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Search: Posts Made By: Grand River Raider
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By Grand River Raider
Transmission Diagnostic Advice

My boat is a 1981 C&C 32 that I have had for 3 months. It has the original Yanmar 2GM engine. Not sure of the model of the tranmission. The motor mounts were replaced within the last 2 years as was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-15-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 9,522
Posted By Grand River Raider
Re: Winter purchase? Sea trial

Congratulations on your first sail on your new boat!

I share your joy as I just bought a C&C 32 myself. Great boat!

Fair winds for the new season.

GRR
Forum: Great Lakes 04-26-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,115
Posted By Grand River Raider
Re: Quality Marine Surveyors in Great Lakes Region

Hello Alibaba,

I did have some luck. I ended up buying a C&C 32 near the mouth of the Niagra River and I used Gert Tiel for the survey (thanks again to FDR for the recommendation). Now I'm...
Forum: Diesel 02-28-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 5,380
Posted By Grand River Raider
Red face Yes there will be shorepower

Yep, there would be shorepower and those are some options to consider. Thanks.

I think the bigger issue is simply whether or not the engine as a whole is worth the risk given that it is raw...
Forum: Diesel 02-28-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 5,380
Posted By Grand River Raider
Hello Klem, Thanks for your input. The...

Hello Klem,

Thanks for your input.

The boat is a Sabre 28. In both examples I would consider, either the injector system or the engine as a whole has been rebuilt.

It would not be my first...
Forum: Diesel 02-28-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 5,380
Posted By Grand River Raider
Volvo MD7a

Looking for owner experiences with the old MD7a. What were the pros and cons of the engine? Did this model have any specific issues? Wish it were fresh water cooled or has been largely irrelevant...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-01-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 9,522
Posted By Grand River Raider
And since it was your statement you had a chance...

And since it was your statement you had a chance to clarify, but did not. Your love for Cleveland and the Rock Hall is noted.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-01-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 9,522
Posted By Grand River Raider
Wow, not sure of the reason for the put down, but...

Wow, not sure of the reason for the put down, but that is not my problem.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-01-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 9,522
Posted By Grand River Raider
Balmy Cleveland Winters

And thus more similar to Cleveland relative to Wisconsin, where winters are cold, but usually not bitter. Frankly, I think people pull their boats too early here...some even as soon as early...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-01-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 9,522
Posted By Grand River Raider
And then there's the air temperature

I'm not staring at NOAA data right now, but I can tell you there is a difference in air temperature and the experience of it even between Cleveland where I live now and in North Central Wisconsin...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-01-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 9,522
Posted By Grand River Raider
Not to pile on....

I have to second this sentiment. Having spent the better part of 40 years enduring Great Lakes winters in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ohio, they are very cold and often very snowy (amounts by inches...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-01-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 9,522
Posted By Grand River Raider
Ahh...well, being that I was late arriving to...

Ahh...well, being that I was late arriving to this thread, I must have missed that transient post. He certainly appeared ready to move on the boat.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-30-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,696
Posted By Grand River Raider
Fractional Rig

Yes, this version of the Tartan 33 is the fractional rig. The later, racing version of the boat were masthead sloop rigs. Fewer of these racing versions of the T33 were made.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-30-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 9,522
Posted By Grand River Raider
Well...not quite.

He was willing to go forward with no sea trial and buy the boat if the survey checked out. The discrepancies had to do with elements of the contract. And we were getting some hints on a boat that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-30-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,696
Posted By Grand River Raider
Not offshore capable, but durable

I wouldn't think either boat would be good choices for offshore passages, but the question is more of their durability in handling heavy weather on extended coastal cruises. Perhaps, say, you can't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-30-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 9,522
Posted By Grand River Raider
Yes, sorry, I do not mean to take over smp's...

Yes, sorry, I do not mean to take over smp's thread either. Glad to hear the Contessa worked out well.

Smp, good luck with the winter purchase. Let us know how it worked out.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-30-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,696
Posted By Grand River Raider
1981 Tartan 33 vs. 1987 Cal 33

I'm curious about the opinions of others comparing these two boats. First the numbers per sailboatdata.com:

Tartan 33: Cal 33:

LOA: 33'8" ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-30-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 9,522
Posted By Grand River Raider
That explanation was helpful. And I take it that...

That explanation was helpful. And I take it that the process is the same whether you pay the seller cash out of pocket or finance the boat? I know sailingfool mentioned a typical amount for escrow...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-29-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 9,522
Posted By Grand River Raider
In the same boat as smp

Just stumbled upon this thread and read it with great interest. I posed the same question about sea trial on a winter boat offer to a broker recently and his response to me was, "why do you need a...
Forum: Great Lakes 11-29-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,115
Posted By Grand River Raider
Thanks for the lead.

Thanks for the lead.
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 11-29-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,737
Posted By Grand River Raider
Marine Surveyors in Greater Annapolis Area

Looking for recommendations on good marine surveyors in the Annapolis area and eastern shore of Chesapeake (Rock Hall, Georgetown, etc.).
Forum: Great Lakes 11-29-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,115
Posted By Grand River Raider
Quality Marine Surveyors in Great Lakes Region

I'm looking for recommendations on good marine surveyors in the Great Lakes region who charge a reasonable price. I'm on the south shore of Lake Erie, but I'm looking at boats all over the region. ...
Forum: Diesel 11-20-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 4,464
Posted By Grand River Raider
Bukh Diesel

I'm looking for information on the Bukh diesel engine typically installed in the CS33. Not sure of the model name/number. Specifically, wondering about owner experiences, reliability, availability...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-22-2011
Replies: 3,302
Views: 574,810
Posted By Grand River Raider
Lake Erie.

Lake Erie.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-22-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,014
Posted By Grand River Raider
[QUOTE=Minnewaska;786722]This is what I was...

[QUOTE=Minnewaska;786722]This is what I was trying to convey. When the buyer asks a broker to sell their boat, the broker will charge 10% of the final sale price. If, however, another broker...
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