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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-18-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 3,745
Posted By Bilge_Scum
Standard Survey Format?

As a fresh-on-the-market tire kicker, I''m wondering about what kind of information the "survey" provides. Is there a standard format with standard inspections of certain critical area''s? Is there...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-07-2001
Replies: 10
Views: 3,568
Posted By Bilge_Scum
A 5yr. plan to a cruising retirement

Jeff,

I am with Ernie and Jo as far as goals are concerned. However, I want a boat that sails to windward well and has overall lively performance as well as comfort. What would you recommend in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-07-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 1,304
Posted By Bilge_Scum
life/live aboard

I might add a new wrinkle to think about. There is an Australian lad I ran into recently who purchased a 50+ foot wooden schooner of mid-1950''s vintage and rented a dock in DuBai for it''s berth. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2001
Replies: 23
Views: 2,486
Posted By Bilge_Scum
sails4free

Dear states:

"if it sounds to (sic) good to be true, then it probably is"

As a "to (sic) smart" sailor you should recognize the form "too" in this instance is not spelled "to"! ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2001
Replies: 0
Views: 586
Posted By Bilge_Scum
WEST SYSTEM Boys

I''m facinated by the WEST System for wood-epoxy building and old boat refurbishing, but I have one question that has been troubling me for years....how do you pronounce "Gougeon" of Gougeon Brothers...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-08-2001
Replies: 16
  Tacking
Views: 3,716
Posted By Bilge_Scum
Tacking

One thing I found was that if you come about too quickly, you are likely to go over (in something like a Laser). I was tipping over all day in one (light winds) until somebody told me to slow it...
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