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  1. Dave J

    1990 DRAGONFLY 25 TRIMARAN RIGGING INFO

    Hey thanks.
  2. Dave J

    1990 DRAGONFLY 25 TRIMARAN RIGGING INFO

    A friend recently bought a 1990 Dragonfly 25 trimaran. It came with no info and the seller never sailed it. They'd like to find pics, drawings, videos, info, etc on rigging the boat. They sailed it this summers but aren't sure if they have the mast and rigging set up correctly. Does anyone...
  3. Dave J

    Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    I bet that'd be a very comfortable boat for the sound.  Maybe have a small boat like a Vanguard Nomad for just fun sailing.  The one I'd prefer is probably the 35 with a fin keel (see pics above) but more money of course.  Everything I like is more money!
  4. Dave J

    Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    Good eye on reading the instruments. I asked the Cooper seller why he was bringing the boat to Olympia or when it would be in Olympia, ,since the ad said Olympia in transit.  He said he wasn't bringing it up but it wouldn't cost much to bring it up, maybe $3500 or something like that.  His...
  5. Dave J

    Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    Thanks SloopJonB.  I actually called the owner a month ago.  He was advertising the location as "Olympia in transit" at the time and later just Olympia.  The boat is in California.  He had been doing some work on the interior after living aboard for a while from what I remember.  He had more to...
  6. Dave J

    Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    Thanks for the link.  I've seen the boat on a buoy in the bay.  It's a nice looking one but a little more wood maintenance than what I'm looking for.
  7. Dave J

    Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    Good to know SloopJonB. Glad to hear teh company stands behind their product on the wireless remote. I've seen the ad for a project Baba 40 but not really looking for a project unless it's mainly cleaning, new covers, etc.  This one needs the engine put back together or for $18K I suppose a...
  8. Dave J

    Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    I would appreciate any suggestions, Bob.  The budget is flexible.  I've read through your book a couple of times and have enjoyed your boat reviews. Good idea on the autopilot remote.  I think that would be a slick way to go.  Also, heat is a definite plus.  We like the idea of year around use...
  9. Dave J

    Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    Thanks.  I think that's probably the way we'll go.  Here are three that appeal to us (on paper anyway). I haven't seen any in person.  We like the simplicity of a Freedom or Nonsuch.  I wouldn't mind if the Freedom was cheaper but it looks well equipped other than radar and it's newer than most...
  10. Dave J

    Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    I like the looks of those Newports and that this is a Gary Mull design.  I think it's a 33 footer.  It looks pretty nice and well equipped.  I saw the 39 foot version of this boat last year in Semiahmoo (or nearby).  That was the first 39 I'd seen.  With pilothouses/inside steering boats with...
  11. Dave J

    Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    We rowed by two Scepter 41's in the same marina tonight and had to drift awhile next to them.  I've always liked them.  This one in the above ad is "only" $6K more than the Nauticat 35 for sale in Seattle. Hey, you only live once!
  12. Dave J

    Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    A distant neighbor had a 42 (I think) and sure liked it.  He was the one that mentioned some have fin keels.  Before then, I never thought much about them due to price and what I thought were full keelers. I know they're not cheap but if this is going to be my last boat (famous last words...
  13. Dave J

    Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    How about a Nauticat 35 with a fin keel?
  14. Dave J

    Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    Yes, unfortunately, that's true.
  15. Dave J

    Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    Can't...hold...out....much ....longer.  Gasp!  Reaching...for...my....wallet. Double gasp!  Must...have....boat....now!!! OK, that's pretty much what I'd like.  Now if we can just find an owner of one of these who is as desperate to sell as I am to buy...
  16. Dave J

    Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    If inside steering is simply a no go, an enclosed cockpit or good dodger and cockpit cover on a typical sloop will probably be next.
  17. Dave J

    Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    It's been a few months of boat looking and trying to find something interesting out there.  If I up my price to $60K to $75K, any suggestions for a decent sailing pilothouse or something with inside steering for Puget Sound?  I've looked at a couple Coopers but they don't seem proportioned for...
  18. Dave J

    Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    I was looking at an ad for a mid 70's racer/cruiser that I've always liked and still do.  When I got to this picture of foul weather gear in a wet cockpit, it sure drove home the appeal of inside steering.  I'm sure I'll still use my foul weather gear if I get a boat with inside steering but it...
  19. Dave J

    Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    Thanks Steele.  I appreciate the link.   That's the one I looked at a week and a half ago.  It looks better in the pics.   I think it had some pluses and the engine was definitely one of them.  It seemed to have very high freeboard and pilothouse along with being pretty hard to see forward...
  20. Dave J

    Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    I wondered about the blue frames, too.  Where do you usually hear about the time and place for the Perry rendezvous?  I sometimes run across a notice in 48 North but it's hit or miss for me.  I bet I'd hear about it on this forum now that I think about it.

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