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    Re: Really confused after the Miami boat show

    The boat show can be confusing. It's easy to be confused by interior designs and by what's popular to look at. What you can't know is how well a boat sails and for that you have to rely on others. ...
  2. Re: Has anyone had issues with buying a new Leopard??

    Hi there,
    I'm not sure what you mean about having better contact with the factory. The factory does not communicate with buyers, you have to work through the broker. What kind of Leopard do you...
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    Re: We Got Pooped In A Cat!!

    This has me thinking about where one could charter a Leopard 48/44 with increased opportunities to get either "aft-pooped" or "front-porch-swamped".

    The Moorings base in St. Martin in Oyster Pond...
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    Re: Absurd New South African Law

    I just talked to the South African SAMSA office.

    The old requirements for offshore sailing were RYA but the law changed in the 1980's to SAS rules. However, they only recently started to enforce...
  5. Thread: Hauling out

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    Re: Hauling out

    Oh, yes, there it is. I do see how you are the entire package with your photographing and writing, more of an Edith Bailey than a David Blyton.

    David Bailey was a photographer who became famous...
  6. Thread: Hauling out

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    Re: Hauling out

    Karen,
    I appreciate your sharing your thorough and well thought out list with us. I was able to copy it and it pasted perfectly into an Apple Numbers list, the mac version of excel.

    I tried to...
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    Re: Hauling out

    David Bailey/Enid Blyton=Karen

    It only makes sense!

    And what's with the tape? To seal the door or to tell if it's been opened?

    Yado
  8. Thread: Courtesy Flags

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    Re: Courtesy Flags

    Grenada requires that you fly the Q flag and the courtesy flag at the same time, while checking in.

    Clearance Procedures

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  9. Thread: Courtesy Flags

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    Re: Courtesy Flags

    Karen,
    Your friends did what I first referred to as a "courtesy check", and that's what I thought might happen; they got a dressing down by the welcome committee for not being courteous and flying...
  10. Thread: Courtesy Flags

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    Re: Courtesy Flags

    "I did buy a Brazilian flag; no need for us to do a courtesy-check there, to test the courtesy of the Officer of the day."

    This bit of a joke was referring to the arbitrary enforcement of rules...
  11. Thread: Courtesy Flags

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    Re: Courtesy Flags

    Thanks Dave,
    I hear you, but this was a relatively simple exercise. It was interesting to see the various flags and I really didn't put too much time into it, or invest much.

    I spent $120...
  12. Thread: Courtesy Flags

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    Courtesy Flags

    I've copied a list of courtesy flags I might need heading from Cape Town to Florida, and pasted the list into a Word document.

    I first used up what I could from: ...
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    Re: Converting circular furniture

    Mark, most of the South African boats also have curved seating. Everything aside, the Saint Francis 50 would be a near perfect boat design if it had more linear seating in the salon and on outdoor...
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    Re: Converting circular furniture

    We refer to curved furniture as "C Clamp" style. You can't lay down straight on it and sleeping on it is torture, like being clamped in a vice.

    Leopard is doing straight lined seating but the...
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    Re: The most outstanding after sales service ever!

    We will be installing a marine security system and I remembered Paul's enthusiastic endorsement of Ken at Flagship Marine. When we get around to it I will of course give Ken a call, but I thought...
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    Re: Paradigm Shift's response to Sulieres's Blog

    Tami
    I was sitting here somewhat in agreement with your opinion, your rule about "minding-your-own-business", but what you wrote reminded me of a boat I almost bought in Rhode Island.

    The broker...
  17. Re: Suliere Heading South - West Side waypoints of Gulf Stream

    Mrs. YADO makes her first post in YADO's 'cause when she tried to register Mr. Multihulls4us said she was a "spammer"::)

    had it not been for paul, i don't know how i would have gotten beyond...
  18. Thread: Leopard 48

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    Re: Leopard 48

    DITB,
    I know it's been covered but to reiterate, I'm realizing more and more that the haul out width of a boat and where you plan to sail are important factors to consider. I too like the 48 but on...
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    Re: The ultimate multihull?

