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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-27-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 11,877
Posted By John_colpitts
There are 3 totally different Morgan 38's,...

There are 3 totally different Morgan 38's, designed by Charlie Morgan, Ted Brewer (382/3/4) and a more recent center cockpit version by Catalina.

Performance wise, when I look at NE PHRF...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 3,324
Posted By John_colpitts
Thanks for all the good info folks. It is HUGE...

Thanks for all the good info folks. It is HUGE help!

John
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 3,324
Posted By John_colpitts
Holding Tank Questions

We live in a part of the world (coastal Canada) where overboard discharge is legal, and in fact is the norm. We just bought a US boat on which the overboard discharge valve is seized shut, so if we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-07-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,257
Posted By John_colpitts
The tranny behind our 4-108 in our Morgan is a...

The tranny behind our 4-108 in our Morgan is a Hurth - it takes ATF. There must be a name on teh transmission casing somewhere?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-12-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By John_colpitts
The best cruising areas in Nova Scotia are...

The best cruising areas in Nova Scotia are probably Mahone bay and the Bras D'Or lakes in Cape Breton (North-eastern NS). Mahone Bay is on the South coast, failry easy access once you are across the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 3,048
Posted By John_colpitts
Good comparison of output vs windspeed here:...

Good comparison of output vs windspeed here: (NOTE! This is from the Four-Winds web site, they sell Red Baron/Four Winds)
http://www.fourwinds-ii.com/learningcenter/windgencomp.htm
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-26-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 7,753
Posted By John_colpitts
There is "what it will pull" and "what's sane" -...

There is "what it will pull" and "what's sane" - not necessarily the same number. Make sure you know the weight of the boat and trailer, including all the "stuff" stored on the boat, and make sure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By John_colpitts
www.ericsonyachts.org...

www.ericsonyachts.org (http://www.ericsonyachts.org) - great web site, lots of helpful advice, and specs on the E35-3, including the "J" measurement which should determine the length of the spin...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-06-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,500
Posted By John_colpitts
You might want to try this question on...

You might want to try this question on ericsonyachts.org.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 2,103
Posted By John_colpitts
Nexus vs ???

Yeah, we had Nexus wind/speed/depth on our J/30. The price was right, the wind seemed to work pretty well, but the depth never worked, despite numerous attempts and replacement of the transducer....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-06-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By John_colpitts
Realistic Expectations

openseas, I think you will find that most people spend what they have. If you dont'' have $7000/yr to spend on marinas, then you probably won''t spend much time in marinas. In my research it seems...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-03-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By John_colpitts
Increased Fuel Capacity

My apologies to those who also follow Cruisers Forum - this is a duplicate posting.

We are (still) interested in a Pearson 34 CB for a cruise down the ICW and then the Bahamas / Northern...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-31-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,224
Posted By John_colpitts
CS 36 - not CSY

The CS 36 was built in Canada by Canadian Sailcraft. The boats seem to have an excellent reputation, and were highly recommended to us by local brokers. There is a review by Jack Horner at...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-07-2005
Replies: 13
  J-Boats
Views: 3,821
Posted By John_colpitts
J-Boats

Jeff,

Certainly the skipper that we sailed against was not terribly experienced at heavy air sailing, but he frequently had the boat''s former owner on board, and he was a very experienced...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-05-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 2,668
Posted By John_colpitts
Endeavour 35?

We (a couple) are looking for a boat for the Bahamas and Caribbean - 34-36 ft range. We have at most 50K US to spend on buying a boat - the Endeavour 35 seems to fit the bill very well, but I can''t...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-05-2005
Replies: 13
  J-Boats
Views: 3,821
Posted By John_colpitts
J-Boats

Thor, if you think your J/30 is a handfull when it blows, you should thank your lucky start you didn''t buy the Laser.

The lasers are very light boats, and very lightly built as well. The boats...
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