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curm

Member Since 26 Sep 2008
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In Topic: Best place to start for an aspiring cruiser?

17 April 2014 - 07:57 PM

It's really hard to give sensible advice without specifics. What's your budget? Your age and physical condition? Are you planning to singlehand or do you have a significant other willing to crew? What's your ultimate goal, a circumnavigation or just weekend cruising in the Northeast?

In Topic: Boats I am pondering

23 March 2014 - 04:42 PM

I noticed a couple of Tayana 37s, a Krogen 38, and a Crealock 37 yawl. None of these will win many races, and it's hard to tell which boats are project boats from the Yachworld ads. Personally I like the Krogen cutters.

Since you have time, I'd keep an eye out for a Valiant 40, or a cutter rigged Pearson 422 center cockpit, which has that centerline queen aft and is a little more spacious than a Valiant 40. Or try to find a Hood Wauquiez 38 without teak decks.

And I'd search up to $100K. You can always make an offer, and many boats can be had for far, far less than the Yachtworld asking price.

In Topic: maintaining a centerboard

15 March 2014 - 09:02 PM

Even boatyards that launch using a railroad have a pit into which the board can be dropped for inspection, painting, etc. 


In Topic: Electric Pump for Dinghy

14 March 2014 - 09:40 PM

LOL, is there a Halkey-Roberts adapter for a ShopVac?

In Topic: Folding Bikes?

13 February 2014 - 12:24 AM

I ordered a Brompton about a month ago. It was either that or a new boat, and the Brompton was slightly less expensive.