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Forum: There's This Place...   10-04-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 486
Posted By ChuckBuck
tax on importing a sailboat to Hong Kong

Hi there - looking to ship my beneteau oceanis 31 from the UK (vat paid) to Hong Kong.

I've found a reasonable shipping quote but was wondering what the duties will look like once it arrives in...
Forum: South Pacific   10-04-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By ChuckBuck
Hong Kong

Hi there - looking to ship my beneteau oceanis 31 from the UK (vat paid) to Hong Kong.

I've found a reasonable shipping quote but was wondering what the duties will look like once it arrives in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By ChuckBuck
Re: smelly sink

great suggestions everyone - will give them a go tomorrow!

Cheers,

CB
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By ChuckBuck
smelly sink

Hey everyone,

I have an odd problem that I hope you can help me with.

My sink in the galley has acquired an odd / bad smell.

I've cleaned the sink bowl and run boiling hot soapy water down...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-22-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By ChuckBuck
depth of the canal du midi and canal de Garonne

Hi everyone.

I'm considering getting my sailboat from the UK to the med via the canal system.

Couple questions:

1) what's the max draft to do this comfortably? I draw 1.8M, and have heard...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-22-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By ChuckBuck
Re: canal des deux mers (Canal of the two seas)

Interesting, so I assume 1.8M draft is a no go for this route?

I've heard mised reviews that folks can do it in anywhere from 1.5 to 2M but I dont want to get halfway down only to run out of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-20-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By ChuckBuck
Sailboat for the med?

Hi everyone -

My partner and I are thinking about taking a 6 month sabbatical from work and having our *beloved 2008 *beneteau oceanis 31 shipped /delivered to the med and then spending the better...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-12-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By ChuckBuck
Solo Sailing UK

Hi Everyone,

My name is Chuck Buckingham - but mates call me Chuck Buck!

I've relocated to the UK from the great lakes (born in Canada) and am starting to get settled in. I've had to sell my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By ChuckBuck
Gas question....

Hey folks

With my 2008 Beneteau Oceanis 31 (and 34 and 37 I think are the same) the gas tanks for the galley stove are in the cockpit burred beside the life raft area - This is a bit of a pain...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-12-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,110
Posted By ChuckBuck
2008 Beneteau Oceanis 31 vs. 2007 Dufour 325 Grand Large

Hey Marty - poor survey drove the deal apart on the Hanse 342 - ended up going with a Beneteau 31 - so far I'm a very happy skipper!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-18-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,110
Posted By ChuckBuck
2008 Beneteau Oceanis 31 vs. 2007 Dufour 325 Grand Large

Greetings fellow sailors.

Long time no talk. I've moved from Chicago to London and I am now looking for a boat.

I've sold 'Miller Time' - my 2003 Beneteau 36.7, and am eager to get back on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-11-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By ChuckBuck
Re: Hanse 342

Marty,

Thx very much - will keep you in the loop
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-11-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By ChuckBuck
Hanse 342

Greetings,

Just agreed on a price for a 2007 Hanse 342.

Love the groups unfiltered / unbiased thoughts on this boat - specifically, any Hanse 342 owners who can tell me what they are like would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-23-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By ChuckBuck
For the days I can't take the big boat out

Happy Thanksgiving folks.

Some days I just don't have the time to take the big boat (Ben 36.7 out) but still want a sailing fix before dinner....

Anyone have experience sailing a remote control...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-19-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,661
Posted By ChuckBuck
Re: Miami & Keys Depth?

WOW - great insights - many tanks to everyone.

I looked into changing to the 'shallow' keel - but even then I'm at 5'11 and that sounds too deep for what I want to do..

Guess I will have to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-18-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,661
Posted By ChuckBuck
Miami & Keys Depth?

Hi Everyone.

I'm looking to make a move to Miami (from Chicago). I'd like to take my Beneteau 36.7, however with a 7.5 foot draft I'm concerned about limiting my destinations.

Two questions:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-17-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,694
Posted By ChuckBuck
removing decals from transom

Hi Folks,

First off - many thanks for all the boat buying advice. I settled on a 2004 Beneteau 36.7.

I'm in the process of removing the decals from the transom and getting ready to re-name her...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-26-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 8,769
Posted By ChuckBuck
Re: What boats depreciate the least

wow - great insights everyone. will let you know where i net out.
many thanks
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-09-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 8,769
Posted By ChuckBuck
What boats depreciate the least

Hoping to generate some 'friendly' discussion with this topic.

What boats depreciate the least (or less than others)? Assuming similar upgrades / condition etc.

I ask because I've now been...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-09-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 4,697
Posted By ChuckBuck
Re: Beneteau 35s7 vs. Ben First 36.7

Great insights - many thanks!!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-07-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 4,697
Posted By ChuckBuck
Beneteau 35s7 vs. Ben First 36.7

Folks,

I'm looking at two Beneteau's - a 1996 36s7 vs. a newer (and more expensive) 2004 Beneteau First 36.7

Does anyone know the significant changes between the two models? From what I can...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-05-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,831
Posted By ChuckBuck
Canadian getting a boat loan in the US (for a boat in the US)

So, I've found myself with another tough question, so again, I turn to the knowlegeable group here on sailnet.

I've learned that you can deduct interest payments on a boat loan (as second home) ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-01-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,839
Posted By ChuckBuck
adding cockpit winches to a jeanneau 34.2

Hi there folks,

I am looking at adding a 2nd set of winches to a 2001 Jeanneau 34.2 - see photo attached.

Most are fitted with only two sets (both under the dodger). I think I'd much prefer a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-27-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By ChuckBuck
Mid 30s solid boat for great lakes?

Hey Folks,



Looking at a 1987 hunter legend 37.



1987 Hunter Legend 37 Sail New and Used Boats for Sale - (http://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats/1987/Hunter-Legend-37-2434025/United-States)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-04-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 4,723
Posted By ChuckBuck
WOW - great insights to all. Both are wing keel...

WOW - great insights to all. Both are wing keel (and I'm not a fan) but I reckon on the used boat market we cant be too picky. In a perfect world I'd pick up a tall rig with the deep keel - perfect...
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