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Search: Posts Made By: toben
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-10-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 358
Posted By toben
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-16-2008
Replies: 97
Views: 13,889
Posted By toben
Hey where did all the arguments go? BUMP!

Hey where did all the arguments go? BUMP!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-04-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 626
Posted By toben
How solid is a Bristol 22?

My friend just got a Bristol 22, it seemed like a good boat to learn on. He is getting it ready to sail from Salem down to Boston. Anyone here had experience with this boat?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 4,888
Posted By toben
Why not just put wheels on a Macgregor 26 and use...

Why not just put wheels on a Macgregor 26 and use the 50hp motor to drive around town?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,193
Posted By toben
Exclamation Well if its already been done in a hobie cat then...

Well if its already been done in a hobie cat then I want to change to a Macgregor 26. That way we can waterski and tube if we get bored. Everyone on sailnet loves the mac26.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-03-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 13,889
Posted By toben
Wow this thread is really bringing out some...

Wow this thread is really bringing out some stuff.

Any thoughts on buying a Macgregor 65 should I get rich anytime soon?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-01-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 13,889
Posted By toben
OK so I can mark the M26 off the list if I sail...

OK so I can mark the M26 off the list if I sail off the north side of Long Island.

On the South Side do you think it could make it from Jamaica Bay to Upper New York Bay without endangering...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-01-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 13,889
Posted By toben
1. See other sarcastic thread about taking a...

1. See other sarcastic thread about taking a Hobie 16 around cape horn. I posted this after several people questioned my sanity when I was asking hypothetical questions. It was satirical.

2. I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-01-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 13,889
Posted By toben
I can take the hobie to the Marquesas. Im trying...

I can take the hobie to the Marquesas. Im trying to figure out how well the Macgregor is suited to long island sound if I live up North or if it can make the trip into the upper new york bay if I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-29-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 13,889
Posted By toben
ok so I wont load 11 people on a boat built for 6...

ok so I wont load 11 people on a boat built for 6 and forget to fill the water ballast.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-29-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 13,889
Posted By toben
I dont think you posted in the right thread

I dont think you posted in the right thread
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-29-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 13,889
Posted By toben
Question Macgregor 26 and Long Island Weather

I saw a Macgregor 26 this week and thought it would be nice to get a boat that I could pull out of water and park it in my backyard each winter.

I had been looking at boats in the 27-30 foot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,193
Posted By toben
The way I see it I have 2 choices. 1. Just...

The way I see it I have 2 choices.

1. Just keep heading south until I come out of the North down to Boston.
2. Use that old electric fishing motor I have in the shed.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,193
Posted By toben
Wink New Boat - trip around South America this week!

Hi everybody! I just bought an older Hobie 16 and I want to head around cape horn with my wife and 2 kids. We leave tomorrow as I start a new job soon and need to hurry. I'm only taking a few days of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 3,046
Posted By toben
LOL :D No problem! I'm just throwing out...

LOL :D

No problem! I'm just throwing out what if scenarios at this point. Next Question: I want to take a Hobie 16 around cape horn with my 3 kids tomorrow, I'm only taking a few days of food and...
Forum: Living Aboard 09-24-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 6,184
Posted By toben
I met a guy who lives aboard 2 weeks ago who told...

I met a guy who lives aboard 2 weeks ago who told me it was a bad idea to sail the boat you live in. It takes hours to get ready and everything gets tossed around from the sail. Since he lives in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 3,046
Posted By toben
Thanks for the feedback everyone. In regards to...

Thanks for the feedback everyone. In regards to my safety, I am asking questions now, because I want to take a trip like this some time next year, and I am preparing by gathering the knowledge ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-24-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,211
Posted By toben
whats wrong with norwalk ca? never been there.

whats wrong with norwalk ca? never been there.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 3,046
Posted By toben
Cutting across the wide ocean

Suppose I want to sail from Boston to Virginia Beach. If I follow this fastest route which takes me way offshore in a 27 Catalina am I crazy? Or should I stick to the coastline?
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-24-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,211
Posted By toben
No norwalk, CT

No norwalk, CT
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-24-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,211
Posted By toben
He offered to let me see the boat this weekend,...

He offered to let me see the boat this weekend, but I had to go out of town. Im thinking of moving down to Norwalk.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-21-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 14,122
Posted By toben
Thats what I needed to know. I can live...

Thats what I needed to know.

I can live with only going to the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.

I especially don't want to scare my wife to death.

When I am old and rich I will buy a bigger...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-21-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 14,122
Posted By toben
Definition of Coastal Cruising vs Blue Water

Most of the true blue water boats are out of my price range. I'm not really interested in sailing across the Atlantic or Pacific anyways.

What I am interested in is sailing down to the Florida...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-21-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,211
Posted By toben
Cool Should I lowball this one?

He wants $6500 for 77 Hunter 30' in good condition. Assuming the marine survey comes back with a good report whats a good lowball number? $4000? I expect it will cost him at least $1500 to winter...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-20-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 124,428
Posted By toben
I was sailing a rhodes 19 with 8 of us packed...

I was sailing a rhodes 19 with 8 of us packed into it on the Charles river. We got near the shore and some of the guys got into a shouting match with some people on the shore. I was steering us to...
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