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Search: Posts Made By: PsySailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By PsySailor
Re: How to take a dinghy on a cruise?

Appreciate the tips. I just didn't want to sound like a moron to the guy because maybe he will think I'm incompetent and not allow me to rent the boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By PsySailor
How to take a dinghy on a cruise?

Newb question, I'm renting a boat and the guy asked me if I want a dinghy. I looked at the boat and it doesn't appear to have the rigging on the stern to launch a dinghy from. So just curious, how...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,718
Posted By PsySailor
You can't tell a story like that and not explain...

You can't tell a story like that and not explain whether the lady lived or died...

I'm Canadian and I've already put my fiancee and myself through sailing lessons last summer in a Canadian...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-08-2012
Replies: 166
Views: 8,503
Posted By PsySailor
I have taken a look at these suggestions and I...

I have taken a look at these suggestions and I have a few comments:

Firstly, the 20 year restriction that banks put on a boat is for amortization. The banks don't want a borrower having a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,891
Posted By PsySailor
It's not in the equipment list. ...

It's not in the equipment list.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,891
Posted By PsySailor
How many degrees does it take off the close...

How many degrees does it take off the close hauled course, exactly? I mean, I don't understand the physical principles that would make a free standing mast unable to beat upwind as well as shrouded...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,891
Posted By PsySailor
Sounds like they were not too bright. It's a...

Sounds like they were not too bright. It's a different technology, not experimental. If you don't know what you're doing, your bound to make mistakes... Just like with anything...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,891
Posted By PsySailor
The boat I'm looking at is a local listing, but...

The boat I'm looking at is a local listing, but it is the same year and model as the North South listing.

The one I'm looking at is not through a brokerage. It seems to come with better...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,891
Posted By PsySailor
I noticed they are A LOT thicker masts that taper...

I noticed they are A LOT thicker masts that taper ascend. I did some digging and found that most builders are using carbon fiber to keep the weight down (so perhaps not that much more weight aloft.)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,891
Posted By PsySailor
Shroudless Masts

What do you guys think about Shroudless Masts?

I'm looking at a Hunter Vision that this type of rig, and I'm just wondering what kind of sailing characteristics and durability I can expect.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,718
Posted By PsySailor
What certification do chartering companies require?

Hello,

I found this course NauticEd | Learn to sail with online sailing lessons. Your online sailing school. (http://www.nauticed.org/bundle/view/bareboatcharter)
that advertises that their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-28-2011
Replies: 166
Views: 8,503
Posted By PsySailor
That's harsh. I apologize if I sound stupid, I'm...

That's harsh. I apologize if I sound stupid, I'm just new to the whole concept of boats and living aboard.

The minimum payments were quoted at $1300 a month. That's 1/7 of our income after tax...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-28-2011
Replies: 166
Views: 8,503
Posted By PsySailor
Yeah, thanks for the advice my friends. Like I...

Yeah, thanks for the advice my friends. Like I said, I'm not buying the boat since the dealer won't let me make it conditional on sea trial in spring (unless the price goes up, and I have to pay for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2011
Replies: 166
Views: 8,503
Posted By PsySailor
Interesting remarks. Well, the dealer...

Interesting remarks.

Well, the dealer didn't tell me not to have the purchase agreement conditional on successful sea trial of the boat. He just said it would cost me more money.

It sounds...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2011
Replies: 166
Views: 8,503
Posted By PsySailor
This is pretty cool. I read through everything. ...

This is pretty cool. I read through everything. Thanks for sharing!

Our goals are obviously different though. You have the house and space to work on a boat. I don't. I just want to sail my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2011
Replies: 166
Views: 8,503
Posted By PsySailor
UPDATE: I made the decision to tell the...

UPDATE:

I made the decision to tell the dealer that I wanted sale agreement to be contingent on sea trial and survey.

Their response:
Only at increased price, and even then, they won't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2011
Replies: 166
Views: 8,503
Posted By PsySailor
Interesting points. As a person who hasn't been...

Interesting points. As a person who hasn't been on a boat much, I never would have thought of these things.

These are all fair points. Not exactly deal breakers since most of them can be ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2011
Replies: 166
Views: 8,503
Posted By PsySailor
Yes probably, I gave dealer ultimatum: offer is...

Yes probably, I gave dealer ultimatum: offer is pending successful sea trial and survey. He will probably reject offer.



I did not know about this. I will have to look into it. Any links to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2011
Replies: 166
Views: 8,503
Posted By PsySailor
Excellent point!

Excellent point!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2011
Replies: 166
Views: 8,503
Posted By PsySailor
That's a fair point casey. I tend to agree with...

That's a fair point casey. I tend to agree with you. I would like to avoid having this deal rely heavily on "the contract".

I'm really leaning towards a spring offer as a result. That way I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2011
Replies: 166
Views: 8,503
Posted By PsySailor
I really wish the focus was on solid advice, as...

I really wish the focus was on solid advice, as opposed to people attempting to change the way I feel.

If we cut away all the emotional statements from this thread, we could probably have kept...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2011
Replies: 166
Views: 8,503
Posted By PsySailor
How come? It seems to have everything we can...

How come? It seems to have everything we can think of (minus the heat which I have a plan to take care of).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2011
Replies: 166
Views: 8,503
Posted By PsySailor
Yes, this is the thing I'm most worried about. ...

Yes, this is the thing I'm most worried about. Even if they agree to fix problems found in the boat, once I've handed over $130000, they could easily try to tie up the matter in court. There's no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2011
Replies: 166
Views: 8,503
Posted By PsySailor
No, just trying to get through the materials I am...

No, just trying to get through the materials I am already working on.

I will pick it up soon though.

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By the way, I'm still looking for guidance about what to do in terms of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2011
Replies: 166
Views: 8,503
Posted By PsySailor
-Yes I've already been approved for loan pending...

-Yes I've already been approved for loan pending the valuation of the boat coming from the surveyor is in-line with what I'm paying.

-I already have an AMS surveyor, why would I spend an extra...
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