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  1. We just sold our old boat and bought our new one without brokers or lawyers. We found that in the inventory shortage of the current (Covid) times the brokers did not want to do much except get a cut. Many people overcomplicate these transactions and it costs them thousands. Use common sense and good business practices (put everything in writing) communicate clearly
  2. Good info Thank you! Lets make this interesting...My wife is a USCG Licensed Captain. Can I hire her to deliver the boat? Where do I start to get the paperwork forms etc?
  3. We have purchased a boat in Michigan and need to get it through Canada (the Welland Canal) to bring it to Lake Ontario (US Side). Can anyone point me in the direction of how to go about doing this? We have started speaking to Canada Customs but are also looking for any experiences with this as well.
  4. Have there been any tests of the Gal/SS V the Aluminum Spade anchors of the same size? It would be a significant weight savings on the bow. This chart copied from the Spade website. Length Boat Weight Anchor Model Galvanized & Stainless Weight Aluminum Weight 21 ft. <2,200 lbs. 40 12 lbs. 6 lbs. 24 ft. <4,850 lbs. 60 21 lbs. 10 lbs. 34 ft. <
  5. Are there any huge fundamental differences between any of the high end AGM batteries ie Firefly, Lifeline, NorthStar, Optima etc. There are price deltas and I am curious as to the price v brand value. TIA
  6. My old trailer sailer. Did all over Great Lakes and the FL Keys!
  7. In the process of adding an additional holding tank to an existing system and need advise on the recommended fitting for upgrade. Should another Y or T fitting be installed to join discharge from head and discharge to pump out fitting?
  8. Asking the scribes for some direction in a late model boat search. Moving up from our CS Merlin 36 as we need to live on it summers in the Great Lakes Budget 150K =/- no big hurry, but would like to have a boat by next spring Wants Nice sailing boat (it doesnt have to be a rocket ship but cant be a slug either) We race small multis and have owned Corsair 31 tri for 8 yrs. Windlass Center-line or non crawlin double master cabin Good galley swim platform Real Main Sail (unless someone can talk me into a in mast furling main) Fractional head sai
  9. There were some local boats, some charters. We borrowed a friends boat out of Puerto Rico. The P 's were from down Islands and shipped up as I recall.
  10. Volvo Penta 2003 One is to the fuel pump from the filter and the other is the return to the tank.
  11. Yep We started from St Thomas YC circumnavigated the Virgins (US & BVI) with stops in JVD, Cane Garden Bay, Marina Cay, North Sound VG, Anegada, Trellis Bay & finished in West End Tortola. H16's & Prindle 19's It was based on the sailboard race the HiHo. (Hook in Hang on) around the Virgins, only held twice. We tried to revive it a couple times to no avail. We had our friends in a big Hatteras as a support/crash pad for us and the PR Team (Quique). The rest of the fleet stayed on a 110' research ship that was chartered for that purpose. Two legs a day, any
  12. Been there, done that!! Cat BVI 2000 or 2001 i think H 16 We circumnavigated the US/British VI One leg was North Sound to Anegada approx 15 nm We did it in well under 2 hours had lunch at the Anegada Reef Hotel (Grilled Lobster and Pain Killers) got back on the boat and sailed the next leg back to Tortola One of the best races of my life!!!
  13. Anyone here know the size of the banjo fitting on a Volvo 2003 fuel p;ump? TIA
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