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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-01-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,817
Posted By bonedoc
Of course you are correct about how much work I...

Of course you are correct about how much work I will do myself vs. having someone else do it. I have so little time I would much rather sail then scrape!

Thanks for the comment on the growth in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-01-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,369
Posted By bonedoc
I was mostly thinking of post-manufacture...

I was mostly thinking of post-manufacture modifications and understating the listed displacement. Thanks for the numbers and comments.
Forum: Columbia & Coronado   10-31-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,207
Posted By bonedoc
Columbia 8.3

I am looking at a purchasing a Columbia 8.3 and I am hoping a few owners can give me the pros and cons. I'm also interested in any reports of variation in displacement from the listed displacement...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-31-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,369
Posted By bonedoc
My only real concern is my boat lift, which is...

My only real concern is my boat lift, which is rated at 10k. I began to think hard about it when I read about the Pearson Tritons (at least I think it was the Triton) that actually weighed in at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-31-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,369
Posted By bonedoc
Thanks. That helps. 19% seems reasonable. ...

Thanks. That helps. 19% seems reasonable.
Anyone else have weights to share?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-31-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,817
Posted By bonedoc
The lift is on rails and I should have enough...

The lift is on rails and I should have enough clearance to clear the lift with a four foot draft at any tide if I lower it to near the bottom (only needed at low tide).
I was talking to someone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-30-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,369
Posted By bonedoc
So with a listed displacement of 25k for your...

So with a listed displacement of 25k for your ketch you were 6000 lbs, or 24% heavier.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-30-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,369
Posted By bonedoc
True displacement

I'm looking at a used 27 foot cruiser with a listed displacement of 7300 lbs. The boat is now 30 years old and I'm wondering how much it might weigh now given that it has probably absorbed some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-30-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,817
Posted By bonedoc
Boat lift cost worth the saved maintenance?

I recently bought a house on a saltwater bay with a 10k boat lift and I'm looking for a 26-28 foot cruiser with a fair bit of room. The beamier models with higher displacement that I'm looking at...
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