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Search: Posts Made By: Marlinspike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 3,045
Posted By Marlinspike
It was the first time sailing my...

...newly aquired boat... tripped over the cowl vent while trying to get to the mast. 2 bounces and over it went.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-12-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 3,486
Posted By Marlinspike
Allow me to underscore...

Knotalaud did sat "fall off" not "head up a bit". Heading up to avoid a broach is tantamount to takint a high speed turn arounf a corner in a car where the road is banked the wrong way. You would be...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-10-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By Marlinspike
Ahh those were the days...


I can't add anything to what these folks have said, but i will say that I, too learned on a Puffer. What a great little boat! I'm sorry i sold it! (I ALWAYS had a paddle on board and always...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,413
Posted By Marlinspike
Also on the Pamlico

We were told we had crabs... Well, you know.

By the way, nice gag P. D. Pappy.
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-30-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,675
Posted By Marlinspike
Newbie question regarding Seacocks

So... My Cape Dory manual specifies that all seacocks should be closed if the boat is to be left alone overnight or longer. The surveyor who showed me around the boat, and knowing I was new to larger...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-03-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By Marlinspike
the boat is an '83, but i'm guessing that might...

the boat is an '83, but i'm guessing that might not matter. I'm really wondering about the engine.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-03-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By Marlinspike
Found the boat of our dreams... now for the hard part

How many hours on a diesel (Westerbeke, I think) would be considered too many/ready for overhaul?

The front runner has 1250 hours. Is this enough to use for negotiating price?

Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-21-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 2,156
Posted By Marlinspike
Can a boat be too inexpensive to justify a survey?

can a boat be too inexpensive to justify a survey?

I'm considering purchasing my first larger 23' - 28' sailboat. I have my eye on boats that have an upper range of about $15k and a lower of $6k....
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