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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-17-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,571
AC on our boat

In 2006, I purchased a Mermaid 9000BTU unit on Ebay for $300.00. This was a new unit, not used. I was very lucky. I got the installation kit from West Marine for $150.00 (about half price) because...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-16-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
No CD

You would not qualify, but he would, if he has the propper paperwork. Make sure he is "Certified" insane. If he gives you any trouble, just slip him a few more meds in his cocoa and tell him the nice...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-16-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,480
How about a 33 footer?

Edit...no boat ads on forums. Use classifieds
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-16-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 2,083
I have a 3gmf

I was told that I needed to change out the zincs in the engine. This is a new (110 hours now) engine, fresh water cooled. I went to the dealer. He explained that the fresh water cooled engines do not...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-03-2007
Replies: 572
Views: 152,121
Lucky me

Absolutely am lucky. Tomorow night, we are leaving about 8:00 PM for a night sail to Apalachicola. Our first night sail. It's about 14 hours. Luckily, we are going in a flotilla of three other boats....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-03-2007
Replies: 572
Views: 152,121
You call this fun?!?!

Our first boat, a Chrysler 22, was a great boat; heavy, forgiving, etc. It was our first year, indeed, our first few weeks after purchase, on her. We went to Crooked Island, roughly a four hour run...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-23-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,715
Northwest Florida

Your time frame for this leg (Jan-Feb) is fine. Cool weather will prevail with temp in the 50-60 high and 40 low. Winds can be unpredictable at that time of year.

Generally, a 30-45 hour run...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 19,113
We recently built our galley from scratch. One of...

We recently built our galley from scratch. One of the requirements (of the Admiral) was that we install an Origo stove. We liked the one a friend had and just decided that that was what was for us. I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-15-2007
Replies: 3,424
Views: 919,418
St Joseph Bay

Port St Joe Florida to Panama City to the west and Appalachicola to the east are our usual stomping grounds
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-01-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,583
We own a Glander Tavana. She has 3' draft with...

We own a Glander Tavana. She has 3' draft with the centerboard up and 6' with it down. She is a yawl and 33' long. We have been rebuilding the entire cabin. She now has a new Yanmar engine, Mermaid...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-24-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,792
depreciation

depreciation is a whole other ball of wax. Depreciation only is deductible when you use the asset in question (in this case, a boat as a second home) when it is used in the course of a business. So,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-24-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,792
federal tax

I believe Texas is a non-income tax state. Therefore, you would take your interest deduction on your federal tax return. You will only get to use it if you itemize your deductions.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-15-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,564
Defending defender

I usually order from defender a couple of times a year. I have always had good service and I have always received my merchandise faster than I thought I would. My last purchase several months ago was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-18-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 22,767
John

I have alot of pics of my boat, before, during and almost after redo. What boat is your dad's? Ours is the Tavana. Lars is correct, I have seen a number og Tavanas and none were exactly alike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2007
Replies: 153
Views: 12,486
On the beach

A couple of years ago, the daughter and grandkids (2, 4 and 5 year old stepping stones) were down for a nice week on the shore. We decided to go out sailing on a nice, slightly breezy, day. Daughter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-15-2007
Replies: 153
Views: 12,486
Thanksgiving trip, 2005

After four days on our "backup" boat, Chrysler 22, we were maneuvering to the dock at the ramp to get ready to put the boat on her trailer. This was on the intracoastal just where the intracoastal...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,806
Volvo MD3B to Yanmar 3GM30F

I did exactly what you are contemplating about eight months ago. My 1970's Volvo gave up the ghost on a trip up the intracoastal. Thank heavens for BOATUS towing insurance, but that's another story....
Forum: Living Aboard   02-27-2007
Replies: 157
Views: 26,124
Dang, I wish I could spell...mansion

Dang, I wish I could spell...mansion
Forum: Living Aboard   02-27-2007
Replies: 157
Views: 26,124
And on...

I have done a little research on the liveaboard marinas availability. True, many, especially here in Florida, are "going condo." But, There are still some out there. I happen to like the marina I am...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-15-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 2,289
USAA insurance

When we had our 22 foot Chrysler, I called USAA about insurance. They told me that it was already covered under my current homeowners policy so we didn't have any extra out-of-pocket. Now we own a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 1,550
Cap'n Remo remote control tiller operator

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this? It is a wireless remote for tiller. It looks impressive but the video shows a smaller boat. I was wondering if it might work on a 33'er?...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-08-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 22,767
Beautiful boat

Steve,

Your boat looks beautiful...but I am a little predjudiced. I had hoped to see the interior photos of your boat but the link doesn't exist. We are in the process now of tearing out the port...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 9,134
Replaced in May 2006

Our Volvo died last year so we replaced it with a new 30hp Yanmar. I shopped around alot and the best price was about $7,500. The installation was another $7,500. This was due to alot of stringer...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-19-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 22,767
Two years ago, but I'm still around

And jbh, if you would like a closer look, let me know, we still own her.

A little update... we had to repower in May to a new Yanmar. Geeeeezzz! A little 30 hp diesel cost as much as 5 GMC 350s!...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-27-2006
Replies: 3,424
Views: 919,418
Port St. Joe, FL

Port St. Joe, FL
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