 10-12-2012, 16:15   #6
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Thank you all for the welcome!!!
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
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Old 22-12-2012, 05:42   #8
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Thank you John, saw your site, nice!!!
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Welcome Ben!

You must feel lucky to have warm waters and wonderful coasts nearby (says someone from the cold north). And to have a nice boat that seems able to take some beatings.

My daughter in-law spent a year in Italy and speaks fluent italian. Took a course to try to catch up with her, but nobody understands my italian, and when in Rome everyone replies in english anyway. Beautiful but difficult language.
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Old 23-12-2012, 12:13   #10
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Thanks for the welcome!
Certainly the climate favors a longer sailing season here in Italy where I am now and also in Greece where I often go. Unfortunately I grounded Jacobi this week, since I have to do some work during the winter, the remaking of teak toe rail and normal maintenance. I was also thinking of mounting a Windpilot to Mister Vee (Y & B), do you have any opinion about this brand?
I see in your profile that we have more or less the same taste in boats, I've always been tempted to buy a Folkboat or Marieholm 26. Even your current boat ... beautiful!
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Old 24-12-2012, 00:47   #11
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Hi again Ben!

I think you are fortunate not having to ground your ship before now! Up here this usually happens mid october, in my case even earlier because of an unstable engine leaking water and no foresail halyard.

The Folkboat is a very stable ship, being long-keeled and not over-rigged. It's not possible to reef, because it's not needed – always bears full sails. The Polaris is also quite steady – it has finn-keel but a high keel percentage, and I'm happy it's reef'able.

Btw your Twister 28 seems a lot like the Great Dane 28 – a very common ship here, many of which have done water sailing">blue water sailing.

I would never be without an autopilot; however, I have only had electric types (Autohelm / Raymarine) which meet my demands, so I have no experience with windpilots. But I can see you'r investigating in the Seamanship & Boat Handling forum.

I wish you and all of the CF a Merry Christmas :-)
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Old 25-12-2012, 15:31   #12
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Hi again Ben!

I think you are fortunate not having to ground your ship before now! Up here this usually happens mid october, in my case even earlier because of an unstable engine leaking water and no foresail halyard.

The Folkboat is a very stable ship, being long-keeled and not over-rigged. It's not possible to reef, because it's not needed – always bears full sails. The Polaris is also quite steady – it has finn-keel but a high keel percentage, and I'm happy it's reef'able.

Btw your Twister 28 seems a lot like the Great Dane 28 – a very common ship here, many of which have done blue water sailing.

I would never be without an autopilot; however, I have only had electric types (Autohelm / Raymarine) which meet my demands, so I have no experience with windpilots. But I can see you'r investigating in the Seamanship & Boat Handling forum.

I wish you and all of the CF a Merry Christmas :-)
Yeah, I'm doing research on this type of windvane steering system, but so far without result of people who have personally tested. The builder site is very complete, but I will try to find an objective opinion. However, no hurry.
A merry Christmas to you and all friends of the forum!
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