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08-31-2013 05:39 PM
boating_tom
Re: Help me find my next boat 24-29 foot

Very nice!
08-22-2013 03:58 PM
dan8152
Re: Help me find my next boat 24-29 foot

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once I have enough posts I will post some photos
08-22-2013 03:52 PM
overbored
Re: Help me find my next boat 24-29 foot

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and the wife loves it.
Congratulations, those are great boats and I see yours has that very most important feature.
08-22-2013 03:40 PM
dan8152
Re: Help me find my next boat 24-29 foot

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Congratulations! Happy sailing!




once I have enough posts I will post some photos
08-22-2013 01:15 PM
manatee
Re: Help me find my next boat 24-29 foot

Congratulations! Happy sailing!


08-22-2013 12:31 PM
FirstCandC
Re: Help me find my next boat 24-29 foot

Congrats! PLENTY of room on that boat.
08-22-2013 07:42 AM
daledog
Re: Help me find my next boat 24-29 foot

Nice boats. Nothing wrong with Cats. Want my docking advice? SLOOOOW. I creep in if I can. Coast to a stop. Finger piers? It's easy to pull alongside, stop and pull her in. I single handed a 30 Cal 3000 miles. There have been VERY few times I've relied on reverse to stop in a tight spot. SLOOOW! I don't know that I've ever backed into a finger pier...I always pull her back.
08-22-2013 02:00 AM
jimgo
Re: Help me find my next boat 24-29 foot

Congratulations! Best wishes for many happy years together!
08-21-2013 10:01 PM
dan8152
Re: Help me find my next boat 24-29 foot

well we got a boat today! A catalina 30 and I'm super excited yet overwhelmed at the same time. Survey came out good though I was white knuckled mooring her today in some wind (she is HUGE going from a C22). The previous owners are great people and really helped make this happen.

wanted to add we did go over budget but got a really nice boat that needs little.
It has older electronics though most work, it's very clean, passed survey, quite a bit of cruising extras (full canvas dodger/bimini). perkins diesel, and the wife loves it.
08-07-2013 10:34 PM
bljones
Re: Help me find my next boat 24-29 foot

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Some of what you say is germane, some not. Lower fuel costs? Diesel costs more than Regular. .
but a diesel uses half as much fuel as an outboard. and, in this area, diesel is cheaper than gas per litre as well.


Try a diesel on a boat larger than 3500 lbs displacement and you'll never go back to outboards.

I've done both- i know which i prefer on a cruising boat.
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