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In Topic: WTB Foul Weather Gear for Kids

Yesterday, 11:47 PM

I'd look at some of the Rugged Bear stuff.  Not too  expensive.  Their stores are mostly in New England, but they sell through Amazon, J.C. Penney, etc. I know they have hooded rain jackets, but I'm not sure about the pants.

In Topic: Surveyor recommendation for Warwick, RI

Yesterday, 11:38 PM

Gene Barnes, who works out of Gloucester, MA. Not cheap, but the best I've seen if you want a thorough survey.

In Topic: Dogs on Boats?

20 July 2014 - 12:05 AM

For those of us without dogs, please do not leave your dog unattended on the boat unless it knows where to poop.  Two nights ago at Lake Tashmoo there was a beagle that howled for three hours when unattended and kept everyone in the anchorage awake.  He probably didn't know where to go-- not boat trained.

In Topic: Vineyard Vixen 29

10 July 2014 - 09:31 PM

That Vinyard Vixen is a lovely looking boat. 


If you are lookig for performance with weekend potential,  why not consider a Hobie 33?  They are a lot less expensive than the Alerion etc and will perform very well.  Ditto for a Santa Cruz 27, if you can find one close to you.


>From what I've been told, the Vineyard Vixen is indeed a 4-knot-SB.  Can't you find a Tartan 34c in your price range?


Within the last month, I've seen ads for a C&C 30 @$15K and a C&C 29-2 for $10K, both in WLIS. Either would sail rings around the Vixen.


Guys, guys, guys... The man wants a boat that DOESN'T look like a clorox bottle. Give it a rest with all the might-as-well-be-a-Hunter recommendations.




What's this "might as well be a Hunter" shit?  The Tartan 34c is an S&S design.  Lovely boat.  Plus it's a centerboarder good for shallow places.  Some of them have a tiller, I believe



In Topic: Bowline or luggage tag your jib sheets. What do you do?

10 July 2014 - 09:26 PM

larks-head2-large.jpgI use double length sheets with a Lark's head.