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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-31-2003
Replies: 24
Views: 25,020
Posted By dpierce
Catalina vs Hunter

Ottville,

You''ve gotten a ton of advice already but let me add my personal experience with just buying a new Hunter anyway.

I owned an 81 Hunter 30 for several years (Cherubini design). Nice...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-31-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By dpierce
Melbourne to St Augustine

Dagerman,

I agree with Whoosh. I just made the trip from Melbourne to HHI, and am glad I did not miss Cumberland Island and the other areas of the Georgia Coast (St. Simons in particular). The...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-31-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 6,250
Posted By dpierce
liveaboard marina in St. Petersburg

In St. Pete, my recommendation is the Harborage, hands down. My son lived on my boat in that marina for the better part of a year and thought it was great. Facilities are excellent, the people who...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-24-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 3,899
Posted By dpierce
new boat - MSRP vs real price

I''m thinking about buying new for the first time in my life, and would like to go in well armed, the way I am when buying a car.

Is there any way to determine a dealer''s invoice cost on a new...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-29-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,246
Posted By dpierce
buying older vs. newer

Silmaril,

Thanks for your observations! I''ll have to say that "hundreds of manhours and thousands of dollars" spent on maintenance isn''t where I want to go, and the more I think about it, the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-28-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,246
Posted By dpierce
buying older vs. newer

I am currently contemplating moving to a "better" boat and would welcome some experienced opinions from folks who have been there, done that.

My present boat is an 81 Hunter 30. It sails well,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2003
Replies: 38
Views: 12,747
Posted By dpierce
lazy jacks

Can anyone help me with finding lazy jacks for a Hunter 30 at a reasonable price? I''ve surfed around the net and can''t find anything much under $260.

Also, how difficult are they to install...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2002
Replies: 15
Views: 6,894
Posted By dpierce
Definition of "Yacht"

A yacht is the one you can''t afford <g>.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-07-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By dpierce
where to homeport?

Hi All,

Id like to ask all Southeast sailors for some advice on where to homeport a sailboat.

I live in Atlanta and a few months ago, purchased a 30 Hunter in St. Pete. Its berthed there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-07-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By dpierce
where to homeport?

Hi All,

Id like to ask all Southeast sailors for some advice on where to homeport a sailboat.

I live in Atlanta and a few months ago, purchased a 30 Hunter in St. Pete. Its berthed there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By dpierce
Navigation calculator

Why not buy a standard E6B aviation computer? It''s basically a circular slide rule that also does relative motion, fuel calcs, t-s-d, set and drift, and lots of other neat stuff. It''s much better...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By dpierce
equipping a

I just purchased an ''81 30'' Hunter, and am starting the task of making sure I have all the necessary and desirable accessories.

Some things are obvious and required by law (PFDs, etc), but I''d...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-29-2001
Replies: 130
Views: 60,370
Posted By dpierce
What would you buy for $100,000?

Hey Denr, give us a break on Benehuntalinas, OK? If a guy is cruising the Chesapeake and the ICW, and is not going seriously offshore, those boats offer a lot of space and enjoyment for the money. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-26-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By dpierce
catalina 30 & 24

A correction to my last. I meant to say Catalina 30 and Catalina 34.

Thanks.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-24-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By dpierce
catalina 30 & 24

Hi,

I''m looking to buy one of 2 boats, both catalinas. Can anyone out there help me on a few points?
First, price. I''ve researched the asking prices on the internet and other sources. Both...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-16-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By dpierce
Dry Storage

Dear FloridaGuy,

I had the same idea a few months ago re dry storage in Tampa/St. Pete. Every marina I talked to thought I was crazy so I gave up. Strange that they should not use it, since...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-20-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 3,755
Posted By dpierce
Erie Canal depth

Tim,

Have you also considered mast clearance? That may be a more difficult issue.

Why not take the long way and cruise down the St. Lawrence and the New England coast?

Dave...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,057
Posted By dpierce
Bottom paint - lake sailing

Dear Rob and Walt,

Well, it sounds like bottom paint is not a place I can save money! Thanks for the suggestions.

Dave...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-09-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,057
Posted By dpierce
Bottom paint - lake sailing

Can anyone tell me if one needs to apply biocidal bottom paint on a boat used for lake sailing?

Thanks,

Dave...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-04-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 1,385
Posted By dpierce
Thinking of buying

http://www.yachtworld.com/

http://www.hunterowners.com/

Try these websites. You can get a good idea of asking prices on the Yachtworld site, , and the Hunter owners site will give you all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-25-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By dpierce
Need info on sailing Indian Ocean

Amanda,

The best advice is don''t do it. Piracy is alive and well in East Indies and Eastern Indian Ocean.

Dave...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-18-2001
Replies: 0
Views: 2,581
Posted By dpierce
Precision 28

Can anyone fill me in on the pros and cons of the Precision 28? In particular, how does it stack up against Catalina and Hunter 27s?

Thanks,

Dave...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-05-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By dpierce
Upgrading a ''''93 Hunter 27

Dear Rob and Jeff,

I started looking into the specifics of those upgrades. You were right and then some. Wheel steering is $1500 just for the kit, roller furling is over a thousand. Clearly if...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-01-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By dpierce
Upgrading a ''''93 Hunter 27

Rob,

You''re right. It isn''t worth it.

Thanks,

Dave...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-01-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By dpierce
Upgrading a ''''93 Hunter 27

Jeff,

Talk about thorough responses! Youve given me all I need to know, for sure.

Overall, I think youre right. Leave it simple. I will be sailing this boat on Lake Lanier (a fairly large...
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