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by John Duffield » Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:43 am

I snagged a Necky Looksha V off eBay in February. Welle is right. Kills your climbing time.

That's where I'll be tomorrow

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by dskoon » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:26 am

Nice shots John! Makes me want to break out my kayak.
Yep, so much to do, so many choices, water or mountains, or something in-between.
Tomorrow is an in-between day for me, as my son's playing in a baseball game at noon. But, Sunday??
Enjoy that kayak.

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by welle » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:25 pm

Sweet rig, John! To be honest, climbing in 90 degree weather with 80% humidity is not fun - you are very wise man.

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by jrc » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:18 pm

oh yeah, I definitely echo the comments to buy a laser. I meant to say that...

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by ExcitableBoy » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:37 pm

Taking a look at a an Ericson 23 tomorrow. If all checks out (I did some research on specific things to look out for) I am going to pull the trigger. Best thing is the moorage is transferrable and is 1/3 the going rate at other moorages in Seatte ableit at the sacrafice of water/eclectricity.

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Re: Sailing?

by Brad Marshall » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:46 pm

ExcitibleBoy wrote:So, I am taking 12 months off from mountaineering/alpine climbing to recover from a serious illness.


First of all I'm sorry to hear about you having a serious illness. Hope you're recovering well.

As for sailing that's something I've always been interested in but never got in to. I'd say go for it as long as you promise all your fellow SPers that you won't try to sail around the world after a few months of practice. We'll have another thread moved to Off-route with all the debating as to whether you were old enough, if you had enough experience and whether or not your parents abused you by letting try it at such a young age. :D

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by tigerlilly » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:04 am

I learned to sail through a community boating program.

We could sail all summer for $200. Best $200 I ever spent. It was all run by volunteers. You meet great people, with bbq's etc. You learn to sail, even race. Great way to pick up a date.... :D

I would check to see if there is a program like that near where you live. Then, after you learn how to sail, you'll see which kind of boat you like. Our program has 9-10 different kinds of boats, all sizes and shapes. I bought two different boats after that. One small dingy (Cape Cod Mercury) and the other is a day sailor called the Cape Cod Sheilds. The Shields is mostly used for racing.

Learning to sail on a lake is great, because the wind will shift on you constantly. Teaches you to be alert!

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by ExcitableBoy » Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:05 pm

Well, I did it. I bought a legendary Ericson 23 racer/crusier for dirt cheap with moorage 1/3 cheaper than any other place in the Puget Sound region. A fair amount of defered maintenance to tend to, but should prove to be hours of harmless fun.
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by Alan Ellis » Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:16 am

You'll be bored with a Laser or a large monohull after a while. If you're looking for excitement, get a catamaran. Every sail is a new adventure. :) The wife and I on our Hobie 16. You can find really good used ones for under $1000 and there are a million parts out there for the Hobie. That little rooster tail on the second photo is because those things can HAUL ASS across the water. Too much fun....

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by ExcitableBoy » Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:42 pm

But where do you sleep when crusining the San Juans?

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by John Duffield » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:40 am

Yeah. That's cool. I had a run-in with the Authorities today. Eating my lunch on somebodys island. A boat like that you could just hang out. Anchor it. Keep an eye on the weather.

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by dskoon » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:57 pm

Hey, Excitableboy-
Congrats on your purchase! Sounds like a sweet deal on a swee boat. That Ericson is a fine boat, and I'm sure you'll be happy with it. Wanna take me saling sometime? :)

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by Charles » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:59 am

Sailing is the wet version of climbing - a great sport! Tilman rocks!

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by Mark Doiron » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:40 pm

Alan Ellis wrote:... If you're looking for excitement, get a catamaran. ...

I agree with this. Some high school buddies and I built a catamaran and we had a blast with it (in San Diego). Of course, if you want to go bigger ... LOL

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