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Search: Posts Made By: dgarr75456
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-21-2007
Replies: 99
Views: 9,612
Posted By dgarr75456
I have 30 years sailing experience and have owned...

I have 30 years sailing experience and have owned Catalinas and Hunters. Each have their advantages and disadvantages, but I have no serious qualms with either. The new Henderson Hunters are good...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-23-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 18,315
Posted By dgarr75456
I owned a Capri 18, but either boat would be...

I owned a Capri 18, but either boat would be fine, depending on which one appeals to you the most.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-23-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 3,623
Posted By dgarr75456
Sounds like BS. I have also done a lot of...

Sounds like BS. I have also done a lot of shopping lately. The local Catalina dealer trashed Hunters and Beneteaus. The local Hunter, Beneteau and J dealers said nothing bad about Catalinas, just...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-16-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 3,623
Posted By dgarr75456
All major manufacturers have problem years and...

All major manufacturers have problem years and problem boats, including Catalina, Beneteau and J. All surviving manufacturers address their problems, or they go out of business. As an aside, there is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-04-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 10,648
Posted By dgarr75456
We looked at the 309 and 28, the Beneteaus and...

We looked at the 309 and 28, the Beneteaus and the Hunters. We sailed a Hunter 33, and we very pleased with how it performed. It is really a question of what strikes your fancy and what appeals to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-27-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 7,722
Posted By dgarr75456
Cruising World just had an article on the 2006...

Cruising World just had an article on the 2006 ARC race, from the Canaries to St Lucia. Two Hunters did the race, as did a number of Beneteaus, Jeanneaus, and the expected Swans, Oysters, etc. No...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-23-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,542
Posted By dgarr75456
Duhhh! Why don't we state the obvious? See post...

Duhhh! Why don't we state the obvious? See post #16.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-13-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 7,722
Posted By dgarr75456
Jean splicing? Is that when your pants get...

Jean splicing? Is that when your pants get caught up in the anchor line?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-12-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 7,722
Posted By dgarr75456
Sailormann, I think they have changed, and quite...

Sailormann, I think they have changed, and quite a bit. The new Henderson Hunters are well designed for their market and built to a standard equivalent to the other two major market players. Now,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-31-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,970
Posted By dgarr75456
The new Hunters are cored above the waterline and...

The new Hunters are cored above the waterline and kevlar reinforced in the bow. Not the older Hunters.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-09-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,542
Posted By dgarr75456
Let's see if I understand the options here. ...

Let's see if I understand the options here. Being tossed around like a cork in a washing machine in 40+ kts in 25+ ft seas in a cramped armored personnel carrier in the middle of the Atlantic, or...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-09-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,542
Posted By dgarr75456
Those are good comments. Some of the spouses...

Those are good comments. Some of the spouses would be content with extended coastal cruising, which really opens up the list of candidate boats, but one of the girls is set on cruising the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-09-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,542
Posted By dgarr75456
No plan change. A number of us are discussing...

No plan change. A number of us are discussing retirement and taking off for the hinterlands in a few years or so. The question is Island Packet, Pacific Seacraft, Tartan, Valiant, Hunter, Catalina,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-08-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,542
Posted By dgarr75456
Serious offshore duty

How about some recommendations for a production boat that meets the following: Retired couple (experienced sailors) in good health living aboard, price and value are considerations, capable of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-03-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,723
Posted By dgarr75456
I have owned a J22 and sailed a Capri 22. Both...

I have owned a J22 and sailed a Capri 22. Both are very nice boats, sail well, and are a lot of fun. The Capri is a bargain next to the J, and probably a bit more comfortable. If you are in a J22...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-01-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 5,470
Posted By dgarr75456
I agree. Remember the Iacocca turn-around at...

I agree. Remember the Iacocca turn-around at Chrysler? Sailors tend to have a very long memory, and tend to be reluctant to change. Therefore, J Boats, due to the J24 and J22, will always be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-30-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 5,470
Posted By dgarr75456
I am currently shopping for a new boat, and as a...

I am currently shopping for a new boat, and as a 30+ year sailor, and former J boat owner, I was not a Hunter fan at all when I started the process. After much shopping and research, I am impressed...
Forum: Hunter 11-13-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 24,542
Posted By dgarr75456
The H33 got a good review from Sailing Mag, and a...

The H33 got a good review from Sailing Mag, and a copy is on the Sailtime part of the Hunter website, the part on fractional ownership.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-13-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 4,108
Posted By dgarr75456
J-42. Or maybe 200 Lasers.

J-42. Or maybe 200 Lasers.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-09-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 8,972
Posted By dgarr75456
Thanks for the input. Does anyone have any...

Thanks for the input. Does anyone have any experience with the three boats I mentioned, the Catalina 28, 270 and Hunter 27?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-07-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 8,972
Posted By dgarr75456
Don't get hung up on the lake size issue. The...

Don't get hung up on the lake size issue. The area is the part of the lake around the marina. When all the inlets and tributaries are added up the lake is much bigger. It appears to me that Hunter...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-06-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 8,972
Posted By dgarr75456
Sure. Lake is 5 miles by 1 mile, 2 sailors, with...

Sure. Lake is 5 miles by 1 mile, 2 sailors, with occasional guests who are not sailors, day and weekend use only, 100K or less. These three are under consideration because of two dealers in my...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-06-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 8,972
Posted By dgarr75456
Catalina 28MkII, 270 and Hunter 27

Looking for a weekender, cost is a factor, inland lake use. The Catalina 28 mkII has been highly recommended, the 270 has not. The Hunter 27 is a nice boat, but the B&R rig and the quality control...
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