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Forum: Chartering   01-05-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,109
Posted By garywayne
Cruising Cats

So this year we chartered a cat out of tortola, for the first time. We loved the spaciousness, but as for sailing we felt the performance was a bit lacking. The boat, an island Spirit 40, had swept...
Forum: Chartering   12-10-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 1,077
Posted By garywayne
Christmas in BVIs

We''re chartering a 40'' cat in the BVI''s over the holidays. Have been there before in a momo hull, but never during the winter windy season. Would like any suggestions of places to go to and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-10-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 7,480
Posted By garywayne
Beneteau 361 wheather helm

I own a 361 with "classic" battened main, and from time to time would experience a similar problem. I spoke with Neil Pryde sails and got some very good advice. First-weather helm is caused by the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-26-2004
Replies: 13
Views: 5,900
Posted By garywayne
Catalina, Beneteau, or What ?

I must respectfully disagree with the 2 prior posts. I know Jeff H is a big fan of the Beneteau First series, but his knock on the numbered series is wrong.

1.--The number seies has for many...
Forum: Chartering   08-11-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 1,053
Posted By garywayne
BVI''''s and Christmas winds

We''ve chartered a 40 foot catamaran for Christmas week this year. In the past we''ve only chartered in the spring. I know we can cross Cane Garden Bay off our list of anchorages--I never thought...
Forum: Chartering   07-22-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 2,069
Posted By garywayne
Horizon yacht charters

Anyone have experience with this company. It has been recommended by a broker for a BVI bareboat
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-03-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 904
Posted By garywayne
Big Boat Limitations

The limitation I''m talking about is size. I''m thinking about moving up from 36'' to 40-42'', and as much as 13'' beam and +25,000lbs displacement. I''m concerned that the size may make it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-01-2004
Replies: 26
Views: 15,355
Posted By garywayne
Beneteau 423

I think the B-423 would make a great coastal cruiser, but I don''t feel that any Beneteau Catalina or Hunter is right for offshore world wide cruising, and would suggest you look for boats built for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-19-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 4,545
Posted By garywayne
Beneteau 35 types

You should understand that Beneteau makes 2 types of boats. The "First" series are generally more race oriented. The "s" in the designation means that Phillipe Starck, a French hi style designer, did...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-17-2003
Replies: 15
Views: 4,566
Posted By garywayne
Blue Hulls

They sure look great, but what are the negatives? Also why are some boats Awlgripped, which is essentially a paint or coating over the gelcoat, while other boats have the color in the gelcoat? And...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-22-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,737
Posted By garywayne
Bene/Catalina v. Sabre/tartan--new or used

The price differential between production boats like Beneteau and Catalina as compared to Sabre and tartan are huge. Is the price justified? Do you get your money''s worth? Does it make sense for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-21-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,149
Posted By garywayne
Western LI Sound

Thanks for the detailed info. Have you ever visited Zieglers Cove, its between Norwalk and Stamford. We are thinking about spending a night there, midweek.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-20-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,149
Posted By garywayne
Western LI Sound

We are planning a cruise in western LI sound. I''m familiar with anchorages and such on the southern side of the sound, but would like some ideas for less well known marinas, anchorages and clubs...
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