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Search: Posts Made By: DonFoley
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-26-2003
Replies: 15
Views: 2,081
Posted By DonFoley
BROKERS!!

I agree. I bought my last two boats (one $50,000 and another $100,000) by finding them on the internet and contacting the broker by e-mail, and using e-mail pretty much through the whole process. It...
Forum: Provisioning 10-29-2003
Replies: 109
Views: 15,192
Posted By DonFoley
Coffee

We''re coffee fanatics. We''ve done it all, portable camping drip systems (a pot with fitted funnel shaped for filters), stovetop expresso, french presses...but we always go back to a drip machine....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-22-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 4,494
Posted By DonFoley
icw bridge heights?

You''re probably right. Having grown up in Cocoa Beach it becomes a pretty automatic reation to say "Cocoa BEACH" when someone says something like "I hear you''re from Cocoa," but I''m not used to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-21-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 4,494
Posted By DonFoley
icw bridge heights?

Cocoa beach isn''t on the ICW, the closest you can get is taking the barge canal over to the port at Cape Canaveral.

The bridge at 528 is something like 36 feet, and a few miles south of that is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 3,049
Posted By DonFoley
Anyone using Allstate for boat insurance?

I used Allstate for a couple years. My surveyor told me they had the best response to paying the damages he surveyed for insurance claims. The rate was cheap. But they only covered out to 100 miles...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-08-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,080
Posted By DonFoley
Whoa...what are these charges

One of my few pet pieves in life was my last boat loan. I asked my finance company at the very beginning if I could handle my own documentation, my broker said she''d do it for $75. They said yes....
Forum: Chartering 09-24-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By DonFoley
Sunset Sailing Business

Jim,

Thanks. I assumed I''d need a captains license, but what I''m REALLY wondering is all the other details. For instance, what kind of insurance would be required. Are there boat restrictions or...
Forum: Chartering 09-23-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By DonFoley
Sunset Sailing Business

When we travel (without boat) and find ourselves in some cool spot, we''ll often go out on the local "Sunset Sail" usually $35 a pop. Fun painless outings.

Then one day last month I was visiting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-15-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 2,620
Posted By DonFoley
12 volt appliances - wanted -TV-plasma tv, microwave, washer

We''ve had boats that were all 12v and boats that had an inverter with most everything but the cabin lights using 120v. Life is MUCH easier with the 120v setup and a good sized inverter. We have a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-14-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 1,381
Posted By DonFoley
Need Charts !!

So Jeff finishes his big first day of ditch digging and goes to collect his pay.

"Sir" he says respectfully, "I''m here for my pay."

"Your WHAT?" asks the property owner.

"My pay, for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-14-2003
Replies: 24
Views: 3,047
Posted By DonFoley
full time cruising insurance ??

Actually J, I did give you a number.

$500 a year on a $65,000 hull value.

But anyones numbers are going to be meaningless. If you want a REAL figure, call up your insurance agent. I didn''t use...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-13-2003
Replies: 24
Views: 3,047
Posted By DonFoley
full time cruising insurance ??

And lets get back to boat insurance for a second. Unless you have your $40,000 for your boat in cash, your bank will require you have insurance, both hull and liability.

OK, so you''ve dug a few...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 1,667
Posted By DonFoley
Docking

That''s TRANSIENT. My edit button isn''t working on this board.

Electricity is generally $35 to $50 extra per month, a couple places metered.

Pumpouts and water were always free.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 1,667
Posted By DonFoley
Docking

We''ve been doing Florida/Georgia for the past year, these are monthly tranient rates per foot unless otherwise noted.

West Palm: $18

Vero Beach Muni mooring $7 per night, $200 monthly
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-12-2003
Replies: 24
Views: 3,047
Posted By DonFoley
full time cruising insurance ??

Insurance:

Life, Health or Boat?

Life: Actually a term GE policy for $250,000 each (cost: $72 a quarter, each)and a whole life policy from CU for $250,000 each (cost: $80 a month, each)....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-12-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 652
Posted By DonFoley
Pirates

Arrr, beware maties!

http://mahnkiman.tweekmonster.org/stuff/TheLegoTreasureHunt.swf
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-11-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 1,809
Posted By DonFoley
Passing Cuba

Yeah, I can spell "alcohol"
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-11-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 1,809
Posted By DonFoley
Passing Cuba

Jeff,

Also your logic that your drug of choice is no worse than alchohol is incredibly flawed.

Yeah, alchohol has never been responsible for ruining people''s lives. Right.

What you''re...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2003
Replies: 20
Views: 5,862
Posted By DonFoley
Satalite TV on your boat???

MBH,

You don''t have to justify anything, even the evils of working in the broadcast field (I make about 25% of my income from there too, so I''m not going to putting my head up into that field of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-09-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By DonFoley
internet boat sales

www.yachtworld.com and www.boats.com are pretty popular, but they have a limit on how high a "for sale by owner" can go. I''m pretty sure they both peak at $50,000, and after that you have to go...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2003
Replies: 20
Views: 5,862
Posted By DonFoley
Satalite TV on your boat???

After being out in the elements all day long, dropping the hook, cooking dinner and enjoying the sunset, we watch a movie. It''s a ritual my crew (11 and 12) loves and we''ve done it for years. We...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-06-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 2,247
Posted By DonFoley
only using achorages

When we''re cruising, our average is 3 nights out and then into a marina for a night. This allows us to re-water and pump out, do laundry and provisioning of parishables (meat). We also wash down the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By DonFoley
internet?

I use the Verizon Family plan, so for $43 a month a get something like 300 minutes, free long-distance. I have a $19 cable I can connect the phone to my laptop and use it as a wireless modem. Works...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2003
Replies: 12
Views: 4,240
Posted By DonFoley
volvo penta web site or forum??? HELP!

I have a VP 2003 that was driving me nuts. I removed the heat exchanger, took it to a radiator shop and had it inspected and cleaned. It was fine, slapped it back on and I was still runnning hot.
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-16-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 1,103
Posted By DonFoley
A place to leave boat for a couple of months in SC or GA

Brunswick Landing Marina in Brunswick is $7.50 a foot, no contracts. Great hurricane hole.

Next cheapest southward would probably be Ortega River Boatyard in Jacksonville, also $7.50.

Further...
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