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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-13-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By FritzN
How to Conserve Water on Long Passages

Hi everyone. It's been a while since I visited the board.

I'm presently located in Puerto Vallarta, waiting out the Eastern Pacific hurricane season. Earlier this year I spent a month in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-19-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,127
Posted By FritzN
Funny Circumnavigation Story

When I was in Ixtapa, Mexico last month, I met a guy named Don who had just completed a 16-year circumnavigation -- if I recall correctly, in a 1970-ish Halberg Rassey 38. Don, who is sixty-three,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-29-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,541
Posted By FritzN
Keeping Watch

Anyone who's ever been on watch offshore knows that no human can see what a radar does. Most radars have alarms, so you know when something threatening is near. On watch you spend most of your time...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-22-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 3,894
Posted By FritzN
Lewmar Canvas Hatch Covers

I'm looking for the following. Can anybody give me some direction?

Covers for the following Lewmar Ocean series hatches:

1 Lewmar Size 10, 324 x 324 mm w/25 mm flange
2 Lewmar Size 20, 266 x...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-24-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 9,146
Posted By FritzN
Suggested Language

If you use the standard Yacht Purchase and Sale Agreement, which is the form developed by the Yacht Brokers Association of America, under paragraph 7. (Additional Provisions), insert the following:
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-23-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By FritzN
Thanks...

...for the nice comments.

Fritz
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-22-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By FritzN
Excuse the Use of a Sister Ship Photo

I'll have one of mine up as soon as possible.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-22-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By FritzN
My New (Old) Boat

As of today I am the proud owner of a 2002 Valiant 42. It is currently at the Valiant factory on Lake Texoma in northern Texas (think CruisingDad). I will have a significant amount of work done at...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-15-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,899
Posted By FritzN
Thanks for the suggestion, but..

I have a very frantic week ahead of me, and just don't have the time.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-15-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,899
Posted By FritzN
USCG Documentation Service

The boat that I'm buying is currently documented with the USCG. Can someone recommend a reliable service that facilitates the transfer. I'm closing on September 22nd and a condition of my title...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-04-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By FritzN
Thanks for the Input

I really appreciate you taking the time.

Fritz
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-03-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By FritzN
k1vsk

If you read my original post, you'll see that I also asked for recommendations on yards to get quotes.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-03-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By FritzN
Labor Cost

Thanks for your opinions. Whereas you folks may not know precisely what these things should cost, you have a more experienced feel for what is reasonable, which is what I'm looking for.

I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-03-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By FritzN
Reasonable Prices?

I 'm buying a used Valiant 42, and have received (among others) the following quotes on upgrades. These seem high to me. Does anyone know if they are? Or, can you refer me to a competent company...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-25-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By FritzN
PBzeer

Thanks for your input on New Bern. I also like the setup at the Sheraton and the first few blocks behind it (the historic district of the town). Two questions please:

1) I would only keep the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-25-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By FritzN
Recommendations on Home Port Marina

I've a signed purchase agreement on a Valiant 42, located at the Valiant factory on Lake Texoma in Texas. I was there for the survey on Friday of last week, and did the sea trial on Saturday. There...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-15-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,125
Posted By FritzN
Thanks For The Input

Thanks for the recommendations.

CRUSING DAD
I'll PM you today.

SAILDOG
In the spirit of being as tacky as possible, instead I'll fly a skull & bones flag up the spreader's courtesy flag...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-13-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,125
Posted By FritzN
Texas Surveyor/Cruising Dad

My situation has changed since my last post, and so recently I've again been on the hunt for a boat, and just today came to a verbal agreement on a used Valiant 42, located at the Valiant factory on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-02-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 9,358
Posted By FritzN
Private Message Me

There are very significant differerences in the qualiity of construction of a Caliber and, say, a Valiant. There is a real reason why Calibers are so less expensive than a Valiant, a Passport etc. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-20-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By FritzN
Thanks...

...for the kind sentiments, the good advice, and the gentle ribbing.

Fritz
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-19-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By FritzN
I Misquoted Paul Harvey

It should have said, so now you know the whole "story."
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-19-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By FritzN
You Probably Thought I Died

Last year, as some of you may remember, I consulted this board, about various sailboats that I was looking at. I had planned a long retirement cruise that would have started on November 1, 2007. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-04-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,028
Posted By FritzN
You've Convinced Me

I'll be there.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-03-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,028
Posted By FritzN
km2x

The guy who will actually do the survey is Dave Johnson. Anything that you can find out about him would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Fritz
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-03-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,028
Posted By FritzN
Km2x

You're right. Do you know the boat, or have a recommendation on a surveyor?

Here is the surveyor that has been recommended:

Tow, Incorporated, Marine Surveyors and Insurance adjusters in...
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