Monthly Archives: November 2016

Doing Your Research on That Sailboat You Want to Own

When looking for used sailboats for sale for the first time, the buyer might face a bunch of daunting decisions. You are talking tens of thousands of dollars for a boat that might be 20 years old or older. For example, a 35 foot Pearson made in 1986 could go for $50,000. It all depends on what type of sailboat you want as well as where you are going to sail it. If you want a big sailboat with a fully enclosed saloon, a large galley, two heads, an engine with low hours and berths for the entire family, it is going to cost more than a vessel made for day trips on a lake. Also, that big boat rated for offshore sailing is going to cost more. Oceangoing sailboats have to survive rougher seas than sailboats used on coastal waterways or the Great Lakes. Continue reading

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We Just Got to Japan

We have been in Japan for a couple of days now. Jane came here on a business trip and I followed her a couple of days later. We figure that we may as well have a vacation while we had the chance to do it. I was already in Seattle WA on business, so it was a shorter trip than it usually would have have. Today we are going to get Propeak ski lessons in Niseko, which is a ski resort in the central part of the largest island in Japan. We took a plane here, it was really packed with people, but the flight only took about half an hour. Most of that was spent on the ground at either end of the flight. Of course I have been skiing a couple of times, but I never really learned how to do it the right way. Continue reading

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