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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-08-2003
Replies: 18
Views: 19,110
Posted By troyaux
Grampian 30 a good boat?

I am set up to look at a Grampian 30 but know little about the company or quality or the boat itself. I am looking for a sturdier boat to replace my macgregor 25 so i can feel comfortable along the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-15-2002
Replies: 31
Views: 5,880
Posted By troyaux
yachtworld prices

If you are dealing with a dealer or broker on a used boat the markup you can expect to be is 20 - 25% as thats was the first thing I was taught about selling powerboats and I imagine Sticks are no...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-15-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,377
Posted By troyaux
SHALLOW DRAFT PROBLEMS

Can anyone tell me which type of keel digs in and is harder to get off of sand.- wing or fin or full keel... If I can''t find a good 29 -30 foot centerboarder. I''ll have to go with some kind of keel...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-15-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 1,922
Posted By troyaux
Looking for a shallow draft boat for W Florida waters F

Thanks for the replies. I don''t kmow much about Morgans and Islanders. I need to stay under 4 feet and have some sort of swing keel as there is so much shoaling here you''d be really stuck with a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-08-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 1,922
Posted By troyaux
Looking for a shallow draft boat for W Florida waters F

The water where I live is quite thin (Charlotte Harbor FL and my canal) and I am looking to move from my 25'' swing keel to a 28-32 footer that can handle some shallow shoals. I am looking for a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-19-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 2,953
Posted By troyaux
looking for keel/centerboard design

I am looking for a boat that has a combination keel/centerboard design in the 27-30'' range maybe up to 31-32 ft if it was priced right.... anybody know what boats wouod fit this description....
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 1,308
Posted By troyaux
Keys and bahamas draft?

What is the max draft I would enjoy in the bahamas waters or sailing the keys... I am wondering the pros and cons of a keel centerboard combo or a 4'' fixed shoal keel

Is one easier to sail...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-19-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 996
Posted By troyaux
Draft help???

In my search for a shallow draft boat for Florida and Bahamas water I am having a hard time finding a shallow draft 27-30 footer.
I also wonder which boat will sail better to windward a 4'' shoal...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-18-2002
Replies: 23
Views: 12,112
Posted By troyaux
Good, small cruising sailboat?

just a note the the macgregor is not a heavy boat or a open water boat by any means although they are built in Costa Mesa CA and sailed on the Pacific. most people on the westt coast take them to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-14-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1,536
Posted By troyaux
Florida and bahamas boat????

Come on all you wonderful Florida sailors.... you must have some ideas for me?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 2,298
Posted By troyaux
crossing the Gulf Stream

Although the crossing isn''t that long I would like to take a small boat to the bahamas for a vacation and would appreciate anyone that can tell me whats it like... Is it friendly ?rough? If I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2002
Replies: 15
Views: 6,599
Posted By troyaux
How do I calculate prop slip for my six pack test?

denr,
I plan to gor for my uopv liscence and wonder if i could pass by using a book from the bookstore alone or is it worth the 600-900 bucks to take a course from some captian. I hate to spend...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-13-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 1,279
Posted By troyaux
bahamas?

I am looing for imput as to a good boat for the bahamas 27-30''. I have a magregor 25 now and I cannot sail well with the iron swing keel up and need 6'' to drop it down... If all the bahamas are...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-13-2002
Replies: 23
Views: 12,112
Posted By troyaux
Good, small cruising sailboat?

I have a ''83 Macgregor 25.... Its in nice shape. Since you put so many miles on a 22, do you think it would be unsafe to sail a 25 to the bahamas from florida? or to the keys from tampa?

How was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-13-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1,536
Posted By troyaux
Florida and bahamas boat????

I am looking for info from folks who have sailed in shallow draft areas such as the Bahamas. I am looking for a 28-30 boat to buy that would be good to sail in these areas. Most of my offshore...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-13-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 3,335
Posted By troyaux
Florida and bahamas boat????

I am looking for info from folks who have sailed in shallow draft areas such as the Bahamas. I am looking for a 28-30 boat to buy that would be good to sail in these areas. Most of my offshore...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-06-2002
Replies: 40
Views: 27,570
Posted By troyaux
is the Carribean coastal sailing or offshore?

Jeff,
I would like to send my exstreme thanks for taking so much time to shed light on the subject... I never understood that at all before... its always been by a 70 boat -stay away from the 80''s...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-05-2002
Replies: 40
Views: 27,570
Posted By troyaux
is the Carribean coastal sailing or offshore?

HELP????????

I''d like to thank you for your thorough reply. Its a big help. I have a hard time understanding how a 70''s boat that has thick fiberglass wouldn''t be stronger..Isn''t heavier and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-05-2002
Replies: 40
Views: 27,570
Posted By troyaux
is the Carribean coastal sailing or offshore?

Jeff, I appreciate your sincerity and wealth of knowledge. I will be sailing sw Florida and the Keys with trips to the Bahamas and also my local area is very shallow.... I was wondering if you could...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   01-31-2002
Replies: 15
 
Views: 2,146
Posted By troyaux
Mary, you just keep right on track with your...

Mary, you just keep right on track with your thoughts and forget the griper that can''t get work (most likely because of his grumpy disposition)

I''d rather have a pleasant enthusiastic rookie...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-31-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By troyaux
Reptiles, bugs and boats and florida?

I take from what your telling me is that I should keep my body out of the canal and only swim off the beach or in open water... I hate snakes and in the water I think I would learn how to be a human...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-30-2002
Replies: 40
Views: 27,570
Posted By troyaux
is the Carribean coastal sailing or offshore?

I have been looking at boats to sail the carribean and across the gulf from the keys to mexico .....would I be happier in the roominess of a coastal cruiser or would it be unsafe to cross the gulf in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-30-2002
Replies: 16
Views: 1,497
Posted By troyaux
dangerous wakes

I might remind you all that a boat owner is responsible for his wake. Isn''t that what the discussion is? As a member of the COAST GUARD auxilliary and working at at regular operating station, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-30-2002
Replies: 18
Views: 2,432
Posted By troyaux
Firing warning shots legal or not?

I got the answer.... why wait till they get on the water to start sinking them...
wait on the dock at the launch ramp and using a silencer on a rifle, hole each jet ski with just a big enough hole...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-29-2002
Replies: 18
Views: 15,010
Posted By troyaux
what determines a coastal cruiser???

Are you saying seventies boats for the price or for the heavier construction?

My wife makes a fine sailors when she gets her sealegs and we communicate well..
the dogs are very little 10Lbs and...
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