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Search: Posts Made By: aimcat
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-22-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 4,568
Posted By aimcat
Great - well I bought her so no turning back now!

Great - well I bought her so no turning back now!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-21-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 4,568
Posted By aimcat
To further complicate things I have now found a...

To further complicate things I have now found a 22 Catalina in my price range, that has had a lot done to it and is in great shape! Are these boats better quality? I know they were mass produced like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-21-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By aimcat
Neither of these boats are close to home - both 3...

Neither of these boats are close to home - both 3 hours away one way. I want to cruise the lake, learn to sail and enjoy time out with friends. Not ready for racing.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-21-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By aimcat
Yes have looked at both - realitively the same...

Yes have looked at both - realitively the same except for the issue with the Keel on the NA23. NA23 seems to sit higher off the water, has a bigger boat feel. White the Helsen sits lower - also was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-21-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By aimcat
I just wanted to make sure we were getting the...

I just wanted to make sure we were getting the best boat. I know all their is to know about power boat makes and models but I dont about sailboats - thats why I thought this forum was here to...
Forum: Other Brands 06-21-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 967
Posted By aimcat
Any Helsen owners out there?

Looking at buying a Helsen 22 - anyone out there have one? Good boats? Solid made? Good beginner boats?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-21-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By aimcat
Well the NA23 has a stuck keel which I understand...

Well the NA23 has a stuck keel which I understand can be something simple or very complicated? I liked the overall look of the NA23 better than the Helsen. What are your guys opinions based on that?
Forum: Orphan Brands 06-21-2011
Replies: 234
Views: 30,431
Posted By aimcat
A younger guy owns the boat that Im not sure...

A younger guy owns the boat that Im not sure really knows a lot about boats. He said when they attempt to lower the swing keel it wont go - so he said from his opinion it looked like it needed oil or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-21-2011
Replies: 420
Views: 50,065
Posted By aimcat
Im 29, my husband is 29........

Im 29, my husband is 29........
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-21-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By aimcat
Oh we will have time to sail its just getting...

Oh we will have time to sail its just getting away from town to go do it - our lake is 10 minutes away so that wont be an issue. I had picked the Helsen but then I saw the NA23 and thought...
Forum: Orphan Brands 06-20-2011
Replies: 234
Views: 30,431
Posted By aimcat
Actually interesting that you mention the swing...

Actually interesting that you mention the swing keel...this boat we are looking at the guy said the swing keel cable is rusty and needs to be oiled to work again....is this true in others issues with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-20-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By aimcat
Easy to sail, durable and good made boat,...

Easy to sail, durable and good made boat, something that we could learn and keep for the next 2-3 years then move up....?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By aimcat
Yes I understand that. Just wanting opinions on...

Yes I understand that. Just wanting opinions on which would be the best build and make along with being easy to sail and learn with.
Forum: Orphan Brands 06-20-2011
Replies: 234
Views: 30,431
Posted By aimcat
Guys my husband and I are considering the...

Guys my husband and I are considering the purchase of a NA Spirit boat...its a 78ish model with everything, ready to go sail. Is this a good beginner boat? Will be sailing on a lake.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By aimcat
Need help on final purchase decision!

Please read my post here and please let me know what you guys think?
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/boat-review-purchase-forum/75447-final-decisions-sailboats-help-needed.html
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-20-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By aimcat
Final Decisions on sailboats - help needed!

Well as in my other post I had thought that getting the Helsen was out but it is still in the running just finding a time to get the boat because it is 3 hours from us - but I need a final decision...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-19-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 4,568
Posted By aimcat
I think it is but the people will not get back...

I think it is but the people will not get back with me...so I dont know what is up with that.
Right now my other choices are (I just came across some of these and inquired about them)

A 25ft...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-19-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 4,568
Posted By aimcat
Yes - tried all that - no luck.

Yes - tried all that - no luck.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-19-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 4,568
Posted By aimcat
Just when I think that is the boat I am getting -...

Just when I think that is the boat I am getting - we were suppose to meet today and the people backed out! Wow! How dissapointing! Does anyone have any outlets for boats for sale? Maybe something Ive...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,885
Posted By aimcat
Well maybe I should give it time - my husband...

Well maybe I should give it time - my husband instantly saw it and said I HATE IT! He had the thoughts of making a background yellowfin tuna and naming the boat "Yellowfin" -

Here is the boat in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-18-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 4,568
Posted By aimcat
Does anyone notice on the Helsen it does not have...

Does anyone notice on the Helsen it does not have railing around the boat? Should it? Should I install some?
And also Ive found a 4hp merc 4 stroke - used maybe 30 hours...2004-5 model they want 600...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,885
Posted By aimcat
Wow did not even think about how the decals would...

Wow did not even think about how the decals would not have faded out like the rest of the boat....didnt even think of that! Wow this sounds a lot harder than I expected! Do you think I could take off...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,885
Posted By aimcat
How to removie name decal - and new name questions?

My husband and I are days away from buying our first sailboat and we have pretty much decided we are getting a Helsen 22. It is yellow with a black bottom. Right now it has a name on each side...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-17-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 4,568
Posted By aimcat
Oh and I meant to put 5hp instead of 6. Also...

Oh and I meant to put 5hp instead of 6. Also didnt think about them getting stolen! Is there anyway to make sure they dont? Other than taking them off every time?!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-17-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 4,568
Posted By aimcat
Oh yes 20" long shaft.....

Oh yes 20" long shaft.....
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