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Search: Posts Made By: KarlP
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2013
Replies: 908
Views: 65,504
Posted By KarlP
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

In my area there is an 5-15 year waiting list to join a salt water yacht club. The better clubs for young sailors (more frequent group sailing, better sailing facilities, less high cost amenities...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-17-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By KarlP
Re: Boat Insurance Nuances - do I have it wrong?

I don't have insurance on my sailboat or dinghy. My homeowners insurance covers liability on sailboats less than 26' with auxillary power up to 60hp and rowboats at no extra charge. I do pay...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,044
Posted By KarlP
Re: New Main Sail - Ouch!

My mileage varied. I won an ebay auction with him last fall, paid immediately, and tried to get the sail sent to me exactly as it was listed. I'd much rather pay full price for new sails from just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-01-2013
Replies: 908
Views: 65,504
Posted By KarlP
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

I actually agree with you. Your average 20-somethings lucky enough to be making $70k are too scared to give it up for a few years in this economy where most of their friends are underemployed. Your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 4,737
Posted By KarlP
Re: Am I an 'operator' at anchor?

A group of state Alcoholic Beverage Control agents clad in plainclothes approached her, suspecting the blue carton of LaCroix sparkling water to be a 12-pack of beer. Police say one of the agents...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By KarlP
Re: Trying to be prepared for the inevitable hurricane

My hurricane plan is to park it in a field 40 miles inland.

One of my criteria for my boat was trailer launchable. I ended up with a Cape Dory 25. The Bristol 24 has 5" more draft and an extra...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2013
Replies: 908
Views: 65,504
Posted By KarlP
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

I think to a future looking personality type that is a trailer sailor budget. To a live for the moment personality type, it is easily a long distance boat budget.

Are any of you young cruisers...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-13-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,787
Posted By KarlP
Re: 12V Connectors

If you want duplex and they will usually be connected, the Delphi Weatherproof car connectors (www.amazon.com/Delphi-Packard-Weatherpack-Pin-Terminal/dp/B005F8YSG4) appear to be inexpensive, fairly...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-10-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,899
Posted By KarlP
Re: Schumacher XCS15 overcharging ?

Is that one of those fully automatic chargers that also "know" when the battery needs to be equalized? Equalization is simply charging a few volts high for a few hours...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-02-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 4,835
Posted By KarlP
Re: Please tell me this is a nutty idea so I will stop looking at this boat.

In June of last year I took at look at a Greenwich 24 that was local to me. The boat was disaster and the trailer had deformed the hull. I decided I liked the hull, needed a little more headroom...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-23-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,521
Posted By KarlP
Re: What do you wish you had known before buying your first boat?

With both sails and an outboard I'd advocate inspecting your rudder carefully, carrying a spare tiller, and learning how to read a chart so you don't run aground. Those will dramatically lesson the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-07-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 7,051
Posted By KarlP
Re: What Slayer said....

It seemed about right when he asked the question ... in May of 2007. Old sailboat prices in the Boston area have come down a bit since then. :)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-06-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By KarlP
Re: Boat worth price?

As a point of reference... Over the weekend I bought a 1978 CD25 (after bridge deck, before bronze ports) and a never been submerged 2006 Triad float-off trailer with about 400 unloaded and 1 loaded...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-02-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 14,619
Posted By KarlP
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

What I was trying to say is it does not matter what her policy says about "loss of use" coverage, it matters what person who hit her has for "liability" coverage. This insurance event is not a loss...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-02-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 14,619
Posted By KarlP
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

What you say may be true if this were a comprehensive claim against a BoatUS policy she had because she had hit something. It is completely wrong in the case of a liability claim against a BoatUS...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-01-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By KarlP
Re: Boat worth price?

I see dozens of CD25s on the market. They were about 1000 made and they don't seem as popular as the smaller or larger CDs. They are a little big for a day sailor a little small for a family...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,457
Posted By KarlP
Re: Funding the sailing lifestyle

This is EXACTLY the sort of thing I am looking to do. Sorry for hijacking this thread. Unfortunately I'm not allowed to PM Flybyknight with my questions until I've been registered longer!@!

Is...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-19-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,705
Posted By KarlP
Re: Western MA sailing spots

There is a ramp in Tolland State Forest on the Otis Reservoir. The lake is about 3 miles end to end.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-19-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,578
Posted By KarlP
Re: Tubing with a sailboat

As a stinkpot driver I offer an alternative perspective. Get a sailboat for sailing. If the kids want to tube you just need a 30+hp hard bottom tender...

Tubing is going to be a lot more fun...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-19-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,737
Posted By KarlP
Re: A Middle of the Road Cruiser.

"To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 2 posts."

:worthless:
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-19-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,887
Posted By KarlP
Re: Coastal cruiser in NE

Will do.



While letting the trailer run free down the ramp would work, a well designed keelboat trailer should have a ~10' extendable tongue or ~20' towbar with pneumatic dolly wheels you can...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-19-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,887
Posted By KarlP
Re: Coastal cruiser in NE

OP: Congrats!

I'm still shopping...



I'm looking for a seaworthy, simple, pretty, inexpensive boat for day sailing/weekending with two adults and two kids in New England. The CD25 has moved...
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