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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-19-2012
Replies: 162
Views: 15,906
Posted By byrsch
Those of us who are above, lets say, 60 please muster up.

62 and fully retired. We are looking for a boat again to live aboard and cruise for awhile.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-18-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 2,037
Posted By byrsch
I agree, let it be about sailing ability not...

I agree, let it be about sailing ability not technology.
Forum: Provisioning   04-11-2012
Replies: 311
Views: 41,920
Posted By byrsch
Rum enjoyment

I leave it in the cabinet and grab a good scotch, much better than any rum. LOL
Forum: Endeavour   04-08-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By byrsch
E43 trepidation

We are thinking of getting back into sailing and like the layout of the 43. But not sure or the quality nor sailing ability. Admiral says I over analyze and over research to go with what I like. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-07-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By byrsch
Magarita purists only; finding balance (or, tempting fate)

At anchor or at the dock. Never while at the helm underway. Drink in hand and food in the other.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-05-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 5,344
Posted By byrsch
Live aboard dream boat

The Endeavour 43 is a great live aboard, not the best sailor but plenty of room.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-02-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By byrsch
I'm rooting for you.

I'm rooting for you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 39,601
Posted By byrsch
Sailing solo around the world is dangerous and no...

Sailing solo around the world is dangerous and no one wants to encourage an activity that could result in the death of a kid.

I don't mean to diminish Laura's accomplishment, but I also don't want...
Forum: Irwin   03-24-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,943
Posted By byrsch
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2,525
Posted By byrsch
Re: Autohelm ST 7000 Autopilot

I am getting old forgot all about that. Thanks for the reminder and links got it and sent it to him.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-19-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2,525
Posted By byrsch
Autohelm ST 7000 Autopilot

Anyone know where I can obtain the specs or manual for an Autohelm ST 7000 Autopilot? A friend has one on his Hunter and asked me, I've had no luck looking on the Internet to let him know. TIA
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,771
Posted By byrsch
Re: Annapolis used parts store

Bacons is the place, loved browsing in there for hours. A buddy of mine bought a 37 Endeavour that needed a new main sail and found a used one there that look like brand new. He lucked out that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 3,661
Posted By byrsch
Re: Can you find your boat on Google Earth?

I've done the house on GE and always get the office building a few blocks away. Not very impressed with the free version for that reason. No experience with the paid version.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,771
Posted By byrsch
Annapolis used parts store

I haven't been back to Annapolis for years but there used to be a great used boating parts store there. I bought some parts for an old stove there one time and wonder if it is still there. Anyone...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-11-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,399
Posted By byrsch
Maximum draft

What would be the maximum draft you would buy to cruise the Caribbean islands and why? I know a lot recommend a shoal draft but if you have a good dingy you could anchor further out and dingy in to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-11-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By byrsch
Re: First Time Buyer

I've never owned a Hunter but a good friend of mine had a 37 and he sailed all over the Caribbean with it. He'd winter there or in Florida and then sail north every year to summer. He always loved...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-11-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,245
Posted By byrsch
Re: Brokers drive me nuts

I love when they post pictures that are years old to make the boat look a lot better than it is, state that it is ready to cruise or liveaboard, then you drive hours or fly to look at it and it turns...
Forum: Boat Reviews   03-11-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 11,959
Posted By byrsch
Re: Beneteau First 42 by German Frers

I love the looks of these and have seen one on Yachtworld that I am considering looking at. Looks like they are great cruising boats.
Forum: Morgan   03-08-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By byrsch
Re: Morgan 49 opinions

I've been doing a lot of research on these boats and so far found out there were only about 9 of them built. I wonder why so few, was there a problem they could not solve and move to a different...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-07-2012
Replies: 129
Views: 7,409
Posted By byrsch
Re: Gun question

With all the shooting ranges in Florida why don't you just go to one, hang up a target, and pop away? At least you'd have an idea how you are doing.
Forum: Morgan   03-07-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By byrsch
Smile Morgan 49 opinions

We are considering looking at a Morgan 49 for cruising and living aboard. We'd do the east coast, the islands, eventually go through the canal and do the west coast. We had a 42 footer years ago so...
Forum: Irwin   03-06-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,943
Posted By byrsch
Irwin 42 center cockpit

I've been looking through old threads trying to find information on these but haven't seen any. Is this boat a bad design or what that people seem to steer away from it or are they that good nothing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-20-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 3,263
Posted By byrsch
I was an AGE mechanic in the Air Force, went to...

I was an AGE mechanic in the Air Force, went to school for diesel, gasoline, and turbine engines, electronics, electrical, heating, ac, hydraulics, etc... We worked on all the equipment used on the...
Forum: Jeanneau   10-17-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,806
Posted By byrsch
Bradders, go the site recommended by blt2ski...

Bradders, go the site recommended by blt2ski above and register your boat. Try to establish contact with other owners, comes in handy when you need advice specific to your boat. I always joined the...
Forum: Jeanneau   10-17-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,806
Posted By byrsch
Hi Bradders; My dad always said beauty is in...

Hi Bradders;

My dad always said beauty is in the eye of the beholder. As long as you love the boat and enjoy it she will be a thing of beauty. We no longer have a boat but out of the three we...
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