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Search: Posts Made By: Fishboat
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-01-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 2,332
Posted By Fishboat
Looking for daysailer input

You might consider a Cal 25(Mk I, 1965-~1976). The cockpit is around 7.5 feet. The C25 has good following & still has one design fleets scattered around the nation. Nice little boats that sail...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-01-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 708
Posted By Fishboat
Looking for a surveyor in Chicago area

Does anyone know of a good surveyor located around the Chicago area? The boat is at Burnham Harbor (in the shadow of Soldiers Field).

thanks
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-25-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 1,841
Posted By Fishboat
Budget Items to be considered....

GarrettK,

You can get a free insurance estimate over the web from BoatUS. They''ll require a survey before a policy is issued, but you planned on that anyway. Fill out the form & they''ll...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-24-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,971
Posted By Fishboat
24-27 feet good to learn on, suggested boats

Thanks for the suggestions. I have looked into the Cal 25''s & 27''s, Catalina 27, & lately at the C&C 27...they all seem to fit into the size/price range and would probably be OK for what I have in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-22-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,971
Posted By Fishboat
24-27 feet good to learn on, suggested boats

There''s been alot of discussion over the months/years about novice sailors interested in buying a larger boat to first learn to sail (better) on a smaller boat, typically in the 24-27 foot range.
...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 05-21-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By Fishboat
Short Lake Michigan Delivery Wanted

I''d be interested in crewing. I have the ASA 101 & 103 certs, but not much sailboat sea time (looking for more), but plenty of time on Lake Michigan in a powerboat. I run a center console out of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-25-2004
Replies: 26
Views: 12,543
Posted By Fishboat
Beneteau 423

"Some people would rather die than think, many do"
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-22-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 6,109
Posted By Fishboat
Tartan 31 or Pearson 31-2

It seems the boat comparisons never end, but here''s a pair I''ve been considering: Tartan 31 or Pearson 31-2. Both about 1990 vintage.

For skinny water anchorages the Tartan has a Scheel keel,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-14-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 2,601
Posted By Fishboat
Best combo of traditional lines & sailing ablility

Jeff,
The elliptic top & triangular bottom is interesting & I can see what you mean. As I look into & at various boats I seldom fail to let out a short sigh at the top-side appearance of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-13-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 2,601
Posted By Fishboat
Best combo of traditional lines & sailing ablility

It seems traditional looks & lines are always at odds with the ability of the boat to sail well (reasonable SA/D, upwind performance, light air performance, stability, adequate accomodations, motion...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-12-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 3,161
Posted By Fishboat
figuring distance from Lat/lon

How about this?

http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~cvm/latlongdist.html
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-09-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 3,075
Posted By Fishboat
Coastal or Bluewater...

:-)

I can hear the collective groan..."If it says the boat is listed as Cat A, then...."
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-03-2004
Replies: 77
Views: 9,599
Posted By Fishboat
a boat as an investment

webd,

I think one of the larger things working the wrong way in your theory/desire is your repeated use of the word "new". Buying new automatically locks you into a big $$ hit when resale time...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 2,901
Posted By Fishboat
Winter storage..mast up or down

I''m new to sailboats so I have no opinion on this yet.

I just had a conversation with a couple friends at work and the topic came up...it seems there are two schools of thought with regard to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 2,440
Posted By Fishboat
Lake Michigan Chicago, IL marinas?

I would think Skipper Buds located at Northpoint(Winthrop Harbor, IL) could handle 20K pounds.

Here''s a link:
...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-12-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By Fishboat
Lake Michigan crossing crew or captain

Joe,

I live close by, but doubt I could get free around then. I am familiar with the Lake at that time of year. Be sure to pick your days as best you can. That time of year can be pretty breezy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 2,440
Posted By Fishboat
Lake Michigan Chicago, IL marinas?

Denr,

Racine is my home port. The "...way too many powerboats which love to speed through the narrow channel, I''d avoid it." Is a bit harsh & I don''t see this happening. BIG improvements in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-05-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By Fishboat
Boats with motor problems???

The key is maintenance, clean fuel, & don''t run them full throttle(about 80% of max rpm is an upper limit for longer term running). Yachtworld has 4 Whitby 42''s having 3500, 5000, 4000, & 2800...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 4,532
Posted By Fishboat
202 Solvent vs. Acetone

I offer the following for informational purposes only. I don''t work for Interlux, I''m just observing what''s on their website.

I looked at the interlux sight under the MSDS for the 202 wash. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-28-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By Fishboat
Boats with motor problems???

I''m a little taken a-back with considering a naturally aspirated diesel being ''old'' or near needing a rebuild with only a couple hundred hours on it. The biggest thing that will kill a 80''s...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-26-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,107
Posted By Fishboat
Surveyor suggestion in Lower Michigan...anyone?

Don,

I''ll give him a buzz & see what he says. The boat is a sailboat...the handle is just something well worn. I suppose it is misleading on this board.

thanks
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-24-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 4,468
Posted By Fishboat
Beneteau First 29?

I continue my search for a 28-ish foot boat & have a number of ideas from several posts over the last few months. The Beneteau First 29 just came across my radar...anyone have any thoughts? ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-22-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,107
Posted By Fishboat
Surveyor suggestion in Lower Michigan...anyone?

Don,

regarding Au Gres...does Ron Atwater ring a bell? He''s just a name I''ve located & happens to live in Au Gres.

I should have mentioned in my initial post that I''m familiar with the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-21-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By Fishboat
Surveyor N. Ohio

I''ve never had the occasion to use him, but I''ve heard that Greg Group very good. I''ve read a number fo articles/responses he''s written in Powerboat Reports in regard to a large soggy deck issue...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-21-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,107
Posted By Fishboat
Surveyor suggestion in Lower Michigan...anyone?

Does anyone have a suggestion for a good surveyor in southern Michigan? The boat is around Saginaw Bay, but a surveyor anywhere in Southern Michigan is a start.
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