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Forum: Learning to Sail   05-24-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 9,117
Posted By bigbeam
Lanny Our son started sailing lessons two years...

Lanny
Our son started sailing lessons two years ago when he was 6 years old and I cannot say enough about the experience. Firstly, I think your kids will have (should have) very close supervision...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By bigbeam
Icaptain Practical Sailor did a review of...

Icaptain
Practical Sailor did a review of several companies - I think it was sometime in the last half of 2005.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-27-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 2,258
Posted By bigbeam
Convincing the significant other to go cruising

Thanks everybody for the comments. Part of our problem is we are a 4 hour drive from the ocean so in alot of respects owning a boat that far away is not financially practical. Also taking our son...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-25-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 2,258
Posted By bigbeam
Convincing the significant other to go cruising

I have had this passionate desire to take a couple of years off to go cruising (caribbean) but I am having a tough time convincing my wife that this is something we should do. She isn''t saying no...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-12-2005
Replies: 39
Views: 18,226
Posted By bigbeam
Bumfuzzle - who''''s right?

Sailingfool,
I agree that you can''t find everything, but with Bumfuzzle, what about the hull delamination? Did the surveyor even sound the hull? Sure doesn''t sound like it to me. As for them...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-12-2005
Replies: 39
Views: 18,226
Posted By bigbeam
Bumfuzzle - who''''s right?

One other thing, if Pat and Ali subscribed to the gospel preached on this web board, they would still be sitting at home reading web pages....I have read a lot from people like Jeff_H and really...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-12-2005
Replies: 39
Views: 18,226
Posted By bigbeam
Bumfuzzle - who''''s right?

Gosh, the 2 year old boat thing may have even taken their surveyor for a spin. I think the surveyor didn''t do his job and he should be carrying the burden of this problem. I think Whoosh is being a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-11-2005
Replies: 39
Views: 18,226
Posted By bigbeam
Bumfuzzle - who''''s right?

So I''ve just read the Feb log on bumfuzzle.com re: the fiasco with their Wildcat. This whole thing looks like a mess - anybody have any comments?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-12-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 2,672
Posted By bigbeam
Morgan 45 CC

I''m trying to find a link where I found a couple of reviews but no luck yet but there was mention of problems with flexing on the mast step and complaints about sloppy installation of plumbing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-05-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 2,672
Posted By bigbeam
Morgan 45 CC

Anybody have any experience / reviews about the newer ones (circa 1994) built by Catalina. I''ve found lots of (negative) information on the older ones but nothing on the new. How much did catalina...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-27-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 2,396
Posted By bigbeam
Caribbean Cruise and Learn Recommendations

Anybody have any recommendations for a 7 to 10 day cruise and learn in the caribbean?

Currently looking Blue Water Sailing School out of St Thomas and Caribbean Sailing School out of Puerto Rico....
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