    That's the charter version; it comes with a sacrificial hull and 4 heads.
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    Re: Cape Hatteras - Seems never to be the right time

    It looks like you have a weather window to clear Hatteras this coming Sunday/Monday or Monday/Tuesday.

    http://passageweather.com/
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    Re: TPI Lagoon 37 -- Sandy Victim on Long Island

    Marshall,
    We google earthed Old Inlet this morning and were reminiscing about the beach.
    Could you post a link to the video please?
    Thanks
    yado
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    Re: TPI Lagoon 37 -- Sandy Victim on Long Island

    I spent decades sailing and windsurfing in the Great South Bay, within site of the Belllport marina. I kept our boat on a mooring and it could get really rough in the shallows; really rough. I'd be...
  23. Thread: Hurricane Sandy

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    Re: Hurricane Sandy

    Sandy,
    That's the one. I'm trying to remember if it rolled/slid off of the hard or was lifted up, but it was in the water after that storm blew through.

    I had been working on my rigging in the...
  24. Thread: Hurricane Sandy

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    Re: Hurricane Sandy

    A decade back what must have been a small tornado hit my marina off of the Potomac River, in Maryland.

    A rather large cruising cat was lifted up off the hard and flipped into the water. My boat...
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    Re: New Voyage 50 owners

    Pam,
    Yes, I took that picture this year on Thursday on the Voyage 50. The women in the picture (and her husband, out of site) own a power boat and are considering switching to a catamaran.
    ...
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    Re: New Voyage 50 owners

    Hi Pam,
    I took this picture on the Voyage 50 that was at the Annapolis Sailboat Show.

    I liked the way she was framed within the trampoline and she wasn't posed. She was just sitting there...
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    Re: New Voyage 50 owners

    Jim, Congrats on buying your new Voyage 50.

    I really like this feature on your new boat.

    No!!! Not the beautiful young women, though she was really nice and we enjoyed talking to her and...
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    Re: Annapolis Boat Show Report

    Serenity,
    I had lunch with the designer when I was at the boat show and I'm pretty sure he said he had one Motive built so far. He is a really nice guy and an enthusiastic cyclist also, a genuine...
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    Re: Annapolis Boat Show Report

    I haven't sailed enough cats to reliably judge the fly bridge or raised helm positions as compared to a traditional bulkhead helm.
    However, I did sail on the Leopard 48 and from that raised...
  30. Thread: Leopard 48

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    Re: Leopard 48

    The Leopard 48 is a huge boat built for socializing and with good flow. From the dock one could board on to the aft deck and make his way through the aft deck, on forward through the salon, out...
  31. Thread: Galley DOWN! :)

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    Re: Galley DOWN! :)

    Seaking,
    Did you buy a Voyage 52 and put it in charter?

    The PDQ/Antares 44/44i allow for you to remove a cushion on the settee which leave the galley pretty open. Not bad but a no go for...
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    Re: Boat Purchase and Legally avoiding Taxes

    George, Could you give a bit more information, please. I'm trying to understand this.
    You live in Florida but register boats at a Delaware address, is that what you're saying? And the advantage...
  33. Thread: St. Francis 48

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    Re: St. Francis 48

    "Yacht Quality", that's the term I read that describes the interior of the SF. 48 & 50, some of the Privileges, the big Discovery cat, the PDQ 44 and others. It refers to the interior finishing, the...
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    Re: Suliere Needs Power Video

    What an excellent and informative video. Well done and worth watching.
  35. Thread: St. Francis 48

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    Re: St. Francis 48

    Bamboo,
    I think that's the first time I've seen the 2007 date posted as a significant turning point.

    If it is actually a stretched out 44 than it won't work for me. At 6'2 I discovered all the...
  36. Thread: St. Francis 48

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    Re: St. Francis 48

    XXUXX,
    You should name your boat "Palindrome":D

    I do love the Lavronos designs and the Lavronos designed Fast Cat 435 looks like a mini-SF 50.

    There's an African Cat on the hard next to...
  37. Thread: St. Francis 48

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    Re: St. Francis 48

    Paul,
    I greatly respect how you've handled yourself on the forum, considering what you've been through with your St. Francis 50.

    It's commendable that you can say anything positive about any...
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    Re: Things learned after buying a new boat..

    dmmbruce,
    I wear my tin foil hat when sailing in thunderstorms. I read on the internet that it's the best way to ground my boat ::)
    With Paul's boat there's more to it than meets the eye. It is a...
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    Re: Things learned after buying a new boat..

    And they say that "beauty is only skin deep".

    The owner of the stunning catamaran wasn't around for me to greet on Friday, but I'm sure this boat has been problem free from the day he bought it. ...
  40. Thread: St. Francis 48

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    St. Francis 48

    I saw this 2003 St. Francis 48 posted on yachtworld for $499k, and I was wondering if it shares the same "pedigree" as Paul's St. Francis 50. Or, is there a different story behind the SF 48?
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