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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-11-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,810
Posted By ssmith8523
House Paint

Check in Don Casey's This Old Boat on which house paints to use.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By ssmith8523
Have you thought of time-sharing a boat?

I'm not sure that is the correct name; maybe it is fractional ownership. Anyway, several companies have them now. You get the use of a new medium-sized boat for quite a few weeks/months per year, you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-18-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,835
Posted By ssmith8523

You may want to engage the services of Bob Perry, a well-respected designer. He offers consulting on selecting boats for a very reasonable cost - is it $350 or so?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-10-2008
Replies: 205
Views: 198,956
Posted By ssmith8523
Cal 39

Google it - I know I have seen articles on it in the last year or so, maybe in Bluewater sailing mag? Anyway, regarded as a very good value for your purpose, especially the model with the private aft...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-05-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 3,225
Posted By ssmith8523

Sorry about losing your Dad. You have my sympathies.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-05-2008
Replies: 209
Views: 25,592
Posted By ssmith8523
Some suggestions

I don't know where around the Chesapeake your home is, but check-out Grab Bag Sailboats (grabbagsailboats dot com) for an inexpensive sailboat. Andy usually has a dozen or so right in his lot...
Forum: Living Aboard   02-27-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 3,225
Posted By ssmith8523
Nick - what happened to FL and the deck repair?

I was just reading some old postings and you were supposed to move to FL, not NYC! Ask your employer to move you to Annapolis, lots of marinas and anchoring space here. Did you ever fix your delam'ed...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   02-27-2008
Replies: 95
Views: 13,806
Posted By ssmith8523
Brak - what's the answer?

You've got all kinds of capable people here willing to get your boat north. So close the loop and tell us what you have decided, please.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-09-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 3,911
Posted By ssmith8523
Cal 34

I have had a Cal 34 Mk III for about 5 years. Like most boat owners, I love my boat! :D Historically, Cal's are reported to have weak tabbing of the bulkheads to hull - but I've not had a problem....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-25-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 6,213
Posted By ssmith8523
Blue Water Cal

You may want to obtain 2 other applicable books: Dave & JaJa Martin went half way around the world in a Cal; either a 25 or 27', and wrote a book and magazine articles about it. Check...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-15-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By ssmith8523
buying old work boat...

Try the project boat company
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-24-2003
Replies: 16
Views: 6,009
Posted By ssmith8523
Fresh water flush Yanmar diesel

I suspect your heat exchangers on perhaps both the fresh and raw water sides need to be de-scaled, especially if zincs have not been maintained. You can remove them and have them descaled in an acid...
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