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Search: Posts Made By: AlanGSYS
Forum: Electronics 07-04-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,252
Posted By AlanGSYS
Wanted; Non working Magellan GPS 4000XL handheld for parts

I have a Magellan GPS 4000 XL handheld unit that I have used as a backup. When changing the batteries I broke the battery compartment and the only way to keep batteries in now is ductape.

If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-27-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 5,399
Posted By AlanGSYS
Interesting posts. Is all dacron created...

Interesting posts. Is all dacron created equally? North indicates their 4800 is proprietary. I am in the market for a cruising main for my Sabre 34 and the more research I do the more confused I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-07-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 4,337
Posted By AlanGSYS
All good posts with valid comments. But think...

All good posts with valid comments. But think about the day you want to sell the boat. I think the Sabre will sell more quickly than the Caliber when you are ready to move on.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-07-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 5,422
Posted By AlanGSYS
Tartan is nice, but don't neglect a look at a...

Tartan is nice, but don't neglect a look at a Sabre.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-07-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By AlanGSYS
Hard to beat a Catalina 30 for coastal cruising...

Hard to beat a Catalina 30 for coastal cruising and the Bahamas. Wouldn't take her to Bermuda though!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-07-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,044
Posted By AlanGSYS
Cats are nice. You should read the bible first; ...

Cats are nice. You should read the bible first; Chris White's "The Cruising Multihull". You can have any two of these three aspects of a multihull; Good performance, luxurious accommodations,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-07-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By AlanGSYS
Yes, integrating with an existing screen may be...

Yes, integrating with an existing screen may be less costly, but if you ask the pilots among us, I'll bet they will tell you that redundancy is best, and a stand alone unit has its merits. But this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-07-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 1,752
Posted By AlanGSYS
Anchoring, hmmm... Two years ago I was between...

Anchoring, hmmm... Two years ago I was between boats and having ten anchors in the garage my wife demanded I buy another boat or put a few out as lawn ornaments so that she could garage her car...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-16-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 11,016
Posted By AlanGSYS
A couple of comments; Sabre never went bankrupt....

A couple of comments; Sabre never went bankrupt. They reorganized voluntarily in 1992 unlike many others who filed chapter 11 or just went out of biz in the late 80's/early 90's. They re-emerged...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-15-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 11,016
Posted By AlanGSYS
Sabre

I enjoyed the posts on Sabre vs other boats. Lots of good information here.

There are certainly lots of cored hull boats that have made transoceanic offshore passages and I don't agree that solid...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By AlanGSYS
I was on a Hunter that had been recently...

I was on a Hunter that had been recently surveyed, with the surveyor going up the rig and indicating all was well with the mast, rig and shrouds, backstay, forestay, etc. A few days later we sent a...
Forum: Apps & Authors 09-06-2010
Replies: 510
Views: 113,906
Posted By AlanGSYS
OK, My favorites have to be Sailing Alone Around...

OK, My favorites have to be Sailing Alone Around the World, by Joshua Slocum (talk about how we need electronics to get there and back), and anything by the late Tristan Jones. And for great eye...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-06-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,674
Posted By AlanGSYS
I recently sold an Island Packet for a client...

I recently sold an Island Packet for a client here in Florida. (I am a boat broker.) I got to know them fairly well. Nice folks. They spent 7 years cruising and decided it was time for a change. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,366
Posted By AlanGSYS
It's gotta be in the linkage??? Check the cable...

It's gotta be in the linkage??? Check the cable that connects the shifter at the tranny itself. If you can get it on a dock and tie it tight, can you start the engine, then go below and manually...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,133
Posted By AlanGSYS
Stability and suitability for offshore use is...

Stability and suitability for offshore use is complicated. There are some really good posts in this thread and lots of thoughtful comments about design elements. Euro Ocean rating is one of several...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,266
Posted By AlanGSYS
This is a big question with no simple answers. ...

This is a big question with no simple answers. New sailboats by the major production builders will likely depreciate 15-20% as soon as you are out the door. And 7-10% per year thereafter is...
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