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  1. Potential new Beneteau 36.7 Owner

    I've owned mine new since 2004. Great boat that does it all pretty well. I've raced her around the cans, done 7 Mackinacs on the boat, and cruised her extensively. The boat is a cost-effective 36-footer, and you'll be happy with the performance and the accommodations belowdeck. Friends, family, and your wife will love the total package. The only item that is somewhat bothersome is the water under the grid... it comes in through the mast, and makes its way underneath the grid. You can suck it out, mostly, but It's been a manageable annoyance, IMHO. The engine is great - quiet, and pushes her along at a good pace. The performance uphill is just fine, and the boat isn't as tender as most people believe. The chutes are a bit undersized downwind, but not a problem when racing OD. Hulls 155 and beyond (starting in 2005) have a pedestal steering setup. If you ever find yourself out on your own, or with others that aren't totally into sailing, the boat is a perfect example of how things should be laid out for singlehanded sailing... you can drive, trim main, trim traveler, and adjust the jib without leaving the helmsman's area. You can tack, gybe, and do it all on your own. Really a great setup. You'll love the boat, the price, and the all-around performance. DG
  2. Buying a boat with retirement funds

    Ding Ding! We have a winner.... I own and operate a private trust company. There isn't a chance in hell anyone who is a qualified custodian under the IRS would permit this to happen. The minute we learn that you have spent a single night on that boat, let alone enjoy a drink on her deck, we'd have to flag it and the entire IRA would be a goner. That's why owning a charter boat is a distant, distant 'maybe' since you, at least, have some distance between you and your asset and it will be chartered by other people, and not enjoyed by you. You have a to have a qualified custodian hold the assets and provide annual reports to the IRS. That said, there isn't a custodian on the planet that will hold this for you. Don't even think about doing this. DG
  3. New J designs

    Winner.... predicted all the way back from 2014.
  4. 'X' flags must be optional

    Race was conducted on a normal Wednesday night. Two boats were suspected to be over early - at best they were on the line, or slightly over at the time the gun went off. RC boat failed to fly the X-flag, let alone hail any competitor for purposes of a recall. Both boats started within feet of the RC boat and could have been hailed quite easily. Boat A returned to re-start, boat B did not. Both boats sailed the course. All boats were finished by the RC and scored. No redress was granted to boat A. Additionally, there was no protest flag, and no written protest against the RC filed by boat A. 4 weeks later, the RC throws out the race without any hearing. Any comments?
  5. New J designs

    121. Nice.
  6. Chicago Mac Race

    Thanks! We've been largely the same crew for the past 6 years. When you can grip and rip for hours on end, it's a good time no matter where you are in the lineup, I say. Interesting conditions across the board. NJ with an A5 for four hours at 18+ was ripping. Huge fun and glad they did some waterproofing for the TransPac, it came in handy. Wicked fun. Well done to you and the NJ crew. That's some fast racing.
  7. Chicago Mac Race

    Thanks! We've been largely the same crew for the past 6 years. When you can grip and rip for hours on end, it's a good time no matter where you are in the lineup, I say. Interesting conditions across the board.
  8. Chicago Mac Race

    I only heard the one that mattered, evidently. Collisions suck. Fun race, Grinder.... fun race. DG
  9. Chicago Mac Race

    The guy said the name of the boat, the nature of the emergency and that they were prepping to abandon ship to their raft. Not terribly bad. His location sucked ass... 'we are between the Manitous and Glen Lake...' When prompting for an exact location, we got nothing.
  10. B 36.7 vs C&C 110

    Sailed my 36.7 against a 110 for a few years. 36.7 was clearly a better performer. 36.7 is a good all around boat. Race, cruise, entertain. All good. DG
  11. Performance 40 footer

    What are the prices of both? beneteau 298k j/122e 406k Concerning the 122... Half mil all dressed up is more like it.
  12. J112E

    The reveal.
  13. New J designs

    Actually, the 112 will be in Newport for test sails, etc. for two or three weeks at the end of October and early November. Not sure if my wife and I will be able to make it, but sad to hear that the 112 won't be in Annapolis. Another time, I suppose. DG
  14. J112E

    I wonder what the new boat will do to the aftermarket for the J111. So far, it doesn't look like there are many US J111's for sale that are used boats. Wonder how many 111 owners will jump into the 112 opening up a nice aftermarket for J111 fans like me who want a racier platform. Hrothgar Dunno…. but there are a few 111's floating around. It's a killer boat Hroth… not sure if you've sailed on one, but super fun I'd say. If I only get 80% of that type of performance from the 112, I'll be a happy kid. Maybe you and your wife need a 36.7 for the 2016 sailing season? You know you want it…. DG Ha...not gonna happen Dickie. Though we now have a new 36.7 at the club we could match race with... Hoping Dave will take on the new 112e as his next boat so I can buy his boat... Hroth As Dave will openly say… 'the boat IS for sale…' So there you have it. Hop on it. The 112 won't be happening for Dave.
  15. J112E

    I wonder what the new boat will do to the aftermarket for the J111. So far, it doesn't look like there are many US J111's for sale that are used boats. Wonder how many 111 owners will jump into the 112 opening up a nice aftermarket for J111 fans like me who want a racier platform. Hrothgar Dunno…. but there are a few 111's floating around. It's a killer boat Hroth… not sure if you've sailed on one, but super fun I'd say. If I only get 80% of that type of performance from the 112, I'll be a happy kid. Maybe you and your wife need a 36.7 for the 2016 sailing season? You know you want it…. DG