Monthly Archives: November 2014

Hunter 23.5

Our Hunter 23.5s are our “basic trainer” sailboat. The smaller sails, rigging and loads make the H23.5 easy to learn and sail. Sailing professionals agree that all sailors should learn on small sailboats. The larger the sailboat the more stable, which feels like “driving a bus”. The tiller provides instant response to inputs so you can understand weather helm and wind forces.
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Hunter 29.5

Our Hunter 29.5 is the "all around" sailboat. Not too big and not too small. We have sailed them up the East Coast as far North as NYC and have spent months in the Florida Keys. It's a very different design with only one door on the head compartment, all the rest is open giving maximum room.
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Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

As an ASA sailing instructor, previous Scout waterfront leader and general outdoorsman I was shocked by this article. Not by what it said, because it makes immense sense, but the fact that all the references that we use to ply our trade of shaping Captains doesn't even address drowning. In fact the ASA states there are…
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Junk in the trunk? How about in the fuel tank?…

On our way to Belize from St Petersburg in September we had a problem. North of Cuba the engine stopped. Tim went below thinking it was clogged filters. Well, not so bad, got the engine reprimed and started. Good until we rounded the Western tip of Cuba and clobbered by a Tropic Wave we saw…
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