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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-08-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2,555
Posted By pbpme
Great analysis JimH, pretty spot on. Boat size,...

Great analysis JimH, pretty spot on. Boat size, function, purpose are all interrelated.

I'm having the hardest time balancing dreams vs reality check. Striking that balance seems very difficult....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-08-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 11,168
Posted By pbpme
I passed on the survey. Too many unknowns about...

I passed on the survey. Too many unknowns about the hull itself. I got an article from practical sailor and they said the hull is a cored with coremat and the decks are cored balsa. There are also...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-05-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 11,168
Posted By pbpme
Does any one know if these are cored or solid...

Does any one know if these are cored or solid hulls? I had a survor friend poking around on this boat with his moisture meter to determine if it is cored or solid, He could not tell, but there where...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-04-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 11,168
Posted By pbpme
C&C 29 MkII

Does anyone have any experience with these boats. I've found an extremely clean 84' (1 owner-meticulous maintenance) with a great sail inventory, and lots of other goodies. My research says they...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-03-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 14,947
Posted By pbpme
Jenneau, thats a real funny response? :D :D It...

Jenneau, thats a real funny response? :D :D It had me laughing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-02-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,603
Posted By pbpme
Kinda like finding a 58 Austin-Healey in some...

Kinda like finding a 58 Austin-Healey in some farmers barn that has been sitting since 59 with 4k miles on it, in Iowa.

That happened to a good friend on mine btw. The guy had no idea what he had...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-02-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 14,947
Posted By pbpme
I would never be so bold to say a Mcgregor sailer...

I would never be so bold to say a Mcgregor sailer is not a sailor. However, this statement makes me chuckle just a bit...

"....Itís an inexpensive entry level sailboat also capable of towing a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-01-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,062
Posted By pbpme
I've read about people who have removed teak...

I've read about people who have removed teak decks, great to hear it worked out for you. Nice pictures, especially the interiors. Speaking of Cheoy Lee, there's also an interesting project boat for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-01-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,062
Posted By pbpme
I was thinking of something to take off in 5-7...

I was thinking of something to take off in 5-7 years for extended cruising. And the 100-150k for a refit sounds about right. I figure a mix of DIY and hire it out. Obviously the latter adds to the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-01-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,062
Posted By pbpme
49' Ta Chiao - Prospect boat?

This looks like an interesting project. Upon cursory inspection, it looks fairly used and needing some extensive refitting. My question is, for a project like this, how much and how long? Is it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-28-2007
Replies: 57
Views: 5,568
Posted By pbpme
My dad used to always say, "Never wrestle with a...

My dad used to always say, "Never wrestle with a pig, you both get muddy and he LOVES it."
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-28-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By pbpme
Great insight, thanks!

Great insight, thanks!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-28-2007
Replies: 94
Views: 7,469
Posted By pbpme
Awesome thought! Not likely to happen in our...

Awesome thought! Not likely to happen in our lifetime since ALL the politicians are lawyers by profession. If the loser pays.... 60%+ of all civil litigation would evaporate. (an estimate I read...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-28-2007
Replies: 94
Views: 7,469
Posted By pbpme
Great read WF on the first post, somehow it kind...

Great read WF on the first post, somehow it kind off disintegrated from there. Your post was so well structured, I thought you are setting up yourself more for a blog, which it great! Were do I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-27-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By pbpme
Yes, I believe the N30 is a MkIII. The N30 seems...

Yes, I believe the N30 is a MkIII. The N30 seems to have a high cabin to look over when your in the coskpit. I was surprised at the displacement difference.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-27-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By pbpme
Catalina30 vs Newport30

I'm would like some insight into the sailing differences between these two boats. They are both mid 80's vintage in similar condition (pretty good condition), also similarly equipped, configured,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-23-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 1,107
Posted By pbpme
Husbands vs Wives Part II

First off, thanks to the excellent comments and insights by all. I find this site invaluable with superb information and willing input to all struggling sailors like myself.

Well, The Hunter 380...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-21-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,706
Posted By pbpme
If I end up with a boat out of SoCal, a 36-42' is...

If I end up with a boat out of SoCal, a 36-42' is going to run somewhere in the 6-10k range for commissioning(s) and transport. Longer distances will obviously be more. NW boats seem somewhat high...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-21-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,706
Posted By pbpme
Thanks, these are some really good insights! ...

Thanks, these are some really good insights!

I have a question about contracting a deal. I would like to structure the transport (de-commision & re-commision) costs in the purchase price. How do...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-21-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,706
Posted By pbpme
We are in the 90-130k range. I'm flying to LA...

We are in the 90-130k range. I'm flying to LA this weekend to see a H380, if it passes muster, I'll probably have it surveyed and is a strong contender. Locally, a late model H36 just popped up,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-21-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,706
Posted By pbpme
Husbands vs Wives when looking for a boat

We've been sailing off and on for 5 years: mostly day sailors and friends boats. We are finally in a position to get our own boat, a weekend short duration coastal cruising boat in the 36í+ range. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-21-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 3,249
Posted By pbpme
At the Seattle boat show last weekend, a broker...

At the Seattle boat show last weekend, a broker was telling me someone bought a mold or two and was moving them to (Bellingham?) to start a new line. The info was a bit sketchy.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-19-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 3,532
Posted By pbpme
:eek: :eek: sailboats HEEL!?!?!?!?

:eek: :eek: sailboats HEEL!?!?!?!?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-16-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 3,532
Posted By pbpme
Catalina 36 vs 42

Any thoughts?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-01-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 5,147
Posted By pbpme
A most informative thread

I'm actively looking for a new boat and have found one I think I want to buy. Its an older 36 footer in the 60-80K range in fairly decent shape. I was in a real quandry about how to price the boat...
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