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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-08-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 8,012
Posted By welshwind
Re: Pacific Seacraft 63' ketch nears completion

Ah ... That makes sense. As the aft berths were labeled single berths in the original drawings, I just assumed the owners would be forward. And since you indicated the owner's son was a professional...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-08-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 8,012
Posted By welshwind
Re: Pacific Seacraft 63' ketch nears completion

I have a question about the cabins after looking at the drawings on your website? Are the owners planning to be in the forward cabin with the v-berth? Sleeping feet forward? At the age of 60, one of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-07-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 8,012
Posted By welshwind
Re: Pacific Seacraft 63' ketch nears completion

Very sweet. My wife, who is an avid cook and amazes our dock mates with her culinary treats, would love the galley!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-20-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,403
Posted By welshwind
Re: My new web site is up and running

In the Robert H. Perry Bio section, you repeat the following text. It is both above the picture of Lakemba and to the side of the picture (at least in my browser):

In 1957 my Dad made a trip back...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,162
Posted By welshwind
Re: iPad users only

I use the Navionics package and like it a lot. I've had it for about three years or so. On the old boat, we didn't have a chartplotter in the cockpit. With our new boat, we have a Raymarine e127 in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-29-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By welshwind
Re: SW Ontario - Winter cover

By the way, the first boat wintered just south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in Racine.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-29-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By welshwind
Re: SW Ontario - Winter cover

I have had wonderful results from The Canvas Store. They have made two covers for me. The first was still going strong when I sold that boat with over 11 winters on it. The second is for the new...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,355
Posted By welshwind
Re: Getting Used To New Boat

I completely understand ... we are going through the same thing ... for me, the biggest change was going from a 36 Center Cockpit to a 44 aft cockpit. The first few times docking were a bit of an...
Forum: herSailNet   06-27-2014
Replies: 230
Views: 22,619
Posted By welshwind
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

Is the counter to this question, how many single men own their own boat and how many couples own a boat? My wife and I have owned a couple large sailboats over a period of 12 years. So I wouldn't say...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 14,837
Posted By welshwind
Re: Chart plotter or IPad

I have a Raymarine Hybrid Touch 12" Chartplotter at the helm and I have an iPad with RayView and RayControl for down below. From below, I can do anything on my iPad that I can do on the chartplotter....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By welshwind
Re: Sunbrella Winter Cover

FWIW, I had my cover from Canvas Store for 11 years and had zero issues with it. Still working just great. Sold that boat and included the cover with it. New owners should be many more years out of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By welshwind
Re: Sunbrella Winter Cover

I've had great success with The Canvas Store. They use a material called Top Gun.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-17-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By welshwind
Re: Bow Thruster by eXturn.

Amen to your last statement. I was prepared to give our new boat one summer without a bow thruster (it is nine feet longer than our old boat ... no two-footitis for us!) to see what it was like. But...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 11,445
Posted By welshwind
Re: 2014 Catalina 445 vs 1998 Oyster 45

No issue with your numbers or that you take a hit. But I would say that the 10% commission is not depreciation in the price of the boat; it is the cost of doing business if you sell through a broker....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By welshwind
Re: TV Antenna

While we haven't used it yet, we have just ordered that exact model to be placed on our mast as they build it for our new Catalina 445. The boat dealer, who I trust, says they use it all the time and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 11,445
Posted By welshwind
Re: 2014 Catalina 445 vs 1998 Oyster 45

Using these prices for depreciation calculations, the worst case scenario ($80,000) has just a 13% depreciation over the $92,000 GeorgeB paid for his boat. That is a far cry from the 40-60%...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 11,445
Posted By welshwind
Re: 2014 Catalina 445 vs 1998 Oyster 45

Regarding boat size, there are just some things from my experience that a 36 footer has a hard time doing. For example, when we considered upgrading our 36CC Beneteau vs. buying the 445, we talked...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-18-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 11,445
Posted By welshwind
Re: 2014 Catalina 445 vs 1998 Oyster 45

I will say that when we were looking for our 445, we did consider used 445s. However, what we were finding (at least for freshwater boats) was that even the 2010 models had not depreciated anywhere...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 11,445
Posted By welshwind
Re: 2014 Catalina 445 vs 1998 Oyster 45

I can't offer anything more on the Oyster vs. Catalina than what has been said here. However, I thought I'd share that we bought a Catalina 445 this past fall (and received wonderful help from Melrna...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,455
Posted By welshwind
Re: House batteries won't start engine - ideas?

On my old boat, it was voltage drop due to the size of the wire used from the key switch to the solenoid. As it aged, its ability to support the necessary voltage degraded. This apparently is a...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   02-12-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 15,733
Posted By welshwind
Re: Bounty captain Robin Walbridge's 'reckless decision' blamed for sinking

Not really material to this conversation, but this is the same captain in command of the Bounty when its masts clipped the Lake Shore Drive draw bridge in Chicago. Many tall ships had come to Chicago...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-18-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 10,108
Posted By welshwind
Re: Our New Boat

Thanks for the information ... I CANNOT WAIT!!! It is the antsiest I've been waiting for sailing season to start up here.

The BFS sail looked like a lot of fun.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 10,108
Posted By welshwind
Re: Our New Boat

Would you say the boat likes to sail upright, way over on the rail, or ...? Glad to hear about the performance of it sailing and handling of the sails. We are also moving from a 36 to this. Can't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-29-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,199
Posted By welshwind
Re: Aft Cockpit vrs Center

The galley on the 36CC could NOT be beat. It was an alley galley, at least 10 feet long with cupboards and drawers towards the middle of the boat and a drop in fridge/freezer, double sink, and two...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-29-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,199
Posted By welshwind
Re: Aft Cockpit vrs Center

We loved our 1998 Beneteau 36CC (center cockpit). We just traded it in for a 2012 Catalina 445 for more room as we hope to have our kids and grandkids (someday) on the boat with us. But if we knew it...
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