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Forum: Chartering   07-30-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,182
Posted By nomchang
St Thomas Day Sail

We'll be in St Thomas for a week next month and would like to go out for a day sail while we are there there. We don't need anything fancy, just someone to take us out for a few hours. Does anyone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,959
Posted By nomchang
If you don't mind going to Toms River check out...

If you don't mind going to Toms River check out Nelson Sailing Center in Island Heights... Sailing Schools, Sailing Lessons, Sailboat Rentals and Sailing Charters at Nelson Sailing Center...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-14-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 5,580
Posted By nomchang
Try 79th St Boat Basin or Chelsea Piers. There...

Try 79th St Boat Basin or Chelsea Piers. There is also a marina in lower manhattan near the world financial center. If you don't mind Jersey City there is Liberty Landing Marina. For something a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-29-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,362
Posted By nomchang
Great to meet you jeff. I live just a few block...

Great to meet you jeff. I live just a few block from Chelsea Piers (unfortunately I can't say the same about my boat. I'm jealous). PM me if you need some extra hands on deck. See you around.
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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-04-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,021
Posted By nomchang
We used Peter Hunt :Marine and Yacht Surveyors...

We used Peter Hunt :Marine and Yacht Surveyors Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine , CT, SAMS AMS surveyor (http://www.huntmarinesurvey.com/)

Great guy, reasonable rates, very thorough. I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-23-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,034
Posted By nomchang
We purchased our Cape Dory last spring from Sam...

We purchased our Cape Dory last spring from Sam Lawson, John Proctor's colleague at Lawson Yachts. While I only spoke briefly with John on the phone a few times, I can say that Sam was fantastic. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-10-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 4,575
Posted By nomchang
Congrats--I hope you enjoy her.

Congrats--I hope you enjoy her.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-10-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 4,575
Posted By nomchang
We spent the better part of this spring looking...

We spent the better part of this spring looking at Sabre 28s to purchase. We ultimately opted for something else, but the main differences I noted were:

-The MkII, in some cases, offered a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-17-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 4,160
Posted By nomchang
We were in the market for a similarly sized boat...

We were in the market for a similarly sized boat earlier this year and looked at a lot of Sabre 28's that unfortunately had similar issues, particularly with the compression post. We ended up with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-03-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,646
Posted By nomchang
George- I agree with a lot of Valiente's points...

George-
I agree with a lot of Valiente's points in his blog post...the more aluminum the better, keep it greased and lubricated, etc. Areas like your bottom bracket, pedal spindles and seat tube...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-14-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,595
Posted By nomchang
Thanks hellosailor--I'm clearly not an expert on...

Thanks hellosailor--I'm clearly not an expert on electrical matters...do you mean something like this?
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-13-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,595
Posted By nomchang
Solar charger for BlackBerry

Hello-
We are looking to bring home a new (to us) boat from MA to NJ. I was wondering if anyone knew of an inexpensive solar charger that could be used to power a BlackBerry while we are at sea. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-26-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4,385
Posted By nomchang
thanks

Thanks everyone for your insight...we've decided to hold off on this one and maybe pursue an earlier Sabre 28 with a 4'4" draft.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4,385
Posted By nomchang
Thanks for your insight--is the Great South Bay...

Thanks for your insight--is the Great South Bay that shallow? I've been wanting to sail up to Fire Island at some point.

I found some NOAA charts for the Barnegat Area and it looks like the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4,385
Posted By nomchang
Shoal Draft for Barnegat Bay

Hello-
We are seeking some honest advice on determining the appropriate draft for a boat to be sailed in the Barnegat Bay/Toms River region. Or perhpas more specifically, how much draft is too much...
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