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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-22-2004
Replies: 16
Views: 4,511
Posted By Eva
Buying Boat in Winter

FWIW, I closed the purchases of my last two boats in the winter -- in February -- after each had been winterized and hauled out. In each case, we followed the same sale protocol, which may or may...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-14-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By Eva
Financing

I have used Essex Credit the last two times I bought a boat. Financing boats is all they do, and it shows in the smoothness of the transaction and the knowledge of the people you deal with; they...
Forum: Chartering   10-01-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 2,128
Posted By Eva
sunsail mooring

Jonathan, I believe you have Sunsail confused with Footloose. Footloose uses Moorings boats after 3-5 years in the Moorings fleet. Sunsail uses new boats, just like Moorings. Both Moorings and...
Forum: Chartering   10-01-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 880
Posted By Eva
hurricane damage???

You''d be surprised how much even Grenada will recover by next spring. We sailed in the Abacos in April, 2000 -- just months after Floyd devastated the islands, and while we (who had visited several...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-25-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 6,643
Posted By Eva
J37 or Sabre 38MK1

My husband and I went through a very similar analysis -- he wanted the performance of a J-Boat, while I wanted the aesthetics of a Sabre. (That oversimplifies the differences between us, and between...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-11-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 1,978
Posted By Eva
Sea Trial

Most sellers won''t be too keen on a blanket "out" following a sea trial. My experience -- having bought 3 boats and sold 2 (one just a couple of weeks ago) -- is that the sea trial is customarily...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-09-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By Eva
help....

Have you considered getting a home equity loan to make the purchase? The lender doesn''t ask what the purpose of the loan is, and won''t, therefore, have any requirements re: documentation of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-31-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 2,135
Posted By Eva
38 footers

I am a new owner of a Sabre 38 MkII with a centerboard, and couldn''t be happier with it. Our previous boat is a Sabre 34 (for sale, if anyone is interested), also with a centerboard, and the build...
Forum: Chartering   04-28-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 3,313
Posted By Eva
Good Bareboat Companies in Belize??

There are basically two charter companies operating in Belize: the Moorings, with a few boats in Placencia, and TMM with boats in San Pedro (Ambergris Caye) and Placencia. Of the two, you are likely...
Forum: Chartering   01-28-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,511
Posted By Eva
Grenada Charter

We chartered out of Grenada in December, 2000 -- you can check out my full report on my webpage: www.homestead.com/islandtime/MainPage1.html. Grenada is an amazing island, so one thing I would...
Forum: Chartering   12-11-2003
Replies: 1
  Belize
Views: 947
Posted By Eva
Belize

We sailed in Belize in February of this year -- using TMM out of San Pedro. I have a full-blown report on my personal website: www.homestead.com/islandtime/MainPage1.html (you can also find it in...
Forum: Chartering   10-17-2003
Replies: 1
  TMM ?
Views: 803
Posted By Eva
TMM ?

We sailed in Belize with TMM in February, and it was a terrific experience. TMM were great, both in the U.S. and in Belize. It''s not a large operation, but a well-run one. And Belize sailing was...
Forum: Chartering   10-06-2003
Replies: 21
Views: 20,157
Posted By Eva
Failed SUNSAIL Charter in BVI''''s - Strike Two!

Ben, I have a report of our sail in Belize with TMM on my website. The address is www.homestead.com/islandtime/MainPage1.html. Our experience with TMM in Belize was excellent, and an excellent...
Forum: Chartering   09-17-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By Eva
Bahamas winter charter--good,bad,ugly?

I highly recommend Sail Abaco (www.sailabaco.net). Nice assortment of cats, mostly PDQs, starting at 32 feet. Personal attention from owner Mike Houghton. Boats in great condition.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-22-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 938
Posted By Eva
$50-$75k for Long Island Sound

If you wanted an older Sabre 34, mine is for sale. It''s a 1979 -- asking $47,500. You can check it out at http://www.homestead.com/islandtime/sabre34.html
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-08-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 1,863
Posted By Eva
Battle of the Sexes

Thanks for the thought, but motor boats are not within the realm of possibility at this time.

Any thoughts on the newer C&Cs?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-08-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 1,863
Posted By Eva
Battle of the Sexes

My husband and I are about to embark on the search for our next boat, and we''ve come to an impasse that perhaps others can help resolve. Understanding that every boat is a compromise, we just...
Forum: Chartering   08-01-2003
Replies: 15
Views: 6,474
Posted By Eva
BVI charter report

I, too, have just returned from a July sail in the BVI -- my 5th. During our visit, I only had one encounter which I would term "rude" -- but it was clearly my fault. I was at the airport waiting...
Forum: Chartering   07-29-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 1,183
Posted By Eva
DC - Annapolis area Chartering?

I did a bareboat charter last year with Sailing Emporium (based in Rock Hall, on Maryland''s Eastern Shore). They have a website, so you can check out their boat inventory. They seem to specialize...
Forum: Chartering   05-02-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 2,575
Posted By Eva
Belize versus BVI

We sailed in Belize this February (have also sailed the BVI multiple times). While we thoroughly enjoyed Belize, and felt completely safe, this is a destination that is VERY different from the BVI. ...
Forum: Chartering   02-28-2003
Replies: 21
Views: 20,157
Posted By Eva
Failed SUNSAIL Charter in BVI''''s - Strike Two!

Just got back from a bareboat cat charter with TMM in Belize (Ambergris Caye, the week of 2/8 - 2/15). We were very pleased with TMM''s customer service, the condition of the boat (though it was...
Forum: Chartering   09-09-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By Eva
recommendations for charter locations close to SE USA?

The Abacos (Bahamas Out Islands) are a wonderful chartering destination. There are a number of charter companies there, including the Moorings and Sail Abaco (a company I''ve used twice, which...
Forum: Chartering   08-15-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 3,555
Posted By Eva
Any Comments on Bareboating in Belize chater

For somewhat less remote chartering in Belize, TMM has a base in San Pedro, on Ambergris Caye. Their entire San Pedro fleet consists of catamarans. We have visited San Pedro on a land-based trip,...
Forum: Chartering   03-18-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,707
Posted By Eva
Chartering in Belize

We did not make our planned trip to Belize; ended up in Grand Turk on a land-based trip instead. Would love to hear about anyone else''s experiences, because we hope to make it someday.
Forum: Chartering   02-27-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 1,707
Posted By Eva
Chartering in Belize

I am looking to do a bareboat charter in Belize next year. Has anyone done this? Is there any charter company other than TMM? (I don''t have any problems with them -- they come highly recommended...
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