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Search: Posts Made By: MichaelZZ
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-20-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,263
Posted By MichaelZZ
Common production boats I can singlehand?

I am hoping to stay in Italy for the long term sailing out of Rome.

Looking for a used boat most boats here are at least 35', very common to see 37-44' newer up to ten year old boats.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-20-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 4,526
Posted By MichaelZZ
Sorry again for the delay. Thanks again to all...

Sorry again for the delay. Thanks again to all who posted.

I am on a contract in Italy for now and am learning to sail larger boats (right now a Sun Fast 37). I am hoping I can relocate so as to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By MichaelZZ
Looking for instructor Rome, Italy

Hi there,

Does anybody happen to know of any schools or instructors off the coast outside Rome who speak some English?

Thanks,
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-31-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By MichaelZZ
Thanks guys for sharing your insights. Sorry it...

Thanks guys for sharing your insights. Sorry it took so long to get back here. As I explained in my other thread I kind of gave up on getting my own boat for the local waters here... but I really...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-31-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 6,274
Posted By MichaelZZ
Thanks for the feedback. Sorry for not being on...

Thanks for the feedback. Sorry for not being on here for months.

For 2011 I gave up on buying my own boat having realized that the season where I live is 5 months. All that maintenance, scrubbing,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-12-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,227
Posted By MichaelZZ
Perhaps one day I will actually understand the...

Perhaps one day I will actually understand the answers I got. Thanks ofr posting... :)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-10-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,227
Posted By MichaelZZ
Gentlemen come again please???

Gentlemen come again please???
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-10-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,227
Posted By MichaelZZ
Irwin Citation 31 1985

Found an Irwin 31 shoal draft which is good for my local sailing on the lake. Looks very well equipped and in good shape am considering going to see it.

Are these known to be good boats? Ok to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-09-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 6,274
Posted By MichaelZZ
Sorry for the delay... thanks much for the info. ...

Sorry for the delay... thanks much for the info.

The current boat I'm looking at is $30k. Owner says absolutely no way going below that.

No visible blisters. Owner has 6 recent sails and it is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-02-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 6,274
Posted By MichaelZZ
Thanks much for this information, I appreciate...

Thanks much for this information, I appreciate it!

I would also love to hear from sailors who have sailing experience with these boats... :)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-26-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 6,274
Posted By MichaelZZ
C&C 29 Mk II Vs. Beneteau First 28.5/29

Hello,

Recently I have seen a few ads locally for Beneteau First popping up alongside C&C 29s.

C&C 29 Mk II asking prices range from about $30-35k Canadian. Models from 1983-84.

Beneteau...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-19-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 4,526
Posted By MichaelZZ
Cool man, cheers.

Cool man, cheers.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-19-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 4,526
Posted By MichaelZZ
Update: I got a lot of good words for C&C here...

Update: I got a lot of good words for C&C here locally so I limited myself to this a little bit for now.

I have learned about water levels in my local area and shoal draft is what I look for and...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 01-19-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By MichaelZZ
An experienced sailor told me there's a stainless...

An experienced sailor told me there's a stainless steel wire or something such on the centreboard boats to retract or fold out the keel and he says it'S not a matter of IF but WHEN the wire snaps.
...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 01-17-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By MichaelZZ
Hello all and thanks so much for providng these...

Hello all and thanks so much for providng these insights to me. I shall continue my quest, still waiting on some info details from the broker on this one :)
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 01-15-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By MichaelZZ
Centrebord keel 4'-6'11" - Do I actually sail on both?

I have seen some boats with adjustable keels e.g. C&C 32

Do I actually sail a boat this size at 4' draft or is that only meant to allow me to motor in to shallow bays?

I'm asking as the lake...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-14-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By MichaelZZ
Interesting thoughts, thanks for sharign this...

Interesting thoughts, thanks for sharign this info.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-14-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By MichaelZZ
Ahh interesting point, I thought it was more...

Ahh interesting point, I thought it was more black & white with barrier coats.

Thanks much for your input...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-14-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By MichaelZZ
Thank you. I'm not sure I follow though. I...

Thank you. I'm not sure I follow though. I thought water absorbtion is an issue for fibreglass over time as a fact of life. Could this be optional now? Where I sail it'S fresh water and boats are in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-14-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By MichaelZZ
I see your point, thanks for th einput. Is...

I see your point, thanks for th einput.

Is it possible at all for me to add a couple coats on top of this or would need to strip and re-do from scratch?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-13-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By MichaelZZ
Oops didn't upload the pics :)

Oops didn't upload the pics :)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-13-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By MichaelZZ
What kind of barrier coat is this??? ('84 C&C)

Went to see a C&C 29 recently. Looks super clean etc etc. My neighbour is an experienced sailors of several decades and he liked it as well but he was not able to determine if the barrier coat indeed...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-09-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,648
Posted By MichaelZZ
Wow, awesome info and great pics, thanks! Yes I'm...

Wow, awesome info and great pics, thanks! Yes I'm looking at a Mark II.

Cheers,
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-08-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,648
Posted By MichaelZZ
Gentlemen - thank you so much for sharing this...

Gentlemen - thank you so much for sharing this information with me. The SD vessel appears to be in pristine condition so would love for it to work out.

Thanks again!


Michael
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-07-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,648
Posted By MichaelZZ
C&C 29 - shoal draft Vs. regular keel

Hi there,

I am looking to buy a C&C 29. The lake I will start sailing in has some issues when it comes to depth. Experienced sailors are recommending I stay below 5' draft and preferably not more...
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