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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,532
Posted By CharleyB
GPS Chartplotters

I have a Garmin 182C. The graphics and controls are great. It is extremely easy to program. I am unfamiliar with any other models, however, for comparison purposes. Good luck.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-14-2003
Replies: 15
Views: 3,116
Posted By CharleyB
What size first boat?

We came to sailing in our mid-thirties and decided to make our first purchase a day-sailer. We were advised by more experienced sailors that this would be a better strategy for developing our...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-13-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 2,451
Posted By CharleyB
Best Outboard

I, too, have a Nissan (longshaft two-stroke) 5hp. It has been extremely reliable. Best of luck.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-18-2003
Replies: 22
Views: 2,852
Posted By CharleyB
Block Island trip

I would respectfully disagree with the conclusion that Block Island "is not that nice anyway." It is beautiful, the people are warm and it offers a variety of activities, including convenient white...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-24-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,757
Posted By CharleyB
Seeking Weekender Recommendations

We loved our Ensign, which we found to be a great day-sailer for the Narragansett Bay. It is still in fine condition after thity-five years (we have passed it along to family). I would make sure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-20-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,103
Posted By CharleyB
I have a bubble in my compass!?!

I seem to remember that there was an extremely long thread on this subject on the C&C E-mail list. Maybe you can find it through archives?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-30-2002
Replies: 12
Views: 3,536
Posted By CharleyB
need boat to sailing!

My family''s first boat was a Pearson Ensign, which can be found in your price range. We were very happy with this boat. These boats are 22 and 1/2 feet long and have a full keel. They were built...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-23-2002
Replies: 20
Views: 3,580
Posted By CharleyB
older C & C''''s

I purchased a 1979 C&C 36 in mid summer and have been extremely pleased with it. We have a 150 genoa on a roller furling and have not felt overwhelmed.

For general information on these boats,...
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