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  1. As of the 2020 filing, the first $107,600 that you earn overseas is not subject to US taxes. You must be outside of the the US for more than 6 months of the year to qualify and you may be subject to foreign taxes.
  2. Tbirds are excellent boats, I used to race aboard one on SF Bay. Freshwater leaks are not good news, they can lead to dry rot. Track the leak and look closely at the wood in any areas when the water might collect. If the wood is soft, dry it out and see if it hardens up. If it does not, there are quite a few threads on how to repair dry rot!
  3. I would not recommend using a lawyer to help with buying a boat, unless that lawyer is familiar with boats, titles, surveyors, boatyards, etc.. I knew a few people who simple didn't trust their own common sense and spent (lost) lots of money by relying on a lawyer who didn't know about boats to approve every step of a deal. If you must defer your decisions to a lawyer, ask him or her how many similar deals they have done and what kind of boat they own.
  4. I don't think that the stern is submerged, I think that is an inflatable with an outboard on davits at the stern. So, the sails are furled, the dinghy wasn't launched and the boat was abandoned. Was there some other problem? Some years back I found myself aground on a lee shore with a non-starting engine. I quickly got the sails down, grabbed an anchor, stripped down to my boxers and waded out with the anchor as far as I could to windward. A few hours later the tide came in and the boat floated again. I pulled in the anchor and sailed away with no more drama. Whil
  5. In the OP you said that the Bahamas were going to be your main cruising grounds. According to SailboatData, the S&S Swan has a draft of over 7 feet vs the B40 with a draft of less than 5 feet. While there are some deep draft harbors in the Bahamas, there are many more that cannot be accessed by boats with deep draft keels. When I was cruising there with my father, the rule of thumb was that 6 foot was the maximum draft, but 5 or less was much better.
  6. Ok, this channel doesn't have women in bikinis and they don't sail in a tropical paradise and there isn't much drama, but it still find their videos to be very watchable:
  7. This one doesn't seem to have anything to do with the sea, but it does use a shanty format!
  8. http://<iframe width="653" height="367" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dN3wEdK_vxw" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> https://youtu.be/dN3wEdK_vxw <iframe width="653" height="367" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dN3wEdK_vxw" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> OK, that's simple, it's just not like any other forum that I've posted in!
  9. He's in a harbor now. It looks as though he hove to off the coast until dawn and then tacked north. I suspect, from the straightness of the course, that he was towed the last leg.
  10. Mostly Old Spice with just a touch of paint thinner, epoxy resin and diesel.
  11. I delivered several Catalina 34/36s between Northern and Southern California and can't think of any negatives about those boats. Easy to sail, reliable, comfortable, well laid out interiors, easy engine access and decent performers. They may not have been the sexiest boats around, but I can't think of a better family racer-cruiser. Butler understood the market better than anyone else and delivered boats that sailed well and sold consistently.
  12. Find a delivery skipper. It'll cost a couple of grand (at least) but it could very well save your life. First ask him if he or she feels confident that the boat will make it to SoCal in one piece. Then ask him or her what safety equipment you should invest in. Finally, go along AS CREW and do whatever he or she says. I was a part-time delivery skipper back when I lived in California. I usually encouraged the owners to go along and they always said that they learned a lot from the experience. Until they had done it, they just didn't realize how dangerou
  13. Now that they are semi-competantly cruising from one point to another, they really aren't as interesting.
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