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Search: Posts Made By: dandebruin
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 2,574
Posted By dandebruin
Winter storage..mast up or down

I have done mine both ways, and will always take mine down now. I find that the extra cost is worth it. I can seal the boat better even without shrink wrap, also the ability to inspect the rig, the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-12-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,478
Posted By dandebruin
beneteau first 26

I agree with sailingfool.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-31-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,809
Posted By dandebruin
Instructional Offshore Apology

Based on the other thread,(the from Bermuda to NYC one on Learning to Sail) it looks like Bruce wants to spend a month cruising and is using this to pay for it.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-22-2003
Replies: 26
Views: 19,117
Posted By dandebruin
Catalina vs Hunter

Wow, this is like the C&C list. I also looked at the Catalinas and the Hunters. Looked at a lot of Cat 30''s as there are so many out there. Did not like the Hunters as much, although the interiors...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-13-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 2,124
Posted By dandebruin
Racer Cruiser

I also went through the same search. My wife wanted to be comfortable and I wanted something that was not a dog to sail. Ended up with a C&C 29 MkII. Not the racing sled that some are but very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2003
Replies: 16
Views: 5,454
Posted By dandebruin
single-handed docking

I don''t have and outboard, but one of those diesels, but... I have a two blade folding prop that is offset, C&C 29 MkII, talk about prop walk. I single hand almost all the time. The key for me is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-22-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,700
Posted By dandebruin
Crossing the Atlantic in a C&C 34?

That price for a 80''s 34 seems high unless there is a lot of updated equipment, rigging and sails. I would encourage you to go to the C&C discussion list. It is very active and you will hear from a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-05-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 5,616
Posted By dandebruin
C & C Yachts

I have a C&C 29 MkII. The one you are looking at would be an MkI. I looked for quite some time, about 1.5 yrs, before I bought my boat. Looked at many boats as you can imagine. In my research, I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-23-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 1,714
Posted By dandebruin
Tartan 27

I really like Tartan 27''s but someone would have to pay me to take that one.

You can find them down in Annapolis area for under $4K with engine running and sails. They are good sturdy boats that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-13-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 2,118
Posted By dandebruin
Columbia vs C&C

I looked at both C&C''s and Columbia''s in my search. My two cents, I bought the C&C. Everyone I talked to said you could sail a Columbia and they had pretty nice interiors for their size but the C&C...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-30-2002
Replies: 10
Views: 3,592
Posted By dandebruin
1981 C&C 32

Any other responses? I just wanted to bring this back up to the top to see if anyone else has any comments. Any 32 owners who would like to talk about thier boats?

Thanks

Dan
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-26-2002
Replies: 10
Views: 3,592
Posted By dandebruin
1981 C&C 32

There are quite a few C&C 29''s around and they sell very well in our neck of the woods. I have not seen any other 32''s and don''t know that much about them. Is there some reason these boats are not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-28-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1,412
Posted By dandebruin
HELP! Are there any Compac 25 owners??

Go to the compac owner''s website and get the list of owners with 25''s. Email for opinions. I did the same with the 27 and got back many responses.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-26-2002
Replies: 20
Views: 4,939
Posted By dandebruin
HELP!! Question about making an offer with sellers broker

Just made an offer on a boat and had the broker tell me that they required 10% also. Said I didn''t have it with me so he made the offer anyway. It appeared that it was normal business practice to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-21-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By dandebruin
1978 Cartwright 36

Thanks anyway. I believe it is a custom boat, I know the one I am looking at spent three years in the Med and eventually circumnavigated. I imagine just looking at it that it would be very sluggish...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-18-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By dandebruin
1978 Cartwright 36

Anyone have any information on the design, construction and sailing qualities of this boat? Jeff, have any information

Thanks

Dan
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-16-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,213
Posted By dandebruin
Buying a Catalina 30

Thanks, DENR, that is the spirit! I like that comment the best, and some useful information to boot, way to go!
Forum: Racing 05-09-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 1,561
Posted By dandebruin
1984 Express 30M

Any information about this boat?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-08-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 1,101
Posted By dandebruin
1984 Express 30M

Still looking.

Does anyone have any information about this boat? sailing qualities,design,construction, living space, etc.?

Thanks
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-22-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 3,776
Posted By dandebruin
J/34

Thanks Jeff. That was helpful.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-22-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 3,776
Posted By dandebruin
J/34

Any information on this boat? Looks like only a few out there and not very active class. Was it a bad design?

Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 2,301
Posted By dandebruin
Diesel in the bilge

The main concern I have is the lingering smell. This boat has been sitting closed up for some time with diesel in the bilge(not my boat). The cushions and most of the wood have been stored in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 2,301
Posted By dandebruin
Diesel in the bilge

This may be here somewhere else but can''t find it. Is there any way to get the diesel and the smell out of a boat. Heard about some diesel eating enzyme or something.

Thanks
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-01-2002
Replies: 38
Views: 5,885
Posted By dandebruin
Westerly

In response. I actually like the older slower boats with full keel. I grew up with them and like how they feel. I also appreciate Jeff''s comments. He does not need me to defend him, I like the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-31-2002
Replies: 38
Views: 5,885
Posted By dandebruin
Westerly

Actually, I have appreciated Jeff''s unbiased opinion. It does not seem to me that he trashes anyone''s dream but talks about the realities of what is. I want to buy the best boat for me. Not based...
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