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Search: Posts Made By: bb74
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-13-2013
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
Re: Interesting Sailboats

Thanks PCP. For those that don't know the Grand Surprise, well worth the look as it's a great weekend / race boat.

1 did 2 Bol d'Or on the GS and some daysailing and I have to say it was the first...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-12-2013
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
Re: Interesting Sailboats

Having sailed Grand Surprise and 35, those are great sailing boats! Fast, great feel, near perfect amateur crew racing deck layout, and well built. Not an extended cruiser and not ideal undersides...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-10-2013
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
Re: Interesting Sailboats

Smart to keep the tensioner on deck as opposed to another line in the mast. I like the simplicity and design. I imagine there is a pully system under the deck to distribute the pressure of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-31-2012
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
Re: Interesting Sailboats

Congrats on the sled PCP. Looks like a nice hull shape overall for all point sailing. Glad to hear you finally found a boat for your travels and it sure beats the standard "plastic is fantastic"...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-06-2012
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
Lease it in France and save half the VAT if you...

Lease it in France and save half the VAT if you have it outside of EU waters for half the time. Fixes half the problem although I don't know what interest rates are looking like on boats these days....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-05-2011
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
OK - that makes me feel better about that crew......

OK - that makes me feel better about that crew... Thanks for catching that - I didn't want to come across as a jerk but I hadn't thought about that option :o
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-05-2011
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
Guy was lucky he had a vest on and didn't bang is...

Guy was lucky he had a vest on and didn't bang is head going over - 10 mins is a long time with the water at 11° and with the wave conditions and visibility.

Another reason an overlapping...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-28-2011
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
Congrats on the Salona - looks to be a very nice...

Congrats on the Salona - looks to be a very nice boat and something I'll have to look to charter next spring in Croatia! Still on the fence regarding own vs. charter as I'm 4 hours minimum from the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-24-2011
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
I read about that boat last year as well - the...

I read about that boat last year as well - the designer got the idea off the lake boats with the skiff like bow.

It planes much earlier (faster) but is a bit of a handful upwind. Great "one...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-23-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By bb74
I'm sure he put a lot of thought into it and...

I'm sure he put a lot of thought into it and should be commended. Purely on an esthetic basis, I don't like it. Ugly and all that shiny interior doesn't do it for me.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-10-2011
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
Croatia is probably next so if you know renters...

Croatia is probably next so if you know renters for a Salona, please let me know!

On the comparison between performance cruiser and a SO36, there's no contest. Comparing to a J109, A35 or even...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-09-2011
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
OK, I said I'd provide the write-up on the...

OK, I said I'd provide the write-up on the Jeanneau, S0 36 after a 2 week charter so here it is FWIW.

Rental in Corsica (Ajaccio) and btw I'd put a plug in for Corsazur Marine from whom I rented...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-03-2011
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
Just got back from a 2 week bareboat charter of a...

Just got back from a 2 week bareboat charter of a SO 36i in Corsica and will have notes / comments tomorrow. Needless to say, everything you mentioned above is a must for someone that want's to have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-16-2011
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
That's some serious company there PCP! Looks...

That's some serious company there PCP! Looks like a nice place. Haven't been there but will head out to Corsica for 2 weeks on a SO 36i saturday and it looks like the weather will suit us well. I...
Forum: Boat Reviews 07-27-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,293
Posted By bb74
21.7 is a well built boat that has a very long...

21.7 is a well built boat that has a very long track record of success in the market. Finot design with OK quarters under deck and good sail plan and rigging / cockpit set-up. Most stable of it's...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-15-2011
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
Anders, Congrats on the boat - it is a beautiful...

Anders, Congrats on the boat - it is a beautiful specimen! Looking forward to more war stories of the good and bad of it!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-15-2011
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
I agree on the manageability aspect for sure. ...

I agree on the manageability aspect for sure. I'd always go with the smallest that is safe, seaworthy, and fast. That being said you have a really broad mix of sailors on the TQ and that plays a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-15-2011
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
The latest Voiles et Voiliers has the bios of the...

The latest Voiles et Voiliers has the bios of the teams - The first place Team Winds on the A35 are ex crew with Tabarly and have already raced the TQ. the Sprint 108 team has raced TQ 6 times. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-13-2011
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
Goes to show what a good sailor can do on a good...

Goes to show what a good sailor can do on a good boat. There are semi professional level crews and then full out amateurs in the race so you cannot expect comparable results. Will be interesting to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-27-2011
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
Interesting info on the race results. Obviously...

Interesting info on the race results. Obviously there are rules and exceptions. With the race performance of the smaller boats it looks like they know that area like the back of their hand and can...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-16-2011
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
the "big sister" is for sale - 120K €

the "big sister" is for sale - 120K €
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-27-2011
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
I checked the search engine and didn't find any...

I checked the search engine and didn't find any test sails so I figures I'd throw this out there as it is first hand experience from last week in the Med on two boats that have found their way to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-03-2011
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
I have rented with them in Bormes les Mimosas...

I have rented with them in Bormes les Mimosas (Bavaria 38 cruiser), and will be renting again in 2 weeks a Bene 37. Happy to let you know what I think of it. I'm chartering a SO 36i for 2 weeks in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-22-2011
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By bb74
Can't please anyone these days.... As for as the...

Can't please anyone these days.... As for as the derogatory comments on these boards, it's juvenile. Nobody is telling anyone to buy one of these boats, simply increasing awareness of the multitude...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-12-2011
Replies: 575
Views: 80,352
Posted By bb74
At this point the debate has really run it's...

At this point the debate has really run it's course. Some like cruising on heavy, stable platforms that can't plane but go well in the chop, some like the thrill of planing at 13+ kts and taking an...
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