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Forum: Learning to Sail   04-09-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,250
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Ga sailing School

georgemci102a2, did you take all of your classes at Dunbar? I've been looking for a school that is not as expensive as Offshore or Blue Water sailing schools.

Did you stay in a hotel down there...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-17-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By GCASKEW
Book list for cruising

We are getting prepped for retirement and 6 months on 6 months off and back on land. i love Kindle for reading but I want real books for the boat for the important stuff.

Which books do you folks...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-24-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 5,773
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Would you work 1 additional year to go from $50k to $150k boat

He is listening, he just wants to make sure it's not coming from a fool..:laugher

We will both be 52, house paid for and enough retirement income to have $4,500 per month to live on...

Sounds...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-24-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 5,773
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Would you work 1 additional year to go from $50k to $150k boat

Be additional money for a total of $175k...

I'm currently leaning toward something like a Sabre/Ericson 38's, or if I dare to say it a Hunter 376. I just don't see having a new boat is going to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-24-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 5,773
Posted By GCASKEW
Would you work 1 additional year to go from $50k to $150k boat

Like many on here we are approaching our retirement, May 2016. If we retire then we will have a good pension and money in the cursing kitty so income is fine.
The question is this... May 2016 I will...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-29-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,600
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: 2015 Hunter 31

Thanks for the head height info. I'm 6'2 so I would assume it would be a real issue. I guess the jeanneau 349 is still top of my list.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-29-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,600
Posted By GCASKEW
2015 Hunter 31

Did anyone see the new Marlow-Hunter 31 at the boat show in Annapolis? I saw so info in an email but it is still very limited.

Interested in price and thoughts of someone that has seen it in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-24-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: O'Day 35 vs Catalina 36

Good info.. i know I want at least a sugar scoop. But getting the O'Day and using that extra $20k to buy kit for the boat sounds like a good plan.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-24-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By GCASKEW
O'Day 35 vs Catalina 36

The O'Day has the sugar scoop at less than $40,000 but to get a walk through transom on the Cat is close to $60,000. I see these boats meeting the same needs for a couple in the Caribbean so it's a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-13-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 20,400
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Best sailing blogs of 2014

I love Banyan and Windtraveler. Both of the ladies are exceptional writers and help you live through them.
Windtraveler is in the early family stages with one cute little girl and two more girls on...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-24-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 19,281
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Anyone living on a Gemini 105MC

Headed to Miami in a few weeks to look at the Gemini and the Tomcat catamarans. The new lagoons are just out of our reach.
We want to retire with no debt and house and boat paid for, I'd love the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-15-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 503
Posted By GCASKEW
3 year plan just got changed to 6 year plan.

Wife found out today that she (we) have to work till she is 55 which is 6 more years. So now we are shifting gears in our search for a boat.

Now we are looking for a nice trailerable boat for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-08-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,641
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: V berths

Lol ferretchaser. .. I'm just afraid that sleeping in some of the aft berths we've seen may make some kind of dormant claustrophobia kick in. .. Some of them on the 34 and 36 boats won't even let you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-08-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,641
Posted By GCASKEW
V berths

Due to budget we messy not be able to get a catamaran, and may have to settle on a 34 - 37 sloop. The question its how many people that stay on board for several months at a time sleep in the V...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-07-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,871
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Which is worse, a CAT that has some hull slap or Mono rolling on the hook?

Thanks for the link. We are going o th show in Miami in Feb. We also want to look at the new Tomcat.
If we go used it looks like the Gemini unless we can find a PDQ.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-06-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,871
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Which is worse, a CAT that has some hull slap or Mono rolling on the hook?

Good information. For what we want I think the Gemini is the ticket. Maybe the 105MC will drop in price now the legacy is now out .
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-06-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,871
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Which is worse, a CAT that has some hull slap or Mono rolling on the hook?

Kd3PC. ... don't you have a hunter passage? I thought I turned seeing that. .. if so its one of the boats I was looking at. .. How would you compare a late 90'a page to a mid 2000'a Gemini for 6...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-06-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,871
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Which is worse, a CAT that has some hull slap or Mono rolling on the hook?

I keep coming back to a used Gemini for the Bahamas and the Caribbean. I've been told you need a 40 monohull to be able to enjoy the Caribbean but I just can't see why the Gemini won't be perfect. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-03-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,871
Posted By GCASKEW
Which is worse, a CAT that has some hull slap or Mono rolling on the hook?

I keep hearing that a Gemini Catamaran has hull slap sometimes at anchor, while most mono's roll at anchor.

So the question is, which is worse at anchor, some hull slap sometimes or rolling most...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-21-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By GCASKEW
Boat search

While we are Weill fairly new to sailing, we have decided to buy a sailboat and spend the winters, January through early June, in the Caribbean, we seek some help in a boat selection.

* We are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-03-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 6,888
Posted By GCASKEW
Trailer sailer to make it to the bahamas?

After a long heart to heart and tears, we are not going to buy a catamaran to live aboard. So I'm now looking at a total change of our plans.

I now need to find a trailer sailer that can make it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-28-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 19,281
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Anyone living on a Gemini 105MC

In my case I think I can stand the chop for the times when it happens, when we are underway. We are looking to sail to location, spend a month or two there and then sail to the next location. We will...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-24-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,261
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Buying the boat and cruising kitty

But, I'm still getting their blog sent to me..lol They are on a big Mono now with two kids. I just want something that gets me there, easy to sail and live on and the wife and I can point it at a new...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-24-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 19,281
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Anyone living on a Gemini 105MC

Trying to take it from a dream to a reality.. Getting the kids to understand us selling THEIR house of memories is the hardest part so far...lol
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-24-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,261
Posted By GCASKEW
Re: Buying the boat and cruising kitty

Read the blogs and bought the kindle book... Those kids were much younger and lived higher than we expect to do.. Cook most nights on board like we cook most meals at home. Some good rum and coke...
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