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  1. Another interesting boat

    Thoughts? IIRC C&C is a reputable manufacturer. They don't mention a second cabin but the layout on sailboatdata shows a second, aft cabin. Bluewater ability? Problems with these units? https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/nvn/boa/d/cc-sailboat-immaculate/6568428690.html
  2. Another interesting boat

    I had a sneaky feeling they were shit boxes. Trying to remember what the other dubious one is I see all the time. I'll post when I find one.
  3. Another interesting boat

    I see Bruce Roberts' name come up all the time. Was he a shit designer? I thought steel was an ok hull material as long as it was cared for but I guess the age might be factoring in a bit. Just thought 1998 wasn't so old that it would be turning to dust. I did notice the crustyness under the paint.... guess it could be problematic but I assumed you would fix any issues with the metal before painting over it but I've see a lot of shitty work in my time. Still, I was unaware that Bruce Roberts was a shit designer.
  4. Another interesting boat

    Really!?!? Why not? You seem pretty sure about it being a bad idea haha.
  5. Another interesting boat

    Holy Shnidt! Any of you FLA guys familiar with the boat?
  6. Another interesting boat

    Never even heard of Boro! Interesting boat. Price looks good. https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/ed-view.php?de=211378#.WtVRxAdywCE.facebook
  7. Adrift Movie

    Only one way to save this thread...
  8. Another interesting boat

  9. Another interesting boat

    Haha, it's not really a problem for me because I don't have $85k US. If I did, I'd be down there looking at it right now. I fell like this is the kind of deal I've been waiting to see. Good to know they come up and it will make me pickier once I get to the point of having the cash ready.
  10. Went to look at a Catalina 22....

    Yeah, I'm already a member but I never post in there because no one ever replies to my posts. I've asked questions and just get crickets.
  11. Another interesting boat

    Ooooo Peterson 44! This one has been on my list since the beginning. https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/boa/d/kelly-peterson-44/6549053334.html Wow, looks like a friggen DEAL at $85k US http://www.ahoyswab.com/photos.html
  12. Another interesting boat

    Well that is good to know! I'll put it on the list!
  13. Went to look at a Catalina 22....

    I think this is gonna be doable! Yeah, that sounds about right. Awesome. Thanks for the link. It if happens July 6-8 I think I'll be able to make it. No plans for that weekend yet. That kinda explains the experience I had last summer. The fact that my centreboard is swelled and split probably doesn't help. I'm really hoping I am able to build a new one this summer. Yeah, the sail maker from Precision called me the other day. Super nice guy. Answered all of my questions and seemed like he knew what he was doing.
  14. Went to look at a Catalina 22....

    I do have a blade in the inventory but I think it has a rip in it. I'm going to have to take it in to get repaired this spring. Who feels like a lazy old man? haha Yeah, I'm on Okanagan lake at the moment. 35knts has and does come out of nowhere and there's very little shelter on that lake. Things get pretty sketchy pretty fast round these parts. Ha! Cool. Where's that? If it's somewhere around Vancouver I could probably make it work. *eta* if it's by Duncan I'm betting I can make it over for that Hunh, interesting. I was actually thinking 25% wasn't enough for my boat based on sail area. My buddy was over on the weekend and he summed it up pretty well by asking me when, if ever, I've sailed with a reefed main and the answer was very infrequently. Furthermore, my main is pretty small when compared to the jib and, being that it's a new sail, I'll probably be able to flatten it out. I know what you mean though. I tried sailing on my main alone last summer in probably 20-25knts and I couldn't point worth a damn and was just going back and forth across the lake not making any headway. I might be better of without a reef so long as I can depower the sail and maintain point. I told the guys at precision to just put the reef in wherever their software calculates as the best spot which I'm guessing is right around 25%. Like I said, it may not get much use anyway.