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Search: Posts Made By: bigdogandy
Forum: Endeavour 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By bigdogandy
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Keys Weekend Getaway Suggestions?

Have you thought about picking up a mooring in Largo Sound at Pennekamp? It's easy to dinghy over to the state park to walk the dog. If you're target is the upper keys that would be my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 3,590
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

Sherwood - you're definitely not crazy. My wife and I moved from Denver to Orlando in 1994 with less than $2k to our names. We looked at boats but ended up renting an apartment instead......kind of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: your thoughts for a new sailor

Also - the Morgan OI is a great boat, and it was design for sailing the Bahamas and Caribbean, so that wouldn't be a terrible choice. They can be single-handed, and it would give you room to host a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: your thoughts for a new sailor

Augie - if you're looking to cruise, you may want to think about finding a boat somewhere in the 32-37 foot range that is in good shape, which you should be able to find great ones for less than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Southeast Florida Coastal Cruising Q's

When I moved to Fort Lauderdale last year from Orlando I struggled with the same decision, eventually ending up deciding to keep my boat in Key Largo. It's a little over an hour away, but the sailing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Holding tank vent fitting options

Try one of these installed just below the toe rail:

Perko Gas Tank Vent with Splash Guard Chrome Plated Zinc 5/8" Hose - Star Marine Depot...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 5,428
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

Here's another resource:

Sailboat Reviews of Offshore Cruising Yachts : Bluewaterboats.org (http://bluewaterboats.org/)

Lots of bluewater capable boats here of various sizes and price ranges.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Bristol 32 needs work or Endeavor 32 work done

The deck, cabin trunk, and cockpit sole have plywood core on the E32's, but I'm not sure if it's 3/4. As with any boat with coring (and almost all do) you have to look at the areas where there are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Bristol 32 needs work or Endeavor 32 work done

I have an E32 and in my (biased) opinion it is a great boat for what you describe. She sails well, has enough room and storage below for 2-3 people to cruise pretty comfortably, has great ventilation...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Moving to Tampa

Plenty of boats in your price range.....do a search on Yachtworld and you"ll find several that might be good candidates....here's an example:

1981 Horizon SLOOP Sail Boat For Sale -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2014
Replies: 4,691
Views: 285,865
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Yes - Molinere Bay, Grenada. One of the places on my bucket list......

Your turn Donjuanluis.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2014
Replies: 4,691
Views: 285,865
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Ahhhh.....should have thought of that. But, such are the rule of the game, no? You found a quick way to find the answer.

Name the bay, and you're up again, Donjuanluis!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2014
Replies: 4,691
Views: 285,865
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

The bridge was the giveaway.....not many cable stayed bridges out there with four independent towers.

Here's one of a place that's on my list of destinations, just haven't been there in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2014
Replies: 4,691
Views: 285,865
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Newton Navarro Bridge, Natal?
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-23-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Newbiw Member -> Present sailor -> Future liveaboard -> Compac 27/2?

Awesome to hear you got her delivered to your home port, Nomad. You'll need to have 10 posts before you can post pictures, but you can tell us the tale of moving the boat to her slip one word per...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,097
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Solo Climbing the Mast- Block and Tackle

I also use the ATN Mastclimber and love it. I use the main halyard for the rig, and when I can I have a friend belay me using the spinnaker halyard....when I'm alone I use a separate ascender on the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-22-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Just joined

Welcome aboard Sailnet - this is a great place to learn about sailing, but there's no substitute for being in a sailboat on the water.

Have you checked into Dixie Sailing Club on Lake Martin?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2014
Replies: 4,691
Views: 285,865
Posted By bigdogandy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2014
Replies: 4,691
Views: 285,865
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Well, I like devious, and I'm rarely offended.....surprised sometimes, though.

Guantanamo Bay?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2014
Replies: 4,691
Views: 285,865
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

That has an east coast look.....an north of the palm zone. Maybe in the Baltimore area?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2014
Replies: 4,691
Views: 285,865
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

That would be correct, Azzarac....one of the most artfully designed and built operating bridges on the entire east coast, and with a 55' clearance at mean high water one of the few that most of us...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2014
Replies: 4,691
Views: 285,865
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Not quite, but so very, very close!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2014
Replies: 4,691
Views: 285,865
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

You're close.....it is in Florida and on the ICW.......in the city known as the Venice of America.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2014
Replies: 4,691
Views: 285,865
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

That Natal area looks quite beautiful.....will have to put that on the list of travel destinations!

Here's one that will be familiar with ICW cruisers:

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