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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-29-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 11,789
Posted By Oyster7
No worries. I've checked the legal requirements....

No worries. I've checked the legal requirements. I was simply making the general point that regardless of the boat, safety gear's important. For the little Cape Dory we just bought, I've got far more...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-16-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 11,789
Posted By Oyster7
Thanks. I'll keep an eye out on a Garmin Oregon...

Thanks. I'll keep an eye out on a Garmin Oregon 400c then. Seems a decent choice, and they seem to sell for under $400.

Now, does anyone have any suggestions for a decent (but reasonably priced)...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-15-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 11,789
Posted By Oyster7
This is helpful. Thanks! Given that we're buying...

This is helpful. Thanks! Given that we're buying a (mostly) day sailor that we can do the occasional night aboard, we won't be doing a lot of sails that require plotting, but it would be useful to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-14-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 11,789
Posted By Oyster7
Sorry, for not following the bouncing ball, but...

Sorry, for not following the bouncing ball, but do your comments, above, imply that if I were to buy the Garmin Oregon 400c, I could simply charge it up and go use it, out of the box, to plot...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-13-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 11,789
Posted By Oyster7
Cool. How fun! Thanks for your help. If I may...

Cool. How fun! Thanks for your help. If I may burden you with a question or two...

The Garmin site says: "BlueChart® g2 coastal charts with limited capability for U.S. and Bahamas". I'm not sure...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-13-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 11,789
Posted By Oyster7
I am obliged. Once the boat arrives, and I have...

I am obliged. Once the boat arrives, and I have some time to live with it, I'm sure I'll return here to the well to drop in another bucket for more advice. I suspect the first purchase might be a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-10-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 11,789
Posted By Oyster7
My apologies for not responding sooner -- and the...

My apologies for not responding sooner -- and the delay says nothing about my appreciation to all of you for weighing in on this conversation. Rather, my wife and I were deliberating, and it took...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-28-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 11,789
Posted By Oyster7
This is all helpful. Thanks, folks!

This is all helpful. Thanks, folks!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-26-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 11,789
Posted By Oyster7
I forgot to mention this, but -- yes -- we live...

I forgot to mention this, but -- yes -- we live in the PacNW, and would be sailing in the lower-to-mid Puget Sound for the bulk of the year (weekends and long weekends), with a one-to-two week cruise...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-26-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 11,789
Posted By Oyster7
This is all very helpful. Thank you -- everyone...

This is all very helpful. Thank you -- everyone -- for your input and advice. I can see clearly that this will be a useful resource for us, and I'm grateful.

All the best,
Oyster7
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-22-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 11,789
Posted By Oyster7
This is all very helpful, as it's forcing us to...

This is all very helpful, as it's forcing us to rethink the merits of buying a boat with far more capability (and with greater limitations) than we probably need. Alas, we also happen to be smitten...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-21-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 11,789
Posted By Oyster7
Thanks, all, for your input. Jeff, I've updated...

Thanks, all, for your input. Jeff, I've updated the criteria to say "We expect to use the boat for weekend adventures during the year, trips of 2-3 weeks in duration during the summer, and (in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-21-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 11,789
Posted By Oyster7
Question Feedback Needed: Blue Water Cruising Boats 32-36 Feet

Hi Folks,

I'm new to the forum, but I'm not at all new to sailing. I spent my childhood in dingy racing, my the summers in college crewing expensive cruising boats for (mostly) unskilled owners,...
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