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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-13-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,318
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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-09-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By slipacre
financial help

more than you expect. It nibbles and gnaws as well as chomps on the wallet. A slip is much more convenient for liveaboard, but much more expensive. If living on a mooring you will need an outlay...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-05-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By slipacre
Emergency steering hole in rodder for rope?

Yes the rudder wrap makes more sense. Thank you all for your input. Just wanted to have one project that was going to cost less than ten dollars.

Todd V
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By slipacre
Emergency steering hole in rodder for rope?

Am thinking that drilling a small hole in toop aft corner of my rudder might make sense as an additional way to rig emergency steering. Have center cockpit and while the top of the rudder post can...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-22-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By slipacre
deal breakers

Boats that are owned by the yard should send up a large warning flag. Previous owner may have abandoned because repairs cost more than it is worth. Be sure to have survey done and done well. Also...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-17-2004
Replies: 21
Views: 5,244
Posted By slipacre
Powerboat Cruising info needed

So did you do it?
If so how is it working out.
Todd V
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-09-2004
Replies: 14
Views: 7,069
Posted By slipacre
Minimizing Taxes; Hailing Port

I bought my boat in NC (No tax)and had to pay tax in NY. Had I left it in NC there would have been property tax - Seems like they will get you one way or another sooner or later. You could always...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-14-2004
Replies: 21
Views: 5,244
Posted By slipacre
Powerboat Cruising info needed

one other thing
It is not so much the size of the waves but the period between them long is good short means steep and rougher. Also often there are more than one set of swells at a time which...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-14-2004
Replies: 21
Views: 5,244
Posted By slipacre
Powerboat Cruising info needed

A lot of the answer to your question is subjective. usually a boat can handle rougher conditions than we can - or at least willingly. (but then I must admit I am something of a whimp when it comes to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-06-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,205
Posted By slipacre
Choey Lee 32 need Info.?

I have a CL. It needs some work
All boats need some work.
I am happy with my boat, if I had had an extra hundred thou or two I would have bought something different.
lots of info at...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-25-2003
Replies: 21
Views: 5,244
Posted By slipacre
Powerboat Cruising info needed

The boat you are looking at is the perfect boat for someone - question is that someone you? It appears to be well suited for bays and would be good - as someone said in Seattle area. Also would make...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-23-2003
Replies: 21
Views: 5,244
Posted By slipacre
Powerboat Cruising info needed

Too late - sounds like you are in love.
Flopper stoppers - so far as I know only work at anchor. Not when you''ll need then in a beam sea. Though 12 foot beam is better than some.
One example of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-23-2003
Replies: 21
Views: 5,244
Posted By slipacre
Powerboat Cruising info needed

Let me ammend that. Get a survey first. And you may have trouble finding a surveyor who really knows wooden boats. If there is a serious problem find out about it before you fall in love with this...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-23-2003
Replies: 21
Views: 5,244
Posted By slipacre
Powerboat Cruising info needed

Oh boy. When was this boat built? The plumb bow makes me think it was pre 1940
What is its beam?
I had a very similar boat thirty years ago and it was old and tired then. This one may be in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-08-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 4,027
Posted By slipacre
Center Cockpit between 32-38''''

Am quite happy with my Cheoy Lee midshipman It is an oldie but goodie and has teak decks that need be addressed but otherwise is a wonderful boat. Passageway from aft cabin is low, but allows boat...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-19-2003
Replies: 41
Views: 6,576
Posted By slipacre
Pirates and defense

I agree. If it''s something that can be set off by a passing dinghy or a gull landing aboard this is a bad thing.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-17-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By slipacre
Give me a heading, PLEASE!

I was looking for a similar boat - a perfect one- in your price range. I too had too many opinions and too many ideas for my own good. And I went in many circles.
Buying a boat fully equipped with...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-17-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By slipacre
anyone out there cruising with a teenager?

Want to say something about bringing your own storm with you - Sorry - couldn''t help myself. You are not alone - suggest you post this on Cruising World and SSCA boards too there seems to be more...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-16-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 3,054
Posted By slipacre
Delaware River to Barnegat Bay

Yes lots of ships and with the tide I would give them extra room. Much of bay is relatively shallow though deep enough for you - it only helps the chop build up.
Canal is a help watch out for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-14-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 3,054
Posted By slipacre
Delaware River to Barnegat Bay

Deleware bay can be very nasty. Pay close attention to tides - and if wind is against tide - you might want to wait it out - got knocked around some coming north this spring. cohansey river is a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-03-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 2,799
Posted By slipacre
GPS Chartplotter

Am most happy with Garmin 182C use paper too but it sure helps finding your way into unfamiliar anchorages. Have paper charts in cockpit to give me the Big picture as acreen is a bit small for that....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-22-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 3,938
Posted By slipacre
Hard Bimini

Am in process of building a hard dodger for Cheoy Lee ctr cockpit. It is a lot of work but will give space for Solar and water collection. solar will have shade issues and will get shade tolerant...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-30-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,836
Posted By slipacre
Newport, RI to East Hampton/Shelter Island, NY

Looking at my chart software it says
Newport to BI is 23 NM
BI to Shelter Island 32 .
Currents will make a big difference in terms of time.
Todd V
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-22-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By slipacre
anchoring

Many guides do tell you about anchorages.
Look for the ones that are more book like. What is your draft? That is a controling issue especially in areas with tides. Weekends can be a problem...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-16-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By slipacre
Reverse Motoring

Can''t pretend to have mastered it. Have found that sometimes having a line from stern cleat to a piling can pivot me around. Of course you have to have a convenient piling. This has been more...
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