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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-14-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By tsuidc
Re: Surveyor in Maine

Thank you both. Posted an inquiry at the link. Waiting for a reply.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-14-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By tsuidc
Surveyor in Maine

I am about to make an offer on a Pacific Seacraft 34 in Maine. Does any body have a recommendation for a good marine surveyor in Maine?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-12-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,761
Posted By tsuidc
Re: Rookie on a San Juan 21

Thirty years ago, my wife and I sailed a San Juan 21 for a month, from Anacortes in Washington to the Canadian Gulf Island. Though these days we cruise off shore in boats as big as the Valiant 42, I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-26-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 12,854
Posted By tsuidc
When I read the earlier postings on this thread,...

When I read the earlier postings on this thread, I was surprised that nobody pointed out to Smackdaddy regarding the difference between Taiwan built versus Cheoy Lee built boats. Cheoy Lee is a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-22-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,398
Posted By tsuidc
Though you are looking for trailerable sailboats,...

Though you are looking for trailerable sailboats, with two autistic boys, it might be more than a handful to have to launch and retrieve every time you want to go sailing. Rockyfork Lake State Park...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-15-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,442
Posted By tsuidc
I agree. I have used the analog version on half a...

I agree. I have used the analog version on half a dozen boats. I find the analog meter easy to use and it is an indispensable tool in my preliminary inspection of a boat. While it is not a substitute...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-04-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 7,030
Posted By tsuidc
Make sure you or your surveyor closely inspect...

Make sure you or your surveyor closely inspect the centerboard pivot pin for wear where it connects to the pivot arm. The pin connection to the pivot arm of a Tartan 34 of this vintage is a rather...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-09-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 6,314
Posted By tsuidc
A center cockpit boat is "ungainly" and "not a...

A center cockpit boat is "ungainly" and "not a bluewater boat"? Tell it to the Hallberg Rassy folks and they will show you a few center cockpit boats that are good looking, capable (and dry)...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-27-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 10,173
Posted By tsuidc
I apologize for referring to my ex-Catalina 22 as...

I apologize for referring to my ex-Catalina 22 as CC22. It should be C22.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-27-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 10,173
Posted By tsuidc
We have owned both a CC22 and SJ21. The SJ21 is a...

We have owned both a CC22 and SJ21. The SJ21 is a little over 2000LB including trailer. Very easy to tow, rig and launch. We find rigging and launching the CC22 to be quite a chore. The SJ21 is great...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-02-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 10,656
Posted By tsuidc
We have auto and house insurance with Allstate....

We have auto and house insurance with Allstate. They issued boat insurance for the initial purchase but to new it for the next year they require a survey.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-31-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,126
Posted By tsuidc
The San Juan 21 Sailing Page Jim Hubbard's San...

The San Juan 21 Sailing Page Jim Hubbard's San Juan 21 Sailing Page (http://www.sanjuan21.net) often has boats for sale.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-31-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,126
Posted By tsuidc
You may want to look at a San Juan 21. A popular...

You may want to look at a San Juan 21. A popular one design, swing keel, well built, sails well and has a small cabin. Easy to trailer too. You may be able to find one at your price range with a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-09-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 8,309
Posted By tsuidc
Sounds like you might have the wing keel version....

Sounds like you might have the wing keel version. That keel can dig in like an anchor even in a soft grounding. A good towing policy may be a good thing to have just in case.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-21-2009
Replies: 69
Views: 6,031
Posted By tsuidc
This is a quote from Sterling Hayden’s Wanderer...

This is a quote from Sterling Hayden’s Wanderer (though he was known mostly as a movie actor he was also a highly experienced sailor/seaman) “To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-11-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 22,676
Posted By tsuidc
I agree with the recommendation of a San Juan 21....

I agree with the recommendation of a San Juan 21. Easy to tow, only 1400#. Sails well under light winds, well built and relatively inexpensive. Good for day sailing, one design racing and short...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-10-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 5,459
Posted By tsuidc
Hallberg Rassy Rasmus Fuel Tank Leakage

I am looking at a '73 Hallberg Rassy 35 Rasmus in fairly good condition. Fuel tanks for both the Monsun 31 and Rasmus 35 are fiber glass, built into and integral with the keel instead of a metal fuel...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-04-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 2,365
Posted By tsuidc
Sabre 34 offshore

The Sabre 34 is listed on the Mahina list as offshore capable. She also has a PHRF of 153. So on paper she is supposed to be strong and not slow. However, I don't seem to be able to find any...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-31-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 14,858
Posted By tsuidc
I am looking to purchase a Laser 28 from Toronto...

I am looking to purchase a Laser 28 from Toronto and bring it back to Ohio. She has a 200 pound bulb added to the keel. Good idea or bad idea...both purchasing from Canada and the extra weight in the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-25-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By tsuidc
Accredited Marine Surveyor (AMS) accreditation...

Accredited Marine Surveyor (AMS) accreditation check on the roster of The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Inc.® - (SAMS®) (http://www.marinesurvey.org). This web site has a lot of information...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-25-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By tsuidc
Since it requires two posts to post links. I will...

Since it requires two posts to post links. I will post the links in the next post.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-25-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By tsuidc
Make sure your surveyor is an Accredited Marine...

Make sure your surveyor is an Accredited Marine Surveyor (AMS). Even if he/she claims accreditation, check the roster on The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Inc.® website to make sure. This...
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