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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 64,968
Posted By dwblueblue
Re: I hate boats...

Med, et al,
I wanted to thank you for the incredible detail and the thought given to this thread. I wish only to add that mud wasps not only clog the "pisser," but from our painful experience, they...
Forum: Diesel   01-26-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 10,999
Posted By dwblueblue
Re: Yanmar 3GM30F HP one-hour rating (??)

I believe PorFin is correct re: HP/rpm.

We too have a 3GM30F that runs "all day" with low fuel consumption. I have great confidence in this Yanmar. If you have the service manual you will see a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-21-2013
Replies: 196
Views: 123,927
Posted By dwblueblue
Re: Boat Inspection Trip Tips

The boat inspection trip tips remains thoughtful, timeless advice. A good reminder of the responsibility anyone with limited resources should accept when looking for a used boat. It is also a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-14-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 8,254
Posted By dwblueblue
Re: Cheoy Lee Offshore 28

I see this thread is pretty dated, and this comment will be of no help to the person who started this topic, asking for comments. However, I thought some comments about the Cheoy Lee Offshore 28...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-18-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 5,983
Posted By dwblueblue
Re: "Right" boat for the ICW and NC gunkholing?

So, thank you all! An interesting conversation. Each of us has different ideas about the ideal ICW/ NC boat, and we can learn from that.

While there is a new spate of Deck Saloon sailboats that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-18-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 5,983
Posted By dwblueblue
Re: "Right" boat for the ICW and NC gunkholing?

PBzeer.
Sweet boat. I can see why you like her.

I see nothing, however, above what our Cheoy Lee offers. We can drop the table to create a double berth and thus sleep at least 5 plus two in the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-18-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 5,983
Posted By dwblueblue
Re: "Right" boat for the ICW and NC gunkholing?

Billsull -
Thanks for your thoughtful reply. I think you crusing fund idea is, unfortunately, too large.

Our lovely Cheoy Lee Offshore 28 could do the ICW trip, but, without providing the space...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-18-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 5,983
Posted By dwblueblue
Re: "Right" boat for the ICW and NC gunkholing?

Thanks for the note on the Gratitude 105. $435,000. Lovely boat, move the decimal point to the left two places and it still stretches, but begins to fit the cruising fund! All the best, David
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-17-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 5,983
Posted By dwblueblue
Re: "Right" boat for the ICW and NC gunkholing?

Thank you all for your replies. I am looking at the links you provided. Just this past weekend I looked at a tired, Nauticat 33 that seems to draw about 4'5"). Tired is unfortunate, but the crusing...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-05-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By dwblueblue
Re: Greetings from Maine

Ahhhh, Don. That was not you! Good to know.

It reminded me of the time my wife and I were living aboard in Cundy's Harbor and in early a.m. got ready for work and saw that it was mud for the last...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-02-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,925
Posted By dwblueblue
Re: 17' - 25' Swing / Lifting Keel Boat (again)

We sailed a Chrysler 22 for a number of years. It is a Herreshoff (great grandson of) design. We truly loved it. We sailed it like crazy, gunkholed and right up to the beach because both the cboard...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-01-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 5,983
Posted By dwblueblue
"Right" boat for the ICW and NC gunkholing?

Hello folks. I have a question and would appreciate some advice. Planning for semi-retirement, we are thinking of changing boats to fit our needs, including on the ICW and gunkholing NC coast....
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-01-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By dwblueblue
Re: Greetings from Maine

HI
Thank you for the link. It looks a bit pricy for us but I will keep it in mind.
We did not see that place when we looked around.
David
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-01-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By dwblueblue
Re: Greetings from Maine

Hello,
we are moored just down river from Strouts. Hope to see you in the spring.
Name of your boat?
best,
David
Compass Rose
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-01-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By dwblueblue
Re: Greetings from Maine

Hello Anglefish,

Thank you for replying. Yes, we actually visited Oriental as well as Beaufort and Moorhead City in August. It was toasty warm! Oriental is a lovely small community a little ways...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-01-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By dwblueblue
Greetings from Maine

Hello all,
Nancy and I sail our Cheoy Lee Offshore 28 , "Compass Rose," From South Freeport, Maine.
I have been a sailor for 35 years, Nancy for 20+ years.
I was paid crew on a chartering...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-01-2012
Replies: 3,423
Views: 916,089
Posted By dwblueblue
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-01-2012
Replies: 279
Views: 87,139
Posted By dwblueblue
Re: New Boat Buying Assistance List

I am happy to be of assistance in Southern to Mid-Coast Maine.
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