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Search: Posts Made By: sailortonyb1
Forum: Living Aboard 02-08-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,429
Posted By sailortonyb1
Realistic Expectations

If you think you can live on 16K per year (including a hefty repair budget) in the US,
then you should be able to live on that amount as a cruising budget. I will assume you are American, and with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By sailortonyb1
GPS - vs- bimini top??

mine works just fine under bimini
Forum: Living Aboard 01-31-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 3,160
Posted By sailortonyb1
Looking for Authors

I would think that someone soliciting articles for an unknown publication with a website (www.socalsailing.com) that cannot be found would at least offer some additional information.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-27-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By sailortonyb1
external lead keel

I think you may be slightly off track. Select the boat that you want for various other reasons and just take the keel it comes with. When i purchased my previous boats, the only keel question that i...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-27-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By sailortonyb1
external lead keel

Catalina uses external lead keels.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-18-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,162
Posted By sailortonyb1
New Boat Purchase

I used to own a Catalina 25. I think its a great boat. Handles a lot rougher weather than you would expect. I would get the fin keel as opposed to the swing keel, Big difference in handling and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-13-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 3,750
Posted By sailortonyb1
Yawl Info Needed

Now that''s the kind of info I''m after. All too often, i get textbook answers from questions and I''m never sure if the responder actually has had any experience in that area. Thanks again. You have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-13-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 3,750
Posted By sailortonyb1
Yawl Info Needed

Thanks Jeff. Thats a lot of info. Have you done much sailing on a ketch?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-12-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 3,750
Posted By sailortonyb1
Yawl Info Needed

I guess the advantage of waiting for insurance settlements after a hurricane is that I have more time to confuse myself about what ''new to me'' boat i want and I also have the priviledge of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-24-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,178
Posted By sailortonyb1
Ta Chiao 41, is it a slug?

Im still looking at various boats to replace my Catalina 30. Want to get a bigger boat. A Ta Chaio 41 weighs in at about 28,000 lbs. most other boats in this size range weigh in at about 20,000 lbs....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-24-2005
Replies: 0
Views: 1,197
Posted By sailortonyb1
Ta Chiao 41, is it a slug?

Im still looking at various boats to replace my Catalina 30. Want to get a bigger boat. A Ta Chaio 41 weighs in at about 28,000 lbs. most other boats in this size range weigh in at about 20,000 lbs....
Forum: Living Aboard 12-24-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 12,896
Posted By sailortonyb1
Living aboard? Where to start?

Lets not get too philosophical. When we dicided to move aboard about 5 years ago, we just put everything in storage, gave up the apt and "WENT ON THE BOAT". No special preparation that wouldnt...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-16-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By sailortonyb1
Education and Employment

I''m a inspector with construction crews. Mostly welding and sandblasting/painting crews. Not a bad way to make a living.
The oil companies hire a crew, then they hire my company to babysit and make...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-11-2005
Replies: 0
Views: 659
Posted By sailortonyb1
Making a decision?

My current boat is a Catalina 30 and is in the process of being totalled (we think) by the insurance co. from Hurricane Katrina. I have done a lot of investigating and pricing, etc. and have narrowed...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-11-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,207
Posted By sailortonyb1
How much to pay for a cruising boat

Generally speaking, most will accept 10 to 12% less than the asking price, but ...That may still be too high.
I would suggest that you first go to yachtworld.com, key in the 32 to 34 feet and leave...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-11-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By sailortonyb1
Boat Buying??

I''m a Catalina kinda guy, its a chevy/ford kinda thing, but anyway, i think you are in the right direction. A budget of 30K should get you a very nice 20 year old Hunter 34 or a Catalina 30 to 34. I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-10-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By sailortonyb1
Education and Employment

For starters, i certainly hope you intend to buy plans for your cruising boat. But anyway;
I''m a firm believer in education, so get your bachelor''s first. And yes, it probably wont do you any good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,846
Posted By sailortonyb1
You have a better chance of being hit by...

You have a better chance of being hit by lightning than finding a woman on here, or any dock or marina for that matter. You will have to go the old tried and true traditional route of meeting a woman...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,575
Posted By sailortonyb1
wasn''''t anyone scared?

Heck, i was scared the first few times i anchored out and was going to sleep thinking that if the boat started to sink, i wouldnt know and would be trapped inside. Like anything else, you get used to...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-10-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By sailortonyb1
Education and Employment

I''m a firm believer in education, so get your bachelor''s first. And yes, it probably wont do you any good in most places. Can you get a job in a foreign country? Theoretically yes, actually ,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-10-2005
Replies: 44
Views: 10,281
Posted By sailortonyb1
Monohull vs cat on extended passage?

A thought on safety....
First off, i have never sailed on a cat, but sure would love to try it. Anyway, i work offshore in the gulf of mexico on the rigs. I have seen how fast a tropical low can...
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