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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By DougSabbag
European antifouling paint - results

Hi folks!
Well, my wife and I spent a week sailing from Portorosa / Sicily amongst the Aeolian Islands last week and I noticed that the boats there - even the old fishing boats - seemed to have very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-27-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 13,055
Posted By DougSabbag
Re: Copper sheeting & CopperCoat anti-fouling

Well.... basically, a sailboat is utilizing "technology" which is much older than that, and we move along quite nicely. So, just being older than me is not necessarily a deal breaker.

The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-24-2014
Replies: 401
Views: 22,277
Posted By DougSabbag
Re: Rescued at Sea - Are You Prepared?

Ok.... Doug here..... (while happily floating in our 1986 CT 56 Tai Chiao in Boston Harbor)..... the theme of this thread is VERY IMPORTANT for anyone trying to sail very far offshore: Be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-21-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,746
Posted By DougSabbag
Re: Mobile and Looking for a Great Sailing Community

FORT LAUDERDALE!

Sailing 24 X 7 X 365....

Every marine vendor you can think of has an office there.

A great source of used sailboats!

Close to the Bahamas, Miami, the Keys, Cuba,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 6,361
Posted By DougSabbag
Re: Need help buying a good used sailboat/live-aboard

I won't consider a "day cruiser" a liveaboard. Unless she is truly designed and equipped to handle blue water cruising, if you try to live aboard a day cruiser, it is like living in a car. Don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 8,604
Posted By DougSabbag
Re: Cost to Replace Chainplates? Should I Walk Away?

For whatever it is worth / IMHO, the cost of Titanium is well offset by the "cost" either in money or your own time, of the installation, not to mention the greater strength it will have to...
Forum: Living Aboard   06-28-2013
Replies: 158
Views: 37,903
Posted By DougSabbag
Re: Downside of living aboard

As a footnote to those considering living aboard.

Unless you won the lottery, (meaning money DOES grow on trees for you), you almost certainly need to know how to do:

Plumbing - ability to...
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