SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Welcome to Sailnet > Introduce Yourself > 42 ft Slocum: Need Advice.
 Not a Member? 

Introduce Yourself Welcome to the Sailnet.com - The world's largest online sailing community! Tell us about yourself so we can get to know you.


Thread: 42 ft Slocum: Need Advice. Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
01-17-2013 12:16 AM
Faster
Re: 42 ft Slocum: Need Advice.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Debs View Post
By the way how do I change the flag since we're Canadians...from Vancover Island that is.
Go to your "User CP" and set your information in your profile.
01-16-2013 11:45 PM
OffWeGo
Re: 42 ft Slocum: Need Advice.

Welcome Debs, another newbie with plans for heading out. We are from the west too, AB, but heading out later this summer from the east. Well wishes, and all the best with making your choice of boat. I'm liking the center cockpits the more I look, but am happy with our choice because we have sailed her, and she felt very secure. I've read, you need to love the boat you pick, and with love we all know, it take commitment and work, so follow your heart, and of course.. all the knowledge of this site Best wishes.
01-16-2013 11:15 PM
Debs
Re: 42 ft Slocum: Need Advice.

By the way how do I change the flag since we're Canadians...from Vancover Island that is.
01-16-2013 11:13 PM
Debs
Re: 42 ft Slocum: Need Advice.

We have sailed my brother's 36 ft Lapworth over a period of 4 or 5 summers, between 3 & 5 weeks a summer. Its been in bad repair so haven't sailed her the past couple years. We figure we need more room than that if we are going to live aboard.
01-16-2013 07:47 PM
Gary M
Re: 42 ft Slocum: Need Advice.

If you do not have experience sailing/ handling a 40 something sailboat of heavy displacement I would suggest you find some nice soul who will take you out on one. That is a lot of boat for a couple to handle, can be done but worth considering.
01-15-2013 09:51 PM
deniseO30
Re: 42 ft Slocum: Need Advice.

my boat though smaller has a u shaped settee .. I don't like it.. too much trouble to get behind the table.
01-15-2013 05:19 PM
Debs
Re: 42 ft Slocum: Need Advice.

We went aboard a passport 47 last week & loved the layout as well....very similar to the Slocum. Will check out the Valiant & Passport 42. I reacon the Passport 47 will be too pricy for us.
01-15-2013 02:37 AM
Faster
Re: 42 ft Slocum: Need Advice.

If you truly plan to sail offshore the 'rounded settee' is not really very practical if you need a midships sea berth during a passage. Coastal cruising and harbour hopping it's less of an issue.

Valiant 40/42 and Passport 42 are a couple of similar boats - the P42 is from the same designer as the Slocum - (West Van's Stan Huntingford). If the budget is there I'd prefer the Passport 40 overall, beautiful fit-out, rock solid, better performance, big cockpit... but probably a bit pricier.

I'd avoid going to 47 feet personally, but YMMV...
01-15-2013 01:09 AM
Debs
Re: 42 ft Slocum: Need Advice.

Thanks for everyones input.
Gary, I will check out the "similar posts" below.
We haven't yet bought a boat. I suppose what I really liked re the Slocum was the semi rounded salon & generally the downstairs seemed less clausterphobic than others. We are planning to live aboard for 2 to 5 years or more. First we want to sail up & down the West coast (from Comox, Vancouver Isl) then, when & if we are confident enough to head south down the coast. If anyone out there is presently sailing a Slocum 43 we'd love to hear from you or if there's anyone who can suggest another boat for our purposes that would be great too! Around 40 to 47 ft. This is wonderful having a forum like this.
01-13-2013 11:21 PM
rawscal
Re: 42 ft Slocum: Need Advice.

hI Deb I was terrified of Helling ,Now Love it! And did not tell he person who's Boat I WAS SAILING or should I SAY Learning on, But as my courage increased so did my confidence!
You will be Fine Tough it out it,s worth it !!! Roger
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:09 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.