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Search: Posts Made By: OpIvy
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-27-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 3,112
Posted By OpIvy
Good luck.... Plan for the worst... Let us know...

Good luck.... Plan for the worst... Let us know how bad it really is as I don't know what to believe with the media.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-25-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By OpIvy
Yeah, I looked at this boat too but the aft deck...

Yeah, I looked at this boat too but the aft deck was a bit tight for my standards...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-18-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 11,871
Posted By OpIvy
I sailed on the Illinois River when I lived in...

I sailed on the Illinois River when I lived in Central Illinois. Very limited depth and really was stuck with daysailing. Depends on the area that you are located but I would guess this is pretty...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-13-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 6,947
Posted By OpIvy
If this was the case then they weren't doing too...

If this was the case then they weren't doing too much sailing.... Like any other vehicle a boat requires maintenance. Personally, if I was a full time cruiser I would strive for as much...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-08-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By OpIvy
Sometimes its good to be on a boat instead of in...

Sometimes its good to be on a boat instead of in the white cabin.....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-05-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 6,947
Posted By OpIvy
Boats are like cars our houses... Everyone has an...

Boats are like cars our houses... Everyone has an opinion about what they need or could afford... For us a family of four might require a bigger boat than a single. In my mind you need to keep the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,555
Posted By OpIvy
Don't know about the Pearson 303 but I prefer a...

Don't know about the Pearson 303 but I prefer a tiller up to around 35'. Helps feel the boat better in my mind and past that the only option is a wheel. I would suggest trying a wheel and tiller if...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-05-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 6,947
Posted By OpIvy
Nissantwa... Love the quote and couldn't agree...

Nissantwa... Love the quote and couldn't agree more... However in my mind I need at least 6'6" to lie down in being 6'4". So what's your boat and budget for $300,000 and how long will you be gone?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-04-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 6,947
Posted By OpIvy
Eryka... I too would be interested in your boat...

Eryka... I too would be interested in your boat and any additional details you would be willing to share.. I like the idea of doing to reno on a older boat.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-03-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 6,947
Posted By OpIvy
Smackdaddy - I guess I should have elaborated on...

Smackdaddy - I guess I should have elaborated on what paradigm I was trying to escape... Stuck in the 9-5 working like an indentured servant.

I know I am not the first dreamer and like most...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-03-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 6,947
Posted By OpIvy
wind_magic... I agree with you that the western...

wind_magic... I agree with you that the western society is very privileged. Having traveled to many remote places of this world, with work, I have seen things make me fully aware.

This thread...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-03-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 6,947
Posted By OpIvy
bljones.... What ROR are you planning on...

bljones.... What ROR are you planning on $175,000 to live off? Are you planning to do odd jobs to make a little extra on the side? What yearly budget are you going to require and for how many...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-03-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 6,947
Posted By OpIvy
My thoughts are that the budget should include...

My thoughts are that the budget should include all expenses for the year (food, dock fees, fuel, maintenance/repairs, clothing, etc and for me- 4 people).

Right now I am just scheming and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-03-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 6,947
Posted By OpIvy
Escaping the Paradigm with $300,000...

I know there is lots of other posts that state if you had $1 Mil what would you do... Here is a new twist with a number that may be more realistic for some - $300,000 cash. This needs to include...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-31-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3,682
Posted By OpIvy
Thanks for the comments... As always there seems...

Thanks for the comments... As always there seems to be multiple inputs..

I know the MRS would like the Beneteau 311 but is this boat really capable compared to an IP. Could it handle a trip to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-31-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3,682
Posted By OpIvy
Island Packet 27 - Other Thoughts?

I know I am opening up a can of worms with asking thoughts on an Island Packet based on some negative comments I have seen on this forum. Let me give some background on what I am looking for...
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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-29-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,991
Posted By OpIvy
Thanks for the comments. Has anyone heard of...

Thanks for the comments.

Has anyone heard of Osprey Marine Composite? Can expect they would have done a quality job?

Engine age, broken hour meter, and unknown maintenance is why I am thinking...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-29-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,991
Posted By OpIvy
Repairs and Engine Hours relationship to Boat Prices?

Looking for some advice... I am currently looking at purchasing a 1985 era boat (Island Packet). I have a few questions on how people feel the price of the boat could be affected by a couple of...
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