Category Archives: Boat Shopping

Monohull versus Multihull: We Share in SAIL Magazine!

“Bouncing cement really captures it.”  I love that line.  Because it does.  It just does.  “Each time water trapped between the two hulls rumbled, thundered and finally bashed its way out, I had to convince myself that we had not … Continue reading

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Boat Shopping Should Be Fun

“It should!  It should be a fun experience,” she said.  “Not a frustrating one.”   Pam Wall told me this, just recently when I was speaking to her over the phone to get her contribution for the Gift of Cruising … Continue reading

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Chapter One – The Bug

We’ve all had it happen to a friend at one point or another.  They see you’ve got a boat.  They come and hang out a time or two on said boat.  They start asking you questions about maintenance, where you … Continue reading

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March 20, 2013 – Let’s Make a Deal! (in Miami)

Unfortunately, finding a boat is different than buying a boat. Although we had a good feeling about the Hinterhoeller, we still had to strike a deal with Jack. And, there are about 800 other things you’ve got to start thinking … Continue reading

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March 8-10, 2013 – Road Trip: Part Four (Last One!) – The Tayana

The Tayana.  The last of the road trip boats.  Recall Tayanas are Taiwanese-built boats, hand-crafted, so each one is unique, with a reputation of being sturdy as hell, built to survive the Apocalypse.  This one certainly met that mark. Her … Continue reading

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March 8-10, 2013 – Road Trip: Part Three – The Hinterhoeller

Feeling refreshed from the coconut drinks in St. Pete, we headed down to Punta Gorda to check out the Hinterhoeller. Hinterhoellers are Canadian-built with a reputation as solid, sea-worthy vessels.  We were looking at a 1985 Niagara that was primarily … Continue reading

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March 8-10, 2013 – Road Trip: Part Deux – The Pacific Seacraft

Let’s see … where was I?  (With all the yard-selling, hog-tying and other Naan-sailing events I’ve been throwing in here, it’s easier than you think to forget).  Ahh, yes.  Day two of the Road Trip.  It was Saturday morning and … Continue reading

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