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Search: Posts Made By: DirtManly
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-28-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 5,780
Posted By DirtManly
It is hard to tell for certain without more...

It is hard to tell for certain without more pictures. I would say it looks like A Pacific Seacraft 31 to me. I agree with the Bill Crealock idea.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,714
Posted By DirtManly
We work on all boats, but it seems that we work...

We work on all boats, but it seems that we work on more Catalinas than any other boat. That is very common sight on C-22's. I am in the process of painting one that had the same crazing over most of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-25-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,343
Posted By DirtManly
A lot of manufacturers in the late sixties and...

A lot of manufacturers in the late sixties and all through the seventies and some into the early eights sold boats in various stages of completion. I know that Seafarer, Morgan, Irwin, Luger,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-01-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 2,682
Posted By DirtManly
The fix isn't the end of the world type thing. I...

The fix isn't the end of the world type thing. I heard one guy say that he had a boat yard fix his and it cost about $ 850.00. You may want to consider joining the Seafarer email list that is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-01-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 2,682
Posted By DirtManly
I don't have any personal experience owning a 30...

I don't have any personal experience owning a 30 foot Seafarer yet, but I owned a 1983 Seafarer 23 that was a McCurdy and Rhodes design. We absolutely loved that boat. It was very stable reasonably...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-22-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Posted By DirtManly
I used to sell these boats a couple year ago. I...

I used to sell these boats a couple year ago. I have never actually sailed on one, although I don't seem to remember having had a single complaint on the sailing ability. I do remember them being...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-22-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1,043
Posted By DirtManly
For just redoing the bottom I usually just sand...

For just redoing the bottom I usually just sand swing keels, although I alway use a bariier coat on the swing keel. Interlux 2000 barrier coating seems to be the best metal primer on the planet. The...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-06-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By DirtManly
It's kind of hard to reply, with out more...

It's kind of hard to reply, with out more information to go on, but I can at least share some experience with you.
Catalina's seem to hold there resale value quite well if reasonably well...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-01-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 3,607
Posted By DirtManly
I use a K3500 to tow boats regularly. I can tell...

I use a K3500 to tow boats regularly. I can tell you from experience that hauling a boat that heavy with a 1 ton truck is a chore. The biggest problem isn't going to be towing it's going to be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-28-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,999
Posted By DirtManly
Beneteau 11.5

I am seriously considering the purchase of a Beneteau Idylle 11.5. I am unfamiliar with this particular series. I know that the First series are the race boats that are reasonably well constructed...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-17-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,295
Posted By DirtManly
Markup on boats

I have worked for two different sailboat dealers covering several manufacturers. At first we were around 20% on larger boats. But as the internet becomes more prevalent the mark up has eroded to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-17-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,194
Posted By DirtManly
New Boat Purchase

In my experience a Catalina 25 is a very good choice for a first boat. They kind of remind me of a Camry in that they don''t do anything spectacular, but they do everything reasonably well. Having...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-15-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1,986
Posted By DirtManly
Laser 28

Hello,I have been helping a freind of mine to find a new boat. He has some sailing experience and plans to daysail on an inland lake that typically has lgiht air. He is currently looking at the Laser...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-01-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,314
Posted By DirtManly
Hours on a Diesel

Hello Helimech,
3200 hours is the equivelant of 192,000 miles. One engine hour is based on 60 miles. Folks that are used to gas engines are usually horrified by that many miles, but for a well...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-10-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By DirtManly
best boat for lake

Hello Ken,
It would help if we had a better idea of what you were looking for with regard to year and expected budget. Considering room for two, reasonably fast, and shallow draft, there are several...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-03-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By DirtManly
Boat Suggestion Help Please

Hello KD,
May I suggest that you look at the old Morgans, 28, 30 and 34''s. The 30 and 34 are very similar boats, the 28 is way different in appearance. All the old Charlie Morgan boats sail very...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-01-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 4,478
Posted By DirtManly
Asking vs Selling price

Hello,
I am a broker and my experience has been that most owners have 10-15 % figured in for negotitions. Please know that we do NOT set prices on our customers boats. We do the research for them...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-12-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 5,506
Posted By DirtManly
Seafarer 29

Hello Manuel,
I owned a Seafarer 23 and I still have excellent memories of that boat. It was very stable, sailed ok in light air, sailed very well in medium air and was a blast in heavy air. My...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-14-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By DirtManly
4000 Hr Engine

Hello Gregg,
No matter how you look at it that engine has a lot of time on it. An engine hour is based on six miles. So you take 4000 hour and multiply that by 60 and thats how many mile would be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-14-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 1,540
Posted By DirtManly
Can anyone help a New Boat Owner ona custom Ketch?

It is hard to tell much from one photo, but you might want to do some research on Atkins design boats. The hull appears to have the lines of the Atkins Princess, although the cabin trunk is quite...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-15-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 4,620
Posted By DirtManly
Annapolis 26

Hello witchcraft,
I would appreciate a copy of the literature you have. Please email me direct jrose123@charter.net.
Thank you in advance
Dirt
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-13-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,045
Posted By DirtManly
seafarers 30

Ken,
I''m sorry, after I posted I remembered that there was one problem that seemed to be common on the thirty footers. The attachment on the bottom of the rudder was not he best design and almost...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-13-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,045
Posted By DirtManly
seafarers 30

Hello Ken,
I am going to assume that you are looking at one of the later McCurdy and Rhodes designed Seafarer 30''s. Although it wasn''t popular there was a Bill Tripp 30 as well. For what it''s...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-06-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 4,620
Posted By DirtManly
Annapolis 26

Hello Dave,
My boy did in fact buy the boat and he''s been having a blast sailing this little jewel. He''s been steadily tinkering with it, fixing the various little things that weren''t quite the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-04-2004
Replies: 34
Views: 13,788
Posted By DirtManly
Proper use of the Traveler

I use the traveler quite a bit. When I''m going to windward in light air I cheat the traveler up so as to get the boom over the center of the boat without having to sheet so hard that I lose sail...
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