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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-22-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 3,894
Everyone knows boats go faster when sailing...

Everyone knows boats go faster when sailing downhill :D
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-22-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Hi Bill! My Advice before your maiden sail...

Hi Bill!

My Advice before your maiden sail is to run up your sails at the docks early in the morning with no wind, get used to them, check for issues.

Then choose a time when there are just...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   01-20-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 17,713
Question Should You REALLY Build Your Next Boat?

There was a time, in the 1950s through the 1970ís, when backyard boat building was a worldwide craze. The thought of being able to build a boat from some crude drawings a stack of exterior plywood,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-14-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 7,738
Love that joke :)

Love that joke :)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-13-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Hi Ruth and Dave! You should think about...

Hi Ruth and Dave! You should think about starting a blog and posting lots of photos... sounds like a great sailing adventure Im sure many would want to follow (and wish we were there!).
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-13-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 7,738
Good advice. Again there are thousands of...

Good advice. Again there are thousands of threads with thousands of opinions on sailnet, I can't possibly cover all the angles.

I think it has a lot to do with geographic location too, because in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-13-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 7,738
Who said to tell the sellers you were looking at...

Who said to tell the sellers you were looking at more boats?

I didn't write anything about that.

I also did say look at a LOT of boats, and decide on 10 that you might really want to own. I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-13-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 7,738
I made the comment at the end of the Step 2 part:...

I made the comment at the end of the Step 2 part:

" Once youíve made the commitment, donít think about it - youíve researched the market, youíve decided on the boat you want - subject to a survey,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-13-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 7,738
Cool My Secrets to Smart Boat Buying

O.K., so you have looked at your 100 prospective boats. You have already found the slip where the boat is going right? You have picked 10 boats that are candidates, and then further narrowed that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,679
Very true. I'm currently living in a place where...

Very true. I'm currently living in a place where people leave their cars and houses (and boats i imagine) unlocked. There are no security marinas at the lake except for the condo development one. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-07-2009
Replies: 227
Views: 32,954
You know how to detail boats inside and out. ...

You know how to detail boats inside and out. Yes, that will help resale value a TON. The novice boat owner may or may not understand that just because boats are in the water doesn't mean they don't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-07-2009
Replies: 227
Views: 32,954
So answer this: How much is a $20k boat...

So answer this:

How much is a $20k boat worth after 5 seasons seeing 60 days a season onboard, with no cleaning, maintenance, upgrades, etc?

MY feeling is, that boat is going to be trashed. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-06-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,679
All excellent points! Will add them to the list....

All excellent points! Will add them to the list. This is a lot to look for, but they are all things to consider.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-06-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,679
Post Marina Checklist Thread - What to look for

Here's what I've come up with so far. I'm trying to compile a complete checklist, but I already posted this one. Anyone have some more to look for? I've slated this one for typical US/So Cal...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-06-2009
Replies: 227
Views: 32,954
Most boat owners don't get into buying boats so...

Most boat owners don't get into buying boats so that they can flip them. Most are lucky to see the same resale value when they sell them, because most buy them for personal pleasure, use them, then...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-06-2009
Replies: 227
Views: 32,954
I've gone through and corrected my process for...

I've gone through and corrected my process for accounting, by laying it out in two scenarios in theory, and then a very realistic real world scenario in the 3rd.

This is as detailed of a breakdown...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-06-2009
Replies: 227
Views: 32,954
Thank you very much. While I understand my...

Thank you very much. While I understand my advice is opinionated, I don't hide that, and yet I try to not give anyone bad advice. Advising people thinking about boating, are dreaming about it but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,411
Spray the pulley and belt with Belt-eze or a...

Spray the pulley and belt with Belt-eze or a small amount of WD-40. If it goes away, problem solved, lubricate properly with belt-eze. Could be a waterpump shaft if it was a cutlass bearing it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-30-2008
Replies: 227
Views: 32,954
Wow! I have been on one before, a long time ago....

Wow! I have been on one before, a long time ago. Very interesting, I just read your link. Also, have read your sig post before, certainly understand and am trying to not break any rules here. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-30-2008
Replies: 227
Views: 32,954
That's my advice, on my blog. I'm only...

That's my advice, on my blog. I'm only advertising it in my sig because I want to give my advice on what to buy. You disagree.

I mean its amazing, nobody has said my expenses were wrong or that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-30-2008
Replies: 227
Views: 32,954
Michael, thank you for responding. I am not an...

Michael, thank you for responding. I am not an accountant, I am a sailor. I never said I was a CPA. In fact I prequalified my numbers by saying they are based on my experience alone, and you can...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-30-2008
Replies: 227
Views: 32,954
I totally agree. "Depreciation....

I totally agree.



"Depreciation. After the first season on the water new powerboats depreciate an average of around 10% and new sailboats about 5%. Used boats, however, may hold steady, or...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-30-2008
Replies: 227
Views: 32,954
This is GREAT! You are the guy who has the...

This is GREAT! You are the guy who has the commitment and appreciation (as do the other veterans above obviously) to afford the boat, and the right perspective. Do you mind if I quote you on my...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-30-2008
Replies: 227
Views: 32,954
Hey, I want to know more about that Telstar in...

Hey, I want to know more about that Telstar in your sig!

Regarding your post...

I think I said plainly what my point was above. I want for dreamers and people reading my advice blog to prepare...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-30-2008
Replies: 227
Views: 32,954
Thank you for this. As I said, I've based my...

Thank you for this. As I said, I've based my numbers on what I've seen.

I think you might be misunderstanding, the depreciation costs also assume a certain amount of maintenance/gas/diesel/other...
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