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post #2141 of 3411 Old 10-21-2010
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Yes I guess I am a little more serious about it ,since it is my livelihood and as a licensed captain ,assume the responsibilities that the position demands,not always the most popular on the ship, until there is an emergency, and then usually become very popular in an emergency.Hope you have fun on the water as that is always the goal and the gift of the ocean,take care. Capt.John H Ward
I can always appreciate a sobering note(terrible pun, sry) but i do agree. the water can be a body of hedonism or tragedy. I do appreciate your constructive criticisms.
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Response to buying boat for around the buoy racing,prices will vary,if you want to race or cruise and how fast you want to go,and how deep your pockets are.Think this through and then make up your mind,sailing is always to be done for enjoyment either way.
Currently I am looking for a boat in the 35-40ft range for around-the-buoy racing on the Chesapeake. I expect to also cruise around the Bay and maybe beyond the bay later. How far I will ultimately go I don't know. So now, I am considering Farr 395 (2000-2002, hull #s in the mid 20s?), J/120 (1998-2001 vintage), or J/109 (2003 or slightly newer). Performance-wise, Farr 395 appeals to me but I have some concerns about the known hull problems. (The potential candidates evidently all had the class-recommended modifications done.) The available J/109s are newer than J/120 (I can't afford a much newer 120). J/109 is a bit smaller so it would be less expensive to maintain, and the sails are not as heavy to lug around. However, with a racing crew on long races, it may be a bit more cramped. They appear to be all offshore rated, but I have heard (sometimes from boat brokers selling Js) that J boats are bit more rugged. But in theory, they are comparable in terms of their abilities to take the pounding, but I don't have enough experience to know how much pounding they can really take and for long, assuming that the hull and rigging don't have any significant problems at the outset. (BTW, I do not contemplate sailing around the world on any of these boats.) Any wisdom?

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Argyle, Where in Connecticut. I sail out of Old Greenwich.
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Argyle, Where in Connecticut. I sail out of Old Greenwich.
I'm up in Milford. I bought Argyle (nee Sea Leopard) from Brewers in Stamford and spent 2.5 years there doing a refit. I lived in Norwalk at the time and worked in Stamford so it wasn't much of a trip. A job change had me moving out to Milford. Fortunately, the boat was about ready for the launch when I moved so I wouldn't have to go as far.

Is Indian River Yacht Club in Old Greenwich? I was there once while I was crewing on a J-44 (Romulus) on one of the distance races, Stratford Shoal, I think it was.

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