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Search: Posts Made By: mvicsail
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-08-2002
Replies: 25
Views: 6,819
Posted By mvicsail
Difference in boat prices?

Thanks for the reply dpinorm, She who must be obeyed is thrilled to learn that she too will become an Admiral one day :-)

Mining the vendors for information sounds like a smart strategy, thanks.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-08-2002
Replies: 25
Views: 6,819
Posted By mvicsail
Difference in boat prices?

Thanks for the explanation Jeff. Just want to make sure I am understanding this correctly, did you mean faster rather than slower when you wrote "so results in a smaller angle of roll or pitch albeit...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-07-2002
Replies: 29
Views: 3,756
Posted By mvicsail
Classic books/texts

Good topic thanks EricS, and thanks to all for the great recommendations.

For a story of an incredible adventure that includes an amazing sailing feat try "Endurance : Shackleton''s Incredible...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-06-2002
Replies: 25
Views: 6,819
Posted By mvicsail
Difference in boat prices?

Thanks for the input dpinorm. I had been wondering if the way to go might have been to buy something like a new Beneteau First 40.7 and do some modifications to strengthen her and then after about 10...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-04-2002
Replies: 25
Views: 6,819
Posted By mvicsail
Difference in boat prices?

Thanks Jeff, I will have the time over the next two years to go and visit the boat yards of the manufacturers mentioned in this thread and hopefully have a sea trial of the various boats.

The next...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-03-2002
Replies: 25
Views: 6,819
Posted By mvicsail
Difference in boat prices?

Thanks again Jeff for your thoughtful response.

I can see that I am going to need the help of a good buyer''s agent in this process as there are allot of technical components to it and I would...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-02-2002
Replies: 25
Views: 6,819
Posted By mvicsail
Difference in boat prices?

Snap and nbryce, thanks for your responses. The enthusiasm in your posts is evident and speaks very well of the company. Excuse my ignorance but I have always thought of the Hinckely SW series(and I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-02-2002
Replies: 25
Views: 6,819
Posted By mvicsail
Difference in boat prices?

Plehti, thanks I have looked at some of the swedish boats and have been impresed.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-02-2002
Replies: 25
Views: 6,819
Posted By mvicsail
Difference in boat prices?

Thanks for your thoughtful and interesting response Jeff. I have been a lurker and occasional poster on sailnet for the last two years and have to say that you are one class act. Doesn''t surprise...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-01-2002
Replies: 25
Views: 6,819
Posted By mvicsail
Difference in boat prices?

Avast Matey, have sung lead tenor roles in notable opera houses around the world (specializing in Verdi) and am currently taking a prolonged vacation from professional singing to raise my young ''un...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-01-2002
Replies: 25
Views: 6,819
Posted By mvicsail
Difference in boat prices?

I suppose that is what I was getting at.

One could pay $80K for a top of the line BMW or $300K for a Ferrari with the actual performance difference being negligible (or at least not worth the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-01-2002
Replies: 25
Views: 6,819
Posted By mvicsail
Difference in boat prices?

I understand that one of the factors that affect boat price is the level of build quailty/redundancy. A boat built for true blue water crusing vs a boat built for gunkholing.

What I don''t...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-18-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 8,176
Posted By mvicsail
Spoil Area, Chart

Excellent info, thanks guys, I too have often wondered about that.
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-03-2001
Replies: 11
Views: 2,185
Posted By mvicsail
Is sailing for me?

Not sure what boats they use but if mobility and fitness are not issues (competative sailing in the smaller boats really can be an athletic sport)then the weight may even be an advantage in heavier...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-30-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 1,304
Posted By mvicsail
Sailing instruction off SW England

Thanks for the response and the good info. I eventually did find a good boat and a competant skipper willing to take me from Falmouth to the Scilly Isles and back in early Nov but unfortunately du to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-30-2001
Replies: 11
Views: 2,185
Posted By mvicsail
Is sailing for me?

As long as mobility is not an issue then I don''t see why not(and even mobility issues need not stop you, "Aspect computing" crewed by disabled sailors not only survived the atrocious 1979 Fastnet...
Forum: herSailNet 09-19-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 2,267
Posted By mvicsail
How old is old enough?

Thanks will take a look in a few years when my child is older. Regardless of what other''s have done (and frankly been lucky enough to get away with)I don''t think world cruising with a 2 year old is...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-01-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 1,304
Posted By mvicsail
Sailing instruction off SW England

Thanks for the recommendation, I am specifically looking for some less than fair conditions having never seen any. I plan to do the fastnet in 2009 on my own boat preceeded by a Transatlantic...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-28-2001
Replies: 24
Views: 5,426
Posted By mvicsail
SHARKS

Hello:

Where do you get those floating screens from? Sounds like an excellent idea Big Red.

Thanks,
Marco (who in ST Louis has a much greater chance of getting hit by lightening than getting...
Forum: herSailNet 08-27-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 2,267
Posted By mvicsail
How old is old enough?

I take my hat off to you if the worst of it was a milled bag of crackers. I have no doubt that your son had a great time growing up, I know I would have loved it but I am also pretty sure that I...
Forum: herSailNet 08-27-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 2,267
Posted By mvicsail
How old is old enough?

I notice most sailing schools won''t take children under 5-7 but see stories of people crusing with babies (I have a 2 year old and couldn''t imagine having her stuck on a sail boat for long passages...
Forum: Chartering 08-26-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,192
Posted By mvicsail
Seek charter/instruction in SW UK

Hello Brendan:

Congratulations on the launch of your boat, and I like your house and web site too, very nicely done and packed with useful info. All it is missing is a picture of your boat:-) but...
Forum: Chartering 08-19-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,192
Posted By mvicsail
Seek charter/instruction in SW UK

I will be visiting SW England ST Just, near Falmouth and Penzance in the first week and a half of Nov 01. I would love to get a day or two of intensive sailing instruction in, maybe even do a sail to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-19-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 1,304
Posted By mvicsail
Sailing instruction off SW England

I will be visiting SW England ST Just, near Falmouth and Penzance in the first week and a half of Nov 01. I would love to get a day or two of intensive sailing instruction in, maybe even do a sail to...
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