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Search: Posts Made By: JakeLevi
Forum: Apps & Authors 11-20-2006
Replies: 510
Views: 114,749
Posted By JakeLevi
I just finished Gpysy Life by Clare Allard, a...

I just finished Gpysy Life by Clare Allard, a familys rebuilding and sailing a Baltic Trader, beautiful old wooden boat, starting with no amenities and an old Gray Marine sometime working diesel....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-20-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,403
Posted By JakeLevi
Do you have a clear idea of what you want in a...

Do you have a clear idea of what you want in a boat or just sampling now ?

Paying a finders fee isnot a bad idea if its to someone who finds the boat that you want.

A $ 3-500 finders fee gets...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-19-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 9,941
Posted By JakeLevi
I understand what you're saying, long before I...

I understand what you're saying, long before I sign on the dotted line I will sail on it and her close relatives, right now I am more looking for possibilities but mostly ruling out those that wont...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-19-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,302
Posted By JakeLevi
What are your plans ? There are a lot of...

What are your plans ?

There are a lot of Endeavours out there making their owners happy. What do you want to do ? Cruise the Great Lakes ? Coastal Cruise ? Sail the Chesapeake?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-19-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 9,941
Posted By JakeLevi
SD those first two links I had, the 3rd one is...

SD
those first two links I had, the 3rd one is the kind of stuff I am looking for, I have gotten some owner input: as the zincs being very dificult to reach, preferring to cruise on a 20 degree...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-19-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 9,941
Posted By JakeLevi
Alberg 37

Hey SD

good to have you here, if I lose track of which ones I consider I can just check with you.

To answer your question, yes, some, others are about half a continent away, it seems logical,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-19-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 9,941
Posted By JakeLevi
Alberg 37 Pros and Cons?

I came across an older Alberg 37, interested, no sails listed, has a number of things I like, and some questions, says to being redone, wont know unless/until I call,

pros and cons on her ?
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-17-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By JakeLevi
John Vigor introduces a new currency in his book...

John Vigor introduces a new currency in his book The Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat: The Fiscal Beer.

What with inflation etc, he figures quoted costs would soon be outdated but most of us would know...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-17-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 5,510
Posted By JakeLevi
Hi Jeff Your comments on having experience...

Hi Jeff

Your comments on having experience with both helps.

I said I hadnt seen the Tartan, but in the photos the companionway looks like it sits lower in the cockpit then the Triton.

Good...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-17-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,889
Posted By JakeLevi
Good luck, I hope the weather in RI doesnt...

Good luck, I hope the weather in RI doesnt prevent things from happening. It might be a longer weekend then you'd planned. Good luck.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-16-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 5,510
Posted By JakeLevi
Well theres offshore and theres offshore, if...

Well theres offshore and theres offshore, if youre ten miles out trying to scoot for shore before that storm catches those beam waves are going to start looking higher and higher.

I havent seen a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-16-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,197
Posted By JakeLevi
Thank you gentlemen, these are the kinds of thing...

Thank you gentlemen, these are the kinds of thing I am looking for.

The one survey book that spoke of the alternating layers of woven and blown' matt said the initial layer under the first gel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,560
Posted By JakeLevi
Safe journey John, and enjoy.

Safe journey John, and enjoy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By JakeLevi
That is incredible, believeable but incredible, a...

That is incredible, believeable but incredible, a blog well worth bookmarking.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 4,650
Posted By JakeLevi
Drinking while sailing with a large boom is a...

Drinking while sailing with a large boom is a good way to get a look at your keel, if you're lucky,

drinking any rum with cocal cola makes it bilge juice,

I've had some of the original...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-16-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 2,081
Posted By JakeLevi
Most of the marine ply I see here in Michigan is...

Most of the marine ply I see here in Michigan is made of Canadian woods. You might want to recheck that. Typically plywood is made of the cheapest available wood, and endangered rainforest wood is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-16-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 5,510
Posted By JakeLevi
This one is a beauty, but, that low companionway...

This one is a beauty, but, that low companionway to cockpit sole is a scary one, even with new boards in the companionway. I'd be thinking of wanting some 2" cockpit drains before going far out with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-16-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,197
Posted By JakeLevi
A follow-up question to Jeff, earlier you...

A follow-up question to Jeff,

earlier you mentioned your familys boats having the chopped matt layup, reading the several survey and inspection books I have they mention the chopped matts being...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-14-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 2,159
Posted By JakeLevi
I was wondering about this, in conjunction with a...

I was wondering about this, in conjunction with a steering vane, or better to reef in the stay sail ?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-14-2006
Replies: 5
Hi!
Views: 425
Posted By JakeLevi
It has saved me a LOT of time chasing down info,...

It has saved me a LOT of time chasing down info, most anything I come across someone here has been there. It helps a lot.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-14-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 2,081
Posted By JakeLevi
Have you considered building one ? Lots of plans...

Have you considered building one ? Lots of plans about and you could buy the materials well under your budget. Good family project.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-14-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,197
Posted By JakeLevi
Thank you, there is a myriad of construction...

Thank you, there is a myriad of construction techniques in these older boats,

a definite learning curve working through them all. On some of them techniques varied from year to year.

thanks...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-14-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,197
Posted By JakeLevi
Endeavor Hulls:Solid or Cored ?

I've been reading about the Columbia and other incarnations, and not finding a lot of info on the Endeavor,

were they built with solid hulls or cored ?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-14-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 4,928
Posted By JakeLevi
A walk-thru transom?? Whynot just get a...

A walk-thru transom??

Whynot just get a pontoon platform with an outboard ?

Any boat worth being on SF Bay in with your family doesnt have a walk thru transom. Nor a low companionway from the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,490
Posted By JakeLevi
Reminds me of a line from Crocodile Dundee, ...

Reminds me of a line from Crocodile Dundee,

Mik is in the NYC bar, swapping stories with the locals, one has just told a whopper when Mik comes back with one of how he'd shot a big salt water...
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