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Search: Posts Made By: GCASKEW
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-24-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: O'Day 35 vs Catalina 36

Good info.. i know I want at least a sugar scoop. But getting the O'Day and using that extra $20k to buy kit for the boat sounds like a good plan.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-24-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By GCASKEW
O'Day 35 vs Catalina 36

The O'Day has the sugar scoop at less than $40,000 but to get a walk through transom on the Cat is close to $60,000. I see these boats meeting the same needs for a couple in the Caribbean so it's a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 11,282
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Best sailing blogs of 2014

I love Banyan and Windtraveler. Both of the ladies are exceptional writers and help you live through them.
Windtraveler is in the early family stages with one cute little girl and two more girls on...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-24-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 10,923
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Anyone living on a Gemini 105MC

Headed to Miami in a few weeks to look at the Gemini and the Tomcat catamarans. The new lagoons are just out of our reach.
We want to retire with no debt and house and boat paid for, I'd love the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-15-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By GCASKEW
3 year plan just got changed to 6 year plan.

Wife found out today that she (we) have to work till she is 55 which is 6 more years. So now we are shifting gears in our search for a boat.

Now we are looking for a nice trailerable boat for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,172
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: V berths

Lol ferretchaser. .. I'm just afraid that sleeping in some of the aft berths we've seen may make some kind of dormant claustrophobia kick in. .. Some of them on the 34 and 36 boats won't even let you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,172
Posted By GCASKEW
V berths

Due to budget we messy not be able to get a catamaran, and may have to settle on a 34 - 37 sloop. The question its how many people that stay on board for several months at a time sleep in the V...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-07-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,216
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Which is worse, a CAT that has some hull slap or Mono rolling on the hook?

Thanks for the link. We are going o th show in Miami in Feb. We also want to look at the new Tomcat.
If we go used it looks like the Gemini unless we can find a PDQ.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-06-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,216
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Which is worse, a CAT that has some hull slap or Mono rolling on the hook?

Good information. For what we want I think the Gemini is the ticket. Maybe the 105MC will drop in price now the legacy is now out .
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-06-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,216
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Which is worse, a CAT that has some hull slap or Mono rolling on the hook?

Kd3PC. ... don't you have a hunter passage? I thought I turned seeing that. .. if so its one of the boats I was looking at. .. How would you compare a late 90'a page to a mid 2000'a Gemini for 6...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-06-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,216
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Which is worse, a CAT that has some hull slap or Mono rolling on the hook?

I keep coming back to a used Gemini for the Bahamas and the Caribbean. I've been told you need a 40 monohull to be able to enjoy the Caribbean but I just can't see why the Gemini won't be perfect. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-03-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,216
Posted By GCASKEW
Which is worse, a CAT that has some hull slap or Mono rolling on the hook?

I keep hearing that a Gemini Catamaran has hull slap sometimes at anchor, while most mono's roll at anchor.

So the question is, which is worse at anchor, some hull slap sometimes or rolling most...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-21-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By GCASKEW
Boat search

While we are Weill fairly new to sailing, we have decided to buy a sailboat and spend the winters, January through early June, in the Caribbean, we seek some help in a boat selection.

* We are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-03-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4,722
Posted By GCASKEW
Trailer sailer to make it to the bahamas?

After a long heart to heart and tears, we are not going to buy a catamaran to live aboard. So I'm now looking at a total change of our plans.

I now need to find a trailer sailer that can make it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-28-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 10,923
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Anyone living on a Gemini 105MC

In my case I think I can stand the chop for the times when it happens, when we are underway. We are looking to sail to location, spend a month or two there and then sail to the next location. We will...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-24-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,844
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Buying the boat and cruising kitty

But, I'm still getting their blog sent to me..lol They are on a big Mono now with two kids. I just want something that gets me there, easy to sail and live on and the wife and I can point it at a new...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-24-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 10,923
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Anyone living on a Gemini 105MC

Trying to take it from a dream to a reality.. Getting the kids to understand us selling THEIR house of memories is the hardest part so far...lol
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-24-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,844
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Buying the boat and cruising kitty

Read the blogs and bought the kindle book... Those kids were much younger and lived higher than we expect to do.. Cook most nights on board like we cook most meals at home. Some good rum and coke...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-24-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 10,923
Posted By GCASKEW
Anyone living on a Gemini 105MC

What do you like? What have you added, would you recommend adding it? What don't you like about living on a 105MC?

Just an overall appraisal of living on one would be appreciated. It looks like we...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-24-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,844
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Buying the boat and cruising kitty

We will be cruising the Caribbean and the Bahamas. We will be living on the hook most if not all the time, with very few marina visits. That is why we are looking at watermaker, solar and wind...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-24-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,844
Posted By GCASKEW
Buying the boat and cruising kitty

We are in the process of deciding on Mono/Multi hull type boat we want to get. Once we decide the style then it's time to find the actual boat.

If you have $250,000 in your kitty to buy the boat,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-13-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,236
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Do it all boat, Caribbean and Rtw

Wow, the Brewer looks great.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-12-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,236
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Do it all boat, Caribbean and Rtw

PBzeer,
Budget is $130k for the boat and the refurbishment and setup. This will leave me $75k fit the cruise Kitty and then or monthly retirement. I want to get boat that will hopefully do it all...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-12-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,236
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Do it all boat, Caribbean and Rtw

Wow, lets see..
We want a good shallow draft boat that can do the caribbean but can also handle blue water. We have been pointed to Island Packet. A little heavy and not really a lite wind boat but...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-12-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,236
Posted By GCASKEW
Do it all boat, Caribbean and Rtw

So we have been doing tons of research and want to get a do it all boat.

We want to get a boat that will do it all and only have to buy once.

What type of do it all boats do you recommend? We...
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