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Search: Posts Made By: Xx Darkwing xX
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-01-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,981
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Re: Newbie's first thread :) (((follow up questions)))

Just curious which boat you eventually bought and how it's working out. I'm considering a Bavaria 36 myself andwould lie to hear any inormation you learned during the process.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-17-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,999
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Re: Mast height question

I think so. Based on the link pirate sent I have learned a good bit and the I measurement doesn't help that I can see. I caveat that with my rookie status so take that info with a grain of salt. To...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-17-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,999
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Re: Mast height question

Thanks to everyone who answered. I gleaed a good bit of info. I likely will buy a Catalina 38 or 36 and willies the link provided by for additional info. Thanks again!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,999
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Mast height question

I am buying a boat and near my house there is a bridge height I am concerned about. When looking I see "mast height" listed in the specs. Is the mast height the max height measured from the waterline...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-09-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 18,769
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Re: Just beginning to shop around... would love feedback/ideas...

This sounds great. My wife and I have been travelling for over a month with our pets and a 1 year old and realized how many things we don't "need". Bet it's the same for you. I thought your boat had...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-07-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 18,769
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Re: Just beginning to shop around... would love feedback/ideas...

I am psyched for you and can't wait to do this myself. My wife and I are moving back to Florida and looking for a boat to sail and eventually sail away on. We are novices so we have a few years to...
Forum: Boat Reviews 04-20-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 12,924
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Re: Catalina 30 vs. Hunter 30

I know the moorage bill will go up. That sucks but anything worth doing is worth doing well so I won't skimp on size just to saves few $$$.
DW
Forum: Boat Reviews 04-20-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 12,924
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Re: Catalina 30 vs. Hunter 30

Many thanks for the info. I'm looking into those now. Previously I had been looking at 34-36 footers. Does 2 foot in length add much more complexity? We have completed ASA101 but need a refresher as...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-19-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 39,162
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Re: Best catamaran for circumnavigation

While I see this is an older thread I have gleaned some great info. Thanks to pontiakos, wide openDDS and sailingdog, in particular, for the list of books which I will look in to. I am moving to...
Forum: Boat Reviews 04-19-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 12,924
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Re: Catalina 30 vs. Hunter 30

Sadly the whole wants vs can afford to have issue is rearing its ugly head. Being new I don't want to go to big and end up not enjoying the boat yet I contest to get an older boat and be forced into...
Forum: Beneteau 04-16-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,457
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Re: First Purchase

Curious to see wat you decided and how it worked out?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-03-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,738
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Re: How to do your own marine survey

Boatpoker. I am a newby just trying to take it all in. I'm pretty handy but behind the overall power curve. I wanted to say thanks for the marine survey post. Phenomenal info. As with everything just...
Forum: Boat Reviews 04-01-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 12,924
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Re: Catalina 30 vs. Hunter 30

Nice catch toyou both on the hulk vs hull. Dang auto spelling got me on that one. Can't thank you both enough or the good info!
Forum: Boat Reviews 04-01-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 12,924
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Re: Catalina 30 vs. Hunter 30

Thx SloopJonB. Much appreciated. Any idea if keel stepped masts are better than deck stepped? Are steel hulks better than fiberglass hulls? Remedial question but it is hard to narrow down boat...
Forum: Boat Reviews 03-24-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 12,924
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Re: Catalina 30 vs. Hunter 30

Exactly right I did mean off shore. Sorry for the wrong word. Is there more difference than heavy weather?
Forum: Boat Reviews 03-24-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 12,924
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Re: Catalina 30 vs. Hunter 30

I am wondering what exactly defines an offshore boat from a day sailer? Is it size, hull material, storage, amenities? Just curious.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-11-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 10,074
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Re: Newbies sailing south on the ICW

Thanks for the info. Skipper bob has some great info. I'm gonna buy two of his guides on the next edition so they are current when we go! Hopefully someday I will have the skills or info to give...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-10-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 10,074
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Re: Newbies sailing south on the ICW

True, and here is where my true ignorance comes out, but can't I select places and anchor out? Is that illegal? Is there any guide showing good places to stay or anchor on the ICW?

DW
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-10-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 10,074
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Re: Newbies sailing south on the ICW

Thanks for the advice. We plan on starting in oct of 2013 and heading south. Gonna plan on hitting a marina/hook every nite and going slow. Much motoring likely. Just wanna be safe and relax.

DW
Forum: Boat Reviews 03-09-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 12,924
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Re: Catalina 30 vs. Hunter 30

While I am new here I think I'll put 2 cents in. I had an excellent Catalina 28 that had exceptional room and above all the support was great. Catalina seems to have a great support network and with...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-08-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 10,074
Posted By Xx Darkwing xX
Re: Newbies sailing south on the ICW

All
I'm new here and planning a similar trip fro Oct 2013. Is there an update on how the trip went? Any after action info I could learn from? We are in the exact same situation skill wise so we...
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