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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-10-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 7,508
Posted By bayouelton
Speaking of what's good and what's bad I saw an...

Speaking of what's good and what's bad I saw an interesting segment on Discovery's I Shouldn't Be Alive about a month ago. It was about a crew delivering a sailboat from Maine to Florida. They hit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-28-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By bayouelton
Question The Dark Side

I just saw an interesting segment on Discovery's I Shouldn't Be Alive. It was about a crew of 5 or 6 delivering a sailboat from Maine to Florida. The boat capsized and only 2 crewmembers ended up...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-26-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By bayouelton
Talking Oops!

:eek: Guess I'm a little late getting back about this with a little egg on my face here, but I finally heard from someone at the Stockton Yacht Club and it turns out that the pic I posted was of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-09-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 3,166
Posted By bayouelton
Thumbs up Now this guy gets it!!!

:) :eek: [QUOTE=Sonofasonofasailor] Can you say generic, I'm so smart just listen to me blab?



As a new sailboat shopper (probably a "bennehuntalina" - I'm from South Caroline and want to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-08-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By bayouelton
Thanks for the reply Jeff. A very interesting and...

Thanks for the reply Jeff. A very interesting and informative set of answers. I didn't mean to sound surprised that there are $300 million mega yachts out there. I just didn't expect them to be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-08-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By bayouelton
1) While looking around at used sailboats I came...

1) While looking around at used sailboats I came across this one at Rough and Ready Island (Stockton, CA). Don't think I could use one this old or handle one this big, but anyone want to take a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-24-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By bayouelton
Question Trivial Persuit for sailors

1) I'm watching Chased by Sea Monsters with Nigel on Animal Planet and he's filming from a 2 masted sailboat. Any body know the make, model, and year?

2) I just read the specs on one of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-12-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,783
Posted By bayouelton
Thumbs up [QUOTE=sailingfool] (For example I may not be a...

[QUOTE=sailingfool] (For example I may not be a fan of Westsails, but I might say a Westsail would be the best boat to take over Niagra Falls... ).

Thanks for the insight! I think that's why I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-11-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 827
Posted By bayouelton
Never mind!!!! I just got my answer on another...

Never mind!!!! I just got my answer on another thread. (At least as far as the Westsail goes).
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-11-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 827
Posted By bayouelton
Red face Used Boats as opposed to New

I saw interesting boat last weekend in Stockton, CA, if anyone would like to comment on that. It was a 32' Westsail in dry dock being worked on by it's owners. It had a full-length bottom type keel...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-11-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,783
Posted By bayouelton
Thanks everybody! I can't put a price tag on the...

Thanks everybody! I can't put a price tag on the advice I'm getting here. I saw another interesting sight in Stockton, CA, if anyone would like to comment on that. It was a 32' Westsail in drydock...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-07-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,783
Posted By bayouelton
Thanks for your advice, camaraderie, and I knew I...

Thanks for your advice, camaraderie, and I knew I had a 3rd question on the tip of my tongue. Just curious, since I saw some nice ones in San Francisco Bay on my last trip -
3) how come Catamarans...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-07-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,783
Posted By bayouelton
Talking CenterCockpit

Just a couple'a general questions inspired by this forum:

1) what are some of the plusses or minuses of a center cockpit versus one that's aft

2) so just what is wrong with a main mast type...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-02-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 24,689
Posted By bayouelton
hmmmm - veddy intadesting

I enjoyed reading your post, Jeff H. It made me realize how much homework I have to do before I buy a boat. So since you sound like you know as much about sailing as anyone else around here, let me...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-31-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By bayouelton
Interesting Observation

Thanks. That does make a lot of sense. I wondered why the sales lady made a point that at the end of the contract they would "retrofit" the boat by converting the 44 from 3 cabins to 2 cabins.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-30-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By bayouelton
Red face Beneteau 44, 51, or FEMA trailer ????

Little help here, please, folks. I'm a novice sailor wannabe'. Practiced with a rubber duck couple years back then studied my seamanship books and challenged the ASA 101 course. Kept puttin' off...
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