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Search: Posts Made By: zedboy
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,909
Posted By zedboy
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

If neither boat is too far from you, go and take lots of pictures of everything then come back here and get the peanut gallery to suggest areas for further investigation. The key items/issues/gotchas...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 985
Posted By zedboy
Re: Ways to Get Boat From Long Island to Upstate NY

This.

Scads of 22-23 ft boats were produced in the Lake Ontario area back in the day. Be patient, you'll find a good one with a good trailer for a fair price, and tow it happily home at 55 mph to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,909
Posted By zedboy
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

The O'Day without a motor isn't going to sell quick, so you may be able to knock a nice chunk off the asking price. If the boat's dry, the trailer's bearings/tires are good, and the tears in the main...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-06-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 2,909
Posted By zedboy
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

Tippy, or more technically, easily heeled. The opposite of "stiff".

Not what you want in a boat to learn on...
Forum: Multihull 02-25-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,356
Posted By zedboy
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Sailed a small (23') French cat the other day, for the first time. I understand the attraction: it was fast, pointed at least reasonably well (35 or better AWA, no instruments so I couldn't tell...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-29-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,573
Posted By zedboy
Re: Boat Purchase Timing ??

You got it right here - as a long-time Toronto resident, boats come out in Sept/Oct, and sellers want the boat gone so they don't have to prep for the winter. Prices go back up in the spring.

But...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-09-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By zedboy
Re: Identify this boat

ALBIN EXPRESS sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=2921)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By zedboy
Re: Getting into sailing

If you want to build a boat, build a boat.

If you want to sail, buy a boat. Much cheaper than building one.

(Some people do both - my previous boat (my avatar pic) was built from a surplus...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-16-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,869
Posted By zedboy
Re: Trailerable sailboats with 7+' cockpit?

Siren 17'

SIREN 17 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=3870)

Good amount of cockpit space. Cabin is tiny but can sleep 2.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-22-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,496
Posted By zedboy
Re: Need help buying a good used sailboat/live-aboard

There are a lot of good boats out there, and it's a buyer's market. But you have to figure out what you want - full keel/fin keel, aft/center cockpit, traditional or modern, lots of teak or none.
...
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