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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By afrinus
Re: Boat-less no more!!

Thanks all.
So, I'm closing my bank accounts seeing that I wont need them anymore - i understand that the Boat bank is big enough to accept all deposits.... :)
Honestly, it was a sad time since...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By afrinus
Boat-less no more!!

Last week we closed on a new to us 1987 Cabo Rico 38. Yipeeee:grin


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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By afrinus
Re: The anchor wars are over we have a winner.

So, I presume this is the new "Active Anchoring" concept.
You just throw it over-board, and the anchor will position itself to the desired scope and best holding area. If you are worried about...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By afrinus
Re: Portable Handheld Marine Electronics

There are tons of Apps for smartphones and tablets to support your chart plotting needs. Personally, I'm partial to Navionics. These guys use crowd sourcing to update their maps based on sonar. Of...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-18-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 4,559
Posted By afrinus
Re: Dueling Charging Systems; Solar, Engine, Battery Charger

What's wrong with "drift"?
30 years in the I&C world - if it is not the correct term for an instrument going out of spec I guess I have to ask my school money back and I'll have to pay school money...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-17-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By afrinus
Re: Question regarding purchase contract

Thanks for the quick replies.

Reading the clause again it does seem that you are right - the clause incentivizes the buyer/seller not to sue each other dragging the broker into it.

It also does...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-17-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By afrinus
Question regarding purchase contract

Hi All

The seller and I have agreed on a purchase price for the new to me boat, but there's a bit of a snag with the contract.

The broker has a clause included in the purchase contract which I...
Forum: Cabo Rico   05-03-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By afrinus
Re: I now own a Cabo Rico 38

Very nice!
If all goes to plan I'll be joining you soon as I just put in an offer on a 1987 version.

Pete
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-03-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By afrinus
Re: Suggested marinas between Charleston, SC and Brunswick, GA

Thanks for the quick replies all, especially on Active Captain. Good research tool while I'm waiting to hear if my offer was accepted...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By afrinus
Suggested marinas between Charleston, SC and Brunswick, GA

Hi everyone.

I have finally sold the boat I had on Lake Lanier (who said its a good day getting rid of your baby... :()
However, the great part of selling is being able to look at the new boat.
...
Forum: Other Brands   11-18-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,658
Posted By afrinus
Re: What make is this boat? Any ideas please

John, glad i could help.

I'm on the other side of the world, so rather than sending me a bottle, use it to toast your new baby.
The exitement and satisfaction of recognizing the lines of the boat...
Forum: Other Brands   11-17-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,658
Posted By afrinus
Re: What make is this boat? Any ideas please

"Tossie" is very much Afrikaans - Ilki not so much...
The boat looks like an Angelo Lavranos design - look at his 47' Compass. The bow and cabin profile looks very similar

Also look at the 41...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-02-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By afrinus
Throug-hull / seacock question

Hi
Was looking at a boat last week and noticed that the throughulls / seacocks are all very green. I believe this is ok for bronze to look like this, but im not sure if the 90 fiting in this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-08-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,077
Posted By afrinus
Re: Tayana 37: Coamings cut off - is this repairable?

Very nice. Looks very professional.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-09-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By afrinus
Tayana 42 or PS 37

Been boat shopping, found two that speak to me- an 84 Tayana Vancouver 42 and a 87 PS 37. Yes, I know they're totally different boats, but I'm looking for an off shore capable cruiser that the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-17-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,077
Posted By afrinus
Re: Tayana 37: Coamings cut off - is this repairable?

Rich, It looks like you are the expert at this. Want to take on another one...:)

Thanks everyone for their input and ideas.

I love the Tayanas, and the price for the boat isactually pretty good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-07-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,077
Posted By afrinus
Re: Tayana 37: Coamings cut off - is this repairable?

RichH - I hate you...for sounding exactly like my conscience...:).

Thanks all for the replies. I have been toying with the Al/Stainless fabricated build-up idea that would be through-bolted with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-06-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,077
Posted By afrinus
Re: Tayana 37: Coamings cut off - is this repairable?

On the positive side - this is the kind of boat I dream of, the price is pretty low (I think he understands the mess and subsequently dropped his price pretty low) and the boat is on the same lake I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-06-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,077
Posted By afrinus
Tayana 37: Coamings cut off - is this repairable?

Looked at a Tayana 37 today. The current owner, in an attempt to fix a leak that according to him most Tayana's suffer from, cut off both cockpit coamings flush with the deck. This removed the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By afrinus
A Ketch into a Cutter...or not

The Admiral is not scoffing anymore anytime I'm talking about "upgrading", even starting to join in looking at options....

I've always been partial to the Bayfields or Cabo Rico's, but as it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-12-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By afrinus
Re: Carpet in a Sailboat?

My Beneteau suffered from the dreaded headliner rot when I got her. I replaced all the liner and hull covers with Sailrite's HullBlanket Headliner/Hull Liner Carpet (Type Ivory M93 72")
It was very...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-19-2013
Replies: 71
Views: 5,575
Posted By afrinus
Another one here that paid asking price. As...

Another one here that paid asking price.
As said before, you offer what the boat is worth to you. Fair value!
In my case the seller set his price, it was at my budget, and so the only thing that...
Forum: Beneteau   06-15-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,259
Posted By afrinus
Hi I have an F26, which after meeting up...

Hi

I have an F26, which after meeting up with something solid underwater ended up with a broken table when my son used it to stop his headlong rush down the entranceway. I ended up building a new...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,499
Posted By afrinus
Re: West Marine makes enemies

Here's my issue with WM.
I hate losing money, but I also hate online shopping. Typically when I need something for the boat, it is needed now - not in a week, not hopefully the right thing.
I also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,495
Posted By afrinus
Re: Hauled the boat - What's this on my keel?

Hi Paul



Isn't that the exact reason to put on an epoxy barrier coat? - Preventing future osmotic blister problems.

I dont have a major problem (other boats in the yard with 1000's of small...
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