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Forum: Liveaboards 02-26-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 79,814
Posted By swampyankee
I thought the term was "Three-foot-itis", which...

I thought the term was "Three-foot-itis", which is about right in my case. We currently own a 31 foot flybridge cruiser and we imagine something about 3 feet larger.
Trouble is, we're used to...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 02-11-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By swampyankee
All great info, and exactly what I need to know...

All great info, and exactly what I need to know when looking at ads for these boats.
They seem to be a cheap and cheerful option for cruising the bay and close coastal waters
A coworker knows...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By swampyankee
Geez, I wish these types of projects were up here...

Geez, I wish these types of projects were up here in New England. I'd be up for that. But of course I'm a sicker for a project
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 02-05-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By swampyankee
Changes to the classic Mainship 34T

We've been looking at a few different MY and Trawler designs and we keep going back to the Mainship 34T. Built from '77 through '88 or so, there seems to be 3 different versions. I understand the...
Forum: Chris Craft Cabin Cruisers 02-03-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By swampyankee
We looked at a '78 Corinthian and my wife hated...

We looked at a '78 Corinthian and my wife hated the layout, so I guess it's off the table. Too bad because there's alot of boat there for the money.
I thought the aft cabin layout would appeal to...
Forum: Chris Craft Cabin Cruisers 01-31-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By swampyankee
Great info here, thanx! I get it that the...

Great info here, thanx!

I get it that the Corinthian is a love-it-or-hate-it design. I'm in and out on it myself. Part of what attracts me is the trawler-on-the-cheap design, and the Chris Craft...
Forum: Chris Craft Cabin Cruisers 01-30-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By swampyankee
Chris Craft Corinthian

Any love for the Corinthian 38 here?
We're still fiddling with our Silverton 31, but like any boater, dreaming about the next one. I'm thinking 35-38 foot for the next one, and the Corinthian 38...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,902
Posted By swampyankee
Just my thoughts as a newbie: We're still in...

Just my thoughts as a newbie:
We're still in the process of dreaming about the next boat. But right now we enjoy having a cockpit. We have outings with the grandkids, and the cockpit is a nice safe...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By swampyankee
I learned one lesson the hard way in my youth:...

I learned one lesson the hard way in my youth: Never buy a frozen boat.
Rotten, saturated cores can seem quite solid when they're frozen.

The other problem with midwinter shopping is, it might...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,505
Posted By swampyankee
Was it declared a total loss by the insurance...

Was it declared a total loss by the insurance company? If so, it might make it more difficult to insure. Give the surveyor as much details of the sinking and repair work as you can. They can put a...
Forum: Liveaboards 01-21-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 79,814
Posted By swampyankee
After sailing off a trailer, and later a keel...

After sailing off a trailer, and later a keel boat or 30 years, I've developed some pretty modest expectations. Plenty of coastal cruising here in southern New England, but I think my most ambitious...
Forum: Liveaboards 01-21-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 79,814
Posted By swampyankee
Good illustration of classes of boat use and...

Good illustration of classes of boat use and condition/fitness for intended use. I heartily agree, and the best situation could possibly be buying from a fastidious old salt that is ready to hang up...
Forum: Liveaboards 01-21-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 79,814
Posted By swampyankee
Well, the theory would be, bought cheap...

Well, the theory would be, bought cheap (<$40,000).
Forum: Liveaboards 01-21-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 79,814
Posted By swampyankee
Reviving this old nugget

I'm reviving this old nugget of a thread rather than starting yet another "which boat..?" subject.

We're recent converts to powerboating, and dockside life as well, having had a sailboat on a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,506
Posted By swampyankee
We took my father in laws new-to-him Hunter 29.5...

We took my father in laws new-to-him Hunter 29.5 from Huntington LI to Bristol, RI. We took 3 days to do it, including a day in Huntington making ready.
We had temp problems on the way - turned out...
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-27-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,178
Posted By swampyankee
After I read your post I did some searching and...

After I read your post I did some searching and found some discussion about the issue. Alot of people basically said "man up", but I'm with you. It's not just your average waves lapping on the hull...
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-26-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,178
Posted By swampyankee
Welcome from a fellow noob. I'd like to...

Welcome from a fellow noob.

I'd like to know what you did to soften the chines forward. We experienced that chine slap at anchor on our Silverton 31. Kept us up all night and gives us second...
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-25-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By swampyankee
Just thought I'd post a pic so you know where...

Just thought I'd post a pic so you know where we're coming from...83675
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-24-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By swampyankee
It's all about lurking and learning! ...

It's all about lurking and learning!

Although I've done alot of boat repairs and renovations over the years including repowering and extensive fiberglass work, I'm learning alot from repairing and...
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-24-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By swampyankee
New old boater in Olde New England

Just checking in. I've been sailing Narragansett Bay for almost 30 years, and with my wife for 8. We bought an old 31 ft Silverton last year to try out power boating. About the only thing we don't...
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