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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-10-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 3,045
Posted By mabwjm
Fe eedback on a Tartan 3700

Agree with JKumin...our boat has the carbon spar because...well that''s what she came with--we fell in love with the whole boat.

Our decision to buy new was based somewhat on our experiences...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-07-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 3,045
Posted By mabwjm
Fe eedback on a Tartan 3700

We just purchased a 3500. We looked at the 3700--it''s a beautiful boat. In moving up from an older 30'' sloop, to be honest, the 3700 seemed a bit intimidating to me. Like the 3 bears, the 3500 just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By mabwjm
Wind Chimes

I don''t have them, and I understand and respect all the rules at the marina, but I have to confess, the sound of rigging "ringing" in the wind and the sound of chimes is actually pleasing to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-02-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 3,467
Posted By mabwjm
Looking to buy a boat in the DC area and have some questions

make it--try again:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=63730&item=2480457906&rd=1
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-02-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 3,467
Posted By mabwjm
Looking to buy a boat in the DC area and have some questions

You can find a lot of boat by shopping around. Check this Ebay ad: <http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=63730&item=2480457906&rd=1>

As someone stated above,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-12-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 994
Posted By mabwjm
Selling a special boat

Depending on how old your boat is, you might want to try "Good Old Boat"--site for boat enthusiasts interested in boats older than 10 years or so...
<http://www.goodoldboat.com/>


Fair winds, ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-12-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1,815
Posted By mabwjm
And the deed is done...

Oh and PS--if your local West Marine isn''t thinking about naming a parking spot for you, you''re not spending enough on her! ;-)

Fair winds,

Bill
"Ngemelis"
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-12-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1,815
Posted By mabwjm
And the deed is done...

Duane,

Congrats again. There are plenty of renaming scripts on the web (and probably discussions on this and other sites), but the recurring theme is that you''re essentially convincing Neptune...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-12-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1,815
Posted By mabwjm
And the deed is done...

Duane, forgot to ask--what''s her name or what are you planning to name her?

Fair winds,
Bill
"Ngemelis"
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-12-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 846
Posted By mabwjm
newbee question

Generally Mk stands for "Mark" and refers to an edition of a continuing line of production--Mk II would be an updated version of an earlier design.

Fair winds,

Bill
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-11-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1,815
Posted By mabwjm
And the deed is done...

Duane,
Congratulations!! We had corresponded earlier on a different board--the Cat 36 is a beautiful boat--we were very impressed with the boat, its history, and record, not to mention the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By mabwjm
Looking for good insurance

Another vote for IMIS.


Fair winds, Bill
"Ngemelis"
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-13-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,264
Posted By mabwjm
What Kind of Boat is this?

Couldn''t find a direct ref to a 38'', but it appears a builder named "Young Sun" made a series of boats between 35''-43'' was built in Kaohsiung from the late ''70s and early ''80s.


Hope this...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-08-2004
Replies: 55
Views: 13,883
Posted By mabwjm
Please tell me it is worth it???

You''re not alone ;-). My wife and I are operating on what we call the "5-year plan"...we started with a dinghy, bought and restored an older 30'' sloop, and just closed on a new 35''...the last item...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-07-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By mabwjm
financial help

Southern MD: As stated above, figures will depend on where, what kind of mooring, facilities/maint capability of the marina, etc. For us:

Annual slip fee (normal recreational elec, water): ~$83...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-27-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,747
Posted By mabwjm
Questions about boat buying process...

Mike''s advice is right-on. As to your question, yeah, it''s pretty common I think to place the deposit (with conditions as Mike stipulated) prior to the survey. We bought our first boat long...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-20-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 4,737
Posted By mabwjm
Begginner sailor, looking for advice on purchasing boat

Might look into the Alberg 30. They''re very sound boats, very affordable--several avail on Yachtworld, and they have a great owners association--check out Alberg30.org--the site usually lists...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-20-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 2,176
Posted By mabwjm
Bristol, Tarten, Sabre Construction

"Good Old Boat" Magazine has had history articles on both Tartan and Sabre over the past year--sorry I don''t recall the months. You might be able to check their web site for the articles or back...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-03-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,612
Posted By mabwjm
Advice Wanted: 30'''' + for Retiree...

Check out the Alberg 30...you can find them ranging from $12-25K, boats in very good condition with lots of updates for high teens to low twenties.

Perfect boat for the kind of sailing you''re...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-27-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By mabwjm
First sail of the 2004 season

And you took ~27 to say you weren''t interested?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-10-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
Posted By mabwjm
what type of loan??

For a loan under $20K, you may want to consider a simple signature loan--there are some very competitive rates out there.

Some marine lenders go down to $15K...Essex comes to mind, but I''m sure...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-10-2004
Replies: 24
Views: 26,789
Posted By mabwjm
Catalina vs Hunter

One of the problems with "which is better" type questions is one tends to hear from owners of one or the other who, understandably tend to defend their purchase choice. Are they wrong? No, of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-28-2004
Replies: 19
Views: 7,891
Posted By mabwjm
Boat Transport - 30ft sailboat

We used "M&N Transportation" in 2002 to move our Alberg 30 from Detroit to Solomons, MD. Cost from Detroit to Solomons was $1500.00

Very friendly, very professional--Dave was the manager, Jack...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-31-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 2,029
Posted By mabwjm
New Philadelphia Tartan & C&C Dealer

H--just different interpretations--the beauty/beast of electronic communications! ;-).

At any rate, Happy New Year!

Bill
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-27-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 2,029
Posted By mabwjm
New Philadelphia Tartan & C&C Dealer

Hamiam--I''d respectfully disagree, I didn''t read the post as trying to sell me something, but rather putting some info out there that may well be of interest to Tartan owners/interested parties on...
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