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Search: Posts Made By: audbydez
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-21-2001
Replies: 17
Views: 7,348
Posted By audbydez
Blue Water Cruiser

John

this is a bit off from the sloops you''ve been looking at, but friends of mine have just spent 59 days sailng this summer on their 1986 Freedom Cat Ketch. They went from Oyster Bay, NY to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-21-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By audbydez
New Boat Discount

Depending on the model, many new boats costing $150,000 to $200,000 can be had for about $5,000 off list.

Models costing $200,000 to $260,000 can generally behad for about $5,000 to $7,500 off...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-21-2001
Replies: 14
Views: 3,126
Posted By audbydez
Bavaria ocean40 vs. Tartan3500

I''m quite familiar with the Bavaria Yachts. Horizon Yacht Charters in Tortola sells and uses them in their charter fleets. The boats are put together nicely, sail well and are reasonably priced. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-09-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 2,320
Posted By audbydez
Cruising Advice Needed!!! 2 or 3 cabin for 3 single guys?

Rob

My advice is 3 guys = 3 cabins. The advantage of a 3-cabin boat is if you don''t use the 3rd cabin for sleeping it can be converted for storage.

I happen to know of a 1994 beneteau 400/405...
Forum: Chartering 10-07-2001
Replies: 17
Views: 3,646
Posted By audbydez
Ratings for Caribbean Sailing Charters ?

Horizon has 2 charter bases. One in Nanny Cay Tortola, BVI and one in Grenada. I know both Sylia and her partner and they run a very professional business. I have a boat that I keep in Nanny Cay...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-23-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 1,203
Posted By audbydez
New Boat Price Check

The advice about not buying new is not all that sound. People buy or lease new cars very year. There are very sound reasons to buy new but you must understand how pricing works.

Every boat can...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-23-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 6,001
Posted By audbydez
Older Jeanneau''''s any good?

Freewill

If you haven''t made your mind up abut Jeanneau, I know of an outfit that does significant upgrades and retrofits for blue water cruising on late model Jeanneaus.

If you''re...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-23-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 2,232
Posted By audbydez
A perfect cruisin boat

Bodo

Although you are looking to retire in 3 years, are you looking to purchase a boat now (actually a very good idea).

I don''t think it''s necessary to get a custom boat. There are way too...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-23-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 2,232
Posted By audbydez
A perfect cruisin boat

Jack

The Copelands purchased a Beneteau First series 38 built in the ''80s. Many boats were slightly overbuilt with extra fiberglass in the 80''s and the Beneteau First series is a racer/cruiser...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-23-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By audbydez
What do I buy??????????

Wensum

This is the first time I do not understand someone''s post. I never heard of production naval architects designing yachts for a specific region - specific purpose but rarely region.

I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-23-2001
Replies: 14
Views: 3,126
Posted By audbydez
Bavaria ocean40 vs. Tartan3500

Jeff - It seems to me that you are in the Annapolis area and that you are one of the rare individuals who likes to get as much accurate information as possible. Your knowledge and detailes answers...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-22-2001
Replies: 14
Views: 3,126
Posted By audbydez
Bavaria ocean40 vs. Tartan3500

Jeff

Sorry about the commercialism, Lost my perspective. the confusion arose from so many postings by individuals selling their own boats. I am a buyers broker not a dealer. I''ll assist any...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-21-2001
Replies: 32
Views: 15,645
Posted By audbydez
A new catalina 36?

PAUL-E

I''m going to throw a monkey wrench into this whole discussion.

Everyone is talking construction here and some making recommendations for alternative boats that may cost $30,000 to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-21-2001
Replies: 32
Views: 15,645
Posted By audbydez
A new catalina 36?

PAUL-E

I''m going to throw a monkey wrench into this whole discussion.

Everyone is talking construction here and some making recommendations for alternative boats that may cost $30,000 to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-21-2001
Replies: 14
Views: 3,126
Posted By audbydez
Bavaria ocean40 vs. Tartan3500

The tartan 3500 is the better boat. Both are great boats. However you are not comparing apples to apples. the size differential makes the equation lopsided. given a choice between a 40 footer and 35...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-21-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 2,041
Posted By audbydez
cost of buying a boat

JMSHACK

there are a lot of good boats out there. if you want new, you can get 36 footers from $124,000 to $149,000 delivered and fully commissioned (excluding applicable taxes).

insurance...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-21-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 5,965
Posted By audbydez
To Hunter 375/376/380 owners

HUNTER 376

The most critical par tof sailing hunters is down wind sailing. since you cannot let the boom out forward enough for true down wind sailing you will often be on broad reaches. without...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-12-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 2,036
Posted By audbydez
buying advice for 50+Ft

Dear Smallboatsailor

There are a lot of good live aboard ocean cruisers and some very good coastal cruising boats can be retrofit to cross oceans and sail single handed.

Most late model boats...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-09-2001
Replies: 13
Views: 3,036
Posted By audbydez
Purchasing through Charter Programs

Jeff

I agree with you on the "save a buck" details of the new dufours but almost all production boats are that way. What I focused on was the key areas of construction features on the Dufour:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 7,526
Posted By audbydez
sail cleaning

briooon

i sent my jib (393 SF) and main (334 SF) from my 40 foot beneteau to Sail Care, Inc in pennsylvania. I decided to have only the jib cleaned and repaired. They dry clean the sail,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 4,048
Posted By audbydez
Feathering and folding props

fred

i use the stainless steel martec 3-blade feathering prop. it is much less expensive than autoprop or maxprop. it is easy to install and more importantly pitch can be adjusted externally...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 837
Posted By audbydez
WANTED: Hobie 18 Spreaders

try Ed Laviano at BellPat Marine. He is a Hobie dealer and fabricator. He is in East Patchogue, Long Island, NY
His number is 631-286-8368 His fax is 631-286-8378. He''s one of the best around and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-08-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 988
Posted By audbydez
charter boat refit

jsh1997

i''ve had great experience with purchasing and refitting an ex-charter boat (see first page of this series item #1 - "purchasing a charter boat")

I also have a yacht brokerage company...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-08-2001
Replies: 13
Views: 3,036
Posted By audbydez
Purchasing through Charter Programs

To jillskor,

JeffH seems very well informed. Two of my associates sell new Island Packets in the NY and CT areas. I agree with JeffH, the IP''s are overpriced and not much fun to sail. There are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-08-2001
Replies: 13
Views: 3,036
Posted By audbydez
Purchasing through Charter Programs

Purchasing through a charter company can be a mixed blessin'' but as JeffH states, he''s seen the worst. I''ve seen both worst and best and bought a 1994 40 foot Beneteau from a charter company 2...
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