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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,258
Posted By contrarian
Re: 25 year old boat with no deck leaks ?

Well it looks like there are enough people in the " it's possible " camp to incline me to make the eight hour trip to look at this boat. I'll repost after I make the trip with the final verdict. I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,258
Posted By contrarian
Re: 25 year old boat with no deck leaks ?

You may be right on both counts. The boat was sailed on an inland lake and from talking with the owner you can tell that it was his pride and joy. Maybe worth the extra 20%?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,258
Posted By contrarian
25 year old boat with no deck leaks ?

After 10 years of being boatless I have started the search for my new to me old boat in earnest. I had always thought that a Tartan 33 would be the ideal boat for me and may still yet be but I have...
Forum: Living Aboard   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,447
Posted By contrarian
Re: Retiring soon...

I'll put a dollar up against the dime on this one. Can you imagine the fuel cost of a 40-50 trawler to travel from just about anywhere to the Islands:rolleyes: Sounds to me like the OP was onto...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 273
Views: 85,506
Posted By contrarian
Re: Local boat buying assistance

Any sailneters in the keys close to Marathon? I'm in Florida but at the other end of the state and would appreciate if someone could take a quick look see before I make the trip to see the boat. The...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-20-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By contrarian
Re: Sources for used trailer sailers

You might try the yahoo group, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/merit22/, they post ads there also. Hope this helps.

Thanks Catman, I found one in Cincinatti on here, a little farther than I wanted...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By contrarian
Sources for used trailer sailers

I have posted an ad on Sailing Texas for a used Merit 22 and thought I would try posting in Craigslist in the boating section but other than that I am clueless as how to find one of these little...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 19,673
Posted By contrarian
Re: Florida is at it again

And yet Fredric Karlton, the most notorious waterfront homeowner in regards to this issue, is a Florida native - born and raised, and a graduate of UF... Go figure... :-)
My wife who is a Near...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-19-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,410
Posted By contrarian
Re: Scared to anchor....

Pay close attention to your chart if you choose this route as the markers will reverse once you pass the Dupont Bridge. No big deal unless you are not aware of it.
Jan. can be a little tricky in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,270
Posted By contrarian
Re: Mast Life and When to Replace It ?

HighFly,
If your are going to use stainless as a step plate I suggest that you need a teflon isolater between the steel and the aluminum, otherwise the aluminum will act as an anode which is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 2,938
Posted By contrarian
Re: The #1 sailing city in america

Best known by who? I would bet that Joe Q Public says San Francisco and probably has no idea where Annapolis is. The city best known by sailors for their sailing is probably the ones that they are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-06-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,760
Posted By contrarian
Re: Boat comparisons

If you are looking for a matrix to correspond to your criteria, by looking on Yachtworld and entering your length and price criteria you will find that there are less than a handfull that are newer...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-01-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 6,600
Posted By contrarian
Re: Would you buy an early 80's cored hull boat?

Bob, respectfully I would submit that I have never seen a man eaten by a crocidile but that doesn't mean that it doesn't happen. I will admit that I am a luddite an therefore I am sure that I have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-29-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 6,600
Posted By contrarian
Re: Would you buy an early 80's cored hull boat?

I was definitely going to use the 33 meter but my concern is that it seems that the boat would need to be completly dry before you could get any accurate measurements of the Hull. No dew or any other...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2013
Replies: 110
Views: 34,146
Posted By contrarian
Re: Offshore bluewater cruising - what sailboat would be best?

There is a Nebe Cape 28 for sail on Sailing Texas for 17k and a 28 footer in Texas would be the size of a 45 footer anywhere else!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-29-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,760
Posted By contrarian
Re: Boat comparisons

If I were in the market for that much boat in that price range I would look hard at a Morgan 382. The Out Island series probably have more room but the 382,383 and 384's are much better sailing boats...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-29-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 6,600
Posted By contrarian
Re: Would you buy an early 80's cored hull boat?

This is what I was looking for, thank you. I knew that the Tartan had been hard aground at least once and the care it was given by it's original owner was questionalble. Had the Pearson been on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-29-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 6,600
Posted By contrarian
Re: Would you buy an early 80's cored hull boat?

Why are you two on this idiotic tangent? You both have missed the point of the post. Do you think anybody but the two of you gives a $ hit?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-28-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 6,600
Posted By contrarian
Re: Would you buy an early 80's cored hull boat?

Boat Poker, you make some interesting points especially the 48 hours on the hard before a survey is initiated. This was part of my concern as well, in that I believe there is always saturation before...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-28-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 3,260
Posted By contrarian
Re: What Band Will Play At Your Sail Party?

The Double-Wide Blues Band joined by Eric Clapton and BB king!
In case you haven't heard of the DW blues band it's probably because we're basically just a bunch of drunks from Kentucy and a few...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-27-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 6,600
Posted By contrarian
Would you buy an early 80's cored hull boat?

I know that the cored hull issue has been kicked around for some time now but I am wondering if those who support the cored hull concept would consider buying a 30-35 year old cored hull boat. Since...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-27-2013
Replies: 77
Views: 5,102
Posted By contrarian
Re: Got to Stop being Stupid

Is this the same as pissing in your ear? That one I've "erd" but never dick in your ear.
Dose Darnd Aussies never seas to amase me!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-27-2013
Replies: 17
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Views: 1,125
Posted By contrarian
Re: pearson

This keel question is easy to solve, take the boat out into 4' of water.... if she floats she's the shoal keel version and if she's run aground she's not. Oh and you might want to do it on a sandy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-26-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 4,737
Posted By contrarian
Re: Florida Anchoring and Mooring pilot program.

My concern is over zealous enforcement, which occured regularly in South Florida and has taken a lot of money and effort to correct... for the time being anyway. As O.J. once said " they got sum...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-25-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By contrarian
Re: Charleston, SC - Help, please

Boy this is a real can of worms, the problem is smaill enough to trailer but big enough to sleep in, not nearly as much of a problem for the youngsters though. Why don't you let the grandkids sleep...
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