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  1. Broken-Sailor
    I want to thank you for your advice and to let you know I am listening. I am trying to modify my requirements as best I can. But the reason for this message was to ask your permission to add a line that you said to my signature line because it fits me to a T. The line was
    "Living "poor" is tough. Whether on land or on a boat. I'd rather be poor on a boat for sure." and I would add something like Stolen from Ex-Calif to it.
  2. Peace_Seeker
    Thanks for the words of encouragement.
    Tony
  3. steverowcliffe
    Hello!
    My name is Steve and I'm looking into buying a Maxi 77 from a guy at Changi Sailing club. I was hoping you might be able to give me answers to a few questions?
    Firstly, I read that you were planning to remove some of the bulkhead on your boat. Did it work out? I am hoping to open mine out and get a more Beneteau 26 feel down below. Secondly - are there any major things I should look out for in the survey aside from the obvious, rigging, sails, engine etc? Im not familiar with the Maxi. All advice sincerely appreciated!
    Cheers,
    Steve
  4. armido
    Dan,

    Too late. Thought my message would be private. Guess I have to do that from my profile module.

    armido
  5. armido
    People are interested in my experience buying from Spider Marine. Values they offer are excellent - provided products truly meet or exceed OEM standards. "Truth in advertising" is an issue. Spider Marine claims to manufacture the products they sell but evidence I have is they are solely a wholesale and retail distributor. My experience is summarized in the introduction and only revisited when necessary to answer other posts. How long does shipping take via USPS - not my first choice. Is significant delay due to customs delays at the airport. Shipping methods offered by Spider Marine may satisfy State side buyers so is not a major concern. Cruisers in far flung locations may need a company to go the extra mile where shipping is concerned. Will Spider Marine go the extra mile? Others with experience buying from Spider Marine may post their experience, informing others as to what they can expect. armido
  6. tomfl
    Hi Dan - part 3
    I did go to the MM2H link and the one for Thailand as well. But as I said I have lived in Florida most of my life. I own property here and feel comfortable sailing in and around its waters. Perhaps more to the point I feel comfortable knowing when to put a boat on a trailer and start going 55MPH to windward.

    Still the idea of returning to SE Asia and exploring its waters is appealing. I saw your post about your efforts in the King's Cup this year. Best of luck and let me know how Miss Siagon looks. It still might be cheaper to go to Thailand and buy the boat and slowly sail it there or some where else, like back to the US, than to buy the C37 in NY.
  7. tomfl
    Hi,

    I have seen some of your posts about your local knowledge in Thailand. I noticed "Miss Siagon" is for sale there and I am in the market for a C37 but am concerned about the paperwork and fees associated with buying a boat outside the US.

    I am also wondering if you know anything about "Miss Siagon", especially any possible damage from being blown on the beach after the Kings race.

    Thanks in advance.
  8. tess26
    I will be waiting to hear from you Tess26
    Oh that is about your ladder
  9. tess26
    Ex-Calif, Hi, I like the way your ladder fits on to the transom. Please tell me the brand name of your ladder. i would like to look into maybe getting it.
  10. sarafina
    welcome home

    *grin*

About Me

  • About Ex-Calif
    Vessel Make/ model
    Maxi 77 - Relax Lah!
    Location
    Singapore
    Occupation
    Aviation
    Interests
    Sailing, Scuba, Flying, Skiing
    Biography
    Born in SoCal and raised for a time (9 years) in Australia - Mum was an Aussie and I have siblings there still. 30+ years in the commercial jet engine business. 29+ years in Asia/Pacific region with assignments in Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Honolulu, Tokyo and now Singapore. Bought my starter" boat Relax Lah! a few years ago. She is one of the busiest boats in Singapore and gets out at least every weekend. Sailing resume includes day/weekend cruising, racing J24s, race crew and beer can racing as much as possible. Future plans include retiring in Asia/Pacific on a suitable cat cum portable condo on the water. Crazy me - I have no plans or desire to circumnavigate - plenty to see in this part of the world and little time to see it.
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