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Search: Posts Made By: BarryL
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,450
Posted By BarryL
Re: Buying my first boat please help


Welcome to Sailnet. There are many people with a great amount of knowledge and experience. Take advantage of them!

The typical boat buying process goes something like this:
The buyer...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-01-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,080
Posted By BarryL
Re: Question Regarding Price Ranges and the Value of a Cash Offer


If a boat is priced so low (relative to other comparable boats) that it will generate multiple, immediate offers, then a 'cash' offer is attractive because the deal can be done right away....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,918
Posted By BarryL
Re: Sleeping Accommodations --- is there a thread?


My Newport 28 had two settees in the main cabin. The port would expand to a double. There was a filler sheet under cushions that had legs on one side and pins on the other to lock it in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 7,714
Posted By BarryL


Just a little note that mattituck was dredged this year to 10' at MLW. So now almost anyone can get in or out at any time.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By BarryL
Re: Winterizing Questions?


Wow, I really don't want to think about winterizing now. But, since you asked....

Assuming the boat has in inboard engine, you would typically change the oil and filter while the boat is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-23-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 8,309
Posted By BarryL
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!


As noted, having an itinerary with a sailboat can be difficult.

On one hand, if you want to go to specific places (Block Island, Montauk, etc,) and you want to stay in a marina, you will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 8,309
Posted By BarryL
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

Hi Guys,

I come to this discussion late, having been working many hours getting my new boat ready to launch (which is another story).

Anyway, If do you plan on coming north, as others...
Forum: Diesel 05-09-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,450
Posted By BarryL
Re: How often to change impeller?


I have owned my O'day since 2006. I have changed the impeller twice and the water pump once. I inspect the impeller in the spring as part of commissioning and as long as there are no cracks...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-07-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By BarryL
Re: Suggestions for coastal cruiser


Since you listed the C&C 99 I would add the C&C 110. You can find them for under $100K. Much more room than the 99.

Also consider the Tartan 3500. The Sabre 362 would be nice, but I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2014
Replies: 133
Views: 11,339
Posted By BarryL
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

I don't believe that a lack of money is keeping people from sailing. As you note, if you want to sail, you should be able to do it cheaply.

I started sailing in 2003 with a 1982 Catalina 22. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-30-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 5,341
Posted By BarryL
Re: 10K$ boat --- Are Insurance and Survey REALLY mandatory?


You don't need a survey. You do need liability insurance. The insurance may not require a survey.

I have Allstate and they have not asked for a survey. Allstate insured my Newport 28...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-29-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,778
Posted By BarryL
Re: Boat Purchase Timing ??

This makes things a lot more clear. Most people live in a particular area, or want to sail in a particular area, so it makes sense to restrict your boat search.

Your problem (IMHO) is that there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By BarryL
Re: Rudder Weight on 35'er


When I removed the rudder on my O'day 35 it weighed around 100lbs.

Forum: Diesel 11-05-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,571
Posted By BarryL
Re: Universal M25XP Starting Problem


You need to be methodical in how you approach this problem.
-First verify that the battery(s) is charged and is in good condition.
-Verify that the wiring from the battery to the...
Forum: Long Island 10-18-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By BarryL
Reviews of some places on the Long Island Sound


My cruising is done for 2013. I stayed at a number of places across the sound. I'll give a short review of each.

Mattituck - Strong's Waterclub and Marina.
This used to be Matt A Mar....
Forum: Diesel 09-25-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By BarryL
Re: Expected life of Yanmar 3YM20


IMHO, a properly maintained diesel should last well over 5000 hours. Again IMHO, I suspect that more marine diesels die because the block / case / heads rot from salt air / water environment...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2013
Replies: 272
Views: 22,015
Posted By BarryL
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.


The electronic thing on top of the tank is the fuel gauge. There should be a wire leading from the nut to your fuel gauge in the cockpit.

I also suspect the fuel return line is leaking....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,714
Posted By BarryL
Re: Zodiac vs tri-hull for dinghy


It's not the oars it's the hull. If the water is perfectly smooth it's fine. If there is any chop the tri hulls slap into it. A single hull cuts through the water but the tri hull can't and...
Forum: Diesel 07-25-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,284
Posted By BarryL
Re: Engine swap will it work?

NVH - Noise Vibration and Harshness.

You use different types of rubber to minimize NVH at specific RPM ranges and things like that

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,078
Posted By BarryL
Re: Genoa tracks


If you put up a smaller sail you would move the car forward. If you put up a bigger sail the car would move aft.

Downwind you may want to move the car forward to allow the sail to open...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-25-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,395
Posted By BarryL
Re: Seeking recommendations / advice


Your requirements are pretty basic and, IMHO, are easily met by most production type boats. If you plan on having guests more often, or you just want the space I would look at boats like:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 4,734
Posted By BarryL
Re: Am I an 'operator' at anchor?


In New York State a vessel at anchor is not being operated.

This is taken directly from the law:

§ 49-a. Operation of a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or
drugs. 1....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-03-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,360
Posted By BarryL
Re: Coastal Cruising Boat Selection Help


Good post.

Some comments, which are all IMHO:

Just about any 30' coastal cruiser would be a good choice for your first 5 year plan. How did you decide on the three boats you listed? It...
Forum: Boat Reviews 07-07-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 7,641
Posted By BarryL
1986 O'day 35 Review


Now that we have a section for boat reviews, and since I have owned my boat for a few years, I figured now would be a good time to write a review.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-13-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 20,755
Posted By BarryL
Hello, I don't know if it's crazy or not. ...


I don't know if it's crazy or not.

According to O'day, the boat was designed for blue water cruising.
The brochure for the boat is available here:...
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