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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 20-01-2019, 06:55
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pirate Re: Seaworthy Pocket Cruiser - Advice ?

It works a treat.. my method is hang a bucket on the goose neck then use the topping lift to incline the boom toward the mast.. have filled a 5gal bucket in 5mins this way.. 2 buckets work best, when...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 20-01-2019, 06:38
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Posted By boatman61
pirate Re: Seaworthy Pocket Cruiser - Advice ?

Its strict control of usage.. I did 47days nonstop, over 4000nm with tankage of 180litres and 8 5litre bottles of water.. still had about 30litres left when I got to the UK.
Wash crockery in salt...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 04-04-2010, 10:32
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Posted By boatman61
pirate Hey..nice one... she'll do you proud for now and...

Hey..nice one... she'll do you proud for now and maybe longer...
depending on how the two of you get on together... treat her well or else you'll find a very unforgiving side to her when things...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 02-04-2010, 05:34
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Posted By boatman61
pirate FeelsGood.... lol.. isn't it 'Magic' when it all...

FeelsGood.... lol.. isn't it 'Magic' when it all comes together...
Bet it was the best money you ever spent pound for pound....
Nice one..:thumb:
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 02-04-2010, 05:22
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Posted By boatman61
pirate The Westerlies are another marque of sailboat...

The Westerlies are another marque of sailboat I've a lot of time for.. of the 5 30+ ftrs I've had, my Westerly Longbow was the one I felt most secure in.. the Beneteau's were great but that Westerly...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 01-04-2010, 14:34
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Posted By boatman61
pirate They sure do... tho' I find the Hurley 22 a fair...

They sure do... tho' I find the Hurley 22 a fair bit stiffer than the
Corribee 21.. find the Corribee a bit too skittish for Biscay heavy weather.. that heavier ballast makes a difference... and...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 30-03-2010, 06:45
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Posted By boatman61
pirate If 4ft 9 Headroom does not bother you you could...

If 4ft 9 Headroom does not bother you you could always go for a Hurley 22 with a built in keel so no bolts to fret about... they're cheap at around $5-7000 for a reasonably good one and as I found...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-03-2010, 16:23
Replies: 122
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Posted By boatman61
pirate Stop being so negative... you'll upset Don...

Stop being so negative... you'll upset Don again...:deadhorsebeat:
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-03-2010, 12:39
Replies: 122
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Posted By boatman61
pirate Buga..wrong again.. just had a call from a friend...

Buga..wrong again.. just had a call from a friend who read the previous post of mine... easy to get out.. hard to get back in.... forget Scotland reference.... Sorry..:banghead:
This ones for US and...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-03-2010, 12:31
Replies: 122
Views: 105,696
Posted By boatman61
pirate Oppps... sorry bout that... but figured a drive...

Oppps... sorry bout that... but figured a drive across the borders a bit like a drive up to Scotland...
working fast so did not spot the multiple...lol
Just saw Milton and Bayfield...
1978...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-03-2010, 10:21
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Posted By boatman61
pirate LOL... thats why its on my list of possibles.......

LOL... thats why its on my list of possibles.... if its still there when I've sold my boat and bits...
Buga.. now everyones looked at it it'll be gone in a heartbeat...:banghead:
Ah well... if it...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-03-2010, 09:42
Replies: 122
Views: 105,696
Posted By boatman61
pirate 1978 contessa contessa 26 sailboat for sale in...

1978 contessa contessa 26 sailboat for sale in Alabama (https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/14564) under 10k

The other 5 Contessa's are over $13k
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-03-2010, 09:21
Replies: 122
Views: 105,696
Posted By boatman61
pirate Most boats are Ocean Crossing capable if...

Most boats are Ocean Crossing capable if reasonably well built... (many will disagree and quote their idea of the perfect boat)... just choose the right times of year, be prepared to reef down...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 23-03-2010, 18:39
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Posted By boatman61
pirate From the looks of his list I'd think $30,000+ is...

From the looks of his list I'd think $30,000+ is a bit above budget
https://www.sailboatlistings.com/sailimg/t/9924/Main.jpg (https://www.sailboatlistings.com/sailimg/m/9924/Main.jpg)1976 Tartan 27...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 23-03-2010, 16:32
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Posted By boatman61
pirate Contessa 26, Hurley 27, Folkboat(grp), Bristol...

Contessa 26, Hurley 27, Folkboat(grp), Bristol 26, GK 29, Sadler 25.... all but the Bristol are UK/europe so may be hard for you to find....:rolleyes:
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