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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-19-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,049
Posted By JustinB
Re: Coastal cruiser in NE

Well, I just got back from a nice short sail. I went to the yacht club that I previously had a slip at. I got some minor ribbing from the guys about the toy boat, but they seemed intrigued by...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-19-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,049
Posted By JustinB
Re: Coastal cruiser in NE

Karl, launching a full keel boat takes some creativity. If you back your truck down the ramp enough to make the boat float, you would be sitting in water in the cab. There's also the issue of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-19-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,450
Posted By JustinB
Re: looking for a small sailboat

Maybe a Snark? They are everywhere used.

CastleCraft Sailboats | Small Sailboats | Snark Sailboat (http://www.castlecraft.com/sailboats.htm)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-17-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,049
Posted By JustinB
Re: Coastal cruiser in NE

Well, my dilemma has been solved finally! I went out to see the West Wight Potter 19'. The older gentleman who sold it to me was incredibly kind. I was asking how the boat was in areas such as...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-14-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,432
Posted By JustinB
Re: Western MA sailing spots

I'm not 100% sure but I think you can sail in the Quabbin Reservoir as long as you stay a certain distance from the dam/dike. Also a possibility is Lake Champlain up on the VT/NY border. That might...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-14-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,049
Posted By JustinB
Re: Coastal cruiser in NE

No, it's not a joke. I was referring to towing a Potter 19 or comparable with a Prius which turns out is possible but not for long distances. I have a 2004 GMC Yukon XL 2500 with the 8.1 and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-13-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,049
Posted By JustinB
Re: Coastal cruiser in NE

That's what my dilemma is. I want something that I can go weekend sailing with. I don't need a fancy cabin, just a place to sleep, prep food and be able to sit up in. I like the idea of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-12-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,049
Posted By JustinB
Re: Coastal cruiser in NE

The Harbor 25 is an absolutely beautiful boat. It has the classic look that the newer boats lack. Very expensive though! Thanks for the link, I have a pic of it as my wallpaper now!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-10-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,049
Posted By JustinB
Coastal cruiser in NE

Hi all,
I came on a month or so ago asking if I should buy a 44' bluewater boat to replace my 27' Catalina. I got all excited about it but had a chance to sit back and think and realized that my...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-13-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 10,059
Posted By JustinB
Re: Is a 44' too much?

Okay, well the people from the salvage company came and picked the boat up this morning. Apparently there's a small house in the keel because she split in half Titanic style when they lifted her. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-08-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 10,059
Posted By JustinB
Re: Is a 44' too much?

She is a beautiful boat, but I'm afraid it isn't economical to get fixed. The hull is splitting and my friend is worried it will split more when it gets hoisted. He hasn't formally accepted the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-07-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 10,059
Posted By JustinB
Re: Is a 44' too much?

Well, after much thought, I've decided not to get the Mercer. My friend and I were looking at it more closely and there is a hairline crack near the middle that wasn't there before. He is just...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-07-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 10,059
Posted By JustinB
Re: Is a 44' too much?

Round trip was approx. 5 weeks with a vacation in between to recuperate. So sailing time was 5 weeks.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-07-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 10,059
Posted By JustinB
Re: Is a 44' too much?

I used a Simrad Wheel Pilot. It made it so easy I could catch up on a half dozen books on my Kindle.

Like I said though, I don't really know much about sailing terms or techniques, it was just a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-07-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 10,059
Posted By JustinB
Re: Is a 44' too much?

No, I left from New Bedford, MA to St. Michaels. The trip there took 2 1/2 weeks, back was roughly the same but I had company that direction. And yes, obviously there were waves but nothing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-06-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 10,059
Posted By JustinB
Re: Is a 44' too much?

It took about 2 1/2 weeks. Never doing that again without a faster boat.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-06-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 10,059
Posted By JustinB
Re: Is a 44' too much?

Yes, to the Azores and back. The NWS said no hurricanes so we went for it. It was easy. There were no waves, just a nice breeze. I left from MA by the way.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-06-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 10,059
Posted By JustinB
Re: Is a 44' too much?

Hmm 30k plus? That's quite a bit. I bought the new to me sails for my Cat for $500.

I did sail solo to the Azores but there were 2 other boats in the group so if I messed up it would not be a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-06-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 10,059
Posted By JustinB
Is a 44' too much?

I have a friend who owns a 1970's sailboat. It's a Cape Cod Shipbuilding Mercer 44'. The inboard diesel gave out last fall so he has had it dry in his yard awaiting a new engine. So anyways, on...
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