Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 31-10-2014, 09:30   #16
Registered User
 
edneely's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: North Carolina
Boat: Precision 23
Posts: 42
Re: Super Size Me

Well, after doing some estimates, a one week charter is going to run us about $4k if we go with another couple, or $5.5K if we go it alone. Yikes. I'm not saying no by any means, but this is why we haven't done this yet. I've emailed my sailing buddy to see what he thinks.

But I'm going to put another iron in the fire. I started a thread.

Crew Available: Looking for more experience - Cruisers & Sailing Forums
__________________

__________________
edneely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2014, 09:49   #17
Registered User
 
Stu Jackson's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cowichan Bay, BC (Maple Bay Marina)
Posts: 6,385
Re: Super Size Me

If you want to go to the BVIs, it will cost $$. If you want to try a larger boat, have you considered a week on a "learning charter" out of a west coast FL charter company? Look around, the opportunities are out there. We charted a 32 Endeavor in the USVIs with a few years of C22 ownership. That was in 1986, been back with different companies five times since. Good luck.
__________________

__________________
Stu Jackson
Catalina 34 #224 (1986) C34IA Secretary
Cowichan Bay, BC, (Maple Bay Marina) SR/FK, M25, Rocna 10 (22#) (NZ model)
Stu Jackson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2014, 10:26   #18
Registered User
 
edneely's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: North Carolina
Boat: Precision 23
Posts: 42
Re: Super Size Me

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stu Jackson View Post
If you want to go to the BVIs, it will cost $$. If you want to try a larger boat, have you considered a week on a "learning charter" out of a west coast FL charter company? Look around, the opportunities are out there. We charted a 32 Endeavor in the USVIs with a few years of C22 ownership. That was in 1986, been back with different companies five times since. Good luck.
That is not a bad option. I found this one for $1000 per week.

Office - Florida Yacht Group
__________________
edneely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2014, 10:27   #19
Registered User
 
edneely's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: North Carolina
Boat: Precision 23
Posts: 42
Re: Super Size Me

I know the title of this thread must amuse some of you. None of these sizes are exactly "super." But we are going larger and I liked the title "Super Size Me" more than "Moving on Up!"
__________________
edneely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2014, 10:59   #20
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,980
Re: Super Size Me

Quote:
Originally Posted by edneely View Post
I know, I know! How about a head that doesn't slide around and doesn't have to be carried down the dock to be emptied?
And I didn't even think about this gem!
I'm hoping this upgrade will be encouragement for both of us to upgrade to a larger boat. Or maybe we'll be happy to charter once a year. We'll see.
I'm betting ya'll will love it, and moving up to a 30-35 will the best fun you ever had...Don't need to break the bank either....
PS: Yeah, unless the wind picks up, we don't need to plug in the winch handle.
I got one of these too... Absolutely love it...
Quote:
Originally Posted by edneely View Post
That is not a bad option. I found this one for $1000 per week.

Office - Florida Yacht Group
This looks pretty awsome!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by edneely View Post
I know the title of this thread must amuse some of you. None of these sizes are exactly "super." But we are going larger and I liked the title "Super Size Me" more than "Moving on Up!"
But now that you've mentioned "Movin' on Up" I fell obligated to provide a George Jefferson quote:

“We tied the knot forty years ago, and I been swinging from it ever since!” - George Jefferson
__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2014, 11:06   #21
Senior Cruiser
 
Cheechako's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Skagit City, WA
Posts: 19,334
Re: Super Size Me

And this is gonna' sound really simplistic, but the biggest thing in shifting up boat sizes is that you have to think through all of your maneuvers further in advance. That, & when stepping up to a bigger boat, you can't just man handle all of the lines and systems. You have to use winches, & other forms of mechanical advantage.
Yeah, this is good advice. The big boat cant be stopped by jumping on the dock and manhandling it when you make an error docking etc. OTOH I think a big boat is more forgiving than small ones when the wind or seas pipe up.. many 23 footers you are rail down or knocked down pretty fast!
Make up a sailing resume', I think you will get a charter ok with that and 20 years experience.
__________________
"I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted" - Elmore Leonard











Cheechako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2014, 11:08   #22
Senior Cruiser
 
Cheechako's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Skagit City, WA
Posts: 19,334
Re: Super Size Me

Quote:
Originally Posted by edneely View Post
Well, after doing some estimates, a one week charter is going to run us about $4k if we go with another couple, or $5.5K if we go it alone. Yikes. I'm not saying no by any means, but this is why we haven't done this yet. I've emailed my sailing buddy to see what he thinks.

