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Search: Posts Made By: Akacake
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-20-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 3,091
Posted By Akacake
Spruce Box mast

Just wondering how a "spruce box mast" is rated as a mast? How does this design hold up; does the fact that it''s a box and not solid have any advantages; is spruce better/worse over other types of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-19-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 4,698
Posted By Akacake
buying a wood boat

Thanks Jeff,

we just got back from the sea trials which were great.
Thanks so much for the info, we have passed on some of the things you mentioned to the surveyor to look out for us.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-16-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 4,698
Posted By Akacake
buying a wood boat

we are taking her out for sea trials this weekend....

any comments "before" we buy would be great!!

Kelly
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-16-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Akacake
Akacake (Kelly)

Hi Rick, well we didn''t get the Westerly that we had our eye on :( We have looked at no less than 50 boats and have made many long distance trips to some faraway marinas to check them out. We have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-12-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 4,698
Posted By Akacake
buying a wood boat

Wer are in the process of buying our 1st boat. It is a Carius design built by the owner as his own personal boat. Cedar strip construction 7/8 x 1 1/8" planking finished in epoxy/dynel. Frames are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-28-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 35,197
Posted By Akacake
Cutter rig vs. sloop rig

We are very new to sailing and have a few questions. What are the pro''s and con''s of a cutter rig vs. a sloop rig?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-26-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 1,559
Posted By Akacake
Carius Design

Does anyone have any info on Frank Carius. He designed the boat we have an offer on
(27 ft cutter) and we cannot find a lot of info about him or his designs.

Thanks,
Akacake
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-05-2002
Replies: 38
Views: 6,177
Posted By Akacake
Westerly

Thanks to all!

This has been a very informative thread for me! I have learned lots and have now looked into many boats I had never heard of!

I will be in touch I am sure with more questions on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-01-2002
Replies: 38
Views: 6,177
Posted By Akacake
Westerly

ndsailor, thanks I will check out those boats.
Jeff, thanks I will also look into the boats you mention.

Since we are on the West Coast of Canada, some of those boats may be hard to find. You...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-31-2002
Replies: 38
Views: 6,177
Posted By Akacake
Westerly

Thanks to everyone with your replies and your honesty. I like the Westerly because it is seemingly well built and yes more than likely slow. We have small kids and probably won''t want to be racing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-30-2002
Replies: 38
Views: 6,177
Posted By Akacake
Westerly

Thank you all for all your input, we appreciate it. We havn''t made a firm decision as to which boat, even IF we are going to buy the Westerly or not. We are first time sailboat buyers and will be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-26-2002
Replies: 38
Views: 6,177
Posted By Akacake
Westerly

Yes, I am from Canada, how did you guess? LOL

$25,000 CAD converts to approx $15,000 USD. From what I have seen for sale this doesn''t seem too high?

I guess my main question is both being...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-25-2002
Replies: 38
Views: 6,177
Posted By Akacake
Westerly

Hello,

I have an option to buy either a

Westerly Centaur (1970) 26 foot, stock, with a Volvo 16 HP for $13,000

OR

Westerly Centaur (1971), 26 foot,
NEW Volvo 20 HP with some custom work...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-05-2002
Replies: 10
Views: 19,288
Posted By Akacake
San Juan 24

Thanks Jeff and Rob for your input!
Buying a boat will be a very hard decision!

What would you recommend as a first boat for coastal cruising, in the Pacific Northwest part of BC?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-04-2002
Replies: 10
Views: 19,288
Posted By Akacake
San Juan 24

Hello, We are planning on buying a San Juan 24 this summer. We are new to sailing so this will be our first boat. Any pro''s or con''s we should be aware of?

Thanks for any input!
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