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Search: Posts Made By: mvsunstar
Forum: Living Aboard 02-10-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 4,144
Posted By mvsunstar
sorry rhino. I was talking about Vancouver, BC. ...

sorry rhino. I was talking about Vancouver, BC. I sometimes forget that there is another Vancouver and not that far away as well. Good luck.
Forum: Living Aboard 02-08-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 4,144
Posted By mvsunstar
HS - that is some useful information. That would...

HS - that is some useful information. That would certainly be a pickle if you couldn't drain the machine manually. I think at this point I've decided to defer for another year. I can live with...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-06-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 4,144
Posted By mvsunstar
Cruising, I live in Vancouver and its a...

Cruising,

I live in Vancouver and its a private marina on Granville Island - no laundry facilities unfortunately. All the other marinas will take at least 2 years to get into for liveaboard. ...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-06-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 4,144
Posted By mvsunstar
Splendide Washing Machine

I just purchased my first sailboat (Cooper 416) a couple of months ago and am now preparing it as a liveaboard. I was at the Seattle boat show last weekend and I saw these little combo washer/dryer...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-09-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 3,086
Posted By mvsunstar
Faster: No I haven't had any luck with finding...

Faster: No I haven't had any luck with finding immediate moorage. My plan is to take her out of the water for the winter at Shelter Island and work on the blisters till spring. I'm on every...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-07-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 3,086
Posted By mvsunstar
In for a penny in for a pound ... Well I...

In for a penny in for a pound ...

Well I took the plunge and am now a new used boat owner. I purchased the Cooper 416, warts (blisters) and all. I got a pretty good price reduction on the boat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-30-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 2,422
Posted By mvsunstar
Thanks Faster, The Maple Leaf does look like...

Thanks Faster,

The Maple Leaf does look like a nice, comfy boat. Finding moorage is still a hassle though. At this point I'm considering just buying a recreation sailboat - 30 ft - and giving up...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-29-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 2,422
Posted By mvsunstar
Maple Leaf 42

Looking for some general opinions on the Maple Leaf 42. Looks like it would make a great liveaboard, but can it sail well too?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-26-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 3,086
Posted By mvsunstar
Any recommendations for a company or outfit who...

Any recommendations for a company or outfit who does blister repairs (gel and laminate peeling) in the Vancouver area?

As it might be likely I get an older boat with the pox - I wouldn't mind...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-22-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 3,086
Posted By mvsunstar
Too many sleepless nights! I think I just might...

Too many sleepless nights! I think I just might pass on the Cooper but am still debating. In the meanwhile there are a couple of Spencer's (1330) that have caught my eye.

Does anyone have an...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-22-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 3,086
Posted By mvsunstar
SailingDog: When I found out it was a cored hull...

SailingDog: When I found out it was a cored hull my first reaction was to walk away after reading the numerous posts on this forum and one particularly negative website (I think marinesurveryor.com)....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-21-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 3,086
Posted By mvsunstar
Thanks for the varying opinions and the article...

Thanks for the varying opinions and the article posted was a good read. But my impression from that article is all boats more than 10 yrs old will have hydrolysis occuring regardless if there are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-21-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 3,086
Posted By mvsunstar
The question of Blisters yet again?

I just had the boat I want to purchase, Cooper 41, hauled out and surveryed today. As the boat was built in 1979 there were blisters. I counted about 30 blisters maybe over the entire boat. Most...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-27-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By mvsunstar
Thanks for the reply Faster. Its funny, but it...

Thanks for the reply Faster. Its funny, but it never even occured to me that the sails could also obstruct my view (too many diesel fumes from power boats to think clearly).

I helped crew a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-27-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By mvsunstar
Sailing amongst Flotsam

Having spent most of my life on power boats I've gotten used to the increased visibility you generally have of the water in front of you. On a sailboat though, especially an aft cockpit, you have a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-27-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,358
Posted By mvsunstar
I think after 75 years of service it is more...

I think after 75 years of service it is more likely that I will be the little white pile of dust.:)

Glad to hear that fiberglass can stand the test of time if maintained. I guess now the big...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-26-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,358
Posted By mvsunstar
Old Boats still Good Boats

I'm new to sailboats, having grown up on a variety of stink pots from wood to steel. I just put on offer in on a 1979 cooper 416. I will be having a survey done in a few weeks and already expect...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-25-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 5,371
Posted By mvsunstar
Thanks Faster that is some great info -...

Thanks Faster that is some great info - especially the Pacific Yachting. I managed to track down a review with them.

Cheers
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-25-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 5,371
Posted By mvsunstar
Cooper 416

I'm about to purchase a Cooper 416 and would like some more information from anyone who knows. Specifically, is the boat completely hull cored or just above the waterline. The broker I'm dealing...
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