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Search: Posts Made By: MikeAlyea
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-04-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,539
Posted By MikeAlyea
Yes, $50,000 to $60,000 is the max range, but of...

Yes, $50,000 to $60,000 is the max range, but of course, I'd be happy to pay less if the right boat was available for less.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-03-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,539
Posted By MikeAlyea
Just cause I don't reply to each reply, don't...

Just cause I don't reply to each reply, don't think for a minute I'm not hanging on and hashing over every word. Great insight, input, info and advice - thanks to all and keep it comin'.

We're...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-03-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,539
Posted By MikeAlyea
My newly refined criteria

This just keeps gettin' better, the more you guys reply, the smarter I get ...

Please review and comment on my criteria for selecting my first big boat in the 32' to 38' range.

Pick apart my...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-02-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,205
Posted By MikeAlyea
You guys are the best, but 'too miny martonis' to...

You guys are the best, but 'too miny martonis' to digest all the ideas tonight. Keep 'em coming and I'll process this all over the next few weeks. Can't thank you enough!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-01-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,205
Posted By MikeAlyea
Clarification - although my budget is $50 - $60K,...

Clarification - although my budget is $50 - $60K, any suitable boat for less would also be fine.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-01-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,205
Posted By MikeAlyea
Two steps forward, one step back

First, Happy New Year and Thanks to all for the previous info you've offered. Sailnet is a goldmine and I plan to pick it clean in the process of buying my first 'big boat' - you guys are fantastic!...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-30-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 6,411
Posted By MikeAlyea
Type of sailing planned is southern California...

Type of sailing planned is southern California coastal, Cabo to Montery and marina live aboard for 3-4 days each month.

I'm not locked in to Catalina's but for the moment let's focus on their...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-29-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 6,411
Posted By MikeAlyea
Comparing Catalina 32's 34's and 36's

I'm shopping for my first 'big boat' and the Catalina line is currently under review. I just spent 24 hours on a 32' in San Diego sailing, motor sailing, light winds, offshore and sleeping onboard at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 1,388
Posted By MikeAlyea
San Diego Sailors

Taking a shot here ... I'm looking for a one day sailing opportunity in San Diego. Does any skipper need a 'crew for a day' - fit male, 52, non-smoker, retired Air Force type. I'll be in town after...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-15-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 4,339
Posted By MikeAlyea
Year, rig, equipment, recent refits? I see some...

Year, rig, equipment, recent refits? I see some T37s listed as low as $47,500 - how much are you asking?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-15-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 4,339
Posted By MikeAlyea
I think I'm coming to recognize just how similar...

I think I'm coming to recognize just how similar sailing and aviation are. I can fly around the globe in a Cessna 172 - under the 'right conditions' - but WHY?
It sounds like the C36 is nearly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-14-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 4,339
Posted By MikeAlyea
I'm thinkin' minimum passage from So Cal to...

I'm thinkin' minimum passage from So Cal to Hawaii and maximum passage from Miami to England .... so something on the order of 4 to 6 weeks time at sea.
Thanks to all for all the info!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-14-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 4,339
Posted By MikeAlyea
The amount of info on this site is amazing!...

The amount of info on this site is amazing! Thanks to all who have responded thus far regarding a Catalina 36 upgrade for 'across the pond' passagemaking.
Now, back to the original questions.
What...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-14-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 4,339
Posted By MikeAlyea
I'm blown away by the amount of info available on...

I'm blown away by the amount of info available on this webiste! Thanks to all who've responded to my initial post regarding outfitting a Catalina 36 for 'across the pond' passagemaking. Now, back to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 4,339
Posted By MikeAlyea
Other than limited tankage, where else is a C36...

Other than limited tankage, where else is a C36 lacking when it comes to passagemaking?
Could you list a few of the bluewater boats you're thinking of for under $60,000?
Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 4,339
Posted By MikeAlyea
Question Outfitting C36 for passagemaking

I'm shopping for my first 'big boat' and trying to be realistic about how I will use it for the next 10 years until I 'retire'. There's alot I like about an older Catalina 36 (under $60,000) home...
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