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Forum: Sabre   02-18-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,194
Posted By DosEquis
Re: Might buy a Saber 34'

I"m sorry to say that the boat was unavailable. I don't know if it was sold or sunk, just that it wont be mine...
Forum: Sabre   02-18-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,194
Posted By DosEquis
Re: Might buy a Saber 34'

Hopefully, I'll get to look at it this weekend. I don't know the year or anything else about it right now. I'll update as I find more info.
Forum: Sabre   02-17-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,194
Posted By DosEquis
Might buy a Saber 34'

I've just found out that a Saber 34 is available in my area for under 10K. I'll be getting more info tomorrow and possibly looking at it this weekend. If so, is there anything other than the mast...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-22-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,653
Posted By DosEquis
Re: Pearson 422 as offshore cruiser/liveaboard?

Looked on YW, if it's the same boat, she's beautiful. I know nothing about sailboats btw. I've been looking (dreaming) at boats on YW. She's got that big aft cabin I think would go over well with the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By DosEquis
Re: Anyone use ships bells for time

I always liked the bells. Seldom noticed them after a day or two on the ship but pretty much always knew what time it was.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-06-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,818
Posted By DosEquis
Re: USS Zumwalt

Captain James Kirk... I so hope his middle name is Tiberius. I mean really, if the Navy i going to let that happen, they should be authentic.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-03-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,857
Posted By DosEquis
re: Patch dinghy while inflated?

If it's polypropylene, you normally want to have it deflated to allow the roll out of air bubbles and to place a weight on it to ensure adhesion. The weight isn't 100% needed,but I prefer to be safe....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-23-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 45,000
Posted By DosEquis
Re: Dangers of LED navigation lights

Has anyone here considered HID (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-intensity_discharge_lamp) lights? I assume some modification but they do tend to be brighter on cars.
Forum: Diesel   10-23-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,133
Posted By DosEquis
Re: Gas vs. Diesel

And besides, it lowers your fuel locating problems. As I understand it, you can run a diesel on Crisco now.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 8,110
Posted By DosEquis
Re: Fraud on the hook

The story indicated that some work had been one on the boat, right? Think this (http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/what-property-lien.html) would help? I'm sure there's paperwork but in Cruces,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By DosEquis
Re: 26' Ericson - Need a little help

Planning a move to Jacksonville, FL in the next few months. Once there, I hope to start learning to sail and figured it'd be cheaper long term to own a boat than rent one for lessons. I know, boats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By DosEquis
Re: 26' Ericson - Need a little help

This is what I've got so far:
Byron,
The Ericson is still available. Hull seems fine. The deck needs work. Interior needs cleaning and perhaps new upholstery. I will take some more photos and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By DosEquis
Re: 26' Ericson - Need a little help

I am officially convinced. Not the boat for me. I will continue to post info about it as it arrives though so you all have more knowledge if someone else gets a wild hair. At least that way this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By DosEquis
Re: 26' Ericson - Need a little help

1974 Ericson Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com (http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1974/Ericson--2550022/Washington/NC/United-States)

This is the boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By DosEquis
There are still structures inside, just looks...

There are still structures inside, just looks like the wood is very weathered. Water damage maybe? I'm pretty handy with wood and power tools. Haven't glassed anything in decades but not scared of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By DosEquis
26' Ericson - Need a little help

I've never owned a boat or sailed before. It's in NC and I'd need to get it and sail it to a better location for me... First sail would be a coastal cruise.

I'm looking at an Ericson 26 for $500...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-22-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,774
Posted By DosEquis
Re: Islander 36 electric inboard? diy

Very cool info here. I like it.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-22-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By DosEquis
Re: Hello all.

Move is planned, just have to wait a little while longer... Divorce stuff. Once that's over, I have a place picked out in Jax. Have a couple of buddies in the area and it's close enough to the water...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-22-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By DosEquis
I expect to be around for years. Spent some time...

I expect to be around for years. Spent some time in chat yesterday and didn't upset anyone that I'm aware of. Figure that means you lot are about as tweaked as I am. :)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-21-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By DosEquis
Hello all.

I'm Byron, retired Navy and interested in sailing. End goal being to move onto a 45-50 Cat and sail till I die. Current experience? I've seen some really nice pictures and watched Pirates of the...
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