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    What's the autopilot set up? It didn't look like a tiller unit.
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    “Knot” a cool pun: worst boat names ever

    Ben Dover, owned by a proctologist.
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    Aerodyne 38 Rudder Removal

    Here you go. http://www.rodgermartindesign.com/ or listen to the poster above.
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    Aerodyne 38 Rudder Removal

    Give Rodger Martin a ring and see if he has any advice. He's pretty helpful and while not the builder, surely has more knowledge than most on the boats.
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    Chicago Area III

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    Sailors Powerboat

    Maybe he's patenting a new process. It allows you to keep it in your toolbox and then when you toss it back in the water it expands. Kind of like the foam dinosaurs.
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    Chicago Area III

    I think I’d take the Kia over the Malibu!
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    Chicago Area III

    How old are the 36.7’s these days? Maybe look at depreciation vs years post launch for better comparison. Or remember that an A4 is always going to be worth more than a Chevy Malibu. :-)
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    Defender's Warehouse Sale

    Mainly because I've got the HD vision card. I was looking at the GPSMap 722/742 series. Replacing the GPSmap640 which is closer to an auto unit with marine software. The main reason is to get better visibility in the sun. Without my hand cupped over it and nose to the screen, it's hardly visible. I guess i should start a thread to see what might be a comparable alternative..
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    Defender's Warehouse Sale

    Garmin doesn’t seem to be on their list. Bummer, I needed a new gps/chart plotter for the stinkpot.
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    Moving the sails in the sky to go around the world

    I think it will work best if you also use full kitesurfing gear, but strap your self to the bow pulpit. The lift from the kite will help counter your forward weight and let the boat surf. Those launches will make getting up the rig easier than a chair and you can avoid getting tangled.
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    What boat to buy?

    Why not a J88? Mayme not the fanciest for overnight, but doable.
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    Marina Advice on LIS

    Dacapo is spot on if you want something with close access to NYC. We just joined Huguenot, moving from Glen Island Yacht Club right next door. I wouldn't really have called it a club, but rates were decent and it was simple. Great harbor, and its great having the park right there.
  14. Go for it, they are cool OD boats. Someone has to step up to the plate. Be that guy!
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    Sailors Powerboat

    You've sure made your mark on this thread, as a turd leaving a unsightly skid mark on an otherwise meritful and interesting discussion of beautiful and fuel efficient vessels. I've never once ignored anyone on this site, and there are a lot of people with pretty special attitudes, but you're pretty close to making the list. I suspect you'll take that as an honor though and will lash back with some toothy response as your blood pressure rises. Let's leave the personal angst and pissing matches aside because I really don't care what cloth your cut from, what mark your making in life, nor do I understand what that has to do with the conversation because we're here to talk boats not about you. Back to the topic of discussion. Here's a pretty boat that as a sailor at heart I could see myself falling for. Who ever said having a fleet of boats to choose the tool of the day has it right. There's a bit difference between a J-class, TP52, Maxi, Moth and the J24. The common thread is that they're all getting us out there on the water and putting a smile on our face. Here's my quiver selection style/purpose Downeaster/Day cruises - MJM 35z / True North 38 or that red beauty earlier in the thread Performance/Getting places/Serious Fishing - Intrepid 407 Center Console / Local fishing & watching races - small dayboat (Trailerable on the small end) - To many good ones to choose, Everglades 295 is pretty nice. S Obnoxiously Big Yacht - Wally 118, do I need to say more? Classics - Take your pick of any 18-30' wooden runabout, I'll gladly take the keys if you'll do the maintenance! Utility - 14' aluminum v-hull or a mid size Zodiac with a 9.9 outboard. if it's got a comfy seat, it can be pretty enjoyable to cruise around on and it's nearly indestructible. As a family of sailors, what's our choice: Cobalt 262 - Trailerable, good for entertaining, tubing/towing. Great swim platform. Large enough from small to large bodies of water. It gets us out on the water. The downfalls, mid speed cruising sucks, it plows, although tabs may help slightly it's never going to be a stellar performer. Enjoy the putter or open her up. It's not that great in larger chop/seas at any speed unless your ready for some a bumpy, wet ride. We mostly anchor and swim or run to a nearby bay/port for lunch and can take it on vacation. It does the job. As a sailor, I tend to like to go places, be on the move, and enjoy the scenery. Therefore ride quality and efficiency probably factor into what would be ideal for me. I'd love a boat that was 1) In budget 2) Managed mid speed cruising more comfortably, with a top end about 35kts and range of 200mi+ 3) was easy on the eyes, and 4) had creature comforts for good day on the water. Unfortunately, there usually seems to be a couple boxes where a compromise is needed.