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Search: Posts Made By: wgfi
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-04-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,366
Posted By wgfi
pearson 323 for the bahamas??

I owned a Pearson 323 for 5 years. It would be a super boat for the East coast, the Bahamas, or the Caribbean.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-23-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,592
Posted By wgfi
Pearson 323 or else?

I owned a 1982 Pearson 323 for 5 or 6 years in the early 1990s. I sailed in the Gulf of Mexico. I have had it out in 30knot winds and 12'' seas with no worries. I consider them stronger than most...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-13-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By wgfi
Un wanted NT chart chips

I have four NT chart chips that cover the Chesapeake Bay. The same area that is covered by the single current $200 NT+ chip. I sail the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, FL keys and hopefully soon the Bahamas....
Forum: Living Aboard 04-13-2003
Replies: 13
Views: 3,676
Posted By wgfi

I spent about a week there last spring while sailing south. It seemed like a fine spot for what you intend. I''d like to go back and spend more time there.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 3,799
Posted By wgfi
Installation of Raymarine 4000

I had to move my compass away from a stanchion that must not be completely stainless steel. The deviation is still very high and I was wondering if I had installed it wrong.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 3,799
Posted By wgfi
Installation of Raymarine 4000

The location of the flux compass is important. It needs to be as far as possible from any magnetic fields.

Speaking of flux compasses I have a 4000+ and the manual shows the compass installed on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-12-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,928
Posted By wgfi
Multihull - Prout vs Catalac

I bought a PDQ32 last year, I did some research at that time, it seems to me that Prout and Catalacs of that size were regarded as good boats with similar performance.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-26-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 2,336
Posted By wgfi
Trying to narrow down options - Help please!!!

I owned a Pearson 323 and sailed in the waters you mentioned. I would recomend it. I suggest you save about 30% of your budget to refit the boat. The waters you mention are best sailed with a shallow...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-21-2003
Replies: 31
Views: 14,534
Posted By wgfi
Gas Vs. Deisel (are we crazy?)

You have received alot of advice about the engine. Your most important decision is the boat. Get a light weight, shallow draft, lots of sail area boat.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-10-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,901
Posted By wgfi

Thanks for the info. I guess since you added the cascade a four part is not enough purchase? I want to gain the winch but I am not sure how bad. How hard is yours to trim with the 4 part? Do you...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-09-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,901
Posted By wgfi

Would a four or six part tackle on the end of the mainboom of a 330 sq ft mainsail be able to control it? What would the working load be?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-11-2002
Replies: 27
Views: 3,609
Posted By wgfi
New ( ? ) idea on anchoring

Angels or sentinals don''t provide much help. Lead is much denser than concrete. The number of concrete bottles required would be very unhandy.
Forum: Living Aboard 11-10-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 3,475
Posted By wgfi
Gensets vs Inverters

If your boats is 35'' or over your budget will be your controling factor.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-09-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By wgfi

I have lived on the Gulf coast for the past 30 years and have owned several different types of boats. We take our 32'' sailboat to a protected spot and leave it, as do most other people. Many marinas...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-09-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By wgfi
Radome Placement

Mine is on a mast at the cockpit. Makes it easy to service. Make sure you install the weep hole. Mine is in the shop now due to an accumulation of condesation.
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