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steele

Member Since 12 Apr 2008
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In Topic: Bumpy water very shallow cruiser/racer?

17 July 2014 - 04:32 PM

Since it looks like you can not have it all, here are 2 options,

 

Dana (pacific seacraft) 24, built like a tank, shallow draft, slow but the weight, near full keel and inboard power might end up being a great option in your chop.

 

Re-consider the Cat 27, the benefit is they are cheep, have inboard power, and are easy to fix with lots of parts and advice available all over.  You will break stuff, but will be able to get back out for less $ than most other options.  You said it is too cruisy, but with 20 kts of wind every boat you will look it will be way overpowered anyway.


In Topic: bought a unicorn, but need a barn

05 July 2014 - 10:56 PM

I have no ideas for a new slip, but you are moored about 10 boats down the dock from me so welcome to the neighborhood. Mine is the tartan 30 with grey canvas, if you walk by say hello.

In Topic: The Zombie Fleet

16 June 2014 - 08:13 PM

The long time sailors on my dock tell the story of a boat that sat for years, simply reffered to as dead Bob's boat. It was in pretty bad shape even when he was alive, but once gone it was completely neglected, but moorage paid by the widow. Eight or 9 years ago the marina was re-built and the regulars assumed that was the end of the story, but the tale is the family moved it to the new docks, and there it sits to this day.


In Topic: Car Anarchy

10 June 2014 - 04:29 AM

i'd LOVE a taco, unfortunately in these parts they are a hot commodity and get snatched up pretty quick.  unusual to find one sub 70k at 15k or less.

I looked at both the Taco and Frontier, and ended up with the Nissan.  Less money on the used market, better ride, very comfortable interior and seats.  After 5 years the only money in it is routine maintenance.  I got the model with the shorter cab, it still has lots of room behind the seats with access from the rear suicide doors.  The true 4 door 4 seat model has either a really short bed or comes with a regular bed that makes for a very long hard to park truck.


In Topic: Galley Anarchy

09 June 2014 - 05:11 AM

My wife got me the updated Magma as a gift last season (she had probably listened to my profane response to the superheated lid falling off the old one onto my hand too many times).  The hinged lid is much better, the ignitor works, and the burner is better.  It is still too hot on the lowest setting but more controllable than the old model.

 

Alex, as a side note you should consider a limited production run of your jet boil gimbal.  My much loved single cooker uses gampgaz canisters that are no longer available.  The Forspar one I mentioned above is really too tall to fit in a smaller boat.