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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-20-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By mfatic
Selling a boat on e-bay need advice

I actually bought my boat because of eBay, but not through it. The PO used eBay as a marketing tool to get visibility.

I was looking everywhere for boats 18 months ago and found some, but not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-25-2003
Replies: 15
Views: 3,116
Posted By mfatic
What size first boat?

Jeff,

Oops! There I go speaking beyond my knowledge again. That''s what I get for believing a boat broker.

Thanks for taking me to school.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-18-2003
Replies: 15
Views: 3,116
Posted By mfatic
What size first boat?

I''ll first profess that my actions are probably not appropriate for new sailors. My second boat, bought 37 years after my parents sold my first one, is a 32'' Pearson. Although I had a lot of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-09-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,412
Posted By mfatic
pearson 323 for the bahamas??

The PO of my 323 told me that the original owner had bought his new specifically for that purpose. I don''t have a lot of personal experience sailing in that area, but from what I''ve read, the 323...
Forum: Chartering   07-08-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,368
Posted By mfatic
Chartering in Newport

If you''re interested in chartering a Swan, you might want to try Nautor Swan Charter in Jamestown, RI. We had a 43'' last summer that was wonderful. They took such good care of us last year that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-18-2003
Replies: 25
Views: 4,013
Posted By mfatic
Electrical Upgrade

OK... I''m confused. I just replaced the old AC copper bar terminal, tube fuse system on my boat with a Blue Sea panel (that I got a great deal on from SailNet, BTW). I used 12ga marine grade wiring,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-18-2003
Replies: 6
 
Views: 909
Posted By mfatic
A friend of mine owned a mid-70s vintage OI 41 as...

A friend of mine owned a mid-70s vintage OI 41 as a liveaboard in San Francisco. It worked well in that role until shortly after the birth of their first child. They came ashore and moved to SoCal in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-14-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By mfatic
San Francisco to Baja

Yeah... be ready for Pt. Conception. It can be rough, so plan it carefully. Watch the weather and know what ports you can duck into if you need to.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-14-2002
Replies: 13
Views: 2,927
Posted By mfatic
$3200 and not sure what to buy?????

Don''t know if the price is in your budget but check this other post out that I saw here.

http://members.sailnet.com/messageboard/readmessage.cfm?Forum=3&Topic=5754
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-14-2002
Replies: 21
Views: 2,737
Posted By mfatic
SW Florida Boat Choices/Advice

I wanted to chime in since a previous poster mentioned my boat, a Pearson 323. She only draws 4''5" but doesn''t seem to suffer much for it. I have a clean bottom and some reasonably new sails and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-19-2002
Replies: 32
Views: 5,725
Posted By mfatic
If unlimited budget, what boat would you purchase?

You''ll have to stretch it by a foot, but the Swan 45.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-18-2002
Replies: 14
Views: 1,639
Posted By mfatic
DVD or video

One more thing... CD video with MPEG 1 subverts the video format problems (NTSC, PAL, SECAM). It will work on virtually every Mac & PC.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-18-2002
Replies: 14
Views: 1,639
Posted By mfatic
DVD or video

I''d vote for DVD (but I think your distributor has decided on both). Here''s why. The listing on the web site lists the subject matter which logically divide up into chapters. The program, which...
Forum: Living Aboard   11-18-2002
Replies: 18
Views: 11,702
Posted By mfatic
Suggestions for good liveaboard/Cruise boats?

There are lots of things to consider in your choice, like how much you want to spend, what type of conveniences you want and the like.

I have a Pearson 323 so I''ll admit my bias right up front....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-17-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 1,686
Posted By mfatic
what can she handle

pirateofcapeann:

Great story, and you tell it well.

To all: Truth is if a boat''s in good shape, you can dip a rail without worry as long as she''s not shipping water through the cockpit. I...
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