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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By BarryL
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 2,959
Posted By BarryL
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

Hey,

By the time you get the bristol to your lake, you'd be better off with any of the other boats. No offense, but it would take a LONG time to sail the boat there, and shipping costs, including...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 2,959
Posted By BarryL
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

Hey,

Before you go any further with this boat, get some prices for shipping it to your lake. That might be a deal killer.

The boat does look very nice.

Good luck,
Barry
Forum: Diesel   04-26-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 978
Posted By BarryL
Re: Raw water question

Hey,

My o'day 35 (O'day never made a 36) had a similar issue. In the spring (and in the winter when winterizing the engine) the raw water pump (a new Oberdorfer) would not suck water unless I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By BarryL
Re: Are NADA Values accurate ?

Hey,

Short answer: No, NADA is not accurate.

Long answer: It's just about impossible for any guide to be accurate when it comes to buying complicated old things. For example, you can have two...
Forum: Electronics   02-06-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By BarryL
Re: B&G Zeus Chartplotter Question

Hello,

My previous boat came with a functional set of older Datamarine instruments. I have learned that Datamarine instruments do not communicate with other devices. Each instrument is separate:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-29-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,692
Posted By BarryL
Standard Horizon HX851 quick review

Hey,

I bought the SH radio last year. It works as advertised.

Things I like:
GPS - I use it to display the speed so I don't go too fast in my dink on my way to my boat. The speed limit in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-23-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,670
Posted By BarryL
Re: West Marine BIG sale on line

Where? I usually buy from Defender, who I think has the best prices and shipping. I also buy from Annapolis Performance Sailing (apsltd.com) who also has great prices on rigging. APS is even having a...
Forum: Electronics   01-09-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By BarryL
Re: Repeater Chartplotter Screens

Hey,

Most plotter manufacturers today support wireless apps that run on phones and tablets so that your iPad (or other device) can work like a repeater.

For example, Raymarine, with their A,...
Forum: Diesel   12-18-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By BarryL
Re: engine size?....

Hey,

It's really very simple: Sailboats have displacement hulls. Meaning that a sailboat can only go so fast (and not very fast at that). The length of the waterline determines the top speed. My...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-14-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,784
Posted By BarryL
Re: Buying my first boat please help

Hey,

Welcome to Sailnet. There are many people with a great amount of knowledge and experience. Take advantage of them!

The typical boat buying process goes something like this:
The buyer...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-01-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,338
Posted By BarryL
Re: Question Regarding Price Ranges and the Value of a Cash Offer

Hey,

If a boat is priced so low (relative to other comparable boats) that it will generate multiple, immediate offers, then a 'cash' offer is attractive because the deal can be done right away....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,280
Posted By BarryL
Re: Sleeping Accommodations --- is there a thread?

Hey,

My Newport 28 had two settees in the main cabin. The port would expand to a double. There was a filler sheet under cushions that had legs on one side and pins on the other to lock it in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-11-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 8,794
Posted By BarryL
Mattituck

Hey,

Just a little note that mattituck was dredged this year to 10' at MLW. So now almost anyone can get in or out at any time.

Barry
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By BarryL
Re: Winterizing Questions?

Hey,

Wow, I really don't want to think about winterizing now. But, since you asked....

Assuming the boat has in inboard engine, you would typically change the oil and filter while the boat is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 9,600
Posted By BarryL
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

Hey,

As noted, having an itinerary with a sailboat can be difficult.

On one hand, if you want to go to specific places (Block Island, Montauk, etc,) and you want to stay in a marina, you will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-19-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 9,600
Posted By BarryL
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

Hi Guys,

I come to this discussion late, having been working many hours getting my new boat ready to launch (which is another story).

Anyway, If do you plan on coming north, as others...
Forum: Diesel   05-09-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,978
Posted By BarryL
Re: How often to change impeller?

Hey,

I have owned my O'day since 2006. I have changed the impeller twice and the water pump once. I inspect the impeller in the spring as part of commissioning and as long as there are no cracks...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-07-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By BarryL
Re: Suggestions for coastal cruiser

Hello,

Since you listed the C&C 99 I would add the C&C 110. You can find them for under $100K. Much more room than the 99.

Also consider the Tartan 3500. The Sabre 362 would be nice, but I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-31-2014
Replies: 133
Views: 12,661
Posted By BarryL
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

I don't believe that a lack of money is keeping people from sailing. As you note, if you want to sail, you should be able to do it cheaply.

I started sailing in 2003 with a 1982 Catalina 22. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-30-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 6,492
Posted By BarryL
Re: 10K$ boat --- Are Insurance and Survey REALLY mandatory?

Hey,

You don't need a survey. You do need liability insurance. The insurance may not require a survey.

I have Allstate and they have not asked for a survey. Allstate insured my Newport 28...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-29-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,942
Posted By BarryL
Re: Boat Purchase Timing ??

This makes things a lot more clear. Most people live in a particular area, or want to sail in a particular area, so it makes sense to restrict your boat search.

Your problem (IMHO) is that there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By BarryL
Re: Rudder Weight on 35'er

Hey,

When I removed the rudder on my O'day 35 it weighed around 100lbs.

Barry
Forum: Diesel   11-05-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,361
Posted By BarryL
Re: Universal M25XP Starting Problem

Hello,

You need to be methodical in how you approach this problem.
-First verify that the battery(s) is charged and is in good condition.
-Verify that the wiring from the battery to the...
Forum: Long Island   10-18-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By BarryL
Reviews of some places on the Long Island Sound

Hello,

My cruising is done for 2013. I stayed at a number of places across the sound. I'll give a short review of each.

Mattituck - Strong's Waterclub and Marina.
This used to be Matt A Mar....
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