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Dabber Sleeping Boards and Boat Tent
"First I should start by explaining I am 6’-4” tall and weigh 240 pounds. Sleeping on the floor boards is not really an option. I tried it once, when the wind was howling, and a combination of the curve of the seats and the main sheet cleat made for a pretty uncomfortable night. At my size I could not really sleep on my back as there is not enough room between the seats and the center board trunk. I took care of this problem by creating “drop in” boards that fit between the seats and raise the sleeping level up off the floor. These cover the rear portion of the cockpit. To reduce the number of boards I sleep on a slight diagonal and my feet extend onto the rear deck adjacent to the motor well, almost all the way to the transom."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Dabber Sleeping Boards and Boat Tent      Submitted by Noel Mon Sep 13, 2004 )

The Com-Pac 19
"Displacing 2000 lbs. with 800 lbs. of ballast and drafting 2 feet with a fixed shoal keel (centerboards are now available on new models), the CP 19 sails and looks more like an average 22 footer. The lack of a centerboard concerned me at first but having no moving keel parts has proven to be a true hassle-free system. The flat hull shape, which in the Com-Pac fleet is unique to the 19, and a 7 foot beam provide more stability at rest and stiffness under sail than a typical `wine-glass` shaped hull. Speaking of the hull, there are NO through-hull fittings below the water line to make you loose sleep at night. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Com-Pac 19      Submitted by Noel Mon Sep 13, 2004 )

Lady Lee - The Pocket Yacht Mom
"When I first bought my "big" boat, I had no choice but to move inside it with my 3 kids. I was a widow and the only way to make the payment was to move inside it. My kids were young, 2 boys and a girl. The boys had the forward v berth and my daughter had the port side quarter berth. I had the starboard quarter berth because that was where all the on board switches were, the isolator switch and the shore power switches. I felt it was my area. I really enjoyed being able to shut off all the lights in the boat all at once after everyone was tucked in, all snug and cozy."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Lady Lee - The Pocket Yacht Mom      Submitted by Noel Sun Sep 12, 2004 )

Georgia Coasting
"Anne, my wife of 22 years, was not sure she would be able to sleep in the tiny cabin on our Drascombe Coaster. She said so many times, so I bribed her with a trip to the Lodge at Little Saint Simons Island. We arrived at Darien, Georgia on Friday 10/18/02 at sunset, ate too salty shrimp at Archies and launched by street light and moonlight between shrimp boats at the public ramp. I moved the car and bought ice while Anne stayed with the boat. Darien had a sleepy, rich character that night. The convenience store crowd was a window into the neighborhood. The tabby ruins on the waterfront looked ancient in the half-light. A man with an incredible Gullah accent asked Anne, “was she all right”, said, “holler if she needed anything”; demonstrated how to holler, and then went to sleep in a shrimp boat. Cats prowled around the boat ramp."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Georgia Coasting      Submitted by Noel Sun Sep 12, 2004 )

MacGregor 25 Review
"Swing keel: The swing keel allows for shallow draft as well as excellent upwind performance. The draft is 2.5' with keel up, 5.5' down. This lets you into places other boats of similar size cannot go, and it helps the boat point great into weather and provides lots of stability when it's down."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: MacGregor 25 Review      Submitted by Noel Sun Sep 12, 2004 )

Nimble Artic 25
"The Arctic is built on a double-ended sharpie hull with almost no flare and very little overhang.  It measures 26' LOD with a 24'2" LWL.  The beam is 8'3" and the displacement is listed at 2900-3600# depending upon which source you look at.  Based upon the measured weight of my Arctic, I believe that an empty Arctic displaces closer to 4500#.  Arctic specifications as provided in a Nimble brochure are as follows:"

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Nimble Artic 25      Submitted by Noel Sat Sep 11, 2004 )

P165 - An Owner's Critical Review
"The P165 is a 16.5' long (LOA) fractional rig of the popular micro-cruiser style. The nicely sized cockpit, shoal draft "Winged" stub keel, light displacement and a surprisingly roomy cabin combine to make a very workable daysailer. The boat has a significant amount of floatation foam under the cockpit and in the bow. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: P165 - An Owner's Critical Review      Submitted by Noel Sat Sep 11, 2004 )

Lake Mead
"There is more wildlife than you can imagine:  Bighorn sheep; Coyotes, Cottontail rabbits, Jackrabbits, Burros, Badgers, Fox, Squirrels...and many birds.  The ducks and geese are quite likely to come to your boat for a handout.  We removed a fishhook from a little Western Grebe [named Zorba, of course] and he followed our boat for ten days.  Our dogs were delighted and hung by their toes over the rail to reach him as he swam alongside trying to reach up to them as well.  After the spring changeover, the water will be almost as warm as the air, and in summer it gets HOT at this lake.  Fall is our favorite time to sail, enjoying the crisp, cool evenings and the warm, fragrant days. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Lake Mead      Submitted by Noel Sat Sep 11, 2004 )

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