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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,868
Posted By chuck53
Re: Looking for a boat of live aboard

You have to factor in everything. Age, condition, engine (age/hours), how well it has been maintained, lots of electronic goodies and are they up to date or old and obsolete. Sounds like his price...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,868
Posted By chuck53
Re: Looking for a boat of live aboard

I think the price is high for a 41 year old boat. My main concern is why all the recent work? If the owner is just one of those anal types that always wants his boat looking good, then you may have...
Forum: Engines   02-16-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By chuck53
Re: Volvo Penta 2002 Fresh Water Cooling System

In a FWC system, the T-stat should only be in the closed cooling loop. Water should always be flowing thru the raw water side.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-16-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 6,765
Posted By chuck53
Re: Largest Trailerable Sailboat

Ky, just what I like to hear, a guy with a well thought out, reasonable plan. And as a fellow Catalina owner, I think your idea for a C27 is a good one. Sorry, I can't advise you on setting the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-16-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By chuck53
Re: Wing keel in a shallow slip

At our marina, we have enough water that I don't think any boats ever sat on the bottom, but if the tide ever went down low enough for that to happen, I doubt any damage would occur. The mud bottom...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-16-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 6,765
Posted By chuck53
Re: Largest Trailerable Sailboat

Finally, a voice of reason. he started out with a proven and easily trailerable boat to learn on. Now after a couple of years of learning, he knows what he wants and knows that a 30-32 footer is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-12-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 6,765
Posted By chuck53
Re: Largest Trailerable Sailboat

OK, instead of all this back and forth that is going on, why not read the "Sailing for Dummies" book and then come back with questions. I've never read the book but I'm sure it will give you a lot...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   11-19-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By chuck53
Re: Couple and a toddler, which boat to look for?

Obviously, I'm biased, but a Catalina 34 with a wing keel would fit the bill. Definitely not a blue water boat, but island hopping where you are almost never more than a day, maybe two from the next...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-14-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,785
Posted By chuck53
Re: Buying my first boat please help

I've never heard of anyone putting 20% down. 10% is typical. most likely, the contract the broker puts in front of you will have wording about "subject to acceptable survey and seatrial". Just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2,356
Posted By chuck53
Re: parts AMF puffer

Since the original poster only posted once 8 years ago, I doubt if we will be hearing from him.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,775
Posted By chuck53
Re: Pearson 30 Bilge Pump Recommendations?

500 is way too small for that boat. My Catalina 34 has a Rule 2500 and that isn't overkill by any manner.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-02-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,212
Posted By chuck53
Re: Looking at Sailboats

Learning the basics of sailing isn't rocket science and can be done fairly quickly.
What takes a lot of time is experience. Knowing what to do when you are in the middle of the ocean and the s..t...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-30-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 6,496
Posted By chuck53
Re: 10K$ boat --- Are Insurance and Survey REALLY mandatory?

First of all, you don't have to have insurance and no, you don't have to get a survey.
That being said, if you do get insurance, and I think most sailnetters will tell you it is a good idea to have,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-19-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By chuck53
Re: new boat

Markwesti is right. not so much the brand as much as it is the rigging.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-10-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By chuck53
Re: Getting into sailing

Something tells me we have run off another newbie. While a few posts were a little on the harsh side (me included), he got a lot of good, sound advice.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-09-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By chuck53
Re: Getting into sailing

I have some friends who have done the loop and enjoyed doing it.
That being said, a sailboat really isn't the best boat for the loop as you will probably be motoring a lot more than sailing. If you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-09-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By chuck53
Re: Getting into sailing

I've got a good buddy who built a couple of Glen L boats back when we were kids in the late 60's. He built a 12' skiff and later, a 15' inboard runabout. They were good, solid boats, but I almost...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-09-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By chuck53
Re: Getting into sailing

While size does matter, yes, people have sailed across the oceans in even smaller boats. The point I'm making, blue water boats are different from coastal crusiers in many ways from a design and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-09-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By chuck53
Re: Getting into sailing

Yes, there are some decent $5k boats out there that can be had for sailing not too far from shore. But a $5k boat for sailing around the world....hope your life insurance is paid up. When you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,801
Posted By chuck53
Re: Islander Excalibur 26 vs Catalina 27

What are your plans for the boat?
I can't speak for the sailing characteristics of one over the other but the livability of the Catalina is way better than the Islander. You'd be surprised how much...
Forum: Grampian   10-14-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By chuck53
Re: Finding the Hull Number

Yes, that is the official hull ID#. If you have the boat registered, insured, CG documented, mortgaged, etc., all parties involved will want that number.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,477
Posted By chuck53
Re: Catalina 36MKii prop shaft and rudder removal?

I'm pretty sure there is a C-36 owners website. You might want to google it. I belong to the C-34 website and it is Very active and extremely helpful. Any question I've ever had about my boat, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-03-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,691
Posted By chuck53
Re: Hunter 33 vs CS 30

James makes an excellent point.

Question to the OP...what is your sailing experience? I'm guessing either...not much if you think you can go around the world on a Hunter 33 or so much experience...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-03-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,691
Posted By chuck53
Re: Hunter 33 vs CS 30

I'm not familiar with the CS30, but I will bet good money, the majority of Sailnetters will tell you that a Hunter 33 is not a blue water boat. If you want to coastal cruise or island hop where you...
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