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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-21-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,568
Posted By Marcel D
Re: Opinions of new Beneteau Oceanis....

The Beneteau are a well put together boat for the price. I have onwed 2 so far nice boats and good sailers. I would buy one over a Hunter I think Beneteau have built a lot of boats. The wood work is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 8,050
Posted By Marcel D
Re: Sailboat missing off CA coast

I am glad to hear it was a hoax. I sail in the PNW and the waters are cold. I went in one day to clear a foweled prop and after 5 minutes I needed help to get out of the water brrrr. We sail with a 4...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-31-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 8,094
Posted By Marcel D
Re: Beneteau 351??

But would you buy a car that was up on the rocks many charter boat suffer from this.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-31-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 9,592
Posted By Marcel D
Re: For a family of 4 - Islander 28 vs Catalina 30

What about a Beneteau 285 we went out with 2 kids 3 weeks at a time. She was a nice boat very shoal I think 3' 11" draft. Very quick a nice sailer double aft and foward cabins. Lots of room down...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-31-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,521
Posted By Marcel D
Re: I think I have found what I want

She really dose look like a nice boat, and she should be quite stiff in a blow with a bals/disp ratio of 44%. Make sure you hire a surveyer, with a swing keel you never know what kind of problems you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-29-2013
Replies: 115
Views: 10,341
Posted By Marcel D
Re: can I afford to continue sailing

"Stand your ground" is not the approach I'd take. I wouldn't give in, either, but don't approach this as a confrontation- a good wife is hard to find and divorces are more expensive than dock fees....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-04-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 6,589
Posted By Marcel D
Re: Jeffs Last Sail- MUST READ

With great inspiration to all of us, my heart goes out to Jeff and his famliy. It is hard to look into one soul and realize that the flame is just waning now, but to take on such an adventure takes a...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   12-19-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,401
Posted By Marcel D
Re: Sailing with children

Have you tried the Golf Islands? Try Galeanon then Walleis and then to Thetis Island. each provides great protection.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-07-2012
Replies: 140
Views: 11,486
Posted By Marcel D
Re: An Informed Opinion about the Bounty

Dave dont let the rude people bother you we love and support you bud have a great day!!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-07-2012
Replies: 140
Views: 11,486
Posted By Marcel D
Re: An Informed Opinion about the Bounty

Oh and by the way Guys i live in Alberta we just had 15" of snow in 2 hours and neg 15 going to neg 21 is just about to hit. Beat that and it is only Dec we still have jan and Feb to contend with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-07-2012
Replies: 140
Views: 11,486
Posted By Marcel D
Re: An Informed Opinion about the Bounty

You know what I dont under stand were all sailer and we are all friends. We share a comman intrest, we all love the same sport sailing that is why we are here. These other topics on these threads...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-06-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 3,982
Posted By Marcel D
Re: Poly Holding Tank

Wow 77 Gallons of s#@t in one tank, have you ever thought of replacing them with 2 tanks? That would cut your failers in half?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-19-2012
Replies: 5,316
Views: 520,397
Posted By Marcel D
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Kanter yachts dose a nice full steel hull. Check them out at Kanter Yachts (http://www.kanteryachts.com/kanter.html) they make a great boat that will take you around the marble. And in style as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-10-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 5,920
Posted By Marcel D
Re: Bad park job

That Is some bad luck!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-31-2012
Replies: 81
Views: 9,100
Posted By Marcel D
Re: Hurricane Sandy: How did you do?

Dave the worst we were ever out in was Gale force 9. Me and my friends had chartered a 1993 C&C 34 plus, we were in for quite a ride. We picked her up in Vancouver and sailed her across to the gulf...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-30-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 5,283
Posted By Marcel D
Re: Sandy's Really a Bitch

Dave stay safe, and my prayers are out to all of you guys.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-28-2012
Replies: 115
Views: 33,424
Posted By Marcel D
Re: Largest Semi-Trailerable Sailboat ???

Try a beneteau 32 in florida with a swing keel????
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2012
Replies: 125
Views: 14,409
Posted By Marcel D
Re: I'm truly at a loss for words...REALLY!

You might be right it looks like he is going off shore das boot style.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-25-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,433
Posted By Marcel D
Re: Looking for my first boat

Future Sailer welcome to the site. I would say learn small go day sailing for a year and if you both like it, then start to look for a larger boat. When I say start small I mean a 17 foot day sailer...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-24-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 10,716
Posted By Marcel D
Re: 1984 c&c 35-3

Spider cracking in gell-coat is a natural responce to a less stiffer material or more brittle material than the fiber glass matting below, flexing in a stress full enviroment. It dosent take away...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   10-23-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By Marcel D
Re: We did it! We took our 3 week old sailing today!

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/members/marcel-d-albums-kids-cruising.htmlWell 3peas when we first went crusing with our son he was 6 months old and it was quite an event. We secured his car seat to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-14-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 16,993
Posted By Marcel D
Re: Buying a 30-40 year old boat - your opinions

Julie 800 k sounds like a ship. If I were you I would check out Kanter Yachts out of Canada, they build an all steel pilot house. Kanter Yachts Flash Launcher (http://www.kanteryachts.com/) Their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-13-2012
Replies: 95
Views: 7,623
Posted By Marcel D
Re: What I learned at the Annapolis Boat Show

Julie we went to a boat show just last year and came home with a nice new Beneteau 34. We were not planing to buy a new boat but it happened. Quite happy with our purchase as we were on a Beneteau...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-09-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,808
Posted By Marcel D
Re: where is the water coming from?

On our First 285 we had a simular problem at first I thought it was a leaking water at the water muffler. Next I checked all or the threw hauls next I went further aft where the water was exting the...
Forum: Living Aboard   10-08-2012
Replies: 272
Views: 23,838
Posted By Marcel D
Re: Opposition to liveaboards

We have a slip at Port Sidney Marina BC and yes their is a 134.00 Dollar fee on top of your morage for a 34 foot boat 12.75 per foot plus taxes. So that works out to 433.00 + 135.00= $568.00 per...
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