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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-15-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By ptsbug
BOSTON for two weeks

I am excited to visit BOSTON and was curious if anyone could advise a great place to visit regarding sailboats or food.
Would love to help crew for a day sail Saturday or Sunday Sept. 24/25
We sail...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-13-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,763
Posted By ptsbug
Comparing the 78 ODAY 27 with a 79 Paceship PY26

The paceship has the 1gm8 diesel with a fixed keel, no instruments, furlex roller furler and original mainsail in really clean condition.

The Oday has newer head sails including what looks like a...
Forum: Ericson   04-10-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 5,179
Posted By ptsbug
My wife and I fell in love with the Ericson 29

It feels like a nice boat, and we must decide if I want to tackle a soft deck repair.
Our friends performed a "deckomity" on their Ericson 32 and their boat looks and feels fantastic. You can search...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-10-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,319
Posted By ptsbug
Looked at a few C&C 27's yesterday, they appear...

Looked at a few C&C 27's yesterday, they appear to be a nice boat. Also found an Ericson 29 that could use a little soft deck repair but otherwise is a gorgeous boat.
I like the roominess of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-10-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,319
Posted By ptsbug
old versus new, opinions?

We are looking for a larger boat that will not break the bank = <10k and have a few that intrigue me due to what you get for the money.
I would like honest opinions as to the pros and cons of older...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-15-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,293
Posted By ptsbug
I called the Westerbeke rep in Wisconsin. The...

I called the Westerbeke rep in Wisconsin.
The Vire 7 engine has not been made for quite some time and parts are not available other than the standard tune up parts.
Looks like I will shy away from...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-15-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 7,072
Posted By ptsbug
Check out the Paceship PY23, we have a family of...

Check out the Paceship PY23, we have a family of four and love to trailer sail with it's relatively light weight 2300 diplacement and its shallow draft with centerboard.
easy to step the mast, I can...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-12-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,293
Posted By ptsbug
PY26 and C&C 26 short list

We have found ourselves looking at a 77 C7C 26 and think it's a nice boat.
I am not familiar with the Westerbeke gas 1 cylinder engine, so that makes me a little skeptical.
We really admire the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-05-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,571
Posted By ptsbug
Stepping up from Paceship PY23 to ?

We plan to keep the PY23 for trailer-able trips and have been discussing a few boats that appeal to us.
1975 IRWIN 10/4 great shape with a wide beam, cozy interior.

1979 Paceship PY26 have not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-21-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2,110
Posted By ptsbug
hand held brass fog horn

Interest in a hand held brass fog horn to replace my gas hand held horn.
Are the brass units legal or just for cosmetic?
What does the brass horn sound like, sick goose, bugle?

I was told the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-20-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By ptsbug
Funny you should comment on this pump, I thought...

Funny you should comment on this pump, I thought my hearing was shot when I flipped the switch from manual to auto and only heard an initial pump operation with nothing after that.
Hopefully I can...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-24-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By ptsbug
Thanks Brian, I was looking at the ABYC...

Thanks Brian,
I was looking at the ABYC regulations and the requirements of UL514A, and UL514C (11.15.3.1).
That covers the outlet boxes, I will look further into the reptacles, I agree that the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-24-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By ptsbug
where to shop for elect. outlets/boxes

Installing shore power on our PY23.
Obtained shore power cord, inlet receptacle, power panel and galvanic isolator.
Having difficulty locating marine outlets, 1 gfci and probably 2 others for ??...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-10-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 547
Posted By ptsbug
Comparing two boats

We presently own a Paceship PY23, love the boat.
Looking at a larger boat to keep at a marina and 2 that are available have my interest.
Would like some opinions regarding the Columbia 8.3 and a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-29-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,606
Posted By ptsbug
I'm keenly interested in an Oday 25, but it needs...

I'm keenly interested in an Oday 25, but it needs a trailer.
I found a paceship 23 that I can pick up for a reasonable amount with a trailer, and probably use that for a few years.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-29-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,606
Posted By ptsbug
where to sail

I'm hoping we'll be sailing on Lake Kabetogema, Rainy lake, Lake Vermillion.
spending weekends on the water.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-29-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,606
Posted By ptsbug
Practical sailor mag.

I am looking for a first boat, and noticed the magazine "Practical sailor"
Has any one subscribed?
Decent rag?
I am looking for the ideal trailerable boat that can be pulled behind a chevy tahoe,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-29-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By ptsbug
Question launching a shallow draft keel vs. waterballast

Ok, so the general concencus is the Hunter 26 will be ok with it's water ballast system.
I guess the best word to use would be I "ADMIRE" a clean classic looking sailboat like the Oday 23, the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-29-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 2,904
Posted By ptsbug
Colgate? sailing school I believe is in Naples...

Colgate? sailing school I believe is in Naples with a great reputation.
They had a big article on the sailboat review section on the water channel.
I can't remember the exact name of the school,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-29-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 13,261
Posted By ptsbug
Question capsize ratio/ water ballast Hunter 26

I actually have a few questions that hopefully someone can answer.
The capsize ratio of a water ballasted hunter 26?
I don't care much for the Macgregors (no offense), just doesn't fit.
I like the...
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