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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-18-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By contrarian
Talking Re: Learning the right way: advice needed!

Go ahead and buy that Jeanneau 345 !!!! and when you get ready to unload her for cheap send me a PM:laugh.
Learn to sail the boat you're going to use and enjoy. I agree with JimsCal on this one......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-25-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,419
Posted By contrarian
Re: How does spending an extra 50,000 on a boat cost

$25,000 of additional depreciation over 10 years based on 50k boat vs. 100k boat
Now for my next trick I'll pull a rabbit out of my arsee.... I mean hat.
A 50k boat today is worth aprox. 25k in 10...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-25-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,950
Posted By contrarian
Wink Re: 25 year old boat with no deck leaks ?

Don't get me started..... If the distant boat is being offered by a BROKER the chances of both he and the seller being full of crap DOUBLES !!!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-01-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,950
Posted By contrarian
Re: 25 year old boat with no deck leaks ?

He wants to go ahead and list the boat with a broker, thats the reason for the deadline. He offered it to me for what he thought would be his net after a 95% offer and paying the brokerage fee. I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-01-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,950
Posted By contrarian
Re: 25 year old boat with no deck leaks ?

Its an 89 Ericson 32-3 fresh water priced at the upper end of the spectrum for this model. Don't know if that would be considered priced well or not. Owner has cut the price some but wants an answer...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-31-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,950
Posted By contrarian
Re: 25 year old boat with no deck leaks ?

Had to make the trip to check out the boat for myself.
When I first got there the first thing that I noticed was the caulking on the rub rail which certainly did'nt look factory. Owner said he...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-11-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,950
Posted By contrarian
Re: 25 year old boat with no deck leaks ?

Well it looks like there are enough people in the " it's possible " camp to incline me to make the eight hour trip to look at this boat. I'll repost after I make the trip with the final verdict. I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-10-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,950
Posted By contrarian
Re: 25 year old boat with no deck leaks ?

You may be right on both counts. The boat was sailed on an inland lake and from talking with the owner you can tell that it was his pride and joy. Maybe worth the extra 20%?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-10-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,950
Posted By contrarian
25 year old boat with no deck leaks ?

After 10 years of being boatless I have started the search for my new to me old boat in earnest. I had always thought that a Tartan 33 would be the ideal boat for me and may still yet be but I have...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-27-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,233
Posted By contrarian
Re: Retiring soon...

I'll put a dollar up against the dime on this one. Can you imagine the fuel cost of a 40-50 trawler to travel from just about anywhere to the Islands:rolleyes: Sounds to me like the OP was onto...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-27-2015
Replies: 283
Views: 91,338
Posted By contrarian
Re: Local boat buying assistance

Any sailneters in the keys close to Marathon? I'm in Florida but at the other end of the state and would appreciate if someone could take a quick look see before I make the trip to see the boat. The...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-20-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By contrarian
Re: Sources for used trailer sailers

You might try the yahoo group, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/merit22/, they post ads there also. Hope this helps.

Thanks Catman, I found one in Cincinatti on here, a little farther than I wanted...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By contrarian
Sources for used trailer sailers

I have posted an ad on Sailing Texas for a used Merit 22 and thought I would try posting in Craigslist in the boating section but other than that I am clueless as how to find one of these little...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 20,592
Posted By contrarian
Re: Florida is at it again

And yet Fredric Karlton, the most notorious waterfront homeowner in regards to this issue, is a Florida native - born and raised, and a graduate of UF... Go figure... :-)
My wife who is a Near...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-19-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,604
Posted By contrarian
Re: Scared to anchor....

Pay close attention to your chart if you choose this route as the markers will reverse once you pass the Dupont Bridge. No big deal unless you are not aware of it.
Jan. can be a little tricky in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-07-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,656
Posted By contrarian
Re: Mast Life and When to Replace It ?

HighFly,
If your are going to use stainless as a step plate I suggest that you need a teflon isolater between the steel and the aluminum, otherwise the aluminum will act as an anode which is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 3,346
Posted By contrarian
Re: The #1 sailing city in america

Best known by who? I would bet that Joe Q Public says San Francisco and probably has no idea where Annapolis is. The city best known by sailors for their sailing is probably the ones that they are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-06-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,953
Posted By contrarian
Re: Boat comparisons

If you are looking for a matrix to correspond to your criteria, by looking on Yachtworld and entering your length and price criteria you will find that there are less than a handfull that are newer...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-01-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 8,540
Posted By contrarian
Re: Would you buy an early 80's cored hull boat?

Bob, respectfully I would submit that I have never seen a man eaten by a crocidile but that doesn't mean that it doesn't happen. I will admit that I am a luddite an therefore I am sure that I have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-29-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 8,540
Posted By contrarian
Re: Would you buy an early 80's cored hull boat?

I was definitely going to use the 33 meter but my concern is that it seems that the boat would need to be completly dry before you could get any accurate measurements of the Hull. No dew or any other...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2013
Replies: 110
Views: 42,676
Posted By contrarian
Re: Offshore bluewater cruising - what sailboat would be best?

There is a Nebe Cape 28 for sail on Sailing Texas for 17k and a 28 footer in Texas would be the size of a 45 footer anywhere else!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-29-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,953
Posted By contrarian
Re: Boat comparisons

If I were in the market for that much boat in that price range I would look hard at a Morgan 382. The Out Island series probably have more room but the 382,383 and 384's are much better sailing boats...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-29-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 8,540
Posted By contrarian
Re: Would you buy an early 80's cored hull boat?

This is what I was looking for, thank you. I knew that the Tartan had been hard aground at least once and the care it was given by it's original owner was questionalble. Had the Pearson been on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-29-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 8,540
Posted By contrarian
Re: Would you buy an early 80's cored hull boat?

Why are you two on this idiotic tangent? You both have missed the point of the post. Do you think anybody but the two of you gives a $ hit?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-28-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 8,540
Posted By contrarian
Re: Would you buy an early 80's cored hull boat?

Boat Poker, you make some interesting points especially the 48 hours on the hard before a survey is initiated. This was part of my concern as well, in that I believe there is always saturation before...
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