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Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-28-2012
Replies: 3,400
Views: 850,892
Posted By JohnManzano
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-10-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 6,405
Posted By JohnManzano
Thanks again, folks. You've been very helpful. ...

Thanks again, folks. You've been very helpful.
John
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 6,405
Posted By JohnManzano
Hey folks, You all just confirmed why I love...

Hey folks,
You all just confirmed why I love this site so much. Great advice, will take heed and have fun as well.
Cheers,
John
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 6,405
Posted By JohnManzano
mrwuffles, I used to live on F.D.R. Drive and...

mrwuffles,
I used to live on F.D.R. Drive and remember seeing the debris floating down the East River in the 50's, I thought that would have been resolved by now.
Guess not. Thanks for the heads...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 6,405
Posted By JohnManzano
Hey guys, thanks again. Great help, John

Hey guys,
thanks again.
Great help,
John
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 6,405
Posted By JohnManzano
Tommays, is the 12.8 kts the speed on the East...

Tommays, is the 12.8 kts the speed on the East River? Did you maintain your steering or did you feel like a downhill skier?
Thanks for the pictures,
John
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 6,405
Posted By JohnManzano
Thank you, Hudsonian for your response. Could...

Thank you, Hudsonian for your response.
Could you clarify a couple of points?

1. I failed to mention that I was transporting a sailboat; 36 footer with a 40 hp diesel. If I have to wait for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 6,405
Posted By JohnManzano
Sailing down the East River N.Y.C.

Okay, you've timed the tide through Hellgate through the Narrows, heading down to Virginia. You are traveling south on the East River. Other than watching out for the commercial traffic and not...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-19-2009
Replies: 3,400
Views: 850,892
Posted By JohnManzano
Chesapeake Bay Virginia

Chesapeake Bay Virginia
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-25-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,832
Posted By JohnManzano
Thanks your comments have been very helpful. I...

Thanks your comments have been very helpful. I have thought twice and have nixed the idea.
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-25-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,832
Posted By JohnManzano
Switching shore power from 220 to 110

I've searched this forum and can't find anything on converting a boat's electrical system from 220 volts to 110. As I consider purchasing a boat built in Europe its shore power system is European...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-15-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By JohnManzano
Is pgoodman still there?

Still trying to hail pgoodman. Just thought I''d give this another try.
John
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-07-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By JohnManzano
Is pgoodman still there?

Dear Pgoodman,

You wrote a post on buying a used Mooring''s sailboat. I sent you a message on your "Member''s Center" email to find out more from you. I never checked messages there before. I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-01-2004
Replies: 14
Views: 1,824
Posted By JohnManzano
Toyota Sailboats continue

Jeff H, thank you for the education and the autobiography. I remain in the hunt for my "toyota boat". 7-10 year old Beneteau Firsts on the market remain quite steep. You now explain why and it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-01-2004
Replies: 14
Views: 1,824
Posted By JohnManzano
Toyota Sailboats continue

Jeff H, thank you for your thoughtful and thorough response to my question about the difference btwn the First and Oceanis series.
Could I trouble you to explain what "tabbed in bulkheads and flats,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-29-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 1,824
Posted By JohnManzano
Toyota Sailboats continue

Jack, the criteria you set forth demonstrates a very cogent understanding of the varied decisions needing to be made by a prospective sailboat buyer. I''ve read all of the Sailnet articles in the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-28-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 1,824
Posted By JohnManzano
Toyota Sailboats continue

Thank you for those of you who endorse Catalinas. I for one was a proud and happy owner of a Catalina 30. I am saving my money to buy a newer one, if possible.

I don''t know if Jeff and Jack...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-24-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 1,824
Posted By JohnManzano
Toyota Sailboats continue

For those of us stranded on land on the Mid-Atlantic Coast, this discussion has come as a welcomed relief. I am impressed with the level of knowledge and reflection you all express.

I''m not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-24-2003
Replies: 16
Views: 1,762
Posted By JohnManzano
Toyota Sailboats??

Jack,
Thanks for the input. I would come under the category of those who sail near their home waters for no more than two weeks at a time. I have no intention of going offshore other than near the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-23-2003
Replies: 16
Views: 1,762
Posted By JohnManzano
Toyota Sailboats??

What a conversation!! Everything from Japanese manufacturing techniques to banter about Mercedes Benz. My goal was not to tout the superiority of Toyota. My experience has been that since I have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-22-2003
Replies: 16
Views: 1,762
Posted By JohnManzano
Toyota Sailboats??

Several years ago I discovered that a Toyota car rarely breaks. I have owned three Toyotas that are not very impressive, but are thoroughly reliable. Is there anything on the market in a 30+ foot...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-26-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 938
Posted By JohnManzano
Any more Charter boat feedback?

What I am looking for is anyone who has had any experience in buying a boat that has been in the charter business. I got some great feedback from two fellow sailors. I''ll include my original...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-18-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By JohnManzano
Charter Boat purchasing

Thanks for the feedback.
John
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-17-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By JohnManzano
Charter Boat purchasing

I''ve been combing the libraries and internet looking for some additional information on purchasing a boat that was in the charter business. I have read several articles on the pros and cons of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-13-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By JohnManzano
Boats to learn on

Dear ogc:
I believe the author of your first response has given you some great advice. I started sailing in April, 2000 and got some great advice about a Catalina 30. It was affordable, reliable,...
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