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06-06-2008 05:21 PM
djodenda We've cruised the San Juans for two years now. We find that it's best for everybody to tie up to a dock every other day. We shower then, and don't use the shower on the boat much.

Generally, we, and the previous owner, use a Sun Shower sitting on the deck and dropped through a hatch into the head compartment.

Our boat has hot water, but only after being plugged into the dock or running the engine for a while.

It's nice to have, though.

But not a huge deal, I think. It's hard to work up a sweat when it's 60 degrees and raining!
06-06-2008 04:51 PM
Tribe95 Thanks again, all, for the great info and the hospitality!

Being a typical grubby guy (!), I my initial thought would be that I could probably live without the shower, but the smarter half of me (my wife) would likely rectify that bad decision very quickly.

06-06-2008 11:31 AM
PTsailing We keep our boat out at the Port Hadlock Marina, we'd be happy to show her off to anyone thinking of buying a similiar boat. We're there every weekend. Marty is right about the shower though, none in our boat, but for our price range we didn't see many boats with showers and those that did were in poor shape (because they were in our price range. ) So we'll be making due with a camp shower for now.
06-06-2008 02:10 AM
artbyjody Yep, what marty says is basically a good surmise. You really need to tabulate what kind of cruising you want. Myself I went with the 38 Barberis as I was tired of not having amenities on my Catalina 27, and I had the old boat so decked out adding the amenities -she rode about 2 inches above spec'd waterline. Beyond the increase in fees (which I never really got hit with because I rented a 38 foot slip for my 27 footer), the major challenge is in the docking and handling the high freeboard during such. So, my new one is a balance of performance and comfort while cruising...

But there sure are a plethora of options out there... you'll know it when you see it. I don't do all the races as of yet - but do participate in the Thursday Night races at Elliott Bay. More than welcome to hitch a ride...
06-05-2008 11:32 PM
blt2ski Will do on the inflatable, altho most cruising plans have been put off. Need to go into skinny spending mode. Gotta hope the housing market turns back to normal at least sooner than later, or boat will have to go! Along with keeping Sheryl in business! not in BK court!

But any way.......Hope to see you out their next week. We had a few highs of 15-20 boats last summer on some of the wed nights. Do you have a race course guide? ie what courses the number are, where the marks are etc? I think I have an extra on my boat. Marianne/Skal across from you can probably get you one, the fleet cptn "Gay" on further down your dock on Excentric. Along with 3-4 other folks on yours and C dock. I tried doing my first race with out a guide, what a joke, but there were other issues for us not finishing, that is a good story over a beer!LOL
06-05-2008 11:08 PM
djodenda I'm looking forward to chasing you around the course next Wednesday... Worked 16 hours yesterday, which made that kind of difficult.

I'll have my cruising schedule set up in a couple of days. Don't forget to ask to borrow my inflatable if you need it.
06-05-2008 10:58 PM
blt2ski Actually David,

I do not know "WHAT" kind of boat I have......Jeanneau what kind of boat I have?...........

I got many folks to bite that one at the ECYC weekend at Port Madison! LOL It was great! They ask me what my boat was, ask that question back........oh the looks on folk's faces! LOLOLOL Then the ones that got bit, helped biting later asking ones too.

Altho my boat does look a bit like the late 70's to early 80's First 28 and 30's benateau's.

Then again, considering I have 22 yr old sails, vs your new sails, even tho I have a faster PHRF rated boat, I have some issues with slower boats. Altho I did pretty good last night, finished 2nd in the slow boats, and 5th overall out of a dozen or so including the faster division. best finish ever! May even handicap above some faster ones!

06-05-2008 10:37 PM
djodenda What Marty says is true. And yes, ask us and you're sure to get a ride.

Maybe we'll pass Marty in his "faster" boat!

(Just don't call Marty's boat a Beneteau... It's a Jeanneau)

06-05-2008 09:30 PM
blt2ski Ron,

There is quite a few folks from here in the greater Seattle/puget sound region with boats. If your wanting a ride to try a certain size out etc, I am sure you could do so.

I have a small 30' Jeanneau, djonda has a Catalina 30, what I would call a large 30' boat. Jody a rare 38' Berberis, more of a racer cruiser style. The San juan 28 PT got, is what I would call a large 28, not much smaller in demensions than my Jeanneau.

Some thing to think about, up to 30', some will and will not have showers. Some like mine only has a head, but a full kitchen use with no hot water. A shower is something my wife wishes we had. The Catilina's have showers down to there 28' size.

A lot of options for interiors. Then you need to look at underbody's and sail area. My boat is faster than a Cat 30, but I also have what some would say is less inside stuff, ie no shower.

Enjoy your time here.

06-05-2008 08:23 PM
Tribe95 Thanks for the info! That exapands the range of boats I can look at quite considerably.

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