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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Noobie--Just purchased my first boat: Holder 14

Perfect size to learn on...good for you!!!

It is a fair weather boat so stick to calm days 7-10kn wind and you will be sailing like a pro and looking for a bigger boat in no time at all. You won't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,460
Posted By blutoyz
Re: noob question

You sailed can sail a bigger boat. Get a small (25-30) and start living the dream. When you are comfortable then you can take the plunge for a big enough boat to "cruise"

Just my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,638
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Best of these Florida cities for sailing

I don't wish to hijack this thread but I would bet the OP would be interested in this question:

What is the price range for seasonal (winter) slips in this area? Up here in Narragansett Bay it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Which type of plywood ?

Any lumber yard will have marine plywood

3/4 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. AB Grade Marine Plywood-726540 at The Home Depot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Newbie wind direction question

Use this link and save your gives you a real good forecast for what the wind will be like in different areas

WindAlert - Search Results...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-29-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,715
Posted By blutoyz
Re: picking a new motor for the job!

Defender has them at a decent price
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,451
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Adding a topping lift, or the heck with sheaves

Drill out the end, punch out the pin and replace the sheave with a stainless bolt and locknut

Easy peasy lemonsqueazy

(Actually, it is a PIA but if you get sheave from a consignment shop it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Breeding Two Boats . . .

+1 on moving the boom forward before cutting. It does look like a fun project:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-20-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,399
Posted By blutoyz
Re: anyone selling a 30+ft sailboat?

Don't let him discourage you...they're out there.

I will say it again....My 27' was turn key with storage and launch for $3500 and I have been sailing all year. I was right on craigslist ( and I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-03-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Tough decision

Your boat must be amazing!!!

I think my 1981 is original everything on your list so now I feel like crap...thanks:laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Refitting Hunter 90/JY 9 ... Doable?

Anything is do-able and if you are doing it for fun it sounds like a great adventure. I will bet it will be one of the most expensive boats you ever buy though:laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-29-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,386
Posted By blutoyz
Re: "Operation Dry Water" Don't BUI this weekend.

How about they just stay outta my business unless I am doing something stupid or illegal. I am tired of worrying about the police every moment of my life my inspection, emissions,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-11-2013
Replies: 136
Views: 9,593
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Cruising with livestock -- any anchoring issues?

Did anyone get Bessie's opinion on this?
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