Sensible Small Boat Cruising


Sensible Small Boat Cruising

A group to discuss cruising in small boats. (25-36 feet). That's not set in stone, but I'm partial to that kind of cruising.

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Latest Activity: Feb 19, 2015

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Chesapeake Bay Sailing Destinations

Started by Bill Creadon. Last reply by Captain Ron Jan 5, 2011. 2 Replies


Started by Rodger Cooper. Last reply by Fat Cat Anna ~~~ \\^^// ~~~ Feb 13, 2010. 6 Replies

Swinging Instrument Holder for Companionway

Started by John Storring. Last reply by John Storring Jan 21, 2010. 10 Replies

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Comment by Orvil Newton on January 21, 2010 at 1:20am
You may not have picked up on the fact that I spent the last thirty years in Hawaii.
Comment by Paul Rossmo on January 21, 2010 at 12:41am
Orvil, how can you not like the weather this year? You can't complain we haven't had could get a turkey airborne lately.
All of a sudden the Tortugas is sounding awfully good!
Comment by Fred Schwiers on January 20, 2010 at 8:07pm
Comment by Richard on January 20, 2010 at 11:38am
Honestly I can't remember the last time I checked in here. The last year has been a busy and frustrating one. On the positive side I received my Pensionado visa in Panama so I'm a legal resident. On the negative side I have to sell a 21 foot Boston Whaler Revenge and in this economy I don't think you could sell a hundred dollar bill for $50. It's the only thing that's keeping me in the States right now.

What has kept me away from this site has been the time I spend maintaining two blogs...

This blog is about boats, music, retirement to Panama and whatever might strike my fancy at the moment.

The other blog is:

Come visit me there.
Comment by Orvil Newton on January 1, 2010 at 7:38pm
January 1 2010 - Puget Sound: Raining sideways but warm (50f). Wind pushing the boat around in the slip. Gale warnings in effect. I'll be happier in May.
Comment by Bob Chaisson on December 31, 2009 at 9:34pm
Happy New Year to all!
Comment by Orvil Newton on May 25, 2009 at 1:38pm
Aloha e komo mai Ocean Girl. We are cruising in a Vega 27 and agree whole heartedly.
Comment by Ocean Girl on May 24, 2009 at 11:24pm
Just joined this group, love cruising small boats. I have a Cape Dory 30. My previous boats were Pacific Seacraft 25(great pocket cruiser), Ranger 23 (was built as offshore/racer), and a US Yacht 25 ( poor quality, not for offshore, but a fabulous sailor). I have about 20,000 ocean miles delivering sailboats, the largest being a 52 ft Little Harbor and the smallest a Island packet 27. I felt just as safe in the 27 footer than I did in the 52 footer. A lot of people equate the size of the vessel with the safety and I heartily disagree. To me it is good design and construction not size.
My Cape Dory has a 9 foot beam, so she doesn’t have the interior volume that other 30 footer have. she is perfect for me though and that narrow beam means she points like a demon. She needs lots of work before I can go cruising but that is part of the adventure too! Thanks for letting me join your group, I am new to this blogging/forum stuff so I hope ths was the spot to post my Introduction.
Comment by Richard on April 28, 2009 at 7:36pm
It's official. I was notified today that my Pensionado Visa in Panama was approved and I now have resident's status in the Republic.
Comment by sailorgirlca on April 16, 2009 at 4:39pm
Orville, thank you for providing additional information on living in you mentioned visiting is far different than living there. It certainly did provide me with a clearer perspective........

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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Farewell all in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
May 17
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Farewell all in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wayne, yes I'm still out here. She's looking good and you'll love her. The 38.1 is a perfect size for 2 people with occasional guest (s). Plus she's a sweet sailing boat. I'll attach a short video of one I was delivering…"
May 17
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Farewell all in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike if you’re still out there here is the new boat before commissioning. Should splash by end of this week after 14 months of anticipation! Wayne"
May 17
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John Hanrahan replied to sam's discussion eyebrow salon window re-bed in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, I am just in the process of replacing both of my eyebrow windows.  I have the new ones from Beneteau and am talking with dealer in Florida re Bebeteaus advice. It would be helpful to talk to you about your experience. I have never seen…"
May 7
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Cabin eyebrow windows

Good morning gang,I have received both port and starboard cabin windows from Beneteau for replacement as the existing leak and are badly etched. Beneteau has referred me to the dealership for installation but I'm having trouble getting a response.   Does anyone have any experience replacing these and any recommendations. JohnSee More
Apr 28
Kerim N replied to Randy Brown's discussion Beneteau 40 Black Mesh Window Covers in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello Randy, New to the group, going through the posts, I have come upon this thread.  I was considering tinting my windows of my Beneteau 43 with a darker tint, but I really like your idea.  So I will copy with…"
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