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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,766
Posted By aquaholic
Re: What's a sailor to do in London?

If you had summers we have to look forward to you might look just as happy:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,766
Posted By aquaholic
Re: What's a sailor to do in London?

I am pleased to say that I managed to meet up with billsull on his visit to London and gave him a whirlwind tour of Chatham Dockyard, the Marina, lunch at the local Yacht Club and a sail on the River...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By aquaholic
Re: US Boats v UK Boats

Thats why I didnt mention them, was just interested to see what other builds there may be. Am familiar with the Island Packet and Hunter Legends (as they are called here), always seems to be some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By aquaholic
Re: US Boats v UK Boats

Good point but I wonder how much would be saved after paying the V.A.T (Tax) in the EU and also the cost of getting the boat CE marked for use in the EU
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By aquaholic
US Boats v UK Boats

Donít intend this to be a pi**ing contest of any kind, more of a curious enquiry. Having experience of UK and European boats only I wonder about the main differences between the design styles of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,986
Posted By aquaholic
Re: Do all Beneteaus have iron keels?

You would be hard pushed to find lead keels in new boats in Europe these days, in fact i thought the yearly rust grinding was a tradition :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,783
Posted By aquaholic
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-14-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,766
Posted By aquaholic
Re: What's a sailor to do in London?

Have got your PM and will drop you an email.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-14-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By aquaholic
Re: Boat Videos

Love the rope prank :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-14-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By aquaholic
Boat Videos

Just in case any of you wanted to see what boating is like on the other side of the pond, I have a few vids here. :)

https://www.youtube.com/user/nauticalvideos/videos?view=0
Forum: Beneteau   02-14-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,570
Posted By aquaholic
Re: Anyone tried dodger?

I think what you are reffering to is what we in uk call a 'Spray Hood' an absoloute must here, dogers are fitted to guard rails each side.
Forum: Beneteau   02-14-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 4,601
Posted By aquaholic
Re: damage after impact

I wouldnt be too worried about damage to the liner, also the guy is being up front with you so not trying to hide anything
Forum: Beneteau   02-14-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 4,339
Posted By aquaholic
Re: Beneteau models question

I have an Oceanis 381, loads of space, forecabin with ensuite and two stern double cabins,dont be put off by inmast furling, cant comment on AC as we sail in the uk so just open a port:D:D
Forum: Beneteau   02-14-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,789
Posted By aquaholic
Re: Beneteau 311

I cant comment on the areas you plan to sail in but a 311 would be a good choice, I think beneteau used the 311 keel design for their Figaro raceing boats.
Forum: Beneteau   02-14-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,690
Posted By aquaholic
Re: water,water everywhere

Sorry for being thick, is it keel or deck stepped. :D
Forum: Beneteau   02-14-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 4,287
Posted By aquaholic
Re: in mast furling issues?

Had our 96 Oceanis 381 for over a year now and I was very hesitant because it has inmast furling.......think its a real boon now! had it stripped and serviced when we bought the boat and it has been...
Forum: Beneteau   02-14-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3,285
Posted By aquaholic
Re: Oceanis 38 to buy or not to buy

Hi paddy, bought our 96' Oceanis 381 in September 2011 (UK) and have never looked back, i dont know what the draught is of the one you are looking at but ours is 1.62mt with a flared keel base, also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-14-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,766
Posted By aquaholic
Smile Re: What's a sailor to do in London?

I am new here so firstly Hello, a trip to London is not any more expensive than any other major city in Europe, in fact I think London is cheaper than many other places, ok so if you want a hotel in...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-14-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By aquaholic
Talking Hi From across the pond!

Sail out of the River Medway in the UK, nice to see y'all :D
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-14-2013
Replies: 3,410
Views: 892,387
Posted By aquaholic
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