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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-24-2006
Replies: 64
Views: 5,811
Posted By bigreddo
The value of a boat - from another viewpoint

There have been lots of technical discussions in this thread about how to estimate the value of a sailboat, based on BUC value, etc.

Try to get your family invited to some nearby yacht club events...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-24-2006
Replies: 64
Views: 5,811
Posted By bigreddo
P.S. Those two major engine repairs on our...

P.S. Those two major engine repairs on our sailboat (one total rebuild and one replacement) cost us about $33,000 - with only about $7,000 covered by insurance.

A large sailboat can be expensive...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-24-2006
Replies: 64
Views: 5,811
Posted By bigreddo
We have a 39' Beneteau Oceanis (390) that was...

We have a 39' Beneteau Oceanis (390) that was built in 1992 and we bought 5 years ago. In the past 5 years we have rebuilt the engine once, only to find another serious internal failure, and then...
Forum: Beneteau   04-24-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 21,159
Posted By bigreddo
Online resources for Beneteau owners

Here are some other online resources for Beneteau owners.

Of course, the Beneteau websites
http://www.beneteau.com/
http://www.beneteauusa.com/

One of the websites for Beneteau owners...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-24-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 6,167
Posted By bigreddo
My list of North Shore harbors on Long Island

I'm not a professional cruising guide author, but I have some opinions...

Best scenic harbor on Long Island's North Shore: Agreed, it's Oyster Bay (it gets a three star rating out of three stars)....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-24-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,595
Posted By bigreddo
You can check the cell phone coverage maps for...

You can check the cell phone coverage maps for the various cell phone companies on their web sites. Last I saw, there is no cell phone coverage in some middle parts of the Long Island Sound because...
Forum: Racing   04-24-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 2,193
Posted By bigreddo
It was my second time racing in my 39 foot...

It was my second time racing in my 39 foot Beneteau Oceanis sailboat, and I had very experienced racing crew on board - but they were experienced with racing on other sailboats. This was their first...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-24-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 6,579
Posted By bigreddo
In 2005 the Bay Constable in Montauk Lake...

In 2005 the Bay Constable in Montauk Lake (Montauk, Long Island, NY) told me there would be a $25 fee for anchoring in the harbor for more than one night, so the first night was free. I believe...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-24-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 3,223
Posted By bigreddo
In the USA, Puerto Rico and the British Virgin...

In the USA, Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands, you can get wireless cellular connectivity from the major cell phone providers. It is not as fast as 802.11 and it is not free, but you do not...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-24-2006
Replies: 3,445
Views: 952,053
Posted By bigreddo
1. Great South Bay, Long Island, NY 2. Long...

1. Great South Bay, Long Island, NY
2. Long Island Sound, NY/CT/RI
3. Block Island Sound, RI
4. Peconic Bay, Long Island, NY
5. Hudson River, NY
Forum: Living Aboard   04-24-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 8,181
Posted By bigreddo
Port Washington is a city on Long Island NY that...

Port Washington is a city on Long Island NY that has some year-round residents in the water - mostly on house boats. Seaford and Merrick, also on Long Island, have some house boats at some marinas....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-24-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,076
Posted By bigreddo
I've attended some of the 2006 lectures and they...

I've attended some of the 2006 lectures and they were very well done.
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