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02-14-2010 05:02 AM
elkscout
So Sensitive.

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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
LinekinBayCD—

I seriously doubt that Darius much cares, as his OP was from 2002, and is over SEVEN YEARS OLD... if he hasn't bought a boat by now, he's likely dead.
Saildog, this is the 2nd similar comment you made in this thread. From you and others, I get the impression that unless the topic has never been discussed, then don't bother to post. Somebody was carrying on the other day because two people asked essentially the same kind of question that had been discussed several years ago, and they failed to search for the info before posting the question. So, before I get chastised again, I'm reading some "older" threads to gain info. (I thought that was one purpose of these forums, along with some of the stated groundrules), therefore, the added comments/replies are helpful to newbies/new subscribers.

Makes me wonder why you're reading such an old thread.

Since I've committed another posting sin of getting off topic (which I thought also occurred in this thread with the question about deep keels), I'll mention that the search capabilities within this web application and the server response times make it more "labor intensive" to find answers to questions.
I thought that was another reason for these forums- to share information.

If I met you in a marina bar or at dock, and we were having a friendly conversation, getting to know one another, and I asked your opinion about anchors, would you tell me "Oh you should have been here yesterday- we talked about anchors then. Today, we are talking about outsourcing widgits in Bombay."?

This site is really informative- not as easy to use as a revived ignorant sailing enthusiast with a thousand questions would care for, but with everyone's blessing, I'll continue to read and participate when I can.
10-24-2009 03:13 PM
sailingdog LinekinBayCD—

I seriously doubt that Darius much cares, as his OP was from 2002, and is over SEVEN YEARS OLD... if he hasn't bought a boat by now, he's likely dead.
10-24-2009 06:42 AM
LinekinBayCD Darius,

Deciding on a boat is an involved process. I sent years looking at different boats, in person, in adds, and in compilations of reviews such a Pratical Sailor's volumns. All the while chartering on a variety of boats over a 25+ year period. The boats that I lusted after changed and in general grew in size. Doing it somewhat "cold" with out actually having a lot of experience has got to be tough. In the end I more or less bought my boat on the spur of a moment when I got the oportunity to get a hard to come by mooring up in Boothbay Harbor ME.

One thing that changed over the years was the need for more comfort and space. I would think that this would be especially true for a live a board.

I have chartered several Cape Dory 36's and they are a great boat. I think with the cutter rig it would be suitable for single handling. The Cape Dory owners association has a very active site and there is an active livaboard member with a 36 so you might get some specific advice there capedory.org.

Before you pull the trigger I'd suggest you think about some pilot house models. You'd be surprised at the variety that is out there. One thing I often disliked was needing to stay below in an anchorage with out any view of the out side in bad weather. Pilot houses greatly expand your living space and many do not have that "cluncky" or tacked on look. There are a lot that have a very salty look. Three is nothing that beats sitting in my pilot house on a cold rainy morning drinking my morning coffee dry and warm.

Three very different designs that can give you a ideal of the variety are Corbin 39 PH, Mariner 35 PH and a Fischer 36. All very different. Good luck.

Joe
06-06-2009 07:05 AM
petmac
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
considering the posts you are replying to are SIX YEARS OLD, I doubt they much care. please check the dates on posts before replying. I'd highly recommend you read this POST to help you get the most out of sailnet.
Who looks at dates ?
06-06-2009 06:54 AM
petmac [QUOTE=Jeff_H;13289]While I agree that both are reasonably visually attractive, (which was the answer that I expected to hear)how a boat looks is only a small component of what makes a good boat. Buying a boat because of its looks is a bit like wanting to marry a calender girl. There are other traditional and attractive designs out there in your size and price range that are better sailing boats.

Quote from John Vigor "Avoid excessively ugly boats because they indicate a serious lack of knowledge of design or construction. No useful boat need ever be ugly"
The Cape Dory 36 and the Alberg 37 are both beautiful classic boats.
06-06-2009 06:37 AM
sailingdog considering the posts you are replying to are SIX YEARS OLD, I doubt they much care. please check the dates on posts before replying. I'd highly recommend you read this POST to help you get the most out of sailnet.

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Originally Posted by FlyingSailor View Post
A Fuji 32 is a great boat easy to sail and dry even in rough seas and it Won't loose it's Keel. They are a great Blue water boat.
06-06-2009 04:10 AM
FlyingSailor A Fuji 32 is a great boat easy to sail and dry even in rough seas and it Won't loose it's Keel. They are a great Blue water boat.
04-08-2002 06:21 PM
maiden
Alberg 37 or Cape Dory 36

In my search to buy a boat,I have come across these full keel boats in that size range:

Triton 28'', designed by Alberg, yawl or sloop

Alberg 29''sloop

Southern Cross 28, designed by Gilmer, cutter

Leigh 30, designed by C.W. Paine,cutter

Sea Sprite 27, designed by Luders, sloop

I haven''t sailed any of them. The Alberg sure is pretty.
04-08-2002 04:39 AM
KenD
Alberg 37 or Cape Dory 36

thanks for that bit of info Iam working with a short budget and would still like to have a list of boats in the 29 to thirty foot range with full keels I have looked at cd and bristol and even braved the Island packet dealer but they are too rich for my blood I suppose you get what you pay for ?
need help on this one kd
04-07-2002 07:01 PM
Jeff_H
Alberg 37 or Cape Dory 36

Explain to her that full keel or fin, if someone is suicidal enough to back off the keel bolts then the keel will be lost either way. Heck, few boats have a longer keel than my folkboat, but when I was restoring it we picked up the boat and the keel stayed on the cradle (bad keel bolts on a 20 year old boat). On the other hand, my family lost a Vanguard when its long encapsulated keel dropped away after being driven on the rocks during a winter storm.

Jeff
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