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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-25-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 16,836
Posted By islandman2
Say what you will about Wharram catamarans, but...

Say what you will about Wharram catamarans, but show me another multihull design with the proven seaworthiness of his Tiki range. Nothing comes close to the number of ocean passages successfully...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-29-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 3,359
Posted By islandman2
Here's an article that should answer your...

Here's an article that should answer your question about "What is a Sharpie."

Scott's Boat Pages: What is a Sharpie? (http://scottsboatpages.blogspot.com/2008/01/what-is-sharpie.html)

Also,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-22-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 5,759
Posted By islandman2
Sailusvi, No, I haven't done the crossing...

Sailusvi,

No, I haven't done the crossing from Galveston. Most of my Gulf sailing has been in the eastern half, east of the Mississippi River. Friends from that area have done the Galveston to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-21-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 5,759
Posted By islandman2
Gulfcoast, I sail on the northern Gulf...

Gulfcoast,

I sail on the northern Gulf coast as well, and have done the trip from Biloxi to Ft. Myers, direct, as well as many other routes from the Keys and other points in south Florida to the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-12-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By islandman2
Thanks for the suggestions. I would prefer to go...

Thanks for the suggestions. I would prefer to go outside as much as possible, and will do so if I have the help of at least one reliable crew member, which I expect to have. I'll be able to make...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-11-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By islandman2
Thanks for the link, Foxglove. That's a very...

Thanks for the link, Foxglove. That's a very informative article.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-11-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By islandman2
It's a Wharram Tiki 30 - a barebones, lightweight...

It's a Wharram Tiki 30 - a barebones, lightweight no-frills kind of cruiser. I own two smaller versions of the same design already.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-11-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By islandman2
Thanks sailingdog, That's what I'm trying...

Thanks sailingdog,

That's what I'm trying to balance, leaving early enough to stay ahead of winter, yet late enough to minimize the chance of running into a hurricane. How late in the season do...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-11-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By islandman2
Boston to Mississippi Gulf Coast

I need to bring a 30' catamaran south this fall from Boston to the northern Gulf coast, probably Pascagoula, MS or Mobile, Alabama. I know how long to allow for the part from Palm Beach, Fl to the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-14-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 8,182
Posted By islandman2
Depth is definately an issue just about...

Depth is definately an issue just about everywhere along the Gulf coast. Especially with all these hurricanes we've had lately. A shallow-draft boat has a lot more choices for creeks, bayous and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-11-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 8,182
Posted By islandman2
I love the way the teak decks look too, but...

I love the way the teak decks look too, but regretably, the decks on this boat are worn down beyond the point of saving (according to the owner). I'll see it today. I'm a professional marine...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-10-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 8,182
Posted By islandman2
Cheoy Lee Offshore 28

Any opinions on the Bill Luder's designed Cheoy Lee Offshore 28? I'm going to look at one in my area and have been searching the web for info on the design and the construction quality. I haven't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-05-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 5,905
Posted By islandman2
76 Grampian 28?

I have a 1968 Grampian 26 that I bought 3 years ago and have sailed extensively since then. This boat had a completely new electrical system installed by the previous owner, as well as an Imron...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-09-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 2,229
Posted By islandman2
changing boat name

Thanks guys,

I will follow John Vigor''s ceremony to the letter. I trust his opinion, as I have made many upgrades to my boat based on his advice in his book: The Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat,...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-09-2002
Replies: 21
Views: 5,190
Posted By islandman2
Just wanted to be the first

Follow your dream. I was outfitting my boat for singlehanding when I met a woman who fell for it too. We married, and she wanted to live aboard and cruise. We had a great time for awhile, her and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 2,229
Posted By islandman2
changing boat name

I need some advice regarding changing my vessel''s name. I am completely repainting her topside''s and decks, and I need to change her name as well to get rid of the bad medicene brought on board by...
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