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Search: Posts Made By: rmf1643
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-17-2002
Replies: 10
Views: 2,054
Posted By rmf1643
In-between Coastal &Blue Water cruiser

I''m considering moving up from my Hunter 376 to a 42-43''. Can anyone give me an idea what to look for in a Coastal Cruiser that is a bit sturdier than the Hunter/Catalina type production boat....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-20-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 2,179
Posted By rmf1643
Mason 43/44

I''m looking to "move up" from a coastal cruiser (HUnter 376) to a blue water boat and I like the set up on the Masons 43/44''. Your feedback and comments for or against are welcome.
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-15-2001
Replies: 22
Views: 4,522
Posted By rmf1643
How big is too big to start out?

I took many lessons on 18-22'' sailboats. Then I bought a used catalina 30''. I read everything I can get my hands on on handling, sail trim, ect. Then I "practice" on my boat. There is ALOT to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-06-2001
Replies: 9
Views: 4,286
Posted By rmf1643
Center Cockpit Hunter

I just moved up to a Hunter 376 (aft cockpit).I had a Catalina 30. Love the boat, easy to handle, lots of room. I too coastal cruise and spend time aboard in the summer.I don''t plan on doing any...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-26-2001
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By rmf1643
Advice for coastal trip.. Newport to New Jersey

With all this great advice, it still sounds like you have some doubts. I suggest taking a sailing buddy that was some experience and have them be your crew. That way you''ll gain confidence and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-26-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,353
Posted By rmf1643
Weather Forcasts

Does anyone have a good site to look at for marine forecasting. I use "marineweather.com" now and I would like to find a 4-5 day forecast. I sail out of San Diego, but live in Phoenix, so it would be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-25-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 5,902
Posted By rmf1643
To Hunter 375/376/380 owners

Capt Ron,
Accidental gybe''s can cause damage on any boat. I rigged a preventer on my Catalina 30 whenever I was running to prevent the gybe. Based on your comments I will be doing the same, or...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-11-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 5,902
Posted By rmf1643
To Hunter 375/376/380 owners

I have just purchased a ''98 Hunter 376 pending survey and sea trial. Have any of you encounters any problems with this boat that I might look for and possibly be considered a "common"...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-07-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By rmf1643
Sea Trials

What should one expect during the sea trial of a used boat? As a new buyer I want to make sure I don''t miss anything. Other than "normal" operation of winches, windlass, elctronics etc. Do I insist...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By rmf1643
ST-4000 Auto Pilot

I have an ST4000 AP on my Catalina 30. Under sail with the AP steering my course is somewhat zig-zag due to the constant course correction caused by wave/swell action. Is there a way to get the AP to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-23-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 3,534
Posted By rmf1643
Auto Pilot ST-4000

I''m a fairly new owner of a Catalina 30 with the ST 4000 Auto Pilot. My question is while sailing with the AP steering, with every wave/swell the AP continously corrects the steering to maintain the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-07-2001
Replies: 60
Views: 7,387
Posted By rmf1643
Dumb question on shoes

Also check out the sneakers that are popular with the younger "skateboarder". Vans and Skeachers are popular brands. These skateboard sneakers are very comfortable and have nonmarking soles that give...
Forum: Chartering 08-01-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 811
Posted By rmf1643
Bermuda

I''ll be in Bermuda next year for a week and I was wondering if anyone knows if there are places to charter a 34-36'' for a day?
Forum: Chartering 07-31-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 3,809
Posted By rmf1643
Carribean/BVI Bareboat Areas

Dear Viexile,
You sound like a BVI expert. Can you direct me to a publication or web site to help out? Also any recommendations on where to charter out of and any recommended charter companies?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-30-2001
Replies: 36
Views: 10,753
Posted By rmf1643
Boat buying advice for 35''''+ range

I own two of the cars mentioned here, and one of the boats. For what I pay in repair bills on my Volvo (which is now my 17 year old daughters car) I''ll be selling it soon and buying a Honda for her...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-30-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 1,438
Posted By rmf1643
Best boat for the budget?

I bought a Catalina 30 2 years ago. Its a bit older (''82),but the previous owners spent alot of time & $$. It has all the upgrades you mention plus auto pilot, 12volt refrig, extra water tanks, new...
Forum: Chartering 07-30-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 3,809
Posted By rmf1643
Carribean/BVI Bareboat Areas

I am wanting to bareboat next year and would like your help. Are there better areas to go than others. It would seem that the BVI''s might be crowded and touristy. Any unspoiled areas left? Also your...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-30-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 18,965
Posted By rmf1643
Best 30 ft sailboat for family

I bought a Catalina 30 2 years ago as my "first" boat. Love it. Its older (''82), but the previous owner spent alot of time & $$ on upgrades and this boat is one of the best Catalina 30''s around....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-11-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 1,293
Posted By rmf1643
Mason 43

Looking at a ''86 Mason 43''Cutter. I sail out of S.Cal and mostly coastal cruise. I am looking to move up from my Catalina 30 and in order to stay in my budget I am considering an older "bluewater"...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-27-2001
Replies: 63
Views: 13,506
Posted By rmf1643
Heeling Paranoia

I also own a catalina 30 in S.Cal (my first keelboat) and I too got nervous when the heeling got over 15%. But over the past 2 years of sailing with my 21 yr old son (who is fearless as all 21 yr...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-17-2001
Replies: 14
Views: 10,646
Posted By rmf1643
Seakindly Boats vs.the rest

As I begin me search to move up from my Catalina 30 (to 38-40'',5-8 yrs old) I get overwhelmed with all the choices. One common theme seems to be if a boat has seakindly motion. Can someone expand on...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-07-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 5,418
Posted By rmf1643
Prop walk - Catalina 30

Setting the anchor is not the problem, getting my boat to back up so I can set the anchor is the challange. I''ve considered dropping the anchor with my bow 90 degrees off so when I go astern the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-05-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,924
Posted By rmf1643
Catalina or Hunter??

I''m looking to move up from my Catalina 30 to a 38-41''. Both the Catalinas & Hunters have great cabins and cockpits. My wife & I sail out of San Diego and do some coastal cruising and long weekends...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 05-05-2001
Replies: 9
Views: 2,408
Posted By rmf1643
Crew San Diego

I''m a starving college student in San Diego, very short on $$, but I love to sail and would like to crew.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 05-05-2001
Replies: 9
Views: 2,408
Posted By rmf1643
Crew San Diego

I''m a starving college student in San Diego, very short on $$, but I love to sail and would like to crew.
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