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Forum: Chartering   04-04-2003
Replies: 21
Views: 20,420
Posted By Hansdg53
Failed SUNSAIL Charter in BVI''''s - Strike Two!

Chartered many times with Sunsail, including BVI, St. Martin and French Polynesia. Older boats (> 2yrs) in the fleet seem to have a number of problems, possibly due to lack of systematic maintenance....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-02-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 724
Posted By Hansdg53
Nickel Zinc Batteries

Seems to have a lot of advantages over Lead Acid/Gell/AGM as well as Nicads. Does anyone have any experience with them?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-04-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 2,084
Posted By Hansdg53
Short Wave Radio and Weatherfax

I have read about SW radio''s being used to receive weatherfax info. Are all SW radio''s capable of this or does it need to be equipped with some special interface?

I have an old (20 year old)...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-24-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 3,190
Posted By Hansdg53
Aft vs. Center Cockpit

Jeff

I will definitely check out some of the boats you mentioned. I am quite familiar with the Hallberg-Rassy, and that is a good boat, but the warf offers very little customization options. What...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-24-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 3,190
Posted By Hansdg53
Aft vs. Center Cockpit

Jeff

Thanks. I would generally prefer the aft cockpit since, as you indicated, the roling motion is more violent in CC''s. My wife, who points out that 75-80% of the time a boat is at anchor or at...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-24-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 3,190
Posted By Hansdg53
Aft vs. Center Cockpit

Which one is safer and more comfortable in rough seas?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-24-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By Hansdg53
Starting the process

Good question. I guess it comes down to convenience, plus, if you have a broker with some reputation to maintain, it gives some peace of mind.

I did make an offer on a 93'' Tayana 37, albeit with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-01-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By Hansdg53
Starting the process

Andy

Many thanks for your advice. Yes, you don''t want to repeat this process too often or otherwise you end up with no money left to buy anything!

Cheers

Hans
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-31-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By Hansdg53
Starting the process

I am interested in buying a particular boat and of course the broker has the policy that I first have to make an offer before I can take it out for a test. I would not make an offer unless the boat...
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