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Search: Posts Made By: berkshire1
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By berkshire1
L.A. to B.C

I'm looking at the possability of relocating to either Vancouver, B.C or Los Angeles. I may just but a boat to live on and sail back and forth.
Has anyone done it and how long would it take. I know...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 2,964
Posted By berkshire1
StNick, I've talked to our marina manager as...

StNick, I've talked to our marina manager as well. I actually have my eye on one of the abandoned ones. It hasn't moved in 4 years. The owners are 2 years behind on slip fees and they are set to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 2,964
Posted By berkshire1
What a shame!

I just came back from my marina. Its cold with freezing rain and I wanted to check on the boat. I walked along some of the other docks and saw a few things that really make me angry.
I worked hard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,481
Posted By berkshire1
Ok snort. I don't have a problem "plugging" my...

Ok snort.
I don't have a problem "plugging" my own stuff. My first was For My Son - that one is only available in Canada but I have a few here.
The second one (this is the one I'm most proud of)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,481
Posted By berkshire1
I can't comment on sailing too much because I am...

I can't comment on sailing too much because I am such a newbie. I love it when I topic comes up that I can comment on.
I am a writer with 2 books published. One is a best seller. I went on a book...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By berkshire1
Xort - I have an outboard. But the 2 people I saw...

Xort - I have an outboard. But the 2 people I saw with heaters have inboard diesels.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By berkshire1
I'm on Lake Ray Hubbard at Chandler's Landing....

I'm on Lake Ray Hubbard at Chandler's Landing. Thanks for the comment. I don't think I have anything to worry about.
If the cold ones freeze and explode, then the boat will smell like beer and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By berkshire1
What will freeze?

I have a 28' that I keep in the water on a small inland lake in North Texas. The weather is usually fine. In fact I went out for a few hours yesterday afternoon. There is a cold front that has come...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-19-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 3,543
Posted By berkshire1
Finally a post I can comment on! 2 years ago...

Finally a post I can comment on!
2 years ago when I decided to take up sailing I had my mind set on a 22'. I had NEVER sailed before other than a few times as a passenger on a friends boat. I spent...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-27-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 3,347
Posted By berkshire1
I am in the "higher end" real estate market and...

I am in the "higher end" real estate market and that has all but dried up.
There is no credit any where. I have several friends in the car business and they are finding the same thing - no credit so...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-15-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 5,124
Posted By berkshire1
1983 Cal 9.2 - any comments?

I have found what I think is a great deal on a 1983 Cal 9.2. I believe I could get it for $10,000 give or take.
It hasn't moved from it's fresh water slip in 2 years.
It has;
New Batteries, 11HP...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-06-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 4,309
Posted By berkshire1
Talking Lets see- where can I start on this one. -wife...

Lets see- where can I start on this one.
-wife wanted boat almost as much as me
-bought boat
-wife pleased but thought it would be "nicer"
-made the mistake of showing wife brand new boat
-rode...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-05-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 4,309
Posted By berkshire1
I think we are on the same lake. I thought of...

I think we are on the same lake. I thought of going out last night but turned back into the marina because it was too gusty for my experience. Today was just as bad.
If it is the same lake, those...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By berkshire1
I can't post a link. Search out Bayliner...

I can't post a link. Search out Bayliner Buccaneer and you should find an MSN group. I have a B270 and they have given me great direction and advice.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-24-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By berkshire1
Spreader Arm Broke

I am new to sailing. I think I have mentioned this before. I bought my first boat in June and I am learning everyday.
When I bought the boat (28' Buccaneer) the port side spreader arm was broken...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2008
Replies: 1,050
Views: 235,109
Posted By berkshire1
Lake Ray Hubbard - Outside Dallas

Took this last night
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-15-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By berkshire1
My Outboard Finally Beat Me!

I have had it! Its time to get rid of my existing outboard and look for something else.
What do you recommend? Make? HP?
I have a 28' and sail on a small fresh water lake in North Texas. I only use...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-12-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,455
Posted By berkshire1
Even though I am a "Sailing Virgin" (less than 4...

Even though I am a "Sailing Virgin" (less than 4 months experience) I will give my opinion on this.
My outboard is NOT dependable. I always motor in and out of our marina with my sail down. But now...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-11-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By berkshire1
Talking I am on Lake Ray Hubbard just outside Dallas. I...

I am on Lake Ray Hubbard just outside Dallas. I live 2 minutes from the marina so I can "sneak" down there when ever I want. haha
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-11-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By berkshire1
Depending on the size and location, I can recruit...

Depending on the size and location, I can recruit a retired friend to help with the move. I may be able to do the prep work myself and get it back in the water once I am home.
I'm in no rush to get...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-11-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By berkshire1
Advice - Saltwater to Blue

I am looking at purchasing another boat in a few months. I sail (a Buccaneer B270 - don't laugh, it has served me well) on a freshwater lake in North Texas.
I am constantly checking prices on used...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By berkshire1
Wow what a response! I now have the owners manual...

Wow what a response! I now have the owners manual and found out I have a 270.
You guys are great!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By berkshire1
Help!! I bought a boat!

I just bought a repossessed 28' Buccaneer. I believe it is a 1979 model. I have no manuals, specs or information on it at all. I have never sailed on my own and I am looking for all the information I...
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