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Search: Posts Made By: rundugrun
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,932
Posted By rundugrun
Best bottom paint for a trailerable boat in fresh water?

Hi - I'm in the process of selecting a bottom paint for my San Juan 21. The barrier coat is being applied and I was thinking of VC-17 as the bottom paint. The guy who is doing the work has...
Forum: Chartering 03-02-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,039
Posted By rundugrun
If you're chartering in May, A/C is a luxury you...

If you're chartering in May, A/C is a luxury you won't need. Where it comes in handy is a rainy night when you cannot leave the hatches open. It can get pretty warm and stuffy without the breeze. ...
Forum: Chartering 02-21-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,794
Posted By rundugrun
Pat - Aside from the poor performance of the...

Pat - Aside from the poor performance of the IP370, are there any other reasons why you wouldn't charter from Island Yachts? In other words, if you had a better performing boat, would you have been...
Forum: Chartering 02-04-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 8,164
Posted By rundugrun
You'll have enough space for at least 7 days of...

You'll have enough space for at least 7 days of food for 4 people or so... As long as you eat out once or twice.
Forum: Chartering 01-14-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,794
Posted By rundugrun
I've been sailing in the USVI / BVI since 1978,...

I've been sailing in the USVI / BVI since 1978, yet despite all that experience, your description above reinforces my perception that taking a bareboat into Cruz Bay is not a good idea. :)

It...
Forum: Chartering 01-14-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,794
Posted By rundugrun
Interesting... I thought Skip told us not to go...

Interesting... I thought Skip told us not to go into Cruz Bay. Our customs procedure is to pick up a mooring ball in Solomon or Caneel and take the dinghy into Cruz for customs.
Forum: Chartering 01-13-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,794
Posted By rundugrun
Most charter companies don't allow their charter...

Most charter companies don't allow their charter boats to go in Cruz Bay. I've always thought it was because of the commercial traffic.
Forum: Chartering 01-13-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,794
Posted By rundugrun
Well... when I run out of water in about 4-5...

Well... when I run out of water in about 4-5 days, I won't be just 3 miles from AYH. I probably would be on the south side of St. John (Lamsheur) if we stay in the USVI. If we go the BVI route, GH...
Forum: Chartering 01-13-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,794
Posted By rundugrun
Hey FarCry - Other than St. John, it's not that...

Hey FarCry - Other than St. John, it's not that getting water is an issue... There's Marina Cay, Leverick, Sopers and many other places. It's the flexibility and convenience of having the option of...
Forum: Chartering 01-12-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,794
Posted By rundugrun
Additional info: THe 370 is a 2010 model and the...

Additional info: THe 370 is a 2010 model and the the 440 is 2008. The 440 has 260 gallons of water, which is great. We might not have to fill up on water at all... but is the additional cost worth...
Forum: Chartering 01-10-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,794
Posted By rundugrun
Island Yacht Charters - Red Hook

I know there are a few IYC customers here... so, if anyone has sailed either the IP 370 or IP 440, please let me know your thoughts. We typically charter boats in the 39-40 foot range, but 2 years...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 9,431
Posted By rundugrun
FarCry gives a very good summary... One thing...

FarCry gives a very good summary... One thing that CaptJay mentions on his blog is the race issue. There is definitely a hostile undercurrent toward "outsiders" in the USVI and you must be the type...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-12-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 9,431
Posted By rundugrun
Usvi

My dad lived on his sailboat in USVI waters for several years. He enjoyed it, but crime is an issue on St. Thomas and St. Croix. The politics are really tough to deal with, too. If you want some...
Forum: Chartering 11-02-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 8,164
Posted By rundugrun
As others have stated, the local residents buy...

As others have stated, the local residents buy their food at grocery stores on Tortola or the USVI. I suspect they eat their meals mostly at home. There are some small markets in the main achorages...
Forum: Chartering 10-31-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,072
Posted By rundugrun
That's a good plan, Eddie. With 10 days you'll...

That's a good plan, Eddie. With 10 days you'll have enough time to spend a couple of days around St. John and even get up to Anegada. Our last 10 day trip was USVI and BVI... We had a blast.
Forum: Chartering 10-28-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,072
Posted By rundugrun
I know this thread is a couple of months old, but...

I know this thread is a couple of months old, but to the OP (Eddie): If you only have 7 days, you might want to just sail around St. John, especially if this is your first charter and you have kids...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,108
Posted By rundugrun
Leave mast up or take down for winter

Hello - I'm taking my SJ21 out of the water this weekend for the winter. What's the opinion here on what is better for the boat: Leave the mast up or take her down? It's pretty easy for two...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-24-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,967
Posted By rundugrun
He did look at each sail briefly and was able to...

He did look at each sail briefly and was able to see the chainplates by stepping up on the trailer, but he never got in the cockpit, walked on the deck or went below. I'll reach out to SAM and let...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-24-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,967
Posted By rundugrun
"Drive by survey" is a good description. He...

"Drive by survey" is a good description. He certainly walked around the boat several time and since the SJ21 is lowish profile, he was able to tap all over the deck using the golf ball, but... The...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-24-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,967
Posted By rundugrun
Well, here's an update... I could only find one...

Well, here's an update... I could only find one marine surveyor within a reasonable driving distance, so I chose that surveyor sight unseen. He arrived on-time, dressed in his SAM hat/shirt and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-19-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,967
Posted By rundugrun
Thanks for all the advice... this is my first...

Thanks for all the advice... this is my first boat as an owner but have sailed a sj21 when I was a kid in Puerto Rico. I have 25 yrs of bareboating experience but am a beginner when it comes to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-18-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,967
Posted By rundugrun
Thanks so much for the advice... The SJ21 does...

Thanks so much for the advice... The SJ21 does have known issues with the deck (water damage) and keel. I found an accredited marine surveyor (SAM) who is only about 75 minutes from Indianapolis...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-18-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,967
Posted By rundugrun
Boat Survey recommended for $4000 boat?

Hello All,

I did a quick search and didn't find any directly relevant answers, so here goes...

I'm thinking of purchasing a SJ21 in seemingly great condition (deck re-cored recently) but there...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 10-07-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By rundugrun
Check out the reviews at traveltalkonline.com - ...

Check out the reviews at traveltalkonline.com - Do a search on "ProValor" and you'll get responses.

Doug
Forum: Chartering 06-25-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3,892
Posted By rundugrun
Foxy, self-provisioning and other stuff

I just got back from a charter on June 17th. When we stopped by Foxy's in Great Harbour, Foxy was there chatting with the patrons and even recited a poem to our family about New Jersey...

I...
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