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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-04-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 3,883
Posted By awindj
Better than owning

I don't have a sailboat. Our friends who do are going to Alaska for the month of July so they said we can use theirs.

They have a Canadian Sailcraft 36'. We are going to Lake Superior next week...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2010
Replies: 83
Views: 4,812
Posted By awindj
Leaving Iowa winter for Key West

It was 25 below zero hear yesterday morning. We are planning to Charter and board a Cat in Key West headed to the Dry Tortuga's on Feb. 26 with 3 other couples.

Any advice on the Dry Tortuga's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By awindj
We considered a Sailtime boat

We have considered joining Sailtime. I think if we lived anywhere close, we would do it.

The problem is that we live 7 hours from where the boat would be. Too far to go for an afternoon sail.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-24-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By awindj
Thanks for the feedback

I really appreciate the feedback.

A response to at least some of them.

Hadn't really thought about a spot down south. May have to give that more thought.

Ames Iowa is home port. Longer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-23-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By awindj
Buy a boat - tour the country

I live in Iowa and have tried to come up with an idea to own a boat.

Maybe this is it.

We are now considering finding a boat that we like and buying it. Maybe it would be near Annapolis. We...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2008
Replies: 198
Views: 13,478
Posted By awindj
I live about 7 hours from where I would like to...

I live about 7 hours from where I would like to have a boat. That is why I don't have a boat. Need to get up some nerve and move. Chartering at least helps.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-16-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By awindj
Best midwest cruising

I have been considering buying a boat for a year or two. Sailed a 22' Chrysler for 20 years in central Iowa before selling several years ago. Now I am retired and am considering buying a boat for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-09-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 6,940
Posted By awindj
Twin Keel

While looking for something else I stumbled across this news release from Bavaria.

BAVARIA YACHTS ADDS TANDEM KEEL ON
SHOAL-DRAFT SAILBOAT MODELS
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – October 16, 2006 – Bavaria...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-02-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 6,940
Posted By awindj
Dealer response

I received a return email from the dealer and he assured me that the people at the factory say the Bavaria 30 is rated A as shown below.

A. OCEAN: Designed for extended voyages where conditions...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-01-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 6,940
Posted By awindj
Thanks for all the comments. I sent an email to...

Thanks for all the comments. I sent an email to the dealer asking for more information on the twin keel as well as the offshore rating. Hopefully he can provide some more info.

I will plan to ask...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-30-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 6,940
Posted By awindj
Bavaria 30 Offshore rated and twin keel

I visited a Bavaria dealer yesterday to look at a Bavaria 30. I really like the boat and probably more importantly, my wife liked it.

A couple of questions.

I asked the dealer to compare it to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-14-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,928
Posted By awindj
Pearson 33-2

Thanks for all the feedback. I am planning to go to Bayfield and Charter a sister ship to the Pearson 33-2 that is for sale.

Unless I absolutely fall in love withe the boat, I don't think that I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-09-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,928
Posted By awindj
Pearson 33-2

Thanks for the feedback.

The boat is a 1989 Pearson 33-2.

Al
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-08-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,928
Posted By awindj
Pearson 33

I sailed a Chrysler 22 for about 20 years. Sold the boat about 4 years ago. Since then, I have now retired and would like to sail again.

I have taken a coastal cruising class and am certified to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-03-2007
Replies: 90
Views: 6,458
Posted By awindj
Smile Afraid to post

I have been a member for about 2 months. Sailed a 22' Chrysler for about 20 years and sold it about 3 years ago.

I went to the Apostle Islands last month and took a Coastal Cruising class and am...
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