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Forum: Bavaria   03-01-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,676
Posted By scupper42
What Happened to Sailnet?

I used to come here and I could always find a bunch of posts from Alex and be amused and now I can only see five posts. I have to go digging for the good stuff. I find I haven't logged in here in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-08-2009
Replies: 227
Views: 32,941
Posted By scupper42
Exactly. $500 / month with a partner = $250. ...

Exactly. $500 / month with a partner = $250. Say $200 US.

I can't think of the number of people I've taken out sailing and their impression is "wow, this is amazing if only we could afford...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-08-2009
Replies: 227
Views: 32,941
Posted By scupper42
Facts are Friendly

I owned a 1968 26' Snapdragon for over a decade in partnership with my brother in law. We bought the boat for about $10K CDN from my father in law. We sold it a couple of years ago for $9K. Every...
Forum: Provisioning   12-23-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 8,740
Posted By scupper42
Hmmm. Confession time. If we are going away...

Hmmm. Confession time. If we are going away for a weekend, we'll grab a few bottles of nice wine.

Now the confession. When we go away for a month, I mostly drink wine out of a box. It's...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-17-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 9,822
Posted By scupper42
Instant Cruising Takes a Little Longer

Thanks Nicholasgeo.

We've actually dropped the notion of buying a boat in the Caribbean. I still think it would be a sound plan, and my wife liked the idea, she just wouldn't sell the house...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-18-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 4,201
Posted By scupper42
Standing rigging, A-sail, bimini, solar panels, 4...

Standing rigging, A-sail, bimini, solar panels, 4 trojan T105s, charge controller, rudder, autopilot, radar, watermaker, SSB, EPIRB, & charts of Mexico - I've been a very good boy, really!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-16-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 73,857
Posted By scupper42
The Honda is Light

I have the air cooled Honda. It won't push our little Walker Bay up on a plane, but that's not why we bought it. It's still way faster than rowing...

It is quiet. It is light. We can sling it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-08-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 9,822
Posted By scupper42
Thanks KODAD. Spencer was a great kid. In 13...

Thanks KODAD. Spencer was a great kid. In 13 years he managed to inspire hundreds of people to get past whatever challenges they have and really live life fully.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-07-2008
Replies: 47
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Views: 2,900
Posted By scupper42
Speed

The orginal question was why the obsession with speed?

I've been out to Chicago a few times to drive boats in the Mac for a friend. When the crew learns I'm a boat owner from the left coast,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-07-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 9,822
Posted By scupper42
Hmmm. Well I think we are a bit late for this...

Hmmm. Well I think we are a bit late for this year. There is a reasonably long list of things to do and we would basically need to leave, well, right now. So I think I'll muck about and add a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-06-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 9,822
Posted By scupper42
An Update

An update on this thread.

First, a word of warning. It's best not to leave a laptop in the hospital room of your terminally ill son open to a website with a posting entitled "Instant Cruising"...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-11-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 5,090
Posted By scupper42
Dear previous owner. Thank you for doing almost...

Dear previous owner. Thank you for doing almost nothing to the boat. OK 20 year old hoses on the engine are a bit over the top, but I appreciate that you only put 500 hours on her. Thank for not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-17-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 9,822
Posted By scupper42
I dare say my wife won't be worried about sail...

I dare say my wife won't be worried about sail handling and such. Her primary concern will be whether or not the body will stink before she returns to shore. She'll likely elect to toss me...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-17-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 9,822
Posted By scupper42
Two passages up and down the west coast and a...

Two passages up and down the west coast and a canal transit to avoid shipping a pallet load of goods to BVI? I'm not sure this makes a lot of sense. The notion was to avoid the passages up and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-17-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 9,822
Posted By scupper42
Just as a point of reference. I started...

Just as a point of reference.

I started sailing with the missus when we were 15 years old. At that point, she had 15 years more boating experience than I did. And I don't kid myself. She...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-17-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 9,822
Posted By scupper42
Step 1 Complete

All right. There is no such thing as Instant Cruising, but if I think of everything involved from selling the house, the cars, the boat, arranging schooling, buying the boat, equipping the boat,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-25-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 9,822
Posted By scupper42
[QUOTE=FarCry;304724]I've sort of done what you...

[QUOTE=FarCry;304724]I've sort of done what you describe. Shipped probably close to a thousand pounds of belongings from western Colorado to St Thomas to put in a house not on a boat. Our research...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-24-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 9,822
Posted By scupper42
Couldn't agree more. Now let's suppose for a...

Couldn't agree more. Now let's suppose for a moment that my scuba gear, fishing rods, cooking stuff, clothes, and dvds weigh a few hundred pounds and have several thousand dollar value. That...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-24-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 9,822
Posted By scupper42
What About the Gear?

So if we take this to the next logical step, has anyone tried to ship many hundreds of pounds of gear valued at thousands of dollars to a remote location to load on to their new boat? Does this...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-21-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 9,822
Posted By scupper42
Thank you all for the feedback. It's much...

Thank you all for the feedback. It's much appreciated, particularly the cautionary words. At the highest level, I think there is merit in pursuing this further.

If I talk to a broker, I'm...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-21-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 9,822
Posted By scupper42
OK. OK. Business has been bad at my brokerage...

OK. OK. Business has been bad at my brokerage in PV. I was hoping maybe to stir up some business from some rich Canadians and put a stop to this whole Baha Haha thing and have people just fly...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-20-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 9,822
Posted By scupper42
Instant Cruising?

Hello. First an introduction. I'm based in BC and have been coastal cruising for yikes, 25 years. We've owned a 20 year old Catalina 34 for a year and prior to that had a 40 year old English...
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