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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-28-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,573
Posted By Parclan
Just sold our `99 36' sailboat "in this market" ...

Just sold our `99 36' sailboat "in this market" with little fuss, really. Had a good broker, who had a good buyer looking for a well cared for boat, and we priced it at the upper middle of the price...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-07-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 11,058
Posted By Parclan
It was 1982, I was aboard the Choctaw 1 - an...

It was 1982, I was aboard the Choctaw 1 - an offshore semi-submersible rig. We were about 50 miles off the coast of Angola, West Africa. While making my rounds at night, I spotted a very large...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-07-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,285
Posted By Parclan
Contact Pat O'Niel at Sealake Yachts or Kent...

Contact Pat O'Niel at Sealake Yachts or Kent Little at Little Yachts. Pat currently has my listing. He's done a good job
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-07-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,997
Posted By Parclan
Yep - through USAA is how I ended up with...

Yep - through USAA is how I ended up with Progressive. Have you had any issue with Agreed Value vs. Market Value with Progressive? I'll double check, but I am pretty sure my policy is clear about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-06-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,997
Posted By Parclan
Anyone have experience w/ Progressive? My 1999...

Anyone have experience w/ Progressive? My 1999 36' sailboat is insured with them - cheaper than Boat US and seemed like comparable coverage.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-22-2011
Replies: 14
  Kemah
Views: 4,028
Posted By Parclan
We're in the area. Keep our boat at Houston Yacht...

We're in the area. Keep our boat at Houston Yacht Club - north of Kemah.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 3,973
Posted By Parclan
Best time in Spring to cross Gulf of Mexico

Planning a man trip across the Gulf this Spring aboard our 36' C&C 110, from Texas to Charlotte Harbor, FL then south to Key West. What's the best time (month) to do it? Late March? Then will sail...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-21-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 24,945
Posted By Parclan
Jeff- Just sent you a private message.

Jeff-
Just sent you a private message.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-23-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,890
Posted By Parclan
Our `99 C&C 110 has a spiffy swim platform that...

Our `99 C&C 110 has a spiffy swim platform that folds up and into (flush to) the transom. Little push button thingy to operate - easy to reach from the water, too; can't imagine going out without...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-18-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 4,186
Posted By Parclan
With regard to maintenance and repairs: ...

With regard to maintenance and repairs:
"Everything on the boat is already broken; you just don't know it yet."
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,012
Posted By Parclan
We caulked the wedges in place and have a pretty...

We caulked the wedges in place and have a pretty heavy rubber gasket around the mast. Then from the underside, I filled the gaps with the expanding foam insulation stuff in a can. Solid, dry, quiet.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-03-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By Parclan
Call Mike Firestone in Port Aransas

Call Mike Firestone in Port Aransas
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-09-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 14,490
Posted By Parclan
Used to own a Corsair 28R and really loved it....

Used to own a Corsair 28R and really loved it. Handling the outboard was a little tricky at first, but simple once I got the hang of it. The ability to beach the boat was a huge plus. The boats are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-20-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,198
Posted By Parclan
We added a manual cascade system to our C&C 110 -...

We added a manual cascade system to our C&C 110 - works GREAT! And was very easy and a fraction of the cost of a hydraulic system. Also, I tried one of those ring things with the 3 blocks on it, as...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-11-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 24,945
Posted By Parclan
I was going through this exact same drill, and...

I was going through this exact same drill, and did it extensively for a year. After test sailing the J boats mentioned, all of them, plus the Bene 36.7, plus a handful of others, we bought a C&C 110....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,235
Posted By Parclan
Plexiglass hatch question

Got a question for you: On my 10 yr old 36' sailboat, the plexi deck hatches are badly "crazed" with tons of tiny little cracks/scratches; I assume from exposure to the sun over the years. To date I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,798
Posted By Parclan
I have an asym in a snuffer sock w/ ATN on our ...

I have an asym in a snuffer sock w/ ATN on our 36' C&C 110. Honestly, I think the whole snuffer thing is way over rated -I have never gotten it to work just right - I agree with what someone else...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,168
Posted By Parclan
Have the same issue with mine. Took great care to...

Have the same issue with mine. Took great care to make sure that bad boy was tight when we installed it - was loose after about 15 hours of use.......... I am also only getting 10-11 months of life...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-21-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,256
Posted By Parclan
Yep - a planing one. Like I said, its a spiffy...

Yep - a planing one. Like I said, its a spiffy little motor, just a bit lite in the pants.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-21-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,256
Posted By Parclan
I have a Yamaha 4hp , 4 cy. which is a nice...

I have a Yamaha 4hp , 4 cy. which is a nice little motor, buy seriously underpowered. It barely pushes our 7' inflatable at more than 5-6 knots with 3 kids (170lbs payload, max). Great motor, just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2010
Replies: 114
Views: 25,561
Posted By Parclan
Quantum Sails in Kemah, TX, See Mr. Terry Flynn -...

Quantum Sails in Kemah, TX, See Mr. Terry Flynn - unbelievably great customer service and support.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   02-13-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,279
Posted By Parclan
And Part 3: Institute for Excellence in Writing...

And Part 3:
Institute for Excellence in Writing is a super, super writing program. The biggest downside is that is requires that the parent invest some time in watching the instructional DVD’s (6...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   02-13-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,279
Posted By Parclan
Part2: It sounds like you did a great job in...

Part2:
It sounds like you did a great job in incorporating your travels with their studies. Smart move! I think that’s a positive reason to skip around. We get a lot of bang for our buck when we...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   02-13-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,279
Posted By Parclan
Hi "Cruisingmom", This is the other half of...

Hi "Cruisingmom",
This is the other half of Parclan….mom. By way of further introduction, so you know where my experience comes from – we have seven kids, six boys and one girl. Ages 25 to 8. One...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   02-13-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,279
Posted By Parclan
If the PM won't work, I will respond here later...

If the PM won't work, I will respond here later today
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