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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-07-2001
Replies: 32
Views: 16,673
Posted By Centaur
A new catalina 36?

After reading all these threads I''d have to agree with DENR. The average sailor would be suprised by the shortcuts taken in the construction of some boats with fairly good reputations that you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-15-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 4,532
Posted By Centaur
Considering a Pearson 323

Thank you Mr.Edelson for your fact base info on the 323. Too many times opinions based on someone else''s erronious data are mistaken as fact and I have to wonder how many times people have decided...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-30-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 853
Posted By Centaur
do you wanna big dallar?

Please remove this embarrassing display of Human greed from this message board!!!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By Centaur
career change

However, That said ... the worst day sailing charter customers was better than the best day working my job in the 911 center. Now I take the advise of L Francis Herreshoff " The object of cruising is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By Centaur
career change

Studied hard. Obtained 100 ton US Coast Guard Masters license. Operated Charter boat for 3 years. Ended up sailing where I didn''t want to sail, when I didn''t want to sail , with people I hardly...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-16-2001
Replies: 31
Views: 27,713
Posted By Centaur
Which pocket cruiser is best for me ?

Based on your listed priorities you might want to consider the 26 ft Westerly Centaur.., Its the boat I sail and I am 6ft and 200 lbs. Its twin keels will make it stable enough to satify your mate,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-02-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 6,783
Posted By Centaur
Minimum sailboat size to get two seperate sleeping quarters?

I noticed a 1987 NORSEA 27 on boattraderonline
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-02-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 6,783
Posted By Centaur
Minimum sailboat size to get two seperate sleeping quarters?

I noticed a 1987 NORSEA 27 on boattraderonline and that has a completely separate aft cabin which provides nice back support in the cockpit. You can also get a nice look at one at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2001
Replies: 9
Views: 6,605
Posted By Centaur
Minimum sailboat size to get two seperate sleeping quarters?

norsea 27, most were built with a 2 sleeper cabin aft of the cockpit //you can get a nice look at one at www.talon.net/timpe/norse.html .... make sure you get a used one though...the maker has a bad...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-22-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 7,553
Posted By Centaur
Sail or Power or Motorsailer?

In my opinion, if you do not already have a passion for sailing you will be wasting your time getting a sailboat. In my experience, a powerboat will ride better under power in rough conditions then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-22-2001
Replies: 38
Views: 6,633
Posted By Centaur
halyard @ top of mast

There are some out there that read these topics without taking part....just to get ideas for a similar problem...long after the topic was first initiated....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-20-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 1,653
Posted By Centaur
HELP! Where to start?

I really like Mike''s comments. I have sailed for 15 years and have always had tiller steering. Last season I sailed a friends 34 ft C&C with a wheel and REALLY liked it. When I sail steering with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-23-2000
Replies: 31
Views: 21,589
Posted By Centaur
ALLMAND 31

And NL836 (Sorry I forgot to mention you) Keep the faith.....Merry Christmas to all
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-23-2000
Replies: 31
Views: 21,589
Posted By Centaur
ALLMAND 31

It might sound masachistic but I''ve kind of enjoyed this message boards postings, for some reason its brought a smile to my face to see these differences of opinion, like you say, its what makes our...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-22-2000
Replies: 31
Views: 21,589
Posted By Centaur
ALLMAND 31

I think I see a trend developing here with this type of boat discussion. Mike and Jeff are performance sailors., I enjoyed your postings regarding the Express. But you are trying to influence people...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-20-2000
Replies: 2
Views: 1,784
Posted By Centaur
Large Cockpits

The Cape Dory 25 has a fairly large cockpit with nice wide seats and you can put one cushion across the engine hatch and one across the stantions to the stern rail and have a nice couch type setup at...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-16-2000
Replies: 11
Views: 5,508
Posted By Centaur
Buying a used boat

Also forgot to mention that the Beneteau will feel a bit more tender (heels more) in moderate conditions then the ComPac...Not dangerous, just different boat attitude resulting from the design.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-16-2000
Replies: 11
Views: 5,508
Posted By Centaur
Buying a used boat

Hi Skip, the Beneteau is a great sailing boat for light air and mid-range conditions and can tackle the heavy stuff with some experience and knowing when to reduce sail before things get too hairy....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-15-2000
Replies: 11
Views: 5,508
Posted By Centaur
Buying a used boat

Hello Skip, read all the correspondence to your first letter and get the feeling you really like the 27 COMPAC,. I too think that it is really a quality constructed boat for the money, and for a 27...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-28-2000
Replies: 62
Views: 11,794
Posted By Centaur
My 3-5 Year Plan toward the Cruising Life

hey Chris I,m 46 last week! ....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-28-2000
Replies: 62
Views: 11,794
Posted By Centaur
My 3-5 Year Plan toward the Cruising Life

Chris.. thats quite a dream, love it... BUT.. don''t sell the house until you and your wife and son and anyone else who will be cruising with you get some cruising experience. You might find that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-28-2000
Replies: 38
Views: 6,633
Posted By Centaur
halyard @ top of mast

If you can move your boom up the sail track slide, move it up as high as you can and still climb up on it securing it by attaching the jib halyard around it and topping lift to rear. Step up on it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-28-2000
Replies: 3
Views: 5,026
Posted By Centaur
Westerly Centaur Headliner

Mark ... thanks for the info regarding the headliner ... have sent more info on my project to the westerly list....sounds like you''ve done some extensive sailing in the centaur... "Levara" has a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-11-2000
Replies: 3
Views: 5,026
Posted By Centaur
Westerly Centaur Headliner

I am planning on planking my headliner as well as the quaterberth sides and v-berth sides with tongue and groove strips. Can anyone tell me the best place to obtain the materials I,ll need to...
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