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The Seaward 25
"My First Mate and I currently sail a 2000 Seaward-25, which is built by Hake Yachts in Stuart Florida.  The factory is of modest size and visitors are welcome. I always have had good customer support from the factory during regular business hours.  The S-25 is 26 feet 9 inches Length Over All (LOA), with 23 feet Length on Waterline (LOW). It displaces 3,600 pounds with a mast height Above Water Line (AWL) of 33 feet. The sail area is 280 square feet. It is available in two different versions. One is a wing keel, shoal draft version that drafts 2 feet. The other is a blue water model that has a fin keel with a bulb that drafts 4 feet 2 inches. We sail the wing keel version. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Seaward 25      Submitted by Noel Fri Sep 17, 2004 )

US Yacht 27 - An Owner's Review
"Amigo is totally self contained. Just like a camper except on the water. Forward in her V berth is the hot water tank, the water pump and a deep stowage area. The V berth is raised and of medium size. On her port side, just forward of the beam, is an enclosed privacy head complete with shower and sump pump. I am installing a new porcelain head. this is a small head but I can actually get panty hose on in there and that's saying alot. there is an opening port with a deck prism mounted over head for good lighting."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: US Yacht 27 - An Owner's Review      Submitted by Noel Fri Sep 17, 2004 )

A West Wight Potter 19
"So, with that qualification, let's say that the P-19 very definitely made this trip possible.  She's light enough, compact enough and handy enough on her trailer to make a passable load for my old Chevy V-6 half ton pickup with ordinary automatic transmission. . .not a strong towing rig.  She launched easily at the admittedly excellent ramps at Puerto Escondido and La Paz, and would no doubt launch satisfactorily at several of the other ramps we looked at.  To use the ramp at Bahia Magdalena would require a high tide series and or a willingness to launch a lot of the truck too.  I don't know of any other boat of anything like her size that will launch any easier than the Potter.  So, to the extent that my sailing is really long range road travel, the Potter is perfect."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A West Wight Potter 19      Submitted by Noel Thu Sep 16, 2004 )

Wye River Cruise
"John put in at the Wye River Landing which is right on the Wye.  John was our safety valve in the case Eastern Bay became nasty.  Wye Landing is at the right-center edge of the chart.  This ramp is very busy on weekends.  The Wye is famous for especially large blue crabs because of its perfect brackish waters and Wye Landing is the perfect ramp.  John did the right thing by launching in late afternoon on Friday when the crabbers were home cooking their catch.  I had promised to meet him.  So Sanity left Saffron, with us motoring to Skipton Creek (off the chart near Wye Landing) to meet John and Dave sailing to Woodland Creek just a mile south of the mouth of the Wye River on the east shore of the Miles River.  We found John already anchored:"

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Wye River Cruise      Submitted by Noel Thu Sep 16, 2004 )

Penobscot Bay
"Pentail and I arrive in Rockland, Maine, the planned put-in.  Rockland is the "gateway to Penobscot Bay," and a straight shot to Vinalhaven and North Haven Islands.  But it's also open to weather from the Gulf of Maine.  The clerk at "Rockland Boat" predicts, with local confidence, a week of fine weather so in we go at Snow Marine Park.  The ramp is south of town next to the Outward Bound school and has long-term parking.  It's a comfort to know that they confidently launch open boats full of kids into the Bay all summer armed only with oars and a few sails.  The demon of Maine summer cruising is here today… fog.  It's a light one and over the week I came to treat fog like a shipmate."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Penobscot Bay      Submitted by Noel Thu Sep 16, 2004 )

The North Channel of Lake Huron
" Lake Huron runs largely north and south; the most northerly part of the lake was our destination.  There, Manitoulin Island forms an east-west barrier, creating a fascinating strip of water for both deep-draft and shallow-water vessels.  Any trees that grow on these dirt-starved islands all point downwind, so constant is the prevailing westerly wind.  But what I had forgotten from previous visits to northern Ontario is the stunning beauty of the rocks!  They dominate the landscape.  They are bald, glacier- rounded, and come in many colors: white (quartz), red and pink (granite), and black, and more.  Makes me hunger for a geology course. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The North Channel of Lake Huron      Submitted by Noel Thu Sep 16, 2004 )

Roamer on the Thames
"Although she was sailing fairly upright because of her inherent stability, I sat on the windward side deck, providing weight where it would be most effective. In his endeavour to keep as close to the wind as possible Richard tended to 'pinch' at the top of each wave, but if the boat was taken too much into the wind the genoa luff would shake, indicating he had gone too far. Immediately he would bear-off, so that Harriott could slide down the far side of a wave to gain speed before rising to the next. Freedom and exhileration were the feelings of the moment."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Roamer on the Thames      Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 15, 2004 )

The Shallow Water Sailor Sailing Manual
"Keep it simple" should be the overriding philosophy. You're out there to have fun and enjoy the watery world. You're not there for a gourmet meal nor to ring for room service.  Start off slowly.  Take short trips first so that you can refine your skills and personalize your approach to living on a small boat.  Keep your boat tidy.  Find and make storage places for everything, where everything has a place and everything is in its place.  Most SWS boats are truly trailerable boats, have cruising room for only one or two people. Any more will make the cruise very tough. If you have children, plan to take one out at a time out. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Shallow Water Sailor Sailing Manual      Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 15, 2004 )

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Reese Palley
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Good Old Boat
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Red Rock Sailing
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My first sailboat
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