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Search: Posts Made By: Duckwheat
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By Duckwheat
Re: Marine Electrical Classes?

I have found several CC options, but the schedule does not work for me. Work a 3 weeks on then 3 weeks off. Need a class of 2-4 days in a block.

I am going to order the book. I have Nigels, but I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By Duckwheat
Marine Electrical Classes?

I am looking for a Marine Electrical Class. There are some classes held at Annapolis school of Seamanship. I would like to know if there are other options available. I live on the West Coast, and...
Forum: Island Packet 12-01-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,454
Posted By Duckwheat
Re: What do you think of this deal

I close IP35 on Monday. It appears to be a more detailed process than buying a house.

We are keeping the name Vagabon, home port is McCall, ID. It will remain on the Ballard, WA.

It is a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-22-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,089
Posted By Duckwheat
Re: Pacific Seacraft 32 Pilot House

I am in the final stages of purchasing an IP35. We looked at it right after we looked at the PS32. The difference was dramatic.

We will be living aboard. All boats are a compromise. This boat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-21-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,089
Posted By Duckwheat
Re: Pacific Seacraft 32 Pilot House

I finally got on one of these, Nice boat, but not big enough to live on and sail for a couple. My perspective.

Dw
Forum: Island Packet 11-10-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,454
Posted By Duckwheat
Re: What do you think of this deal

I coughed up the last 6K and he threw in all the boat eqpt, dingy and motor. We have a deal, on to the survey.

DW
Forum: Island Packet 11-07-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,454
Posted By Duckwheat
re: What do you think of this deal

Deal fell apart on the last $6,000. Offered to split it with him, no deal. Sometimes you feel like you are trying to hard. Whenever I get that feeling, it is time to walk away.

DW
Forum: Island Packet 11-07-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,454
Posted By Duckwheat
re: What do you think of this deal

1990 Island Packet 35 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com (http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1990/Island-Packet-35-2393084/By-Appt.%2C-Anacortes/WA/United-States)

Will start out sailing in the...
Forum: Island Packet 11-07-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,454
Posted By Duckwheat
What do you think of this deal

IP35 1990 very clean boat. Electronics about 6 years old, bow thruster, windlass,

Tanks are original, sails original.

Asking 119,500. What do you think it is worth?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-19-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,267
Posted By Duckwheat
Contest 35 and Truant 37 PH

I have not been able to find much on either of these boats. Does anyone have experience with either or knw where I can find some info on them.

DW
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-26-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,089
Posted By Duckwheat
Pacific Seacraft 32 Pilot House

Tried to find an owner from old post without success. Does anyone own one? Would you mind if I called you and asked you some questions about the boat? Gettting down to the point of purchasing a boat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-30-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,393
Posted By Duckwheat
fisher

"I have always liked their sturdy looks."

My sentiments exactly.

DW
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-22-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,393
Posted By Duckwheat
Fisher 37

Has anyone sailed a Fisher in southern climes? Can you open it up and get it ventilated?

Do they sail? Well?

Thanks,

DW
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,503
Posted By Duckwheat
Marine Diesel Class for the cuiser

Anyone come across a class or seminar on trouble shooting, maintenance, and repair that a cruiser could take to be a little better prepared to deal with the problems that occur.

I have been around...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-12-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,482
Posted By Duckwheat
I appreciate all the feedback and variety of...

I appreciate all the feedback and variety of opinions on the topic.

It always depends on the sellers situation and state of mind. Do they want to pay another year of mooring etc........ Does the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-11-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,482
Posted By Duckwheat
Boat Values in the current market

I have been watching certain makes of boats the past 3-4 years. The values do not seem to have fluctuated as much as other things in the market place over the past 3 years.

Brokers are like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,175
Posted By Duckwheat
I am looking to go cruising. Cross oceans and see...

I am looking to go cruising. Cross oceans and see how far I can go. I am not going to break the bank or get something too damn big I cannot sail it or keep it up. When I get to a foreign port I do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,175
Posted By Duckwheat
A couple of Questions for you

We went down to the All Sail show in Oakland and were able to crawl thru a few boats. I like the Island Packets a lot. Attended John and Amanda Neal (sp) offshore seminar.



Here are the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-04-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By Duckwheat
Electrical question

"Any one care to take a guess as to what is happening with our electrical system? When we are hooked up to shore power, all outlets work just fine. When we use the inverter, all outlets work just...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-15-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By Duckwheat
Borker?

You have to be kidding me? You found the boat. Work with the guy that listed the boat.

You don't owe brokers anything, that is the business. Are you attached at the hip forever?

DW
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-12-2008
Replies: 486
Views: 73,679
Posted By Duckwheat
learning curve

Things that do not kill you, only make you stronger

I read that somewhere. There are worse things that can happen to you than meeting your maker in a storm...........................

DW
Forum: Chartering 10-30-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 4,059
Posted By Duckwheat
Keep it coming......

Thanks for all the info.....

We are not late night party animals, but do not mind having a few drinks.

Eating out, shore taverns, Snorkeling, like to acutally sail the boat for a ways,
are...
Forum: Chartering 10-30-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 4,059
Posted By Duckwheat
BVI 10 day charter.......Top 8

We are going to the BVI's in late May for 10 days. I have never been there.

I would like the top 8 places you think I should go to.

Thanks,

DW
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By Duckwheat
insurance

I would roll those dice. Property loss is negligible. Homeowners should extend liability to your boat, double check.

Keep the money in your pocket. Lot's of scared people in the world not willing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,745
Posted By Duckwheat
Surveys? Often Recommended, but how good are they?

One consistent piece of advice across what ever sailing forum you read in re to buying a boat, is GET A SURVEY.

I am living and learning through others as I get nearer the day when I take the leap...
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