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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-05-2004
Replies: 31
Views: 20,880
Posted By doubleplay
Sabre 386 or Tartan 3700???

You can also look at Dehler 41 CR at the same or even at a slightly lower price range.
Great Boats....I own one Dehler 36 could not be more happier.
Good Luck
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-05-2004
Replies: 27
Views: 4,988
Posted By doubleplay
New Boat 32-34 Feet

I am a very satisfied owner of a 2002 Dehler 36 which I race and coastal cruise with some occasional 150-350 mile passages.
I would suggest you to look at Dehler 34 for the price range and purpose...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-18-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,626
Posted By doubleplay
Jeanneau

Biggest buyers of Jeanneau SO and Beneteau Oceanis series are charter companies or like minded private owners.They are not very different from each other in terms of built quality and sailing...
Forum: Chartering   02-19-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,380
Posted By doubleplay
comparison of med charter destinations

I would also strongly recommend Turkey.
Beautiful country and sailing areas very competitive prices.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-01-2004
Replies: 13
Views: 6,628
Posted By doubleplay
cruiser vs live-a-board

Perfect explanation for cruiser vs liveaboard...
There is a broad spectrum of boats out there and if you look at the popular name builders you will see that most mass produced boats are designed to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-17-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 2,059
Posted By doubleplay
C&C99 vs. J109

J109 is much more boat than C&C and a lot more expensive.It might be comparable to C&C 110,Dehler 36 or X-336...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-13-2004
Replies: 59
Views: 16,384
Posted By doubleplay
C&C or Catalina

To start with C&C 110 is not 25K but close to 50K more expensive than Catalina 350 given the fact that they are both new and similarly equipped.
Jeff already explained the differences between the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-13-2004
Replies: 23
Views: 4,044
Posted By doubleplay
Help save our marriage!!

Good Luck and have fun while cruising with your CR.It is a proven boat aimed at the cruising market and I am sure it will serve you well.
However,there are some misconceptions about speed and having...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-04-2004
Replies: 24
Views: 23,541
Posted By doubleplay
Catalina vs Hunter

Catalina vs Beneteau or Hunter(add Bavaria if u want) has been discussed on this board many times and I don''t think I have anything to add except to say that they are all trying to attract the same...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-05-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 4,780
Posted By doubleplay
C&C 121/ Tartan 4100

My question would be:
Why limit yourself with these two boats?
you can also look at Dehler 41 and Grand Soleil 40 as alternatives.
Personally I found Tartan''s very overprized and I don''t like...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-25-2003
Replies: 27
Views: 4,775
Posted By doubleplay
45 CC cutters are the most popular cruising boats...huh?

36''aft cockpit Offshore performance cruiser,13200 pound dry,6''draft Dehler 36
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-24-2003
Replies: 15
Views: 4,233
Posted By doubleplay
Blue Hulls

Sailingfool,
I know the difference between an awlgrip and a gelcoat boat.I had boats which had both.
My current boat is a 2001 Dehler 36 with a beautiful dark blue gelcoat and still looks like new....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-17-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 5,518
Posted By doubleplay
x-yacht vs. grand soleil

Being an owner of an Dehler 36 I would also suggest you to look at the new Dehler 46 which is also a performance cruiser like some X-yachts and Grand Soleil.
I have been on board on all three and I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-16-2003
Replies: 30
Views: 20,839
Posted By doubleplay
Bavaria vs Hallberg - Rassy

Jzlatar,
I guess your knowledge about boats is pretty limited because you are trying to compare apples to oranges with every question you asked.
If you want to compare Hallberg-Rassy to anything...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-07-2003
Replies: 15
Views: 4,233
Posted By doubleplay
Blue Hulls

Quality of the gelcoat plays a big role how it stands the test of time.
Some manufacturers use a gelcoat with a higher content of pigment which lasts a lot longer than the run off the mill gelcoats....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-01-2003
Replies: 23
Views: 17,068
Posted By doubleplay
import duty or tax when importing a boat

I hope that helps.
Respectfully,
Al
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-01-2003
Replies: 23
Views: 17,068
Posted By doubleplay
import duty or tax when importing a boat

I would like to clarify this issue as someone who bought a boat (new) overseas and went trough the paperwork.
Dealing with used boats are the same altough you might want to buy her from a dealer who...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-01-2003
Replies: 23
Views: 17,068
Posted By doubleplay
import duty or tax when importing a boat

There are no standarts to import a boat to the US and the duty is %1.5.
It is easier than people think to import a boat and you save a ton if you buy a foreign built boat overseas instead of buying...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-12-2003
Replies: 22
Views: 4,081
Posted By doubleplay
Catalina 350

Guys,
I don''t understand the term reasonable production boats and Catalina(or some other make) being the best among them.
Catalina,Beneteau,Jeanneau and Hunter are not the only production boats...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-08-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,556
Posted By doubleplay
Ex charter -jeanneau/Beneteau 50'''' range

As I understand from the question you are trying to buy the biggest boat within your budget and in that sense ex-charter boats look like a good alternative.
I agree with Jeff and my advice to you is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-04-2003
Replies: 15
Views: 5,157
Posted By doubleplay
MacGregor 26M

Well said Stede..
This is a sailors forum and anybody who enjoys sailing would not care if you fly by them or not...personally I dont...
If you want a planning hull go out there and buy a yourself...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By doubleplay
Connect or disconnect

I am going to live my 36'' sailboat in a marina for 6-8 months somewhat unattented.
I have a mastervolt 25 amp charger and shore power connection.
Do you think I should disconnect the batteries or...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   08-25-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 837
Posted By doubleplay
Experienced crew

I looking to crew on a PHRF or a one design boat during this winter''s major regettas.(Key West,Tampa,Ft.Lauderdale-Key West, Heineken,BVI etc...)
I own and race a 2002 Dehler 36(Doubleplay) in the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-25-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 2,119
Posted By doubleplay
Value of capsize ratios?

Marc,
You said you are looking for a coastal boat(meaning you will sail in protected areas and close to shore)in 26-29 lenght.
I dont think seakindliness and capsize ratios should be on top of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-24-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,577
Posted By doubleplay
boat recommendations

I strongly suggest you to look at the Dehler 36 as Jeff also mentioned.
I can be biased as being an owner but they are very well built boats you can both cruise(ideal for a couple)and race...
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