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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-13-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By LyleRussell
Go to the Boat US insurance web site and get a...

Go to the Boat US insurance web site and get a list of the surveyor's they use for their insurance surveys.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-13-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 4,759
Posted By LyleRussell
Getting the crew weight to leeward hasn't been...

Getting the crew weight to leeward hasn't been mentioned as a technique on any boat.

I like a J/30 for your purposes. They have lots of room ,bunks for 5 adults and the rig is easily handled. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-08-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 3,422
Posted By LyleRussell
How about a Flying Scot. 19', CB, approx 1000...

How about a Flying Scot. 19', CB, approx 1000 lbs, has a main, jib and kite ???
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-13-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 8,944
Posted By LyleRussell
Agreed. Nicely done! Thank you.

Agreed. Nicely done! Thank you.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 8,485
Posted By LyleRussell
Has anybody set their dehumidifier on top of a...

Has anybody set their dehumidifier on top of a sink and let the sink drain seacock open? Obviously the boat must be out of the water to let a seacock open all winter. But it's a simple way to dump...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,029
Posted By LyleRussell
1. Use a biocide all year around. On every...

1. Use a biocide all year around. On every fillup.

2. Top off the tank every winter to prevent condensation in the tank.

2. Get a long thin copper pipe attach some thin clear hose and siphon...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,705
Posted By LyleRussell
Yep That's a church key. Better save that baby...

Yep That's a church key. Better save that baby it's an antique. It'll be valuable in another 20 years.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-15-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,705
Posted By LyleRussell
Are you guys old enough to know what a "Church...

Are you guys old enough to know what a "Church Key" is?? They work great for opening shallow cracks prior to filling, sanding and gelcoating.

Read - beer can opener. Required sailing equipment...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-15-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 7,602
Posted By LyleRussell
GavinandRebecca Check your sailnet email. ...

GavinandRebecca

Check your sailnet email.

I'd be happy to do a walkby at Bowley's Quarters. Perhaps get some pictures too. Remember I am NOT a surveyor
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-15-2007
Replies: 273
Views: 85,466
Posted By LyleRussell
I'll take the Northern Chesapeake. I have a good...

I'll take the Northern Chesapeake. I have a good digital camera I can chip in to the cause.

The warning in red applies though. I am NOT a trained surveyor.

Actually this sounds like fun.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-14-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 3,547
Posted By LyleRussell
I have 2 Garmin GPS's, one handheld for the boat...

I have 2 Garmin GPS's, one handheld for the boat and one for my car. Both are excellent, well thought out devices. Hopefully their instruments are as well done. I'll certainly consider them when the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-14-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 7,602
Posted By LyleRussell
I had this conversation about 3 months ago. I was...

I had this conversation about 3 months ago. I was looking for a factor to multiply asking prices to give me a ballpark price. Do a search on my userid in Boat Buying.

Thae answer after 30 or so...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-05-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,559
Posted By LyleRussell
In the Army we were allowed 2 quarts per man per...

In the Army we were allowed 2 quarts per man per day. Backpacking we seem to use (drink & cook & brush teeth) 1 gal per man per day. Showers figure 6 gals per man per day.

The only place this...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-05-2007
Replies: 90
Views: 7,629
Posted By LyleRussell
Why does beer and boat buying seem to go...

Why does beer and boat buying seem to go together??
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-24-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 12,826
Posted By LyleRussell
Get your boat loan BEFORE you retire. Learn from...

Get your boat loan BEFORE you retire. Learn from my mistake.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 8,563
Posted By LyleRussell
Get the book "Brightwork" by Rebecca Wittman....

Get the book "Brightwork" by Rebecca Wittman. It's an easy read. She is a professional boat refinisher in the Seattle area who clearly knows her stuff. The book is full of time and labor saving...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-13-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 6,040
Posted By LyleRussell
CBinRI has convinced me. I think I'll plan a...

CBinRI has convinced me. I think I'll plan a little road trip to have a look at her. There are also 2 J/40's up that way that need a visit too. More on this soon.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-11-2007
Replies: 37
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Views: 4,396
Posted By LyleRussell
All the above advice is good. But let me say a...

All the above advice is good. But let me say a little about the J-22. She's a solid boat and good for a race crew of 3 or a family cruise of 4-5. I had one out in a 30 knot storm once. The day was so...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-11-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 6,040
Posted By LyleRussell
I love the lines of the old Swan's. The S&S...

I love the lines of the old Swan's. The S&S pointy ends, the rounded tumblehome, the racy looking flush deck. Yes I'm a completely irrational old guy.

That said the cost of repair worries me. I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-08-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 6,040
Posted By LyleRussell
Swan 41's ?

What do Sailnet's folks think about a Swan 41. The one I looked at was about $140k, born in '74, had teak decks that had been replaced. The sails and electronics were dated but it's likely I would...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-08-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 5,089
Posted By LyleRussell
What do you do if the current boats name is...

What do you do if the current boats name is something unpronounceable or worse, obscene? Do the rabbits foot and champagne routine? Wifey would have me committed. Finding a good boat is hard enough...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-08-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,956
Posted By LyleRussell
Waveshredder If you need someone to check...

Waveshredder

If you need someone to check out a boat in the Chesapeake area email me. I charge 1 beer/hour for boat scouting. I can save you a trip or alternatively turn you on to something good....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-08-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 3,013
Posted By LyleRussell
I vote for a Flying Scot in this situation. 19'...

I vote for a Flying Scot in this situation. 19' with main, jib and spinnaker. One can handle it but she will hold 4. A good boat to learn on. Laser's are a good beginner choice but hold only one or...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-25-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 5,977
Posted By LyleRussell
If you offer 50k and want to escrow 20k I would...

If you offer 50k and want to escrow 20k I would tell you to get lost and wait for another buyer.

Did I mention get her surveyed?

IMO Superficially she looks like a nice boat. Pearson's can...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-25-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 5,977
Posted By LyleRussell
1. Get it surveyed. The $500 spent will answer...

1. Get it surveyed. The $500 spent will answer all your questions.

2. Compression test the the engine. You can do that without running it. That will answer 90% of the questions. BTW a new engine...
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