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  1. Adventures In Reach

    My new Sunfish phone case

    If you're interested, I have several Sunfish and sailing shirts available here: aTACKING life apparel
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    Sunfish t-shirt at J Crew

    I like it. There are more available here if interested: aTACKING life apparel
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    If anyone has considered adding foam decking (Flex Dek) to their Sunfish or small sailboat, I just did a review after a couple hundred miles of trying it out.
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    Diagram for heavy wind setup?

    I'm hoping I can can clarify one of these options with this video about a "high wind halyard".
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    Laser or Sunfish

    I'm curious what you decided to buy. I just made a video of sailing a Sunfish 150 miles around Isle Royale, take passengers, went camping with my dog last weekend (another video on Adventures In Reach channel on YouTube), have been in 10' waves and 45 mph winds...and I sail the basic Sunfish...
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    That took a little longer than expected, but the 5th video is now posted on YouTube.
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    I lead a couple trips (canoeing in the Boundary Waters) recently, but I also use what I learned from Outdoor Education for teaching more than the outdoor skills.
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    The support vehicle...or boat sounds like a solid idea. Bringing antibiotics is a solid reminder as well. That's funny about bordellos...too scary...I'd stay away. Thanks for those videos too.
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    No offense taken. I thoroughly appreciate any genuine feedback, thoughts, suggestions, so thank you. I did tighten the sail from my last time out, but I'll look into an outhaul or tightening further. I am working on some camp hack videos and can certainly start adding some camping info/advice...
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    I generally don't wear gloves unless it's really cold. I didn't wear them for that whole trip. It was freshwater, so I'm sure that makes a huge difference. I also use the cleat for the mainsheet most of the time to take pressure off my hands. If the rocks are sharper, I'd certainly wear some...
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    I hadn't thought about it earlier, because he usually refers to the "Sea of Cortez" , but he sails down there (Baja) most years and is familiar with how it might be for a small boat. The surf would certainly be a consideration though since I can't just drop an anchor and sleep on board. Thanks...
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    It sounds like you have quite a story that likely makes you very appreciative of what you have and value the times you are able to get out on the water. Sailing...or any other outdoor adventure, is such a great way to unwind, escape, and re-center so I'm always excited when people get out there...
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    What was your first boat?

    My first boat is the one I still have: a Sunfish. I've been camping with it several times, been in huge waves (3-10' on my last week-long trip around Isle Royale), and it seems to be more capable than I ever imagined. I've met several sailors who say that was their first boat as well. If just...
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    Why did you choose sailing over a Powerboat?

    1) I find sailing to be more relaxing and I feel more accomplished after having used a physical skill set to complete the voyage. 2) The sailboat I have was free (well $250 worth of repairs and boat trailer) 3) I like doing more with less. 4) I enjoy being a little different. 5) Wind is...
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    I'm hoping to get a second GoPro. I've been filming everything with one, which means I have to stop in waves on a tiny boat and move the camera for different views. I also need to make or buy a better boom mount. I like the mirror idea. My only concern would be making my Sunfish prone to...
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    Thank you! We were hoping to go again with all the dogs last weekend, but it was forecast to pour the entire time, so we are going in a couple weeks instead. Cats and water might be a bit more stressful for all... There are 3 Isle Royale films out and the others should be posted Thursday and...
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    Hey. Thanks so much for your kind comments! I also have a decent amoutn of outdoor experience (thru hiking AT, biking cross country, canoeing the entire Yukon River, leading climbing, mountain biking, backpacking....) I also did 3.5 years of Adventure Education in college along with my...
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    I see you were taking notes. --100% agree on Dramamine. That was not expected or anticipated. --the Spot Gen 3's (most like the one I wore) gives you one way communication and cost about $150 --I had no issue using the kayak paddle with the Sunfish. I didn't think it was too wide. I wouldn't...
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    Thanks for watching! It was an awesome experience. The drysuit is a Kokatat. The zip across the chest is easy to put on. Some people think they are less comfortable, but I have no complaints as long as I folded the zipper down under my life jacket. I've got another video coming that shows all...
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    Using a Sunfish for sailing/camping

    I said I would let you know when the video for my 150 mile Isle Royale trip was ready. I have the first and second videos in the series posted, and am working on the last few. Check it out, and please share if you like what you see. First to sail a Sunfish Sailboat 150 miles around Isle Royale...
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