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Search: Posts Made By: sailingguy123
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-14-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By sailingguy123
That's a very nice boat, aside from being a bit...

That's a very nice boat, aside from being a bit old but the price is now a fraction of what it was once worth. Thanks for your help Polypterus, I really appreciate it.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-14-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By sailingguy123
Center Cockpit Aluminum Cruiser

Does anyone know of any center cockpit, aluminum built cruisers? I like the Cigale 14m but it is a bit too big, if they made a 37-40 foot version of it, that would be fantastic. The most popular...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-09-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 6,104
Posted By sailingguy123
Cigale 14 for circumnavigation

I have spent the last few months defining my criteria for my planned circumnavigation in 10 years that has a crew of 2 and occasional guests. I have come across the Cigale 14, a sturdy aluminum boat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-02-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 3,851
Posted By sailingguy123
Jeff, how old were the Grand Soleil models you...

Jeff, how old were the Grand Soleil models you were on? What aspects of their design were dated? Finally, what do you think about the use of the steel understructure? I too have been looking at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,822
Posted By sailingguy123
Does anyone have any comments on the Clarion M275...

Does anyone have any comments on the Clarion M275 Head unit and the Infinity Kappa 602M Speakers?
Forum: Racing 04-09-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 5,020
Posted By sailingguy123
Thanks for all the pictures Giulietta. Your boat...

Thanks for all the pictures Giulietta. Your boat is very nice. How long is it?
Forum: Racing 04-09-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 5,020
Posted By sailingguy123
Is admirals type main sheet an option on GS 37?

Is admirals type main sheet an option on GS 37?
Forum: Racing 04-08-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 5,020
Posted By sailingguy123
why do you need primary and secondary winches

I have been looking at different boats and noticed some boats have four winches and some have six. The four-winch setup usually has two on the coach and two mid cockpit. The six winch setup adds one...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-08-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By sailingguy123
Is the split bimini sold premade or do I need to...

Is the split bimini sold premade or do I need to custom order it?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-08-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By sailingguy123
Bimini possible with traveler located behind the wheel?

I am thinking about buying a Grand Soleil 37. One big concern right now is that I will be sailing during the summer, so I want a bimini for some shade. Unfortunately, the traveler is mounted right...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-07-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 8,096
Posted By sailingguy123
Today I went on a friend's boat and realized that...

Today I went on a friend's boat and realized that traditional mainsail is not so bad...so I think I will get the Grand Soleil 37. I have until Tuesday to make a decision. Thanks for all your help...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-07-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 3,313
Posted By sailingguy123
Giulietta, have you seen any Grand Soleil 37s...

Giulietta, have you seen any Grand Soleil 37s with biminis? I love the 37 but I cannot get it with a bimini as a factory option. Do you know any good solutions to this problem? Also, having the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-07-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 8,096
Posted By sailingguy123
Giuletta, does Dehler make boats with furling...

Giuletta, does Dehler make boats with furling mainsails?
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-05-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By sailingguy123
Thanks for the illustration Giuletta. I'm going...

Thanks for the illustration Giuletta. I'm going to go look at Elans tomorrow and we'll see what I think of them.
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-04-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By sailingguy123
Does having the extra set of winches for the main...

Does having the extra set of winches for the main make it easier to control than having a purchase? Are the winches necessary for larger sails that require more power to handle than can be done with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-04-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 3,313
Posted By sailingguy123
I am looking at the new 2006/2007 models...

I am looking at the new 2006/2007 models Giuletta. However, I don't need a super fast boat and so the older boats might be a good idea because they would heel less and be cheaper. Do the older...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-04-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By sailingguy123
I am looking at the newer models (2004-2007). I...

I am looking at the newer models (2004-2007). I thought the aft winches were always used for trimming the genoa. Am I wrong?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-04-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 3,313
Posted By sailingguy123
Giuletta, does the Grand Soleil heel alot? I...

Giuletta, does the Grand Soleil heel alot? I would like a fast boat, but my wife does not like excessive healing. I am interested in the newer models (2004-2007) and want to know what you think the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-03-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By sailingguy123
Optimum Winch and Traveler Position for Single-Handing

I am currently looking at the Elan Impression 384 and and the Grand Soleil 37 and noticed that the genoa winches are in two different places on each boat. In the Elan, they are positioned almost even...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-03-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 3,313
Posted By sailingguy123
So if you have autopilot, do you set it to steer...

So if you have autopilot, do you set it to steer the tack and then get yourself in the cockpit and tack the genoa and then the mainsail and then get back behind the wheel? And what about how it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-03-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 3,313
Posted By sailingguy123
What would you say were the biggest downsides to...

What would you say were the biggest downsides to the boat besides its price? How does your boat compare to the Grand Soleil's you have been on?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-03-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 3,313
Posted By sailingguy123
Also, as a side note, having the traveler in...

Also, as a side note, having the traveler in front of the wheel bothers me because it makes it difficult to get in and out. Is single handing made much easier with the traveler in front of the wheel...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-03-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 3,313
Posted By sailingguy123
T37Chef, can you please try and explain to me how...

T37Chef, can you please try and explain to me how big of a difference there is between a Grand Soleil and a Beneteau? Is the price difference justified? I am thinking that if all I will be doing is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-03-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 3,313
Posted By sailingguy123
I know Giuletta has said good things about them...

I know Giuletta has said good things about them but JeffH posted a couple years ago about thinking they were overpriced and not ergonomic. Any comments?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-03-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 3,313
Posted By sailingguy123
Grand Soleil 37

While looking at the Elans, I found a Grand Soleil 37 that I liked alot. Does anyone have any comments on recent (within last 4 years) models? Has anyone had a chance to sail them or have friends who...
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