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Old 25-04-2010, 13:05   #1
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Hot Rods to Relaxation - New to the Wind

Well I am an avid powerboater and have just picked up the world of sail power last fall.
With a few trips, day sails, and weekends under my belt!
I am ready to learn, or join in on the fun of this forum.
I see that there are several times I have used it to find information and decided to join up today!

I am on the Lake Winnebago system port from Oshkosh and love the water.
I have 2 wind powered boats.
74 26' Reinell Fractional Sloop with 8' Pollywog Dingy
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72 12.5 Starcraft Seaflight, cat Rig (no pic)

in the world of Gasoline, I own:
312 Chris Craft stinger w/ twin bigblocks
17' Switzer Craft with 175hp ob
1962 Cruisers 17' wood runabout
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Old 25-04-2010, 13:13   #2
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some pics, additional.

What do you people use for a log book?
I plan to log the trips this year!
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Old 25-04-2010, 21:29   #3
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Well, No excitement for the first day!
Hope that it picks up with the wind.................
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Old 25-04-2010, 21:49   #4
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I think everyone is silenced with envy!

What a great stable you have. With your relatively short summers how do you find time to use all these beauties?

I am sure there are a lot of folks around here that would love to help you out - LOL.

Welcome aboard HiZ and enjoy the forum!
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Old 25-04-2010, 22:11   #5
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I see your posts everywhere on here!
You seem to be quite involved, and I am honored the you are 1st to post up on my intro page.
Well short as it may seem here, yes Wisco has some moods.
But I have had out the Reinell and Kick N Back this year.
First trip was with Kick, 3 weeks ago today. Hit up 32 miles of fun in 82 degree weather.
Today the high was 52, overcast, and intermit. showers.
But on Friday we went for one of the best runs yet on the Reinell
sailed the 130 Jennie from port to the Norther channel Marker for the River on the lake and back. Hit some great wind at approx 12-15k and we found some 3-5 ft swells out there. It was a bit of a first run for the year, But got my itch going! Yes it DID!

Hey if anyone is ready to hit up Winnebago!
Come on over, we can grill out, drink wine, go boating, and stop at some of the great places on the waterways here.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Our club had a Reinell 26 and the members sailed it to pieces. Literally. It is now a yard ornament in one of the member's yard. It would have been better suited for a freshwater lake rather than the saltwater bay and Pacific here. You've got quite a selection of boats to use so happy sailing.
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Old 28-04-2010, 09:17   #7
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I know that the hardware is not well suited for Blue water
It is not great at holding up in the abrasive conditions
I love the boat it works well for me and I like the ROOM!!!
I have some seat time to get in and would then like to rig and sail a Spinnakre
There is a frien with a boat equipped and I have to get some lessons there
Other wise the pole and equipment is there aside from blocks, sheets, sail, etc
And of course my experience running

Anyway.

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Hello HiZ! As others have said, welcome to the forum (and to the world of sailing). Learning to fly a spinnaker is certainly a useful skill, although I wonder if it will be worth the expense of purchasing the sail and running rigging for your current boat. If you are like most of us, you will rapidly start to develop '2foot(or more)itis' - the desire for a larger boat. In short, I suspect that you will never recoup the investment on resale.

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Old 29-04-2010, 08:27   #9
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Good Call Brad! I do seem to look at a bit of other styles out there
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I see your posts everywhere on here!
You seem to be quite involved, and I am honored the you are 1st to post up on my intro page.
I don't cover as much ground as I'd like to. That pesky work stuff continues to interfere. Although everyone should get a welcome!

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Hey if anyone is ready to hit up Winnebago!
Come on over, we can grill out, drink wine, go boating, and stop at some of the great places on the waterways here.
I am also a pilot and always wanted to hit the Airshow in Oshkosh. Never got that one done and sold my plane about 5 years ago.

Now it's sailing (a lot fewer rules) and enjoying the weekends.

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Sweetness, well you should get some peiple together and check out the show!

2ND:

Anyone have an Alcohol stove out there?
I do and want to know how to work that thing!
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