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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-22-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 4,650
Posted By ptapaul
Slocum 43

My wife and I finally made the decision to become liveaboards. We currently own a 32'' Westerly but its just too small for both of us. We stumbled across a Slocum 43 but we don''t have much...
Forum: Chartering   01-12-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 1,652
Posted By ptapaul
Sailing in Florida

During the week of March 15-22, 2003, I will be vacationing in Ft Walton Beach, Seaside, Grayton Beach area of Florida. I have spent a considerable amount of time online looking for charters in this...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-09-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 1,949
Posted By ptapaul
Looking for a shallow draft boat for W Florida waters F

Mine is a Westerly which draws 4 feet with its bilge keel design.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-18-2002
Replies: 11
Views: 3,121
Posted By ptapaul
Comfortable weekend, or extended offshore cruiser for 2....

One of the better articles I read during my search for a sound cruiser was offered to this site by Jack(WHOOSH). That article and many others coupled with comments from Jack, Jeff, Marybeth and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-18-2002
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By ptapaul
Cosmetic Blisters?

I have heard occasional horror stories concerning repaired blisters but they usually stem from customers who didn''t understand the repair process the boat yard was going to complete. A good...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-18-2002
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By ptapaul
Cosmetic Blisters?

I am a salesman(not in the marine industry) and I am turn off when any salesman tries to minimize a defect. While blisters are rarely a serious threat to the structural integrety of a boat, they are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-14-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 5,219
Posted By ptapaul
Westerly Fulmar

I am excited because my offer was accepted on a 1982 32'' Westerly Fulmar. After reading many articles and after viewing 35 or more different manufacturers and visiting and inspecting countless boats...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-12-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,040
Posted By ptapaul
Confused with Credit

I just found a decent website which has several marine loan companies. It is http://www.marinemall.net and they seem to be as useful a site as sailnet.com.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-12-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,040
Posted By ptapaul
Confused with Credit

Well I am confused! Recently, I was pre-approved for credit with Essex for $51,000. I have the customary 20% downpayment but unfortunately the deal fell through on the owners end. Essex said if I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-07-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 2,026
Posted By ptapaul
Virgin Sailboat Shopper

My wife and I decided a year ago that we were going to learn to sail and own a sailboat that we could enjoy. We moved to Houston and are looking for a sailboat that will be responsive and perform...
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