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Here's my plan...there's a house for sale in Eastport...asking $450K...can put 100K into her and then sell for 900K +....shhhhh...don't tell anyone. Next boat is already paid for!
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Heh. Who cares as long as yer havin' fun? I just bought a new Bene too - if I wanted speed I woulda bought a J.

And where's this $450K house in Eastport???
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or is that one word and one number?
MR. BLUTARSKY... ZERO POINT ZERO.

Christ. Seven years of college down the drain. Might as well join the f@cking Peace Corps.

Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!
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Cliff,

Here is the proper method to fix your irritations:

1) Remember, it is waterline that makes a boat go faster. See, even a moron sailing that thing can outrun you.

2) If you don't feel comfortable with #1, then do what I do and start your engine and punch it past him. Cheat.

3) If you don't feel comfortable with 1-2, then do what I also do: Cut him off. You have right of way.

4) If you don't feel comfortable with 1-3, then do what I always do to the Sea Rays and others when the notion hits me: "USCG, USCG, USCG, this is the Portugese Sailing Vessel Giulietta. THere is a ______ vessel at ________ coordinates. He looks like a terrorist. I suggest a prompt boarding." Make sure you wave as you pass him with half the USCG, Customs, and US Navy boarding his boat. Remind them that he has to have a Waste Disposal Plan on board at 39+ feet!!!

Now, keep the boat and whatever you do, don't trim the sails if it looks like someone has a faster boat. That way when they pass you, you can look up and say, "If I only trimmed my sails, I would kick their butt. But my grilling is more important. Those bunch of losers."

Now, feel better??

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Cliff,
I have the same boat and the same rig, remember.
I hate to say it, but its not the boat. I do just fine with other boats in and around my size and sail area. In fact I have had other people comment about just how well we sail. Now, if your talking a 50footer with maylar sails and all the bells and whistles, than hats off to him. If that is what your after and you really want the 36.7First Series, than be prepared to take out another note on your boat. I seem to remember how amazed you were at the cost of your cruising 361, and now you want a First Series? The sails alone will cost you 10k every other season. Your 361 is a good boat, just not a race boat.
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Slow boat? Are you kidding me? Boats like yours pass me up all day long. But I have come accept that my boat is like an old VW Bug; nothing special, but if you keep it clean and polished, everyone says, "Hey nice little boat" as the fly by you in the fast lane, and that's good enough for me.
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Sapperight...ok, so you're spot on too. But still...as an ex-fighter pilot guy, with current fighter guys and their wives on board...who are saying..."wow, must suck to be slow..." kinda hurts. I hear what you're saying though and am mostly posting tounge-in-cheek...where's the beer???

Let me tell you a story that maybe you can relate to you and your boat ok? We all fly about 2 hours out, 2 hours back. That has roughly been the flights length in the past 30 years. (Some more and less obviously right?) At one time I thought 90Kts in a Huey was fast, then I started flying the Hawk (H60) and thought Man, 150 is smokin' then C550 Citations at 380Kts thinking boy, I am in the big leagues now. Then finally the Lear 35 and the DC9 at 500-550 KTAS..you can imagine the rest right? And you know something, you will still be gone about 2 hours out then 2 hours back in ALL of them. You just go further sometimes then others. I hope that helps. You know what I fly now? I fly an old S61 doing 120 and loving life as a SAR dude. It’s an attitude thing. I wold love to have your boat by the way.
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Cliff–

Hate to break it to ya, but I could probably smoke you in my little 28' boat... But it's not a fair comparison, since I'm not hauling all that metal around. If you really want speed, get a decent trimaran...

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Ok, I've had enough beer and rum that I'm struggling to find some of the keys...but here goes...it has been a while.

Here's the deal. I love my boat. It's my first. A 361 Beneteau. Probably bought too much for my first "owned" boat...made the same mistake with a woman...but that's another story!

Anyways...I'm out on the Chesepeake, sailing back towards Annapolis to drop the hook, have some drinks, and burn some steak (yes CD I bought a grill for the boat). OK, so I'm thinking I'm the sh.., and then, all of the sudden, from my port side...I get passed by another sailboat... like I'm standing still. BASTARD. WTFO. He's ruined my entire evening. The boat is 50footish or so. I'm thinking, "OK, maybe I need to trim the sails"...no go, guy and his gal are still kicking my butt. I should have listened to JeffH about in mast furling.... So now I'm feeling like I've got a slow boat. It's like realinzing that your kid is ugly. I checked the other guy to see if he's running his motor...nope.

What to do?? I guess it's time to start looking for a faster boat, no? Or learn how to trim better!

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Think yor slow....... in that rig least of yor problems TIC ha ha just a bit of a jest cant help watch out for grampytoes and the whole idea is to just have fun and I would rather be sailing on your rig than typing on this one DCS damn couch sailors' Conrad/sv/Sabrina
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I pass boats like yours all the time with my little 34 footer, I don't have a dance floor in the aft cabin like your houseboat but she sails sweet! It wouldn't have mattered had you bought the Hunter or the Catalina, they too are built to be used as marina queens rather than sailing vessels. Ya gets what's ya pay for!
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