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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-09-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,699
Posted By gene80
Better late than never...

We finally got "the" boat. After much discussion we ended up with a Leopard 40 cat.

I finished the dock off with 4 - 8' bumpers and one 6' bumper from Scalise Marine. They were flex something,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-04-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,311
Posted By gene80
That's my question. If I'm bringing a boat from...

That's my question. If I'm bringing a boat from The Bahamas to Florida and the boat spec details show that the boat is flagged US and also shows a registration number should one assume that the US...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-03-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,311
Posted By gene80
Do I have to pay duty or not?

I'm nearing the purchase of a Moorings boat and I'm curious if I'm going to have to pay duty on the boat or not.

The boat is located in The Bahamas. The specs show that it is a "US" flagged boat...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-31-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,114
Posted By gene80
@McCary - Good point about the ice. I guess...

@McCary - Good point about the ice. I guess there're not giving it away with electricity being so expensive in the islands. Didn't think I would be dropping a C note on ice per month. Geez... Someone...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-23-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 990
Posted By gene80
I got a really good quote from www ....

I got a really good quote from www . globalmarineinsurance . com
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-15-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,260
Posted By gene80
Purchasing First Boat - Answers & Recommendations Wanted

Well, I am now officially in the market for a nice, pre-owned, and well cared for sailboat. Previously, I thought that I would wait until we moved to the ocean to buy the coastal cruiser I've been...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-16-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,114
Posted By gene80
It'll just be me and the wifey with the...

It'll just be me and the wifey with the occasional visiting couple. I guess I should have provided more details on the the overall plan.

We'll be working to refit the boat to our liking for ~6-9...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-16-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,472
Posted By gene80
Hmmm... We went with Fairwind Sailing School out...

Hmmm... We went with Fairwind Sailing School out of Red Hook. The boats name was Lucy II. Real gem... :D

Perfect for us beginners.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-16-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,472
Posted By gene80
Get the 2 cabin if possible. We got our ASA 101,...

Get the 2 cabin if possible. We got our ASA 101, 103, & 104 on a 3 cabin version and I can attest to the tiny sweat box me and my wife called home for a week.

The boat generally sailed well. We...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-13-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,114
Posted By gene80
Alright, let's go at this again with feedback...

Alright, let's go at this again with feedback incorporated.

Monthly:
Insurance - $350
Gas - $125
Water - $75
Slip Fees - $160
- 3 nights/month
Mooring Fees - $150
- 10 nights @ $15/night
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-13-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,114
Posted By gene80
Recurring Costs. What am I missing?

The day of our sabbatical approaches and I continue to edit and reconcile our budget models. I've read through threads on this site along with others and would like your opinions.

38 ft - Catalina...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-28-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 710
Posted By gene80
South Florida Sailing 12/28 - 1/2

My wife and I are located in Lighthouse Point for the next few days and are dying to get out on the water since getting our ASA certifications. The cost of getting a boat for a day isn't very...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-27-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,699
Posted By gene80
The ICW is a "no wake" zone where the canal...

The ICW is a "no wake" zone where the canal begins so I don't think wake will be too much of a concern. There is a FP35 (Width) 5 houses up the canal and a Catalina 375 (Depth) right next door.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-27-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,699
Posted By gene80
Clarification

I guess I should have qualified the size of the canal a bit more.

There are already boats at nearly every house on either side of the canal. It's about 80 ft wide, their dock is about 1/4 mile...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-26-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,699
Posted By gene80
Dock Prep for New Sailboat

Was hoping someone could point me in the right direction. Could someone highlight the main work items that need to be considered when ensuring that a dock is ready to host a boat?

My in-laws have...
Forum: Boat Reviews   11-17-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 13,631
Posted By gene80
Zincs

Makes total sense. Thanks for the explanation. So Net: If you're burning through zincs first check your boat/power. If it's not due to a recent change that you made talk to others that dock near by...
Forum: Boat Reviews   11-17-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 13,631
Posted By gene80
What eats Zinc?

What causes the zinc to disappear so rapidly? If the zinc is totally eaten what damage would the boat suffer? Is it difficult to replace the zinc yourself?
Forum: Boat Reviews   11-17-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 13,631
Posted By gene80
Smaller Beneteau's

MJ, sorry to thread hijack but do you have any experience with the 381 or 361? My wife and I are in the market for newish crusing boat in the 80-100k range to operate out of South Florida with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-02-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 701
Posted By gene80
Average Cost of Ownership

I've seen a few similar posts but none of them answered some of my specific questions.

I'm curious looking about average yearly & monthly costs for the below scenario.

Boat: 36 - 39, 00 - 05,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-13-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 41,390
Posted By gene80
I'm also considering a Beneteau/Catalina due to...

I'm also considering a Beneteau/Catalina due to the cost to quality ratio. Does anyone have any thoughts they could provide in choosing between a B373, B393, B36.7, or C380?

We'd be based out of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-12-2009
Replies: 647
Views: 55,225
Posted By gene80
I'd carry as well.

I'd carry as well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-11-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 3,744
Posted By gene80
Yeah dude... I'm 28 and feel you pain but I think...

Yeah dude... I'm 28 and feel you pain but I think you're approach was obviously a bit wrong. You're lucky to be able to afford a boat at your age. Hopefully I'll be there soon. I vote for the "pay...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2009
Replies: 440
Views: 59,732
Posted By gene80
I'm on a Boat... Or will be soon.

Similar situations we are in. I'm 28 and my wife is 26 and we are also looking to get a boat. Where are you located in S. Florida. My inlaws have a place with a canal dock in Lighthouse Point and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-14-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 5,193
Posted By gene80
Congrats. When's your first trip?

Congrats. When's your first trip?
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