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    Pulaksi NY/Hamden CT
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    Now the UFO and Hobie Wave, previous 505 and Laser (fast boats, fast times!!) Also E-Types

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  1. Bruce, putting Bernie in was brilliant!!!
  2. koolkat505

    Fulcrum Speedworks Rocket

    Isn't that the way I sail the UFO???
  3. Be thankful Wess is on his odyssey trip, otherwise he would have commented "There is no sympathy for the devil" (sorry Mick and Keith)
  4. koolkat505

    Hi, new member. Shopping for a small boat.

    A LOT of people would have started off with an argument. Many would have found that just talking it over gets a much better, and quicker response, as well as leaving with a much better piece of mind. I was a pharmacist for 40 plus years, you learned quickly to work things out nicely whenever possible. However, it didn't always work. Funny though, how many times the person came back or called to apologize for getting out of hand. Accepting their apology, and telling them not to worry about went a long way in keeping a customer. Not saying you should not stick up for yourself, but definitely starting off in a positive and pleasant manner will often work in your favor.
  5. koolkat505

    Hi, new member. Shopping for a small boat.

    Hit REFRESH!!!!
  6. koolkat505

    Hi, new member. Shopping for a small boat.

    First off, it is on the way, and that is all that matters. Like getting a UPS package and tracking says one day, and it show up another. The important thing is you will have for the following weekend to sail! Be thankful, when I got my first Parker 505 (3194) from England in 1969, they had promised delivery in 6 months (around mid May). The boat, in a wood crate (pre-container days), arrived at the docks in NYC in mid September, lost the whole summer of sailing. So, a couple of days one way or the other is NOT a big deal. Send pics when you get it, and enjoy your new toy.
  7. Bill- YOU are correct sir!! My error, I missed the heading (49ers and Musto skiffs) when looking at their dealer list. I think I was distracted by the Canadian importer being from Dorval QC, I think that is where the original Lasers were built as I remember.
  8. Bill-they were there yesterday ( and still there today)! Have to move down the list some.
  9. koolkat505

    Expensive El Toro

    Martin-you know a sucker is born every minute!!! Barry
  10. koolkat505

    Absolutely, positively Laser

    thelaserclass.com is the breakaway group, the real Laser class is International Laser Class Association – www.laserinternational.org Hope that helps you...
  11. koolkat505

    Craigslist Finds

    But IF you are a true yuppie flyfisher, that bamboo rod is it, regardless how it casts.......
  12. koolkat505

    My 505 Restore and rigging

    fastyacht, got message saying you are not set up to receive messages when I just tried to PM you, guess you will need to do some sleuthing....good luck!
  13. koolkat505

    Hi, new member. Shopping for a small boat.

    Another thought, as the Bravo is rotomolded, you could leave it just about the water line and drag it in, whereas a fiberglass boat would get scratched to hell. The rotomold plastic is very forgiving in this sense.
  14. koolkat505

    Hi, new member. Shopping for a small boat.

    Both the Wave and Bravo have "Bobs" on the top of the mast to help keep the mast/boat from turtleing, while a bit unsightly, you soon forget about it until that time comes when you are glad it is there! Both boats come with righting lines, and I think the Bravo may have under the hull straps to assist in righting as well. Not quite the firedrill like on the bigger cats.