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Search: Posts Made By: LaVarlope
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-27-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 9,612
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

This is how the PO covered the boat for the winter. I wonder if the opening space at the bow and transom are a probleme? I think its good to allow airflow, but the way it is set up its leaving large...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-27-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 9,612
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Yeah, I have remove the rudder last week-end. It went well, all I had to do was remove the the bottom cast iron shoe and the attachement at the tiller and it came off. It's now in my 2 room...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-27-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 9,612
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Ok so finally we manage to agree on a price for that 34'. It is now mine, so stoke about it. Thank you everybody for your input and feedback. Now it's time to prep everyting so I can be ready next...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-17-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 9,612
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Hello again, Im closing the deal on the Tartan34 with the A4. Somethings came up, I got the price as low as I can but when the owner hauled out his boat last week and he told me that he suspect water...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-15-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 9,612
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Thank you killarney_sailor , I went twice in Maine to look at this boat, I could of had it for 8k but there was so much work on it to be done that I gave up.

I like your input about the windvane,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-15-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 9,612
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Sails & Rigging
Aluminum mast & boom (painted), keel stepped, Harken roller furling, Barient winches, Harken mainsheet blocks, external halyards, full battened mainsail (98), 135% furling genoa...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-15-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 9,612
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

My dilema really comes from the engine, Here are my 2 option:

#1 - 1972 Tartan 34 reg : canada(plus) price : +/- 20 000$
atomic-4 (minus)
cape horn windvane (plus)
gimbaled propane range (plus)...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-15-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 9,612
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Hey everybody , I'm looking for a surveyor in the ottawa region. If you know any reputable one in the area I would like to contact them.

In the meanwhile here's some picture I took of the boat...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-13-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 9,612
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Yes and i started this post 8 month ago, been looking at many boats since then. I got to understand what is the use boat market other then just looking at adds on yatchworld. The trip to Mexico...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-12-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 9,612
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Food for thought! Still is more reassuring to start on a know cruising ground(sort of) and from what I saw in mexico, boats in the south are'nt in tip top shape. I like your input and will think...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-12-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 9,612
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Hey, I am now getting a little closer to the dream. After many boat visited, I even went to San Carlos, Mexico to look at some boat over there I think I have found what I am looking for. It's a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: Towing a Kayak

You could also consider the ORU kayak , I saw this on the shark tank show, It's a foldable kayak that look though enough and apparently they work really well. Once folded they could be easily store.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 9,612
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

That is my big question,the size. This is a huge step for me, the purchase of the boat, I don't want to regret going too small or too big. I am willing to invest a major chunck of my saving to live...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-27-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 9,612
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

I found this boat near where i live. Allied princess Ketch 1975 hull #58. talk to the broker today and they are asking 40k for it negociable. Anybody has experience with this kind of boat? To big for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-16-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 9,612
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Thank you Jeff very helpfull post. You are right, I have to make up my mind about where to go , than defining my need for what kind of boat I need will be clearer. Thing is I eventually want to be...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-16-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 9,612
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Thank you for all the boat suggestion this should put me on the right track.

What are the cost of cruising the carribean? Is it easy to anchor in protected bays? Is the food expensive over there?...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-16-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 9,612
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

How are those 27 pocket cruiser? I own a 25' tanzer and cannot imagine living on it for a long period of time.

I know that they have more headroom and better function. They must be confortable...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-16-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 9,612
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

I was under the impression after reading many threads about bluewater boats and the like that hunter/catalina/beneteau were cheap coastal cruiser and should be avoid if considering taking on the sea....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-16-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 9,612
Posted By LaVarlope
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Yeah south is a good idea, I was wondering if buying a boat already there (carrabean) is a good idea?

Is it too expensive outfitting a boat overthere? Would you advice against it?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-16-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 9,612
Posted By LaVarlope
How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Hello everyone, Im a long time reader of this forum but never really post anything. I in a point in my life where I considere taking 1 or 2 year off to travel and clear my head and look for new...
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