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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-25-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By johngov.
Are the Holidays Emotional

I was just wondering how some long term cruisers feel around Christmas time and other "family" holidays. Do you find yourselves in a beautiful faraway place but with a tinge of a want to be around...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-11-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 6,229
Posted By johngov.
Seafarer 29

Manuel,
You have gotten some very good advice here. I would add that if you can buy the Seafarer at a very reasonable price and owning it does not cut into the family budget for going out to diner...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-08-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 902
Posted By johngov.
fractional rig vessels

I''m starting to like what I hear about fractional rigs vs. masthead rigs. Can someone suggest cruisers in the 38''size range for around $100,000 that would be fast and comfortable for coastal New...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-27-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 4,481
Posted By johngov.
Frers 41 vs Sun Legend

I''ve been looking at a Sun Legende on Yachtworld which has been there for some time and I asked for some input here. Jeff H, if Iunderstood correctly, considered this design to be a bit "whippy". I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-10-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,587
Posted By johngov.
Pearson Ensign

I can''t help myself but I just took ownership of hull #1683 yesterday and after we closed the deal I went down to the boat and took her out...what a great boat!
I sailed her around and through all...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-23-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 1,821
Posted By johngov.
Problems while buying a boat - need advice please

Walk Away!!! Let the seller come after you and try to put a deal together. He should be receiving an insurance settlement that rightfully should be for the re-fit of the boat. After all, there has...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-17-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 5,768
Posted By johngov.
Dickerson 37 Cutter

Hoppy,
Thanks. Yes Moondancer at Brewers in Warwick is the boat. I was curious why a boat that some say is one of the best all time cruising sailboats (I forgot who says that) has been on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-10-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 5,768
Posted By johngov.
Dickerson 37 Cutter

I''ve been watching this boat for more than a year. She''s for sale in Rhode Island and though I sure don''t need any brightwork in my life I keep coming back to take another look. The problem I have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-04-2004
Replies: 31
Views: 21,328
Posted By johngov.
Sabre 386 or Tartan 3700???

bluewaterdreamer,
We are on a similiar track, though maybe not looking for a brand new model. We are looking for the perfect 38 to 43 footer, Sabre, Tartan, Bristol, Crealock, (and a bunch of lesser...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-22-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,551
Posted By johngov.
What to buy for $5000

Ryan, You might look for a Ranger 23, Columbia 26, or a Sea-Sprite, Ensign, Bristol 24, Pearson Electra, O''Day 23. J-24 would be fun but they still want a lot of money for them. God luck, John Gov.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-04-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,321
Posted By johngov.
Morgan 34

Dirt,
I sailed a Charlie Morgan designed Columbia 34 for fifteen years and I believe that they are basically the same design. The C-34 sailed well in all conditions that we subjected her to but we...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-04-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 891
Posted By johngov.
Looking for a boat for the following purpose:

Doesn''t that depend on where you are starting from? To cruise the Greek Isles, say starting from New England would take a different kind of boat than if you were starting out in Greece...or did I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-04-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By johngov.
Help, please!

Twenty-seven to thirty-five is quite a range.
$20 to $40 is not a lot of loonies.
Hope you plan to do some work.
Consider some of the older models like the Bristol 30, Columbia 34, Catalina 30,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-02-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 2,913
Posted By johngov.
Bristol 35.5'''' and yeh maybe others

I go through this every now and then. Presently I have a 30'' pilot boat, had a 34'' Charlie Morgan Columbia for fifteen years, but can''t completely tear myself away from the idea of a Bristol 35.5,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-02-2004
Replies: 77
Views: 9,945
Posted By johngov.
a boat as an investment

I once bought a Bristol 22'' in 1976 for $5,000 and was offered $8,000 in 1984. I think those days are gone.
Quality though always retains its value. You may have to reach the right buyer but if you...
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