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Search: Posts Made By: BrianInIraq
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-14-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 9,747
Posted By BrianInIraq
Three Years Later...

Hate to revive an old thread, but since it was my own...

Have had my B40 for 2 years now and love her. Spent my first season cruising all over the Chesapeake Bay and now (Fall 2010) I'm sitting in...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 04-14-2008
Replies: 194
Views: 13,029
Posted By BrianInIraq
I'm back from the desert and right up the river...

I'm back from the desert and right up the river in Federal Hill. Still got room?
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-09-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,460
Posted By BrianInIraq
paruse and put your info on the spinsheet crew...

paruse and put your info on the spinsheet crew listings - http://www.spinsheet.com/crew.asp. you can narrow it down to areas close by you, maybe find boat owners close to your own age, etc. works...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,514
Posted By BrianInIraq
I don't think individual manufacturers are...

I don't think individual manufacturers are listed, but I see Tidewater (sells Hunters, Catalinas, etc) and Annapolis Yacht Sales (sells Beneteaus, others) are on the list...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 6,688
Posted By BrianInIraq
Are you sure you mean AYS (Annapolis Yacht...

Are you sure you mean AYS (Annapolis Yacht Sales)? AYS sells Beneteau and Sabre - the Annapolis Catalina (and Bavaria) dealer is "Sail Annapolis."

I'm currently in the process of purchasing a new...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-19-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 8,014
Posted By BrianInIraq
I went through this same process over the past...

I went through this same process over the past several months deciding between the Jeanneau DS's or the new Beneteau Oceanis series. I decided on a Beneteau 40 over the Jeanneaus for a number of...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 09-06-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 4,688
Posted By BrianInIraq
"I also draw 4', and have always cut between the...

"I also draw 4', and have always cut between the two range markers with no problems. A friend was in Swan creek this weekend as well, he draws 5' and cut just North of the tall (northern) range light...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2007
Replies: 115
Views: 32,370
Posted By BrianInIraq
For my '08 Beneteau 40 (17,000lbs) my dealer is...

For my '08 Beneteau 40 (17,000lbs) my dealer is including a Delta 44 (with 15' 3/8 chain and 200' 5/8 rode) in their "Sailaway Gear." My cruising grounds are the mud-bottomed Chesapeake - I'm...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 08-04-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 6,842
Posted By BrianInIraq
I think that goes both ways though... my first...

I think that goes both ways though... my first boat - a wing-keeled Catalina 27 with a 3'5 draft - could get WAAAY up Swan Creek to my own little secluded anchorage away from everybody else. My new...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-04-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 3,392
Posted By BrianInIraq
Congrats, Gunny! My old man spent a career...

Congrats, Gunny!

My old man spent a career in the Corps as a CH-46 pilot. Now I'm in the Middle East as an Army (National Guard) CH-47 pilot (had to "1 up him" - haha). I grew up sailing his...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2007
Replies: 90
Views: 5,861
Posted By BrianInIraq
<--- is 6,211 miles from the boat. :mad: ...

<--- is 6,211 miles from the boat. :mad:

I'm primarily a lurker, as most questions I've had have been answered already. I did get some great feedback on the "teak deck option" though.

Lurking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2007
Replies: 62
Views: 3,875
Posted By BrianInIraq
Good meetin' you too, Jerry. I did some time in...

Good meetin' you too, Jerry. I did some time in Balad myself, but now I'm at UAAF (Udairi) for my last 2 months.

- Brian
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2007
Replies: 62
Views: 3,875
Posted By BrianInIraq
<--- Oh-58a/c, Uh-1h, Ch-47d, Uh-60l :)

<--- Oh-58a/c, Uh-1h, Ch-47d, Uh-60l

:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2007
Replies: 62
Views: 3,875
Posted By BrianInIraq
Heh. Who cares as long as yer havin' fun? I just...

Heh. Who cares as long as yer havin' fun? I just bought a new Bene too - if I wanted speed I woulda bought a J.

And where's this $450K house in Eastport???
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 3,570
Posted By BrianInIraq
As far as the hot tropical sun - this boat won't...

As far as the hot tropical sun - this boat won't stray much beyond the Chesapeake for the foreseeable future. That 10-15 year bit was until I can retire - and this won't be the boat I take down...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 3,570
Posted By BrianInIraq
Thanks much. If it helps, the boat in question is...

Thanks much. If it helps, the boat in question is a new Beneteau. And I'm not sure if the "teak deck option" is the real stuff or not.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 3,570
Posted By BrianInIraq
Teak Decks on a NEW boat - buy or not?

I did my homework - searched for threads on teak decks - saw the pros and cons of maintenance issues on older teak decks, but never really saw my question answered in those threads.

If you were...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-14-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 9,747
Posted By BrianInIraq
CB - No worries - I'm fully aware of what I could...

CB - No worries - I'm fully aware of what I could have purchased. Both of those boats (the Sabre and Tartan) are gorgeous - but not what I need/want right now. I'm still in my 30's - YEARS away from...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-13-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 9,747
Posted By BrianInIraq
Thanks much! I've actually got a deposit down on...

Thanks much! I've actually got a deposit down on a B40 now. Delivery was originally supposed to be MAR '08, but my dealer tells me they've sped up the production line due to demand and that now...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-06-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 2,316
Posted By BrianInIraq
Has anyone mentioned "Lats&Atts" (Latitudes &...

Has anyone mentioned "Lats&Atts" (Latitudes & Attitudes) magazine in this thread (maybe I missed it). I subscribe to CW, SAIL, and L&A (well, they go to my house in Baltimore and the other half packs...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-07-2007
Replies: 70
Views: 7,750
Posted By BrianInIraq
I think it's great you're so adamant about takin'...

I think it's great you're so adamant about takin' yer pup!

In my own recent sailboat search, some of my biggest criteria were 1) how much cockpit floorspace there was for my dog to stretch out on,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-04-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 9,747
Posted By BrianInIraq
Thanks for the input, CD. I guess the veneer...

Thanks for the input, CD.

I guess the veneer interiors are all in the eye of the beholder. I hated the dark woods that Bene used to use (and actually wasn't thrilled with their exterior design or...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-01-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 9,747
Posted By BrianInIraq
New Beneteau 40?

Hi folks. Brand-new here. I jumped on this forum looking for info/answers on the new Beneteau 40 (Oceanis).

Background: I'm a soldier serving in Iraq until October (unfortunately getting back...
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