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Search: Posts Made By: Elzaar
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-09-2009
Replies: 647
Views: 52,086
Posted By Elzaar
Good link, Southwind. The #4 or finer shotgun...

Good link, Southwind. The #4 or finer shotgun shells sound about right. Makes me think a test at the Range with some fiberglass might be in order.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-31-2009
Replies: 647
Views: 52,086
Posted By Elzaar
If you're going to carry a revolver, don't assume...

If you're going to carry a revolver, don't assume it's foolproof. The cylinder will freeze up in wet - especially salty - conditions in fairly short order. A revolver will not fire at all if the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-29-2009
Replies: 647
Views: 52,086
Posted By Elzaar
A shotgun or .38 in an enclosed space will be...

A shotgun or .38 in an enclosed space will be loud, but if you are like most people it'll sound like a pop gun if you have adrenaline going ... tunnel vision applies to your ears, as well. I can't...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-05-2009
Replies: 647
Views: 52,086
Posted By Elzaar
I knew there was one other thing ... My...

I knew there was one other thing ...

My experience has been that what keeps cops from being "thuggish" is that they undergo in-depth background checks, heavy screening, significant training and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-05-2009
Replies: 647
Views: 52,086
Posted By Elzaar
To answer the questions ... I don't own a...

To answer the questions ...

I don't own a boat, but charter regularly in Seattle and travel a good bit (sailing and land-based) to Mexico, the Caribbean, etc. We hope to sail for parts unknown in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,635
Posted By Elzaar
Great article, thanks for posting it. Has...

Great article, thanks for posting it.

Has anyone actually had their hull peeled in the US or Mexico? How were the results and what, roughly, does it cost?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-22-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,499
Posted By Elzaar
Wow, just throwing out some prices got the thread...

Wow, just throwing out some prices got the thread going again. :)

I appreciate any and all input. Cruisingdad, I am curious when you bought your boat at $140K? Did it have any major problems at...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-18-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,499
Posted By Elzaar
I know this is a few months later, but I always...

I know this is a few months later, but I always feel there should be follow-ups on these posts for folks like me who are researching ...

I've checked out the Passport 40 and Tayana 42 with center...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By Elzaar
Issues with raising boom?

Good afternoon all,

Continuing my search for the right boat and trying to deal with my excessive height (6'3"), so now wondering what is involved in raising boom height. I understand it can be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-07-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By Elzaar
As always, the replies just lead to more...

As always, the replies just lead to more questions ... but first, the boat is a 40' Passport should be about 26000 lbs. Meant to put that in the original post.

Secondly, I guess you bring up a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-07-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By Elzaar
Freshwater vs. Salt

Looking at a 25 year old Great Lakes boat online and trying to decide the realities of fresh water, pulled out of the water, etc., on the rigging, engine, hull, electronics before I buy a plane...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-12-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,499
Posted By Elzaar
Hmmm ... good to know about the limited galley....

Hmmm ... good to know about the limited galley. We like to cook, as well. I like the look of the Caliber, but have yet to actually get on one. Does the Passport 40 compare well, or are you referring...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-09-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,499
Posted By Elzaar
Still liking the Passports and Calibers - hope to...

Still liking the Passports and Calibers - hope to find a Caliber to check out soon - they look nice on the net anyway. The Bristol 41 looks nice, I assume you mean the Center Cockpit?

How much...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-04-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,499
Posted By Elzaar
Just wanted to round out the forum. The Caliber...

Just wanted to round out the forum. The Caliber looks great, I've checked out several online and hope to get to see one for real in the next few weeks. Also checking out the Passport 37 after...
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-04-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 4,528
Posted By Elzaar
I went years without ever understanding how...

I went years without ever understanding how people could get seasick and then suddenly I started getting hit every time I went out - or worse yet went diving. Good to know regulators are designed for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-23-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,499
Posted By Elzaar
Thanks for all the replies. The teak decks...

Thanks for all the replies.

The teak decks may be something I have just become overly concerned about. I like the look (who wouldn't), but since I'm looking at boats that are at least 20 years...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-22-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,499
Posted By Elzaar
Avoid teak decks, but love a Passport?

Greetings all and thanks very much for the continuing advice.

I've been grinding through boat walk throughs and trying to narrow things down, but running into a dilemma. I have two strong...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-21-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 11,305
Posted By Elzaar
Z - I'm with you on re-opening the thread....

Z -

I'm with you on re-opening the thread. It'd be kind of interesting especially given the ability to compare it to last year's beliefs.

I'm no boat market expert, but my observations here...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-18-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 7,203
Posted By Elzaar
Xort - Yeah I did. I plan to try to use it...

Xort -

Yeah I did. I plan to try to use it sparingly. I actually added my name to the list to go crunching around Puget Sound. Thanks fo rpointing it out though!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-17-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 7,203
Posted By Elzaar
OK, so I spend 30 minutes a day checking...

OK, so I spend 30 minutes a day checking Yachtworld with occasional forays out of town to look at boats that rarely look as good as advertised. It's sounding more and more (given my generally cheap...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-15-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 7,203
Posted By Elzaar
Xort - Are you saying that you would not...

Xort -

Are you saying that you would not buy a Great Lake's boat or that you just wouldn't credit it with likely to be in any better shape than a Florida boat? What was the general condition of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-15-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 7,203
Posted By Elzaar
Good information on the freeze/thaw cycles....

Good information on the freeze/thaw cycles. Buying here in Seattle is sounding better and better if I can find the right boat at the right price. I'd rather not pay to transport, but I like to travel...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-13-2009
Replies: 268
Views: 72,969
Posted By Elzaar
Seattle/Bellingham Great idea - It looks...

Seattle/Bellingham

Great idea - It looks like there are several folks more experienced than me in the area, but always willing to have an excuse to go walk the docks.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-12-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,970
Posted By Elzaar
Welcome to the search. Try doing a forum search...

Welcome to the search. Try doing a forum search of "bluewater." I tried to post a link, but haven't chattered enough to qualify. :)

There is another link for best books. I have the books...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-12-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 7,203
Posted By Elzaar
Looks like you and I are in the same boat,...

Looks like you and I are in the same boat, Blowfish. I live in PNW (Seattle), but I tend to do my boat searches both here and in the Great Lakes region. I've heard from several folks that boats in...
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