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Search: Posts Made By: piggybeach
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-27-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 2,514
Posted By piggybeach
Arrow BUCCANEER II – 500 Inflatable Boat

Has anyone heard of this boat: BUCCANEER II – 500? It's being marketed as an "Ocean Sport Boat" but I am unable to locate details about the manufacturer. I've got one sitting unopened in a box in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 1,276
Posted By piggybeach
Red face unconventional-last-resort inflatable boat repair materials?

i'm going to give my old metzler one last chance to behave before i fill her with spray foam. there are two really costly "official" ingredients for which i need to find cheap substitutes:

1. i'd...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 8,113
Posted By piggybeach
UGH. ok, so the foam may be the last-last resort...

UGH. ok, so the foam may be the last-last resort before the trash heap...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 8,113
Posted By piggybeach
Wink i've posted my "quick cash" help wanted item for...

i've posted my "quick cash" help wanted item for someone to glass my boat, but i'm not going to hold my breath. i like the concept, and wish i could offshore this assignment to china or india.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 8,113
Posted By piggybeach
Arrow ROFL. that is too damn funny and easy to picture...

ROFL. that is too damn funny and easy to picture as well....

ha ha ha ha...

just wondering if you put foam in all the chambers or just the pontoons? and how long was it exposed to weather (did...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 8,113
Posted By piggybeach
'like the idea captain. and i don't care how...

'like the idea captain. and i don't care how "ugly" it comes out as long as it's good and solid (it can always be prettied up afterwards). however, i haven't got the skill with fiberglass or the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-15-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 3,827
Posted By piggybeach
unfortunately, not well. see my recent thread...

unfortunately, not well. see my recent thread "spray foam + inflatable boat"
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 8,113
Posted By piggybeach
Smile lol, that is pretty funny, isn't it?

lol, that is pretty funny, isn't it?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 8,113
Posted By piggybeach
Smile thanks so much. i just kept staring at my...

thanks so much. i just kept staring at my numbers and couldn't figure out what i was doing wrong... swapping circumference for diameter--doh!~
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 8,113
Posted By piggybeach
Unhappy any math wizards out there?

sadly i am coming to this conclusion... after calculating square feet of this particular inflatable i am surprised to learn (if my math is correct) that it holds about 176 S.F. per pontoon!

for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 8,113
Posted By piggybeach
good point. there is a cheaper foam available...

good point. there is a cheaper foam available too: cheaper foam url (http://www.jgreer.com/Foam%20Page.htm)

...however, it's not "coast guard approved."
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 8,113
Posted By piggybeach
what do you think? "special" foam i found is...

what do you think?
"special" foam i found is this...
Boat Ship and Pontoon Foam Insulation (http://www.fomofoam.com/boat_ship_and_pontoon.htm)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 8,113
Posted By piggybeach
spray foam + inflatable boat = save it or kill it?

my old metzler inflatable is still leaking and the fabric is pretty... crusty. i've applied copious amounts of various inflatable boat paints, glues, patches and unorthodox products including...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-22-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 5,706
Posted By piggybeach
still lookin

i'm taking my basic sailing lessons right now and spending more time in the harbor. the "need" to buy a boat is still there, but with the tempered calm which comes from reviewing a lot of "for sale"...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-19-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 5,706
Posted By piggybeach
Lightbulb WOW. thanks for a lot of sage info. i'm tending...

WOW. thanks for a lot of sage info. i'm tending to lean your direction as to getting a smaller inexpensive boat for the first year or so...one that is ready to go, if musty. on the other hand, I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-15-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 5,706
Posted By piggybeach
Cool thanks keel

you covered a lot of ground, though not sure what PNW means?

anyway, i appreciate the tips. and sure enough joseph did recommend that i charter some boats first. i am signed up for sailing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-12-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 5,706
Posted By piggybeach
Question surveyor brainwashing... 25-30' recommendations?

met with joseph rodgers today for a "brainwashing"...
as a newb i needed an orientation to the whole boating world and think that i got a good start.
in short he recommends finding a boat already...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-09-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 5,706
Posted By piggybeach
thanks cardiacpaul

:)
great info. i'll take that advice and cool my jets. even though the boat is cute, it's not cute enough to warrant a new engine.
Ben
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-09-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 5,706
Posted By piggybeach
Lightbulb not sure who CP is. and i did some digging here...

not sure who CP is. and i did some digging here for faq on buying a boat. so far, no fill in form. but here are some useful "buying" links:

sailnet thread:...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-09-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 5,706
Posted By piggybeach
Arrow pictures?

agememnon,
that's a bit smaller than i was hoping for, but if the price is right i'd like to know more.
any pictures?
thanks,
ben
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-08-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 5,706
Posted By piggybeach
a-4 mystery :eek:

ok, so i spoke with the older gentleman this morning and he's not up to showing me the boat today. however, he gave me more info regarding the motor. he said the atomic-4 runs with two cyclinders...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-07-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 5,706
Posted By piggybeach
Question Is there a "fill in form" purchase agreement...

Is there a "fill in form" purchase agreement along these lines?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-07-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 5,706
Posted By piggybeach
thanks sailing dog, will do. and what do you...

thanks sailing dog,
will do. and what do you think of 40 year old sails (is that an oxymoron?). guy tells me the boat hasn't been sailed that much and i suppose they could still be sound(?)
Ben
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-07-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 5,706
Posted By piggybeach
thank you. gas ok... Next Question: so...

thank you. gas ok...

Next Question:
so the marine surveyor recommended to me is not available for two weeks and this boat is... cheap (if that can be said about an old boat) with a working...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-07-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 5,706
Posted By piggybeach
i've seen a lot of them in the boats i've been...

i've seen a lot of them in the boats i've been looking at. many people recommend a diesel for safety. what's your opinion?
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