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Search: Posts Made By: lobstahpotts
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-24-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 6,547
Posted By lobstahpotts
I think you will find the lesser age of the C&C...

I think you will find the lesser age of the C&C to be an asset if you are looking at short term ownership. Certainly check it, but you are statistically more likely to have issues crop up with an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-24-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By lobstahpotts
:laugher I want to see a cruising coracle now. ...

:laugher I want to see a cruising coracle now.

In my mind double ender makes the most sense here.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2011
Replies: 123
Views: 13,000
Posted By lobstahpotts
As I recall Catholic Charities Miami at least did...

As I recall Catholic Charities Miami at least did post-hurricane work in Cuba. If one were to search around I am certain one could find other valid institutions.
Forum: Boat Reviews 01-18-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 10,012
Posted By lobstahpotts
When questioning the value of a full keel,...

When questioning the value of a full keel, consider what boats were popular in the past. The Typhoon (full keel alberg) had a production run of 2,123 boats not counting the Typhoon Sr. design later...
Forum: Boat Reviews 01-18-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,304
Posted By lobstahpotts
The Cape Dory 30 (admitting bias) is a wonderful...

The Cape Dory 30 (admitting bias) is a wonderful boat. It is most definitely seaworthy and there are a few which are lived aboard. The space can be tight, but there is sufficient storage and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 6,392
Posted By lobstahpotts
Actually, the site currently says "Sale: 12...

Actually, the site currently says "Sale: 12 issues for $10.00", but that was the price listed on amazon until it changed to reflect the new sale price.
That is not normal, though. As it says,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,380
Posted By lobstahpotts
However, when space is at a premium the benefit...

However, when space is at a premium the benefit of dinghy dockage can be costly also. For instance, at PYC we have launch service, but the hours are limited if one hopes to get an early or late...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 6,392
Posted By lobstahpotts
Personally, I am partial to Lats and Atts as I...

Personally, I am partial to Lats and Atts as I like to dream, and I find that there is a great variety of persons submitting articles, from coastal cruisers to intrepid offshore voyagers. This is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,380
Posted By lobstahpotts
I would question those rankings to some extent....

I would question those rankings to some extent. There are some areas up the (ME) coast where the marinas cost more than the clubs, mainly depending on amenities. Some yacht clubs have many other...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-15-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,144
Posted By lobstahpotts
Another question, what attracts you to Arundel in...

Another question, what attracts you to Arundel in particular? Do you have property in the area? There are many other yacht clubs along the Maine coast, more conveniently located for cruising the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-07-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 5,598
Posted By lobstahpotts
However, the deposit is typically a fairly...

However, the deposit is typically a fairly substantial amount, so that even if it was fully returnable, it requires some level of seriousness on the part of the potential buyer as they still have to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-07-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 16,226
Posted By lobstahpotts
And if the concern mainly is that the OP will...

And if the concern mainly is that the OP will never be in NH, may I suggest that on their cruise they plan to spend an amount of time in NH and keep records of that time such as receipts from marina,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-07-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 16,226
Posted By lobstahpotts
What comes to mind here in Maine is excise tax,...

What comes to mind here in Maine is excise tax, which is actually fairly substantial. I do not know if this is an issue that would be encountered in NH, even though it is the next state over, but if...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-06-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 16,226
Posted By lobstahpotts
I think the issue is not the paying of the fee,...

I think the issue is not the paying of the fee, the issue is when out cruising and not making income, every little bit counts so any amount one can save now will pay off and hopefully over time add...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-05-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 16,226
Posted By lobstahpotts
But the OP's primary cruising ground will not be...

But the OP's primary cruising ground will not be in another state, it will be abroad. There's a key difference there that I think the state will recognize. They still have to register boats that will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2011
Replies: 123
Views: 13,000
Posted By lobstahpotts
Sailors I know, along with some documented...

Sailors I know, along with some documented passages like the Bernons I linked to earlier, all sail first to Havana to check in at Marina Hemingway. They have then gotten permission, etc. to continue...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,143
Posted By lobstahpotts
Talking :laugher This completely epitomizes modern...

:laugher This completely epitomizes modern sailing in every way. Why we don't all do that is beyond me.
Plus if you encounter pirates on an extended cruise, they'll be too afraid of your insanity...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,384
Posted By lobstahpotts
This is my point exactly. Someone should be able...

This is my point exactly. Someone should be able to take their own boat, something available to them, and upgrade it with the newest technologies to enter the race and not be left in the dust.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2011
Replies: 123
Views: 13,000
Posted By lobstahpotts
Yes, but that refers to "TRAVEL TRANSACTIONS", or...

Yes, but that refers to "TRAVEL TRANSACTIONS", or worded alternately, spending money while there, and not to travel itself. Per technical wording of the law, one can technically go there legally by...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-03-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 6,355
Posted By lobstahpotts
That awl-gripping looks lovely. No matter how you...

That awl-gripping looks lovely. No matter how you cut it, a live aboard below 25 LOA is going to be tight, so for a relatively similar price and condition, getting whatever extra bit of space you can...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-02-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By lobstahpotts
If you can afford it and the extra mooring fees,...

If you can afford it and the extra mooring fees, more space is almost always desirable if both yachts are available. There are trade-offs and exceptions to this, such as potentially keeping you out...
Forum: Racing 01-02-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,384
Posted By lobstahpotts
I respect your difference of opinion on the...

I respect your difference of opinion on the quality of the movie Wind, and readily concede it was not the most perfect example of sailing on film, but maintain my statement as to opinion of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-02-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,965
Posted By lobstahpotts
I have sailed extensively on a Niagara 35 and can...

I have sailed extensively on a Niagara 35 and can say nothing bad about the company from that experience. Based on my experience, I would choose the Niagara over the Cal, I also feel like over time...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-02-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 6,355
Posted By lobstahpotts
Indeed, which is where the issue comes into play....

Indeed, which is where the issue comes into play. This is why I would suggest investigating other options, and of course shopping local if the right boat is available. However, if the perfect boat is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-02-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 6,355
Posted By lobstahpotts
I believe the context of that debate was for...

I believe the context of that debate was for shipping it on a freighter to another cruising locale, but something interesting to consider certainly. I am not sure about the economics of trailering...
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