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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-22-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 591
Posted By Busdrver
Try Chris Rooke at Rookesails.com in Memphis. ...

Try Chris Rooke at Rookesails.com in Memphis.

He may know somebody.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-01-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 6,083
Posted By Busdrver
We'll do that. We're looking for a small...

We'll do that.

We're looking for a small sailboat that we can put on a trailer every once in a while and still be reasonably competitive in PHRF racing. At the moment we'd be daysailing only and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-01-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 6,083
Posted By Busdrver
Thanks for the responses. I was beginning to...

Thanks for the responses. I was beginning to think I didn't know the secret handshake.;)

We're looking for one that comes with a trailer. No particular year but we don't want to spend more than...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-31-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 6,083
Posted By Busdrver
Yachtworld and J/22's

If I go to Yachtworld and look for J/22's nothing newer than mid-80's (1987 actually) boats come up.

I'm positive they are still being built so where are all the newer boats?

Am I screwing up...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-19-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 2,033
Posted By Busdrver
Thanks much.

Thanks much.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-19-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 2,033
Posted By Busdrver
"Book value" of a Colgate 26

We're looking for the published book value of a Colgate 26, such as what you would find in NADA, and we're not having any luck.

NADA doesn't list it (or we can't find it) and after repeated...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-15-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 3,206
Posted By Busdrver
Cal

Look closely at the Cals, based on how you are planning to use the boat. Very roomy for it's size, solid, sails like a dream, and I doubt anybody will ever accuse a Cal of being tender. Also will...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-18-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By Busdrver
1st Boat - Charleston Inlets and Lakes

I was in the same situation as you and ended up buying a Cal 25. Great beginner''s boat, IMO. Still probably small enough to learn on but big enough to spend a weekend on. The boat''s stability has...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-18-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,847
Posted By Busdrver
Island Packet ?

Thanks.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-17-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,847
Posted By Busdrver
Island Packet ?

Why are they slow?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-22-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 2,021
Posted By Busdrver
24-27 feet good to learn on, suggested boats

We''re brand new sailors and we bought a Cal25 to learn on. I THINK it was a pretty good choice. Although in hindsight I think maybe a smaller daysailer would have been better to learn on. But if you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-19-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 2,442
Posted By Busdrver
Best way to learn how to sail?

I''m 48 and have taking up sailing just this year after having never sailed before (To speak of). We purchased a very used Cal25 back in May and sail it on a lake. Even though my wife and I dearly...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-19-2004
Replies: 40
Views: 29,196
Posted By Busdrver
Which Island Packet?

Forgive me for straying a bit off-topic here, but I gotta ask, there must be SOME advantage to a full keel, isn''t there?

A newbie.

John
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