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Search: Posts Made By: FrancoC
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-16-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 4,818
Posted By FrancoC
Yes, please explain the reason for the below-deck...

Yes, please explain the reason for the below-deck roller furler. Thanks.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-05-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 3,034
Posted By FrancoC
http://www.spirityachts.com/fotos/Foto_Sp70_1182_M...

http://www.spirityachts.com/fotos/Foto_Sp70_1182_Med.jpg
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http://www.spirityachts.com/images/Sp_54_bwb.gif
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-03-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 3,034
Posted By FrancoC
Spirit Yachts

Watching James Bond sail into Venice in a beautiful wooden boat led me to Spirit Yachts of UK (spirityachts.com). So, what can you tell me about their boats?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-29-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 8,576
Posted By FrancoC
What is a B40?

What is a B40?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-16-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,570
Posted By FrancoC
Jim H: I just have to ask you this: in your...

Jim H:

I just have to ask you this: in your avatar (I assume it's a picture of you), what is that black thing in the background?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-12-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,117
Posted By FrancoC
That would have been "Torn by two...

That would have been "Torn by two boats"!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-29-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By FrancoC
gecna2: So you are in the Houston area but...

gecna2:

So you are in the Houston area but keep your boat in Port Aransas. How do you like that arrangement? I'm asking because I'm in Austin, and when the day comes that I can buy a big boat, I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-29-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By FrancoC
docdadd: I believe the poster johnshasteen...

docdadd:

I believe the poster johnshasteen mentioned in another thread that he keeps his boat in the Corpus Christi bay (Bahia Marina) and he likes it there. Maybe he can share information with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-28-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 9,402
Posted By FrancoC
I bought a 1970 Buccaneer several months back....

I bought a 1970 Buccaneer several months back. Spent some time fixing it. A few weeks ago I took it for a first sail. It was gusty. We were going with jib only, and we were going like stink. Wouldn't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-27-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By FrancoC
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-21-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 5,310
Posted By FrancoC
It's a Frers design, so you know it's a good boat.

It's a Frers design, so you know it's a good boat.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-20-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By FrancoC
The Texas International Boat Show is this...

The Texas International Boat Show is this weekend. I still haven't heard from anybody whether there will be many (or any) sailboats on display. Surely somebody must have gone to the previous one...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-19-2009
Replies: 496
Views: 78,906
Posted By FrancoC
So you deploy the JSD off the stern, correct? And...

So you deploy the JSD off the stern, correct? And it will slow down the boat a good bit but not completely. But how can you not steer the boat? I mean, don't you have to still be squaring the stern...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-19-2009
Replies: 496
Views: 78,906
Posted By FrancoC
From what I've been reading, plus the heavy...

From what I've been reading, plus the heavy weather sailing video by Mark Schrader and the one by Rousmaniere, it seems that passive storm tactics are much more suitable for older style, full-keeled...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-13-2009
Replies: 2,880
Views: 341,708
Posted By FrancoC
smackdaddy: Did you get my PM? Franco...

smackdaddy:

Did you get my PM?

Franco Cuminato
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-09-2009
Replies: 496
Views: 78,906
Posted By FrancoC
John: What time of the year did you...

John:

What time of the year did you encounter those two storms?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-08-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By FrancoC
I'm also curious about this. There seems to be no...

I'm also curious about this. There seems to be no information out there on sailing the Mexican east coast. Check out publication 148 from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-03-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 9,015
Posted By FrancoC
What about all the teak on the deck? Does it take...

What about all the teak on the deck? Does it take a lot more maintenance than a fiberglass deck?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-01-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 9,015
Posted By FrancoC
That Swan is a darn good looking boat. I didn't...

That Swan is a darn good looking boat. I didn't think those boats would be accessible to the common man.

What's the difference between pilot and quarter berths?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-01-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 9,015
Posted By FrancoC
Cruisingdad: Thanks for the very thorough...

Cruisingdad:

Thanks for the very thorough response. Some time I will take you up on your offer and try to hook up with you and check out your boat.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-31-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 9,015
Posted By FrancoC
Three girls, ages 9, 7, and 6. They are used to...

Three girls, ages 9, 7, and 6. They are used to sharing.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-31-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 9,015
Posted By FrancoC
Cruisingdad: I just saw your post. Yes, I...

Cruisingdad:

I just saw your post. Yes, I would be cruising with 3 kids. I am not choosing between those two boats. I am only trying to learn about what's out there and why some boats cost as much...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-31-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 9,015
Posted By FrancoC
Thanks for the replies. So what other boats are...

Thanks for the replies. So what other boats are there comparable to the Sabre 42? I'd like to get a short list of boats that are well built with quality components by a reputable builder, are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By FrancoC
So these generators that you people are talking...

So these generators that you people are talking about are not for charging batteries but for producing 110 volt AC?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By FrancoC
This is probably a stupid question, but why would...

This is probably a stupid question, but why would you need a generator when the boat's engine can charge the batteries?
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