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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-01-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 8,784
Posted By waverider24
No the outboard is on the transim. The older...

No the outboard is on the transim. The older throw hull is closed off, it was fiberglassed over about 4" thick. It is water tight and looks good. My outboard is an older one so before I make any...
Forum: Mirage   11-25-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 12,210
Posted By waverider24
Fonkamex, the downside to the Mirage 24 is the...

Fonkamex, the downside to the Mirage 24 is the headroom. Everything about the Mirage 24 performance wise is top notch. You will be very pleased with the boat and glad you invested in one. $ 4000...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-25-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 4,530
Posted By waverider24
I am with you on the maintance issue. I work...

I am with you on the maintance issue. I work every spring for about 2 weeks on and off ( do to work schedual) and my boat looks great. However after a summer of sailing she is back to looking just...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-01-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 16,169
Posted By waverider24
Hi all, this is waverider's other half. WOW !! ...

Hi all, this is waverider's other half.
WOW !! I am really surprised at the respondence that we have gotten regarding asking questions on ICW. We have never sailed that way before and just wanted...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-01-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 8,784
Posted By waverider24
Thanks to everyone for your information. I am...

Thanks to everyone for your information. I am sure there are alot of outboard sailors that have had the same worries and idea's about going south and the idea of an outboard in blue water. With my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-01-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 16,169
Posted By waverider24
Thanks to everyone on here that offered...

Thanks to everyone on here that offered information. I did not mean for this to turn into an discussion on doing homework. I work all day in front of a computer and surf the net all the time,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-01-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 16,169
Posted By waverider24
Thanks gershel

Thank you for your input. Of course there are Cruiser Guides and Charts that can be purchased. What I was looking for is any free information on the Internet ( like maybe a detailed website of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-01-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 8,784
Posted By waverider24
Very good points thanks John and Meme. My...

Very good points thanks John and Meme. My choices are to sell my boat and buy one with an inboard or use the boat I have for my travels. Both have there benefits.

I have read many articals of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-01-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 16,169
Posted By waverider24
Thanks for the information

Great to know I will check it out.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-01-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 16,169
Posted By waverider24
Charts and Maps of the ICW

I have been looking for information on the river and bay systems of the ICW from Virgina to Florida. I must say it is like pull teeth to find the right information on the Routes, Bridges, Rivers,...
Forum: Mirage   11-01-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 12,210
Posted By waverider24
The only upgrade or down grade that I have done...

The only upgrade or down grade that I have done is put an outboard on the reverse trasism instead of replacing the OMC saildrive ( Upgrade due to better engine, Downgrade due to Resale value and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-01-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 8,784
Posted By waverider24
Cruising with an Outboard

I have purshased a boat that had the saildrive taken out and an outboard motor installed in its place. The boat it's self is a sea worthy boat and a good coastal cruiser ( 1981 Mirage 275 ).

As...
Forum: Mirage   10-28-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 12,210
Posted By waverider24
Thumbs up Mirage Yachts Ltd

As owner of 3 different Mirage Yachts I can say you will not find a better built boat for the price. The Mirage 24 is a solid racer and cruiser, I have sailed them in up to 35Kt winds and sea's of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-22-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 14,517
Posted By waverider24
I have never sailed to Cuba but I do know that if...

I have never sailed to Cuba but I do know that if you want to go they will not stamp your passport, instead they stamp a peace of paper and take it from you when you leave the country.

They love...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-15-2008
Replies: 89
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Views: 7,415
Posted By waverider24
Ok so first I have to say that drugs on boats is...

Ok so first I have to say that drugs on boats is never a good Idea, but alcohol is a drug as well. If we leave the legal side out of it, there is little difference between a stoned sailor and a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-14-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By waverider24
East Coaster from Canada

Well somewhat new to Sailnet, however I have been a member for a couple of years. I am know on a journey to make a journey. Starting plans for my coastal cruise from Nova Scotia to the Bahama's and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-14-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 3,641
Posted By waverider24
I am looking for a OMC saildrive 14 hp

Is this one still for sail and what kind off boat did it come out of?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-24-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 12,739
Posted By waverider24
Thanks everyone for your replies, my search goes...

Thanks everyone for your replies, my search goes on!! I am sure that with a little elbow greese and some smart buying I can get a nice vessel for my price range. I am off now to search out Newport...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-24-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 12,739
Posted By waverider24
Kwaltersmi- thanks for you input. I hear what...

Kwaltersmi- thanks for you input. I hear what you are saying about the finish and higher standard. I will search out a couple of 28's as well.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-24-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 12,739
Posted By waverider24
Thanks Tommays for your input. I realize at this...

Thanks Tommays for your input. I realize at this budget I will be going to have some TLC issue's. Thats not a problem as long as there are no blusters or major soft spots in the future boat.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-24-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 12,739
Posted By waverider24
Irwin 30 vs Islander 30 vs C&C 30

I posted this thread yesterday but in the wrong area. So once again I am going to ask owners and sailors alike to add there opinion and go from there.

I am looking at buying a bigger boat. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-23-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 571
Posted By waverider24
Cool Irwin 30 vs Islander 30

whoop's looks like I posted in the wrong forum.....sorry
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