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    Smaller Bareboat Charter?

    Hi all, exiting lurk mode to see what intel I can gather. The wife and I want to go charter something smaller someplace warm in march. We don't need a new 40 footer for 4k a week. We're old boat people and are OK with all that entails. Looking for a something in the 30 foot range and more...
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    Inflatable "Dinghy" at Annapolis

    Disregard - found it. Tiwal boats, didnt remember it being that pricey.
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    Inflatable "Dinghy" at Annapolis

    Anybody else see the inflatable "dinghy" at the boat show? Supposedly it planes, and was reasonably priced. Looked like fun, but now I can't remember the name or find the company. Anybody know?
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    Eugene Oregon - Sailing?

    JSoup - that looks pretty cool. Reasonably priced, and tech requirements look reasonable but not over the top. Interesting group of boats too. Assuming from your handle you're on one of the J-boats?
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    Eugene Oregon - Sailing?

    Thanks for all the replies. Interesting - I'd be relocating from North Carolina where I keep a Cal T/2 at a very large lake and sail a friends boat out of Oriental once every couple of months. Sounds like it would be a bit of a change...
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    Eugene Oregon - Sailing?

    Considering a job opportunity in Eugene - any local insight into the sailing scene? Looks like there's some dingy/small keel boat racing at the lake, but what about marinas on the coast? I'm having trouble finding info - any help would be appreciated...
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    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 37

    Interesting - I was just out in the Pamlico this weekend on shoal draft Jeanneau SO. We got some weather (tornadoes in Washington, 30-35 knots out on the water). She handled well up to about 25 or so with everything up, then we started to round up with Otto driving. Reefed the main and pulled...
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    Performance Offshore Crusier with Decent Living Space under 40ft

    Here are some pictures - upon closer inspection, probably not a Baba, don't think it's a Rafiki or a Tayana either - any thoughts? The doghouse chainplates are throwing me....
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    Performance Offshore Crusier with Decent Living Space under 40ft

    I like those, and they do have good space, but climb into the forward berth before you buy. I think the berth is like 6'7", but the way it's fully enclosed makes it feel smaller (and it is small for anyone above 6"2 or so.) Also, how versatile is the catboat layout in high wind? I wonder how...
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    Performance Offshore Crusier with Decent Living Space under 40ft

    That wasn't the Baba 40 at Lake Norman was it? It sank (in fresh water) about 2 years ago and has been sitting in it's slip ever since. I'm seriously considering rescuing her as a long term project...
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    Performance Offshore Crusier with Decent Living Space under 40ft

    Here's a Gin Fizz right down the road (from me). Pictures look old though... http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/8098 Was good enough for some guy named John Kretschmer once upon a time. Believe it stayed in the family for a while after he moved on...
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    Performance Offshore Crusier with Decent Living Space under 40ft

    Allright - if you want faster (and much cheaper), but still blue water capable: http://www.sailingmagazine.net/boats/6-used-boat-notebook/551-jeanneau-gin-fizz.html
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    Performance Offshore Crusier with Decent Living Space under 40ft

    Maybe light on the performance side of the equation, but if you're really going offshore this might be the ticket. Bet you could get it for close to your budget. Even has a separate (if somewhat dubious) shower. http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/29101
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Yeah, maybe. I'm about a 200 and the SJ is 222. But my T/2 was still only $2000, I'm lazy, and his SJ doesn't have a motor, so for our purposes let's call it even.
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    "Adventures" in yacht ownership and fucking up.

    Might as well make this a thread since Donn was kind enough to share. I went out to the boat Friday night after work with the idea that I'd test out the newly rebuilt motor and spend the night. There wasn't much wind after I motored out, but I threw up the main anyway, then thought "if you're...
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