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Search: Posts Made By: miatapaul
Forum: Boat Reviews 5 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Thoughts on S2

S2 is a quality boat and if really in hood shape should serve you well. I hope the 5 of you are friendly as that will be crowded. But given your budget it will work.
Forum: Living Aboard 5 Days Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 4,488
Posted By miatapaul
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Well I have a hard time thinking anyone who can afford a 12 year old (when you started) Oyster 45 would be considered "pretty poor" so you must hang out in a higher class neighborhood than I do....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 2,216
Posted By miatapaul
Re: 30k Sailing Kitty, whatís your next move?

Yes to the survey, but it is up to you to decide on what your personal limit of liability. I have always told myself any boat over $10,000 will have to be surveyed. Less than that while not something...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By miatapaul
Re: 30 Year Old Propane Stove

Seems to me it is less the stove I would worry about and more the rest of the system. Make sure all the hoses are replaced, as at 30 years they either are rotted (rubber hose) or work hardened and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By miatapaul
Re: For Sale: Merc 4 hp 2 stroke and more

That is a good price on the outboard, in case anyone is considering it.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,658
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Boat Loan

Well while boats generally depreciate, many do not nearly as much as some think or say. A 30ish foot 1970's to 80's in good shape likely sells for very close to what it cost to buy new. Go to a high...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,658
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Boat Loan

I think it really depends on the $ of the loan, and how long they think the asset will hold its value. Are you dealing with a boat broker? They likely know good sources of loans, as it is to there...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,658
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Boat Loan

Credit Unions often have the most flexible terms. Really depends on how much you want to borrow, but it will be tough without a house. Banks like to see stable, both location and income. Few will...
Forum: Other Brands 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Help with Herreshoff H-28

Yea, it is very dangerous to fall in love with a boat before you buy it. Makes you do anything to get it! and will let you minimize any issues it has, but as I said they are really beautiful, seems...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,756
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Diving right into a Liveaboard

Being able to do charters sounds good in the dream, but once you put down the numbers, at best it will help pay for a boat, but will not make for even a modest living. About the only way it ever...
Forum: Living Aboard 11-10-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By miatapaul
Re: How to buy

I have seen what I think is the same boat on the issue I see for you is that it has a strange layout with only one double birth and the forward is setup wit a v shaped settee...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-29-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,616
Posted By miatapaul
Re: C&C 33 mk1 vs 34 vs Landfall 35

Yes, Irwins seem to be kind of hit or miss on quality. There seemed to be times that the construction got kind of wonky. But if it is a good one they are by all accounts very solid tanks, but quite a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By miatapaul
Re: cutting down a rig

While the whole thing seems to be a hack, if reusing the rigging at least cut it off at both ends and use quality mechanical fittings. There seems to be a lot of metal boat threads lately not sure...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-29-2014
Replies: 117
Views: 7,215
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

I have been using the thick unglazed tile for years at home. I cut it to fit the size of the oven. Go to a quality tile supplier and get a European or US made tile as I don't trust the Mexican/Asian...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2014
Replies: 22
Poll: cleats
Views: 1,446
Posted By miatapaul
Re: cleats

One other thing is that if it is a "new" boat just sail it for a season to see if you really need to change it. Unless something is broken it worked for the PO so it might just work for you. Lots of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-11-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,380
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

Yes, but how much draft do you draw? I guess it depends on how large your mug is! :laugher:laugher

Depth finders are important, especially if you are going to Maine, they have a lot of very heavy...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 08-27-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By miatapaul
Re: "Closed" threads

Normally threads are left open, but will be closed by moderators if the discussion gets way off track or personal. Not many are closed, but normally only if it gets ugly. I think there were some that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,378
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

If you are also looking at the tartan at Bruce Hill, they are both very nice looking boats. I have emailed them a few times and seemed pretty honest about condtion of a few boats I was kind of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 3,906
Posted By miatapaul
Re: If you live in Hawaii.....GET YOUR BOAT OUT OF THE WATER ASAP!!

My brother was going to come to the mainland (lives on Maui) but does not want to leave his house. He is high enough that he is not worried about storm surge. I know that a lot of the marinas there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 6,546
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Sailing Dog's Boat Destroyed By Fire

I don't think so and the last time I looked at his blog it seemed to be dormant. Last posts seems to be about some girl he was obsessed with in August/October 2013.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-28-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 1,680
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Battery Acid!

I personally think his current action is good enough. He understands that he has likely shortened the life of the battery a great deal. I kind of agree with him that for a $100 (since he has minimal...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-07-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 4,072
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

Nice looking boat! Just keep in mind, even if you have a big enough truck to pull it, you are not going to be backing that down a ramp and siding it off like a power boat that size. It will have to...
Forum: Outboard 06-21-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,230
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Propane Powered Outboard Engine Experience??

Well it is a four stroke motor so it will still need oil changes. The carb will likely take a bit less, but will still likely need occasional cleaning out. So a 2-stroke does seem to have the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,689
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Is it a crazy thought?

When are you doing this? If you have time, take your time. Lots of stuff to do and see along the way. There area a couple of threads about where to anchor along the Hudson. If you stop in Beacon, I...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 06-13-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 11,044
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Bounty captain Robin Walbridge's 'reckless decision' blamed for sinking

I will leave it up for a while.
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