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Search: Posts Made By: ryanct
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-13-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,740
Posted By ryanct
Yeah that Catalina is nice, there are a few of...

Yeah that Catalina is nice, there are a few of them around Seattle too. I'll definitely make a trip down there to see some boats (there are probably 8 on my list to see), but for now I'm having a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-13-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,740
Posted By ryanct
your opinions please - formosa 41ft ketch

Hi Sailnet,

I had a quick look at this boat a few days ago:

Carmanah Yacht Sales (Victoria, BC)...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-29-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,208
Posted By ryanct
Yes, I've noticed. I've seen a couple come up on...

Yes, I've noticed. I've seen a couple come up on craigslist etc, but not much on yachtworld or any of the smaller local brokers sites.

I love the quote in your signature, couldn't agree more.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-29-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,208
Posted By ryanct
Thanks for the recommendation, that boat's...

Thanks for the recommendation, that boat's definitely on my list of ones to check out when I make a trip to Washington.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-29-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,208
Posted By ryanct
Smackdaddy, I've been a bit distracted by...

Smackdaddy,

I've been a bit distracted by this house sale and haven't been keeping up on the thread until today, but now the subjects have been removed and the deal is official, so now I'm mostly...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-24-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,208
Posted By ryanct
Thanks for the link, I hadn't started setting my...

Thanks for the link, I hadn't started setting my price range that low yet. It's funny, there are as many people saying I should spend more as there are those who thing I should spend less. But most...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-24-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,208
Posted By ryanct
I might have a look at this Beneteau on my way...

I might have a look at this Beneteau on my way back through Vancouver next week:
1985 Beneteau Idylle 11.5 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-24-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,208
Posted By ryanct
Hey SuenosAzules (blue dreams?), it's nice to...

Hey SuenosAzules (blue dreams?), it's nice to hear from someone who has experience doing what I am. And also, there don't seem to be a lot of catamaran proponents in this forum, what can you tell me...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-24-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,208
Posted By ryanct
Thanks for the reading suggestions, I will check...

Thanks for the reading suggestions, I will check them out.

Do you have any recommendations as far as boat models or features that I should be looking for? I'm sure there are some things that are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-23-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,208
Posted By ryanct
Davidpm, I agree with you, I don't...

Davidpm,

I agree with you, I don't necessarily have to have a world cruiser right now. As I am quite new to the sailing community, I thought it best to lay my inexperience and ignorance right on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-23-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,208
Posted By ryanct
This forum is amazing, I'm getting a good variety...

This forum is amazing, I'm getting a good variety of advice. To be honest, I was expecting one or two replies, definitely not the wealth of knowledge that has poured forth. So, thanks!

There seem...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-23-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,208
Posted By ryanct
Regarding maintenance skills, my experience is...

Regarding maintenance skills, my experience is mostly with land vehicles like cars, trucks, dune buggies and motorcycles, but even without any formal education in the field I have rebuilt engines and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-22-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,208
Posted By ryanct
No problem there, I'm not easily discouraged and...

No problem there, I'm not easily discouraged and I'm definitely looking forward to spending a few months shopping for a boat. And, based on the advice so far I will most likely shift my search to the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-22-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,208
Posted By ryanct
Very true, by the time I am ready to buy I will...

Very true, by the time I am ready to buy I will have just done the day skipper course, so I will not be looking for too challenging of a cruise back to Victoria.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-22-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,208
Posted By ryanct
Not too bad looking. I've spent lots of time...

Not too bad looking. I've spent lots of time looking at boats online, including yachtworld, but had mostly confined my search to the pacific northwest.

What do you think of these two:
1986...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-22-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,208
Posted By ryanct
$50k is about the max I want to spend on the boat...

$50k is about the max I want to spend on the boat itself, after setting some aside for insurance, maintenance, sailing training, for the next two years or so. If needed I could stretch into the mid...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-22-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,208
Posted By ryanct
Good point, I should have included that. I expect...

Good point, I should have included that. I expect to have around $50k to spend on the boat itself, but would probably prefer to buy something in the mid forties.

I'd be looking for boats either...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-22-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,208
Posted By ryanct
Sailingdog, Thanks for the comments....

Sailingdog,

Thanks for the comments. Although I lack experience now, I have the plans and the budget to spend the next couple of years getting expert instruction and practice, so I am not too...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-22-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,208
Posted By ryanct
Smackdaddy, thanks for the link, very informative...

Smackdaddy, thanks for the link, very informative read, I'm almost halfway through.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-22-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,208
Posted By ryanct
Question selling my house to buy a boat

I have accepted an offer on my house, so if everything goes as planned, I should be able to buy a boat sometime in June.

My rough plan is to buy a sailboat that is large enough to be comfortable...
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