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Search: Posts Made By: sanjuan2R
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-15-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 5,556
Posted By sanjuan2R
Smile J/24 decision

You should go back to school for more learning IF you still waste the time and money on even seeing this wreck of a J/24. After all the experienced sailors online have remarked on the worthless...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-22-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 18,480
Posted By sanjuan2R
SJ24 is a fine sailing boat. [Bruce Kirby...

SJ24 is a fine sailing boat. [Bruce Kirby design]

You might also consider:
24 Columbia
25 Catalina [cb]
25 Cal
24 C&C
26 Ericson
25 Buccaneer [Gary Mull design]
24 Freedom [Bill Tripp...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,326
Posted By sanjuan2R
Hope those sailors that bought a Tartan are...

Hope those sailors that bought a Tartan are pleased with their purchase and lack of a valid warranty now [if they fold]. What happens to the beloved C&C brand if their parent company folds up or is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-13-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 5,858
Posted By sanjuan2R
Wink Metalmast

Jeff,
Is this the Metalmast Marine Co. from CT that also built the 40' Block Island?
That is a nice boat if it was the Bill Tripp designed ketch. It resembles more of a
nice cruiser than a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-09-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 9,077
Posted By sanjuan2R
J/24 for sale

There is one located on the Left coast in Portland,OR for $5,500 [but no trailer].

It is quite a racer: 7) sails including spinnakers.
There are not many for sale out here and the ones that are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-04-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 6,594
Posted By sanjuan2R
Get the 32 ft. racerand be done with it. Plus,...

Get the 32 ft. racerand be done with it. Plus, you don't have to add any of the goodies to it. That will come in handy [if you don't or can't add those new goodies]; you just jump in and sail away. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-24-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 5,873
Posted By sanjuan2R
Clark Boat Works bought the molds from Crown in...

Clark Boat Works bought the molds from Crown in 1980, as Crown was dismantling to re-imerge as Sceptre [thanks to Hein Driehuyzen]. The Crown 34 was essentially left alone & became the San Juan 34. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-19-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,046
Posted By sanjuan2R
I agree with pegasus. Wait till spring to buy...

I agree with pegasus. Wait till spring to buy but continue your research this winter. Banks and marine loan agencies will be owning more & more boats as 2009 ushers in. They don't enjoy boat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-19-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 5,729
Posted By sanjuan2R
Ah, Canadian Sailcraft 27 - a good choice. ...

Ah, Canadian Sailcraft 27 - a good choice. Canada builds great sailboats and has for decades. Their engines seem pretty small though; only 8 Hp or so.
They do have a roomy feeling to them,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-19-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 5,253
Posted By sanjuan2R
What did you say your sailboat budget was? That...

What did you say your sailboat budget was? That could restrict the size of boat you buy due to the increased moorage relative to the size.

The Ontario Viking 28 or C&C 27 are quality built boats...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-19-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 21,075
Posted By sanjuan2R
Lightbulb Small trailer-sailor

I might also recommend the San Juan 21 for a small, easily managed trailer-sailer. They only have a 1400# displacement & can handle a spinnaker when you progress upwards in your seamanship. Clark...
Forum: Provisioning 10-09-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 5,353
Posted By sanjuan2R
Merc2: Keep the wife seasoned; then you can...

Merc2:

Keep the wife seasoned; then you can cook more often with the cast iron pans.

C&C 27
S/V Doodles
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-27-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 4,262
Posted By sanjuan2R
27 ft / 28 ft. boat

I agree with Gary M., the C&C would be a fine boat in your price range. Even might find a larger C&C 30 in that price range.
Don't count the C&C family of sailboats out of your search: they are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-30-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By sanjuan2R
Whichever brand of boat you purchase, get a...

Whichever brand of boat you purchase, get a reputable surveyor to complete his evaluation on it. Keep with a quality builder although every boat may or may not have been taken care of. Expect to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-16-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 5,660
Posted By sanjuan2R
Smile SW Florida pocket cruiser

I agree with PBzeer: choose a swing keel sailboat. I first sailed a 24 ft. Laguna swing keel into the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the late 1970's without any problems or fear of the current and/or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,478
Posted By sanjuan2R
I also have an Atomic 4 engine with a generic...

I also have an Atomic 4 engine with a generic primary filter. How good is a Racor primary filter? Ethanol blend gasoline is all they sell now in Oregon. How will a gas stabilizer help the situation?...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-08-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,209
Posted By sanjuan2R
Smile 1974 Catalina 22

I fully agree with Camraderie: Don't pay anymore than $3K for that C-22. Do not act like you even care about this C-22 or the seller will get the notion you really want this boat. Definitely take a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2008
Replies: 142
Views: 12,137
Posted By sanjuan2R
Talking First boat

In 1977 14' Laser @ 25 yrs. old

In 1978 24' Laguna - swing keel

In 1992 13' Zuma

In 2007 27' C&C [currently own & sail]

Love sailing. Each boat has taught me new skills. Am too old to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 6,223
Posted By sanjuan2R
Ask the broker who sold me my boat about this. I...

Ask the broker who sold me my boat about this. I had never owned a boat before, just like you and everyone else in the world unless you are born with your boat attached to you. I went to look at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,183
Posted By sanjuan2R
Question Gearshift in neutral or reverse

So what is the consensus?
With an Atomic A-4, should you leave the gearshift in neutral or reverse?
Or doesn't it make a difference?

Thanks.

S/V Doodles
C&C 27
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By sanjuan2R
Puma: There is still a boatbuilder near...

Puma:
There is still a boatbuilder near Monroe,WA who has the Clark Boat Co. molds for the SJ21, SJ23,SJ26, SJ28, & SJ30. I know he makes duplicate rudders, tillers, etc. for these boats plus has...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-27-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By sanjuan2R
Cool Please ---- help

I definitely feel a 13 ft. Vanguard Zuma with a wooden centerboard would certainly do the job nicely. And you could port it up to the top of K9 without expending a tremendous amount of energy. [But,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2008
Replies: 220
Views: 30,759
Posted By sanjuan2R
Thumbs down Buzzard's Bay accident

The USCG should take Mr. Bevin's power boat & blow it out of the water to save
the lives of other boaters he will eventually run over. What a disgusting, wealthy, individual. Lots of money and NO...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-10-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 4,644
Posted By sanjuan2R
Question Cherubini / Hunter 33

How many Hunter models did Cherubini design?
Just wondering because most brokers don't even know the designer of the boats they are attempting to sell. [Nothing against brokers, I realize they have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,657
Posted By sanjuan2R
Cool To tow or not to tow

Why is the BoatUS Towing Service unlimited saltwater coverage so much more expensive than the freshwater unlimited coverage? Unlimited freshwater coverage = $34 vs. saltwater unlimited coverage =...
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