Recent content by NJHippo

  1. N

    Looking for safety tips for sailing all alone

    My club requires PFD's be worn at all times, but the swim test includes putting on a PFD in the water ( I think just to show you how hard it is)
  2. N

    Hey George See you are sailing out of Swartswood Lake. Did you know that there is a pretty...

    Hey George See you are sailing out of Swartswood Lake. Did you know that there is a pretty large sailing club on Spruce Run? Hunterdon Sailing Club | Sailing, sailboat racing and sailing lessons in northern New Jersey They have a large Sunfish fleet, club boats, training and other activities...
  3. N

    Wet suit advice

    Well, I don't wear a wetsuit when I sail, but I do when I dive (in warmer water, in cold I use a drysuit) or when I used to surf. The way a wetsuit works is that it lets in water that your body will then heat. This warm water keeps you warm. That is why they are called wetsuits. So you don't...
  4. N

    Adding cleat on mast for halyard

    I cheated, used ss screws and some 5200 to attach. Would have had to buy a rivet tool.
  5. N

    Adding cleat on mast for halyard

    Sanding on the mast makes sense, would have never thought of that
  6. N

    Adding cleat on mast for halyard

    Do I have to use aluminum rivets or are stainless steel screws OK? thanks roland
  7. N

    How wet is too wet?

    Sorry didn't see that until too late. I 84 would have been have been a pretty big detour for you anyway. Have a box fan coming from amazon, I am go to see how light I can get it. Right now take 4 of us to carry
  8. N

    How wet is too wet?

    thanks
  9. N

    Aqua Finn: opinions

    I have an American 14.6 from the same company. Great people to deal with. They know I bought the boat 4th hand, but still go out of their way to answer questions and help me when they can. Highly recommend the company
  10. N

    How wet is too wet?

    Bought 2 Sunfish and a trailer (well really wanted the trailer). One of the Sunfish is in pretty good shape, for an a fifty year old boat. The other is very wet, probably filled with water at some time and missing sails and spars. I put the bad one up for free and craigslist as I didn't want...
  11. N

    Taking sailing lessons on a sunfish this weekend

    Right now it is closed again for swimming. We had no problems or saw any HAB sheets of algae. I would probably sail, but the sailing club is cancelling until they get the all clear. We got lucky that they had a couple days open and closed again
  12. N

    Taking sailing lessons on a sunfish this weekend

    Had my Sunfish sailing lessons. Had a blast, my thanks to the instructors of the Hunterdon Sailing Club. Wind was pretty brisk and rolled it twice. Main differences I found between my American 14-6 and the Sunfish were: 1. My American tacks easier and maintains speed better through a tack...
  13. N

    Taking sailing lessons on a sunfish this weekend

    Hi I currently sail my boat (American 14-6 sloop), but the sailing club I joined has Sunfish. Any tips for a noob. I know I am going to miss my windex thanks
Top