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Search: Posts Made By: SeaStrutter
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-28-2009
Replies: 209
Views: 23,304
Posted By SeaStrutter
Hey LOD, I was in the same place as you in...

Hey LOD,

I was in the same place as you in my early twenties - In fact, I asked for advice, like you, and got similar responses.

I ended up purchasing a fat, slow, but "large" Bayfield 25 - I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-28-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 6,274
Posted By SeaStrutter
Having been aboard half a dozen in the last few...

Having been aboard half a dozen in the last few months, I can tell you that this is one yacht where condition, and therefore value, vary widely. Some have been raced hard, one I saw had grooves worn...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-28-2009
Replies: 71
Views: 6,798
Posted By SeaStrutter
As a Broker who subscribes to the YachtWorld MLS,...

As a Broker who subscribes to the YachtWorld MLS, I have access to the "Soldboats.com" database. I can search for year/make/geographic area, etc, etc. When a broker sells any vessel that has been...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 4,704
Posted By SeaStrutter
You guys are right to be scared... I'm speaking...

You guys are right to be scared... I'm speaking from experience. I had thru-hulls in similar shape to those pictured. I was also a little concerned, but decided I'd "test" how they worked while my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 3,115
Posted By SeaStrutter
I recently made cushions and covers for my...

I recently made cushions and covers for my Bayfield 25. I'll share the "experience":

1) The foam was about $600cdn for v-berth and two seaberths. Got it from "Foamite". Top-quality stuff, great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-12-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 6,338
Posted By SeaStrutter
Here in Toronto I have a little aluminum antenna,...

Here in Toronto I have a little aluminum antenna, get about 10-15 channels. One is in HD which is very crisp. I hear it is possible to get dozens of free HD around larger cities by antenna, can...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-24-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 10,975
Posted By SeaStrutter
My plan is to head south through Oswego, down the...

My plan is to head south through Oswego, down the Hudson, then south on the ICW to Florida,etc. My question is this - Once I get to NYC, what are the options - I've heard there's an inside passage...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-20-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 5,476
Posted By SeaStrutter
Way to go Mike. I'm with you on the whole "living...

Way to go Mike. I'm with you on the whole "living with less"... I have worked in an office for the last few years with a dress code, and am expected to look together - shave, ironed clothes, smell OK...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-18-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 3,390
Posted By SeaStrutter
I have a 1994 9.9hp High-Thrust Extra-Longshaft...

I have a 1994 9.9hp High-Thrust Extra-Longshaft with High output alternator (I think 15 amps) on my Bayfield 25. It works like a dream. VERY quiet - I'm planning the same kind of ICW trip you speak...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By SeaStrutter
Remembering my days teaching Junior club, I'd say...

Remembering my days teaching Junior club, I'd say for the fastest gains you would want to:

1) Get the best boat (the one with LESS holes/ Problems than other boats)
2) Get the newest sails in the...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,124
Posted By SeaStrutter
Also, for crowded windward mark roundings when...

Also, for crowded windward mark roundings when you have dozens of boats all rounding at the same time and shadowing each other. They all round, try to stay high, and the fleet heads itself up too...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By SeaStrutter
Hey Herb - I run a 15" LCD and DVD player off a...

Hey Herb - I run a 15" LCD and DVD player off a cheap 300watt inverter. It is $25 at auto store and it has been fine for a couple of years now. It is made by xantrex - the same company that makes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 2,772
Posted By SeaStrutter
Seacocks - Who Needs 'em?

This past summer I decided to loosen and then re-tighten the old gate valves attached to underwater through-hulls on my Bayfield 25. I had read a lot about how gate valves didn't do as good a job as...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-11-2006
Replies: 68
Views: 7,868
Posted By SeaStrutter
That's very inspiring Sailaway, thanks... ...

That's very inspiring Sailaway, thanks...

Found a blog about a couple of young guys who embrace the philosophy of "just go" better than anyone else I have ever seen. In brief, these two...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-11-2006
Replies: 68
Views: 7,868
Posted By SeaStrutter
I don't expect to be excluded - I'm an easygoing...

I don't expect to be excluded - I'm an easygoing guy and get along pretty well with anyone. I'm just talking about the social environment - I don't want to sit around listening to how you walked to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-10-2006
Replies: 68
Views: 7,868
Posted By SeaStrutter
Old enough to know better, Young enough to do it anyways

Glad I found this thread... I've wondered the same thing, Newport... And unfortunatley, your questions (and mine) have not really been answered. How many people under 30 are out there doing it?
...
Forum: herSailNet 10-10-2006
Replies: 127
Views: 25,497
Posted By SeaStrutter
I've sailed laser II's for most of my (semi)adult...

I've sailed laser II's for most of my (semi)adult life, having sailed with and against many female crews. When I sailed Cork I noticed many gals heading out in their Bytes, Lasers, etc. in to 25 knot...
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