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Forum: Boat Reviews   01-18-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 10,057
Posted By shayw
Portland, OR

If you are interested in a Union still I can give you info on the one for sale in Portland, OR. We spent over 2 hours on her last summer. We've moved on since we've decided we want to sail more and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 5,871
Posted By shayw
Thanks

Yes, the boat is rigged similar to the graphic. On this Rafiki there was not a cam cleat for the main sheet, just a horn cleat on either side of stern. Do you think a cam cleat would be better for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 5,871
Posted By shayw
sailing w/out traveler

Do you know anyplace I can learn more about this set up? I have searched online but not found anything yet!
Thanks!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 5,871
Posted By shayw
Why isn't there a traveler?

Some older boats such as Rafiki's and Alajuela's don't use a traveler? What am I missing here? Seems dangerous and inefficient to me.

...be gentle.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 4,312
Posted By shayw
We had some anchoring entertainment this spring...

We had some anchoring entertainment this spring at Sandy Spit. A 40' charter monohull motored into the center of about 5 anchored boats in about 15 feet of water, drops hook and lets out about 30...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-14-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,636
Posted By shayw
Hmmm... I think I'll try to talk to the owner...

Hmmm... I think I'll try to talk to the owner before driving 6 hours. Thanks for the ideas!
Forum: Apps & Authors   05-13-2010
Replies: 539
  Sticky: Recommended Reading
Views: 132,133
Posted By shayw
Oceans: The Threats to Our Seas and What You Can...

Oceans: The Threats to Our Seas and What You Can Do to Turn the Tide

The kind of book that makes you want to go see everything now...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-11-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,636
Posted By shayw
Can't find ANY online info about this - 38' Markos Yachts Limited

While searching for our next boat purchase I came across this boat. I've been trying to find out more about the Manufacture and info/reviews online but found zilch. Seems to be well taken care of one...
Forum: Chartering   05-05-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 18,851
Posted By shayw
Just came back from a charter with Conch on a...

Just came back from a charter with Conch on a Bavaria 32. To sum it up, older boats, not all that clean, everything is functional but the beds and linens were horrible. No tools to change the propane...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-08-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,574
Posted By shayw
I took ASA 101 last year and I did better than...

I took ASA 101 last year and I did better than expected but I did study! If you feel you understand the information then you'll do great. That's the whole point anyway. Only 1 trick question. Good...
Forum: Electronics   03-05-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,760
Posted By shayw
I've spoken with Garmin tech support about the...

I've spoken with Garmin tech support about the issue and they don't support recalled software and any updates in the future. They say that their retailers have returned all products with the recalled...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-03-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 10,240
Posted By shayw
We love our O'day Daysailer. Great for the kids,...

We love our O'day Daysailer. Great for the kids, stable, easy to learn on and trailer. Make sure you get one that has a tabernacle for the mast for ease of mast stepping. They are very affordable at...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-03-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 10,240
Posted By shayw
We love our O'day Daysailer. Great for the kids,...

We love our O'day Daysailer. Great for the kids, stable, easy to learn on and trailer. Make sure you get one that has a tabernacle for the mast for ease of mast stepping. They are very affordable at...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-02-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By shayw
Thanks Livia! I will look at the link. There are...

Thanks Livia! I will look at the link. There are a few Pretorian's in this area for sale, but not in good condition. How does she sail? How year is she and any advice when looking at one? thanks...
Forum: Electronics   03-02-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,760
Posted By shayw
Yes, I agree a GPS is not necessary in the BVI's....

Yes, I agree a GPS is not necessary in the BVI's. But I really did want to take one. I thought it would be a great place to teach my partner also. Thanks.
Forum: Electronics   03-02-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,760
Posted By shayw
GPS for BVI charter and Garmin BlueChart frustration

I've been doing research for a few months on handheld GPS. I need one for an upcoming charter and for use around Puget Sound also. Most reviews say Garmin is the best, but with their BlueChart recall...
Forum: herSailNet   03-02-2010
Replies: 100
Views: 21,180
Posted By shayw
A lighter, the small ones. It burns off the hair...

A lighter, the small ones. It burns off the hair and doesn't hurt. Weird but affective on the legs, haven't tried it on the under arms.
Forum: Boat Reviews   02-28-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 10,057
Posted By shayw
Union cutter info

Thanks for the info. Would you happen to know of any current owners in WA state? I'd love to get a feel for one personally. Shay
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-28-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By shayw
Buying our first Bluewater Cruiser!!

Yes, the search has begun. We have been looking at Tayana's, HC33, Valiant, Morgans, Ericsons, Pretorian, Union Cutters.

We have a budget of 80k and we like the teak interior but not the teak...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-28-2010
Replies: 3,400
Views: 851,643
Posted By shayw
Puget Sound, Wa

Anywhere I can. The local lakes also!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-28-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 15,993
Posted By shayw
Did you buy the boat? One down in San Carlos...

Did you buy the boat? One down in San Carlos Mexico for sale.
Forum: Boat Reviews   02-28-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 10,057
Posted By shayw
Union Yachts Cutter 36

Looking to buy a bluewater cruiser and wondering if any opinion of the bastardized Robert Perry Union Cutter? Thanks.
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