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Search: Posts Made By: joebeach
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 4,415
Posted By joebeach
Re: Concussions

Brian -
Sorry to hear of your injury and consequent loss of time and function, especially with a young family. But glad to hear that you are now turning the corner and on the mend. Thanks for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By joebeach
Glassed-in keel/CB restoration?

I've been shopping for an older, smaller (under 30') shoal draft boat, and I've run into several (Morgans, Irwins, and others) that were originally keel/centerboarders, but where a PO has chosen to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-11-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By joebeach
Re: Moving to Florida

There are many places offering basic and advanced sailing lessons in the Tampa and St. Pete areas, just down I-4/I-275 from Orlando. Google is your friend. :)

For the basics, there is the Sailing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,436
Posted By joebeach
Re: Building a Quality Boat from a Bare Hull - What's Involved and $$

Thanks to all for your responses. Clearly this project is uneconomical, unsuitable, untimely, etc., etc. - or at least it is for me.

Once again the bracing feedback of the SN crew has slapped...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,436
Posted By joebeach
Building a Quality Boat from a Bare Hull - What's Involved and $$

Trying to get a sense of what's involved in finishing and fitting out a clean(ish) project boat.

The particulars: there is an ad for an Allegra 24 hull on Craigslist in Cape Coral, FL for $3K...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,873
Posted By joebeach
Re: Etiquette for boat sale

The key phrase is "No firm commitments on either end."

Meaning, no one is obligated to buy or to sell; you are still in the negotiation phase; there is no contract. While there are such things as...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-06-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,399
Posted By joebeach
Re: Case Study in Surviving a Cat 1 Tropical Cyclone

IIRC the the boat lost en route to the Bahamas a few years ago, that Dave (SVAuspicious) refers to above, was Rule 62. There was much discussion here and elsewhere about it.

Here is one link:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,624
Posted By joebeach
Re: ebay purchase gone bad: 1/4" G43 anchor chain

A "foreign limited liability company" or foreign LLC is typically an LLC organized in a U.S. state other than the state in which the company is doing business. So in this case, a non-Florida US LLC....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,511
Posted By joebeach
Re: Inflatable PFD Failures?

Type Vs presumably will be considered wearable PFDs. From the same rulemaking notice (omitted from the prior excerpt), with bold type added for clarity/emphasis:

"Guard-approved PFDs which are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,624
Posted By joebeach
Re: ebay purchase gone bad: 1/4" G43 anchor chain

Nor do I, in general. But I'm not afraid to make reasonable assumptions where circumstances warrant - as they did here - and subject of course to investigation and proof, the PC police be damned. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,624
Posted By joebeach
Re: ebay purchase gone bad: 1/4" G43 anchor chain

The seller's syntax in replies above indicates that English is not likely the seller's native language, and the seller's (indicated) Miami location also supports an inference that the seller may...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,511
Posted By joebeach
Re: Inflatable PFD Failures?

Interesting discussion, especially as to the desirability of Type I PFD with crotch straps for maximum safety - at least for those who don't/can't stay on the boat.

Particularly as PFD type...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By joebeach
Vetus M309 Questions...

This a copy/repost of my post today to the Diesel subforum, as I noticed that the subforum post did not show up in the Gear forum or on the homepage. Reposting here to get wider coverage and so as...
Forum: Diesel 06-24-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By joebeach
Vetus M.3.09 Question

Looking at buying some classic plastic that was re-powered by a PO with a Vetus diesel; the seller has forwarded me pix of the mfr's plate from the engine, but it is written in German (I think).
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,419
Posted By joebeach
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By joebeach
Re: ball and chain

According to the February 2014 issue of Practical Sailor (p.11), G3 is synonymous with standard G30 and BBB standard anchor chain. All have ultimate tensile strength of 300 megapascal and are more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 4,716
Posted By joebeach
Re: Request for Comments: DIY Tether

JonE, TakeFive, pdq, Alex -
Would you guys (and others with good set ups, especially on smaller boats) be able to post pix of your tethers, jacklines, and hard points (showing how attached through...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-12-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By joebeach
Re: Surveyor recommendations near St. Pete FL

Bump - nearly 200 views, but nary a post. Has no one here used a surveyor, or heard a reputable report on one, in Tampa Bay?

If not, any opinions on whether it is generally better to go with a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-09-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By joebeach
Surveyor recommendations near St. Pete FL

Well, I've gone and done it - despite reams of sensible advice to the contrary, I am under contract to purchase a boat, subject to survey. :)

While aware of the SAMS website, I was wondering if...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-25-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By joebeach
Seafarer 24

Looking at a Seafarer 24 for sale. This a mid-70's racer/cruiser designed by McCurdy & Rhodes. Generally it's thought to be a well-built and, for its time, reasonably fast sloop, (PHRF @ 243).
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By joebeach
Re: Irwin 1975 24 10/4 opinions, info

Rob - Thanks for the great recap on the pros/cons of the 10/4.

Shortynsalty - where is/was the 10/4 you passed on listed for sale? I might be interested. Thanks....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 5,158
Posted By joebeach
Re: 10K$ boat --- Are Insurance and Survey REALLY mandatory?

"Killing the Buddha" means slaying (metaphorically) the external role models, and internalized superego/commands, that tell you what you "should" be or do, so that you are free to actualize your own...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-10-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 3,340
Posted By joebeach
Re: Living in Florida

Agree with MarioG. On the west coast in FL, in general the further north you go, the more reasonable the home prices. An exception might be the Cape Coral/Fort Myers area, which was hit hard by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2013
Replies: 108
Views: 4,741
Posted By joebeach
Re: Choosing the Perfect Boat

Nope, that's been done to death - BUT - which anchor/s to carry! As potential plot devices they're bloody staggering! Anchors are literally the literary sine qua non of any fast, fragile, feckless,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By joebeach
Re: Cruising southwest Florida - restaurants with docks

There are a number of good restaurants in downtown St. Pete for before you shove off. What kind of food/atmosphere do you like?

A bit further south, Marina Jack's in Sarasota is good, if a little...
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