But I'm going to put another iron in the fire. I started a thread.

Crew Available: Looking for more experience - Cruisers & Sailing Forums
WOW! what size boat were you looking at chartering?
__________________
"I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted" - Elmore Leonard











Cheechako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2014, 12:46   #23
Registered User
 
edneely's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: North Carolina
Boat: Precision 23
Posts: 42
Re: Super Size Me

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheechako View Post
...I think a big boat is more forgiving than small ones when the wind or seas pipe up.. many 23 footers you are rail down or knocked down pretty fast!
Make up a sailing resume', I think you will get a charter ok with that and 20 years experience.
That is true, and I think my wife will appreciate the improved stability. She's not comfortable with the sudden heeling our light boat does in a gusty wind.

I contacted BVI Yacht Charters and filled out their resume. Just got an email back that I am approved!

The idiots!

So I have some deciding to do.

Thanks, everyone, for your input and encouragement.
__________________
edneely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2014, 13:12   #24
Senior Cruiser
 
Cheechako's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Skagit City, WA
Posts: 19,334
Re: Super Size Me

You might want to check out some other bases if the BVI's are more expensive. I checked two years ago and your prices seem pretty high....
34 foot Mono: 7 days: $2725 or $1362 per couple, or $195 per day per couple.
10 days: $3984
__________________
"I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted" - Elmore Leonard











Cheechako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2014, 13:18   #25
Registered User
 
edneely's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: North Carolina
Boat: Precision 23
Posts: 42
Re: Super Size Me

Oh yeah, I meant to elaborate on that. My cost included everything. Airfare, provisioning, meals out, you name it.
__________________
edneely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2014, 18:18   #26
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,980
Re: Super Size Me

Quote:
Originally Posted by edneely View Post
That is true, and I think my wife will appreciate the improved stability. She's not comfortable with the sudden heeling our light boat does in a gusty wind.

I contacted BVI Yacht Charters and filled out their resume. Just got an email back that I am approved!

The idiots!

So I have some deciding to do.

Thanks, everyone, for your input and encouragement.
We promise not to call and tell them what a hack you are...

You might want to stay away from the "stupid things I've done" thread... :0) P

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 09:41   #27
Registered User
 
edneely's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: North Carolina
Boat: Precision 23
Posts: 42
Re: Super Size Me

Hey, I appreciate that. And if you're in the BVI in January, and you see a boat sailing sideways, wave hello!
__________________
edneely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 10:03   #28
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,980
Re: Super Size Me

Quote:
Originally Posted by edneely View Post
Hey, I appreciate that. And if you're in the BVI in January, and you see a boat sailing sideways, wave hello!
I would hope to pass close enough to hand ya a few congratulatory beverages!!!
__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 10:24   #29
Registered User
 
edneely's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: North Carolina
Boat: Precision 23
Posts: 42
Re: Super Size Me

You are a brave sailor!
__________________
edneely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 10:40   #30
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,980
Re: Super Size Me

Quote:
Originally Posted by edneely View Post
You are a brave sailor!
I prefer "calculated risk taker"....

In all reality... There are very few risks that I do take...

I posted to your other thread...
__________________

__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
size

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boat Size vs Slip Size Tscott8201 General Sailing Forum 25 23-08-2013 07:32
Super Yacht Career Pelagic Training, Licensing & Certification 12 11-08-2008 15:44
Has anyone used Dri Diver or Hull Super Scrub for hull cleaning??? avazquez Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 1 02-07-2008 22:31
BC Ferries Super C Lodesman Off Topic Forum 5 03-06-2008 04:59
raritan - super lube fla.sailor Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 1 24-03-2008 16:31



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:19.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.