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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 02-11-2017, 18:28
Replies: 9
Views: 9,657
Posted By CoolBeans
Re: financing older boats

My opinion, is don't finance. You can probably get a loan from Light Stream as they loan on anything but you might be paying close to 10% interest. I paid cash for my boat after saving for a few...
Forum: Our Community 26-09-2017, 19:53
Replies: 1
Views: 813
Posted By CoolBeans
30 days off to cruise! How to start Planning?

So...3 months leave of absence was a hard sell, but 30 days off with a years notice isn't something I'm going to turn my nose up at :thumb: And since it is vacation time, I get paid to take it...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 03-09-2017, 14:41
Replies: 1
Views: 824
Posted By CoolBeans
30 amp Shore Power cords and various pigtails 50-30 and 30-50

Converted to 250/50 and no longer needs these:

2 - 30amp x 50 foot shore power cords. 1 new April 2017, 1 new August 2017. $50 a piece.



30amp x 25 foot EEL cord. Couple years old. $30
Forum: Our Community 02-08-2017, 13:55
Replies: 23
Views: 2,816
Posted By CoolBeans
Re: Taking a Leave of Absence

I'm not thrilled about it either, but I peaked along this current career path over a year ago...just retooling for something a little different but in a familiar field. Designer or Project Manager...
Forum: Our Community 01-08-2017, 18:56
Replies: 23
Views: 2,816
Posted By CoolBeans
Re: Taking a Leave of Absence

All very good responses and I had never considered health insurance.

Just a quick summary: I'm single, no kids, liveaboard (no house), nearly a years salary in savings plus more than a years...
Forum: Our Community 29-07-2017, 19:33
Replies: 23
Views: 2,816
Posted By CoolBeans
Taking a Leave of Absence

It's one of those things I'd like to do and it's fun to talk about, but I don't seem to be getting any closer to actually doing it after all these years :whistling:

I'm thinking that actually...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 26-06-2017, 14:31
Replies: 92
Views: 13,753
Posted By CoolBeans
Re: Replacing diesel with electric

As to your questions, more information is needed.

Big boat, small boat? Sailboat or Powerboat? intended cruising or local sailing?

I have not done the conversion but did the research a couple...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 06-06-2017, 14:02
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By CoolBeans
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 05-06-2017, 10:49
Replies: 31
Views: 8,635
Posted By CoolBeans
Re: 1975 Ranger 33 for Reasonable Offer

The boat is sold! Listing to sold in what, 7 or so weeks, has got to be a record for an old sailboat :thumb:

While I didn't get what I wanted, we dickered and I got more than initially offered. ...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 21-05-2017, 19:26
Replies: 31
Views: 8,635
Posted By CoolBeans
Re: 1975 Ranger 33 for Reasonable Offer

Deposit received, sale pending :)
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 06-05-2017, 18:20
Replies: 31
Views: 8,635
Posted By CoolBeans
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 06-05-2017, 18:17
Replies: 31
Views: 8,635
Posted By CoolBeans
Re: 1975 Ranger 33 for Reasonable Offer

I'll keep the broker in mind, thanks!

No, I haven't been out and about in the bay since last October :facepalm:
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 03-05-2017, 09:43
Replies: 31
Views: 8,635
Posted By CoolBeans
Re: 1975 Ranger 33 for Reasonable Offer

I appreciate your interest and kind words :flowers: As time continues to pass, I'm completing some of the big interior projects. Last weekend I scrapped the hull side and installed new vinyl liner...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 26-04-2017, 18:38
Replies: 1
Views: 657
Posted By CoolBeans
Re: Cal 28 Refit?

Short answer?

No. . .

Long answer?

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :whistling:

Now, that isn't saying you could have stumbled onto that 1 in a million "free" boat that just needs a...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 26-04-2017, 14:45
Replies: 31
Views: 8,635
Posted By CoolBeans
Re: 1975 Ranger 33 for Reasonable Offer

Lots of wasted space between the back of the cockpit and the transom. Almost enough room to crawl in and stretch out. Some boats have an 11 gallon fuel tank back there and usually a water heater...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 22-04-2017, 21:04
Replies: 28
Views: 2,905
Posted By CoolBeans
Re: Do you tip divers?

Not to hijack the thread but I've had several people exclaim to me, after finding out I bought a powerboat and am selling my sailboat, something along the lines of "free wind vs expensive fuel". ....
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 22-04-2017, 18:33
Replies: 31
Views: 8,635
Posted By CoolBeans
Re: 1975 Ranger 33 for Reasonable Offer

That's fine, the fact you even replied is enough for me to think you are legit :biggrin:

So, to answer your questions:



Depends on how much you plan to add. I had a plan to expand my water...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 22-04-2017, 17:43
Replies: 28
Views: 2,905
Posted By CoolBeans
Re: Do you tip divers?

Um. . .no? Why would I tip them? If they were making $4 an hour and took my order and brought my food and kept my water glass full, sure I'll tip them :thumb:

Why would I tip the diver who...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 19-04-2017, 05:59
Replies: 31
Views: 8,635
Posted By CoolBeans
Re: 1975 Ranger 33 for Reasonable Offer

S.V.EUESSAY

Is the above post for real? Kind of sounds legit towards the end, but the first part reminds of the spam craigslist responses I get from time to time. . .

Please verify that you...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 17-04-2017, 10:06
Replies: 2,088
Views: 568,322
Posted By CoolBeans
Re: Boats Less Than $30K Recent Noteworthy Finds

I'm trying. Might be May before I can get the chance to install and finish the stbd side. . .I just wanted to float the boat out there now and not miss the onset of warm weather and wishful dreamers...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 17-04-2017, 06:12
Replies: 31
Views: 8,635
Posted By CoolBeans
Re: 1975 Ranger 33 for Reasonable Offer

I'm trying, I'm really trying :wink:

Time wise, it would be a month or so before I can get around to finishing some big interior projects and I didn't want to wait that long to float the boat out...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 16-04-2017, 13:45
Replies: 31
Views: 8,635
Posted By CoolBeans
Re: 1975 Ranger 33 for Reasonable Offer

Update: it was suggested to post a price, so....

$13,000 or reasonable offer. I have no qualms with dickering on price, especially if you've done your research. Not desperate to sell, but if...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 16-04-2017, 11:05
Replies: 2,088
Views: 568,322
Posted By CoolBeans
Re: Boats Less Than $30K Recent Noteworthy Finds

Just saw this listed:

1975 Ranger 33 in Norfolk, VA looking for reasonable offers

https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f152/1975-ranger-33-for-reasonable-offer-183262.html

What a...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 16-04-2017, 10:56
Replies: 43
Views: 6,170
Posted By CoolBeans
Re: Needing to sell sail boat. . .

Finally listed the boat! Trying to find the time to polish the boat for maximum effect is near impossible. I can understand now why some boat listings are subpar. I wanted to get this done weeks ago...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 15-04-2017, 21:26
Replies: 31
Views: 8,635
Posted By CoolBeans
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