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Search: Posts Made By: genethompson
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-07-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 13,832
Posted By genethompson
JENNEAU 42ds,vs Catalina 42,vs Benneteu423,vsBavaria42

I THINK what you are saying is "I have $300k to spend and want a new 42 foot sailboat, what should I buy?" At least that is what it sounds like. These are all coastal production cruisers and I think...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-02-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By genethompson
Moisture

Sounds like standard boat maintenance on a boat of this age. Pretty much anything that is bolted on will need to be re-bedded at some point. If not they will start to leak. Some level of water in the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-29-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By genethompson
Any opinion on the newer C&C''''s

I have been in pressed by these, especially the new 115, but the 110 and 121 are nice also. I have been aboard all three. The 110 seems a little small, 115 seems perfectly sized, the 121 more of a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-29-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,815
Posted By genethompson
Beneteau 11.5

I have no personal experience with them, but an old broker told me they were well built. She didn''t have one but recommended I look for one.

You didn''t mention the keel depth. If this boat has...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-17-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,756
Posted By genethompson
teak decks

Some of the worlds best boats have teak decks, also some of the worlds worst. Either way they will eventually need replacing. Hardly anyone actually replaces with teak however. Teak decks are heavy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By genethompson
ASSORTED

After many years of boat ownership I am very set in my ways and have some strong opinions.

Replace any gate valves with marine ball valves ASAP. My head is plummed to fresh water and holding tank...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-25-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 6,527
Posted By genethompson
Liveaboard Boat Choice

You will not find a boat that does it all well. That is not what you asked, but I think it is what you mean. No, most live aboards I know do not sail much after the first year of moving aboard. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By genethompson
lexan

Tap Plastics is a good source. Remember that Lexan is not UV stable and will quickly loose it''s advantages over plexi-glass, becoming brittle and cracking.

Gene
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 10,076
Posted By genethompson
Cetol Vs Honey Teak

The problem with any coating is that it needs one or two coats when it still looks good to prevent a lot of extra work. This is a strange disipline. This generally involves lightly sanding off the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 10,076
Posted By genethompson
Cetol Vs Honey Teak

The search for the holy grail of wood finishes seems to never stop. I used to swear by a product called SunShield when I owned a wooden boat, they don''t make it any more. It had it''s own problems...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-05-2004
Replies: 25
Views: 19,346
Posted By genethompson
Sloop vs. Fractional Sloop vs. Cutter

Del, a longer boom would help you downwind but will hurt you upwind in anything over light winds. You will have to reef earlier due to the weather helm, and in so doing you loose sail area up high,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-05-2004
Replies: 25
Views: 19,346
Posted By genethompson
Sloop vs. Fractional Sloop vs. Cutter

Oh, I forgot another problem with a long boom is the possibility of dipping it in the water when running. This can cause significant damage to boom and rig.

I know someone that converted to a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-05-2004
Replies: 25
Views: 19,346
Posted By genethompson
Sloop vs. Fractional Sloop vs. Cutter

Del
Jeff will be able to give a better answer, but a longer boom will help in light winds where the extra weather helm won''t be that much of a problem. Better would be a main with full upper...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-04-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 2,371
Posted By genethompson
1978 C&C 34

I also have a friend who lives on a C&C 34, he is in Conecticut. I think it is a 1984. He has lived aboard for at least 15 years. He is a good sailor and likes his boat. It had a major blister...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 7,983
Posted By genethompson
Closed cell foam cushions

You might save some money but you will not come close to the quality of these new era boat cushions. We got some from c-cushions 4 years ago and are very impressed. The rubber coating keeps them...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By genethompson
preperations for offshore sailing

I''ve made this passage. It can get nasty out there. I would make certain that your fuel tank is clean, but 2hp isn''t going to do anything except move you abit in a quiet harbor. Check out your...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-28-2004
Replies: 19
Views: 24,687
Posted By genethompson
Sailboat cost vs Powerboats

I would agree that you need to compare a 30 foot power boat to a 38 to 42 foot sail boat, maybe a 36 in a modern wide body sail boat.

Gene
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-25-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 3,214
Posted By genethompson
New X-46 -- New Intro -- First Questions

I read an article recently (sorry can''t remember where) that talked about carbon rigs. The author went through the numbers and the weight savings aloft was not that much after you added all the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-22-2004
Replies: 16
Views: 22,931
Posted By genethompson
Freedom Sailboat

You will get better comments than mine from more knowledgeable participants. But I have known a few owners and they comented that jibing was out of the question, they go all the way around instead....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-21-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By genethompson
Newbie questions

I would break the bay up into three distinct areas. The south bay is huge and has mild winds and is unpopulated with boats. The north bay can be similar but is more interesting. The special part of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-20-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 7,584
Posted By genethompson
Buying a used Moorings Boat

I have two friends who bought ex-charter boats. They both got amazing deals through a dealer. Both boats were early 90s. The downside for both was they had a lot of wear. You get a modern boat with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-17-2004
Replies: 20
Views: 2,553
Posted By genethompson
need help ASAP

Jeff, I have always thought your boat looked alost perfect. Not certain what the interier looks like, some that I have seen on the web are pretty sparten. I havn''t seen many for sale, never on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-17-2004
Replies: 20
Views: 2,553
Posted By genethompson
need help ASAP

Good point, whatever boat you get you can enjoy. I find it interestin to read owner reviews of boats. I don''t think I have ever read a bad one. Everyone thinks their boat is great. You learn to live...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-17-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 2,900
Posted By genethompson
Newbies buying 1st sailboat

Something you should think about that is a negitive for the Beneteau 40.7 is the sail drive. The sail drive needs annual service out of the water. Us Californians are used to hauling the boat once...
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