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  1. Any wisdom for sailing Pamlico Sound?

    Unless you have a flat bottom skiff, better get used to watching the depth sounder. Best advice anyone can give!
  2. Any wisdom for sailing Pamlico Sound?

    If you're going to restrict yourself to the ICW, 6-6.5 feet should be OK all the way to Georgia. There are many boats moored in Oriental that draw that much and sail in and around the Neuse River on a regular basis. But having a draft less than 5 feet definitely opens up your options if you want to travel elsewhere.
  3. Any wisdom for sailing Pamlico Sound?

    Better or average compared to where? I lived on the West coast and spent a lot of time on and around boats there from Washington down to Mexico and all the way out to Hawaii. I've also shopped for boats in the midwest. I've yet to find an 80's vintage boat here in NC that even comes close to the condition of similar boats over there. Humidity, no doubt, has a big effect on the condition of the boat, especially if it has a balsa / wood core. Wealth could also be part of the problem, lots of people with money to burn on the West coast. But it also seems that many boat owners here just don't put any effort into maintaining their boats. They don't clean their bottoms, check their zincs, change engine oil, air and dry sails, paint rusty anchors, pump water out of the bilge, empty holding tanks, etc. etc. etc. As for distance from the water, there's a significant percentage of boats in San Diego that are owned by people who live in Arizona and Nevada (to escape the summer's heat), yet their boats don't look anywhere's near as bad as I've seen here. If you follow the "Mocking Ads on Craigslist" thread, it seems a disproportionate number of the boats there are in NC. I've only been shopping for a boat here in NC for 8 months but I've given up on finding anything in decent shape locally.
  4. Outer Banks Anarchists

    I thought it might be. Been chatting with your buddy about it. It looks to be pretty filthy / moldy, but might be a worthwhile project for someone for the right price.
  5. Outer Banks Anarchists

    Is it the Cox Trimaran on Craigslist?
  6. Any wisdom for sailing Pamlico Sound?

    Yup, get a shallow draft boat. Six foot will be tough. Less than 4 feet is better. I also find that most boat owners here (North Carolina especially) really don't take good care of their boats. So plan on traveling if you want to buy a used boat.
  7. Cheap light wind PHRF machine..

    I had a S33 in San Diego and racing in -light wind- with 3 would definitely be do-able. I've done it with just 2. Just pretend you're on a big dinghy. Bump the wind up to 15+ and then yes, you'd definitely want some meat on the rail for racing. But I sailed my S33 from Monterey to San Diego, around Pt. Conception with 30-35 kts of wind and just 2 guys. No chute, reefed main and #3, but we were surfing at 15+ knots and having a blast.
  8. Cheap light wind PHRF machine..

    That S33 has been on the market a long time. Any idea why it still hasn't sold?
  9. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Just down the road is another "bargain" boat: https://wilmington.craigslist.org/boa/6213215174.html In case you're wondering, that's a "US 22" sans its keel and rudder.
  10. Diva 39- Any Experience?

    I looked at a Diva 39 that was for sale in Newport Beach about 15 or so years ago. Could very well be the same boat. My impression was that it was beautifully made and (at the time) in outstanding condition. The interior was a bit tight for a 39 footer, but then again I'm 6'5" tall and 240 lbs. I almost bought it but got an Express 37 instead. I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't be perfect for what you want to do. It also looks to be in outstanding condition.
  11. Craigslist Finds

  12. new stiletto? any news on this cat?

    I went for a tour of the factory and a demo sail on the prototype. I only took a couple photos, but you can find a few more on the Stiletto Group page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/67553881472/
  13. Multihull Charter company?

    I worked for a couple of "those companies" years back as a captain. From what I could see, whether it ended up being a positive or negative experience for the owners was largely dependent on the charter company. The key seemed to be how well kept up the boats in the fleet were. People who charter boats usually beat the boats to death. It costs time and money to keep the boats in top shape. Some companies invest that time and money while others don't. Personally, I'd never invest my own money into something like this but there are people out there who do.
  14. Name this tool??

    That's a Japanese wood saw: https://www.japanwoodworker.com/products/razorsaw-ryoba-saw-300mm-no-616-with-replaceable-blade-gyokucho?via=58923197617070231a00002d%2C58923197617070231a000038 Super useful tool.