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Forum: Catalina   05-05-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 4,527
Posted By flatfoot
This was one of our primary options for purchase...

This was one of our primary options for purchase so temper my statements as a buyer who expects to resell at some point. Of course the primary reason is price.

1. blisters - if you plan to sell...
Forum: Catalina   05-05-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 4,527
Posted By flatfoot
Is this boat located at Lake Norman, NC? I look...

Is this boat located at Lake Norman, NC? I look at that boat, I agree the engine is in great condition and I had a great feel from the broker. I walked away for other issues.
1991 has the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By flatfoot
Recomended Surveyor in MD

Capt. Joyce Nolan, you can look her up, on her website. She was recommended by one of our sailing instructors. Hope this helps.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   04-22-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,421
Posted By flatfoot
I have a lead on a couple of catalina 30s if you...

I have a lead on a couple of catalina 30s if you are interested. Good luck, I know how flustrating the search can be. Stick to your budget and you will find someting that catches your fancy. I did...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-09-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 4,662
Posted By flatfoot
Thanks for the correction Sailingdog. Check...

Thanks for the correction Sailingdog.
Check out the book and look at the boats. We ended up with a Catalina 30, realatively inexpensive, easy sail, and looking forward to keeping her aproximately...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-09-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 4,662
Posted By flatfoot
An eternal optimist, I am not; however I do have...

An eternal optimist, I am not; however I do have dreams of taking 10 days and triple the cost to get the same place a plane could take me in 2 hours. On the east coast, I am talking about Bermuda. ...
Forum: Catalina   04-01-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,731
Posted By flatfoot
Dollars for doughnuts ... you will find them on...

Dollars for doughnuts ... you will find them on either side of the mid plane just behind of the bow water tank. Very easy to access and observe. They are generally about 8" on either side of the...
Forum: Catalina   04-01-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 3,154
Posted By flatfoot
Performance of C-30 Tall Rig vs. Std. Rig

It has been widely stated that you want a C-30 tall rig (TR) when sailing the Chesapeake, because of its light wind conditions; however I have also read one should reef at 15kn with a tall rig. 15...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 5,667
Posted By flatfoot
Stiener Commander V w/ compass, great optics, big...

Stiener Commander V w/ compass, great optics, big and clumsy. If you are dead set on binocs, they have done well for me and I like em; however I have always wanted to use a KVH DataScope. I believe...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   03-26-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,678
Posted By flatfoot
Intresting way of thinking - demasting a sailboat...

Intresting way of thinking - demasting a sailboat and plug up the deck. I would try to get a fishing boat at 20 +' they tend to have berths in the bow and a small galley. I did not like being in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-26-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 3,464
Posted By flatfoot
How about the american 18 or 14.6. Basic =...

How about the american 18 or 14.6.

Basic = first boat we used on our own without instructors. fairly comfortable with 3 adults.
Inexpensive = trailer and 14.6 for about $3500
Easy to lug =...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-23-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 3,415
Posted By flatfoot
Yea, its expensive. From my brief experience...

Yea, its expensive. From my brief experience marinas around the middle river on the chesa charge transient per day fees of approximately 2.00/ft slip + 0.25 kwhr (elec). and 1.00/ft mooring...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,917
Posted By flatfoot
Trescool, a question I have delt with recently. ...

Trescool, a question I have delt with recently. You can expect to pay approximately $125.00/foot. Get really clear what you are getting for your money. stripping (inspect it), bottom coat (barrier...
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