Thanks Zeehag. The tiger is always beeing kept varnishing and varnishing... the oDay has a new Betamarina motor boat. Time to come down to Costa Rica and do some sailing from Puerto Azul. Check their webpage. Good and fair winds from Costa Rica.
That's the way to live. I'm convinced. I had planned on taking my power boat to the keys to live on there. Now I'm looking for a liveaboard sailboat to base there and cruise.MAybe we'll bump into each other (not literally of course) in one of those bodies of water.
I sailed from the time I was twelve until I was in my late forties. Business took up to much time, and I found I could enjoy a powerboat if I had even a hour to spend. Now that I'm semi-retired, I need to get back to sailing and living aboard where it's always warm. I have my eye on a Seafarer 38 ketch on the east coast of FLorida. If it works out, I'll be down there soon. Fair winds and following seas to you...
I'm going to buy a flexofold propeller and I have a lot of doubt....
Do youk know which prop you have? A 18x13, a 17x14 or something else?
Do you know which is your max engine boat speed and the related RPM?
Great! You're working a lot and I guess that early you will sail!
I saw in the photo that you have a folding prop ... Can you tell us wich type you have?
The engine is 3jh4e...29kw/40cv?
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