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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-18-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,312
Posted By kbyte
Re: Cal 27 deal of the century or total lemon...

There is a difference between the cost to buy a boat and the cost of owning a boat. All the issues being discussed here are just normal maintenance issues that you would have regardless of which boat...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-17-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,312
Posted By kbyte
Re: Cal 27 deal of the century or total lemon...

That's a Cal 2-27. My first boat was a Cal 2-27. They are great boats, and there's usually at least one competing in every California to Hawaii Trans-Pac race, so it's not a wimpy boat. You'll...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-13-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 5,930
Posted By kbyte
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

You might want to get a quickie bar tending certificate. With majors in philosophy and psychology you should be able to get a bartending job at any tiki bar on the coast.:D

BTW, I don't think...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-11-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,101
Posted By kbyte
Re: Please help me compare these cruising boats.

I would add Cal to the list. There should be some good Cal 40's or 39's out there.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-11-2012
Replies: 125
Views: 20,444
Posted By kbyte
Re: Is she bluewater? Interesting story to help with these questions.

Interesting to note that even experienced delivery skippers can fall prey to unfounded rumours spread by "experts" at tiki bars all over the coast.

Sequitur...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-11-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 5,296
Posted By kbyte
Re: Looks good, how well will she sail?

Beautiful boat!

First, for a 1976 boat that needs a bit of restoration, in this market, the price is not too low. In fact they would probably accept an even lower offer.

Second, she is clearly...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-18-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By kbyte
I've always been a fan of Claiborne Young and use...

I've always been a fan of Claiborne Young and use his cruising guides exclusively.

Salty Southeast Cruisers' Net ~ Your home for all the cruising news along the ICW...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-30-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 1,918
Posted By kbyte
I sail a 1978 Cal 2-27. It is an excellent boat. ...

I sail a 1978 Cal 2-27. It is an excellent boat.

It would not be my first choice for an ocean crossing, but I know of a couple that sailed theirs regularly to Portugal, some have circumnavigated,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-08-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 4,711
Posted By kbyte
Alado is strictly mail-order. I found that...

Alado is strictly mail-order.

I found that not having to drop the mast, or having to send someone up the mast made the whole proposition much less expensive.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 4,711
Posted By kbyte
I've had an Alado furler for almost three years....

I've had an Alado furler for almost three years. it has performed flawlessly in all that time through all kinds of abuse.

I'm not a furler expert, but the Alado seems simpler, sturdier, and more...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-25-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By kbyte
Beautiful boat! Nice to see there are still...

Beautiful boat!

Nice to see there are still some bright spots in the boat building industry.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-28-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,685
Posted By kbyte
Interesting comments, though (and I don't mean...

Interesting comments, though (and I don't mean the steel boat stuff).

Here we are 7 years later, in the middle of their time window. The ozone hole hasn't killed us, the ocean conveyor is working...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By kbyte
Oriental Marina is the place for a 2-3 day slip...

Oriental Marina is the place for a 2-3 day slip rental. Town dock has two slips that are free for 48 hours if they're available, but they don't have water or power.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By kbyte
Oriental is a great place to practise with your...

Oriental is a great place to practise with your new boat.

You can motor out to the middle of the Neuse where you'll be miles away from either shore and probably miles away from any other boat....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-24-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By kbyte
It was interesting to be able to inspect the...

It was interesting to be able to inspect the bearings after 2 1/2 years of use (although I would just as soon have passed on that opportunity) and not find any sign of wear whatsoever.

Davenport...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-22-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By kbyte
For more than you ever cared to know about BFS...

For more than you ever cared to know about BFS see:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/47351-big-freakin-sails.html
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-22-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By kbyte
Obviously not often enough. Our water here...

Obviously not often enough.

Our water here in Pamlico Sound is only a little bit salty- not even enough to taste. It varies a little depending on wind direction and if there has been rain lately,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-22-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By kbyte
No real damage other than the forestay. The mast...

No real damage other than the forestay. The mast came down very slowly, (I thought I was in a kung fu movie) and came to rest on the stern pulpit cushioned by lines and sails. It did take out the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-21-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By kbyte
Thumbs up Kudos for Alado

Last week, while flying along, double reefed, in 25 knots of wind, my forestay parted. Having the mast come down in conditions like that is no fun at all. Using sheets, halyards, and cables, we were...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-01-2008
Replies: 254
Views: 22,682
Posted By kbyte
Sometimes you just have to stand your ground. ...

Sometimes you just have to stand your ground.

Once MacGregor, Hunter, Catalina, etc. find out that all it takes is one phone call to have all unflattering references to their products purged,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-19-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,595
Posted By kbyte
MacGregor Venture of Newport???

MacGregor Venture of Newport???
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-29-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,137
Posted By kbyte
Thumbs up We're not renewing the lease on our slip at Pecan...

We're not renewing the lease on our slip at Pecan Grove Marina. A little pricey, but a great location and definitely worth a call.

We were able to watch all the fireworks last 4th of July from our...
Forum: Living Aboard   06-09-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,151
Posted By kbyte
DirecTV has a little portable dish that comes in...

DirecTV has a little portable dish that comes in an attache case. I think it's about $1K.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-09-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 2,518
Posted By kbyte
My Mother is 72 years old and she sails like a...

My Mother is 72 years old and she sails like a Kennedy.

You need to specify- is that in a boat, car, or plane?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-03-2008
Replies: 253
Views: 21,525
Posted By kbyte
I second that breakfast at the Greek restaurant-...

I second that breakfast at the Greek restaurant- try the Greek omelet.

Also try the A1A Brew Pub. All their brews suck...except for the Summer wheat, which is world class.:D
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