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In Topic: How to get the spouse on board for a bigger boat

23 July 2014 - 11:12 AM

Loving the fishtank -> sailboat analogy, although tip 2, buy it, hide it somewhere, and say, OH look I had no idea I had this sailboat... um, yeah, that's not gonna fly (unless its a 505 in the back yard).


Anyone have any creative tips on financing a used sailboat with less than 20% down?

In Topic: New Here

23 July 2014 - 01:57 AM


Not a bunch of boobs, just tits...


Welcome to the nuthouse.

In Topic: How to get the spouse on board for a bigger boat

21 July 2014 - 03:40 PM

 Should we name it Serendipity?




In Topic: Catalina 275 Sport - New Boat for 2014

19 July 2014 - 11:13 AM

You really think it will be as quick as a 35 year old s2 7.9?

You know, I agree the S2 7.9 is a 30 yo equivalent (speed remains to be seen/proven but sounds like it might be close), with a symmetrical spinnaker...  It does have some advantage, one huge one being that it's got a lifting keel (the main model sold anyway)..


Since I am living this experience right now (looking for an S2, to replace my Capri 25), I'll tell you most are pretty tired.  There are of course nice S2s, but that's rare, and it takes some work/money to find a decent one that doesn't have the starboard bulkhead trashed, or soft spots on deck, or worse soft spots in the hull...  Many have tired running rigging, tired sails, scarier tired standing rigging, etc.


This is pretty standard stuff on 30yo boats.  That can be pretty intimidating for a newbie sailor.. so I guess I am agreeing with others that one should start with smaller boats (less financial loss if it's junk, quicker to learn)... Actually I'd argue that the Capri 22 is a more appropriate used boat to start with (smaller boats even better), that's cheaper, lighter, easier to raise the mast, has less issues with soft deck, easier to sell, and has just OK performance to start... it helps that its still a boat that is sold too (so easier to get support from Catalina).  If performance becomes your thing then move up to the 7.9 (or a plethora of other sportier boats)...


What I find intriguing about the 275 though is its a more modern take on the S2 7.9 (maybe I'm wrong though)... with sprit, self-tacker, asym, and made by Catalina... its probably most interesting to me because of that.  I too am not buying one because I am not sure I'm keeping the S2 (or a 275) for more than a couple years.  That initial depreciation is a bear... I suspect I'll get bored with it as well, and move up to something bigger even yet.


In Topic: Is only using a mainsail a good thing for starters?

17 July 2014 - 03:45 PM

Also depending on the boat, main will have you round up sooner, jib/genoa will have you rounding down... I vote with these guys, 2 up for starters...