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Author Topic: Look, I finally accomplished something....  (Read 2413 times)

redcat

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Re: Look, I finally accomplished something....
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2012, 12:07:03 PM »
I don't know if any of you are familiar with Wooden Boat Magazine, but there is a section in their classified ads for Free wooden boats seeking a new home. Some are a long way from seeing the water again, but a few have great potential for someone with a modest skill level and some determination.
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Re: Look, I finally accomplished something....
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2012, 01:46:30 PM »
Oh, not wood for me.  Too much maintenance in the tropics from what I read.  The Tartan I referenced was actually fiberglass without a teak deck.  One of the first they made so they tend to be built like a tank (1.5"thick in some places) compared to modern thinner hulls.
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Re: Look, I finally accomplished something....
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2012, 05:31:08 PM »
Oh, not wood for me.  Too much maintenance in the tropics from what I read.  The Tartan I referenced was actually fiberglass without a teak deck.  One of the first they made so they tend to be built like a tank (1.5"thick in some places) compared to modern thinner hulls.

That sounds pretty cool.  Must be heavy though.

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Re: Look, I finally accomplished something....
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2012, 07:07:11 PM »
Well,  worked on the 95 and the 57 a bit last week.   Need a new petcock for the 95 and gasket maker for the 57'.   

Back to boats..  After reading pretty constantly and making a plan on getting experienced enough to sail blue water I have decided to go with a small boat to start.. 

Something like this.

http://www.boattrader.com/listing/1978-Catalina-25-101749290

Good for weekends and the intercoastal.  Might even try the Keys and Dry Tortugas with it if I feel froggy.

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Re: Look, I finally accomplished something....
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2012, 07:18:36 PM »
Catalinas are nice boats. I sailed one back in the '70s. The price looks really good, too, but then I haven't looked at the boat market for comparisons. If I were looking for one, though, that one could be on the list!
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Re: Look, I finally accomplished something....
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2012, 03:48:00 AM »
Catalina are a bit slow but very stout for their size. The keels are well secured and faired well and you get alot of boat for the size in the 25 and the 27.

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Re: Look, I finally accomplished something....
« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2012, 01:38:26 PM »
 If you are looking for a comfortable Fibergass Sloop with classic lines and capable of doing more than bumping along the coast you should take a look at Pacific Seacrafts. The price tag may be a barrier. At least for me.
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Re: Look, I finally accomplished something....
« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2012, 04:11:19 PM »
I love the flicka and dana! Pricey and heavy though. Another classic plastic slow but seaworthy boat to look at is the westsail 32. I've been more into dreaming of multihulls than double enders lately.  Better to sail away from a storm than ride it out!

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Re: Look, I finally accomplished something....
« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2012, 11:26:13 PM »
A Westsail 32 was the boat from "A perfect storm".  The lady of the boat had them pulled off and it was found washed up in NC a few weeks later, did not sink even with no crew in a hurricane.  A good boat.

Love those Pacific Seacraft.  Never heard of those before and if this one is typical, wow..

http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/30276

Out of my price range for a starter boat though.

Looked at a used Hunter 23 today and a new Hunter 27.  Neither impressed me as to being well built.  I looked at an old Ranger 23 that seemed like a better investment but was a little smaller inside.   One good thing is I have time to look, no rush.
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Re: Look, I finally accomplished something....
« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2012, 03:50:42 AM »
Ranger 23 is a bit small for cruising.  I have access to a 26 to sail and it's really well balanced even though the mainsail is so narrow with a funny high boom.  Even the 26 is a bit small below.  I think the old catalinas are the best boat for the money.  Erickson's are good boats too but have the typical bulhead/chainstay problems of boat's their era.  Look up the cape dory series too.  Very pretty lines by Carl Alberg.  Deals can be had from time to time.

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Re: Look, I finally accomplished something....
« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2012, 10:53:54 PM »
Another Alberg design from the past are the Pierson Vanguards. Nice boats capable of comfortable cruising. A friend of mine has one in need of work and it came back beautifully. Sorry but I had to throw on another picture of my son and me sailing ouy of Stage Harbor this past Summer
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Re: Look, I finally accomplished something....
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2012, 03:03:27 AM »
Bought a boat today.
1974 Catalina 27.....  Let the work begin.



Name "Knot a Clew."
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Re: Look, I finally accomplished something....
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2012, 04:17:46 AM »
oooh pretty boat.. I'll shut up now..  giggle 264

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Re: Look, I finally accomplished something....
« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2012, 10:04:25 PM »
Very nice Gary,  The furler and the main sail cover look new. I bet that cock pit canvas comes in handy with that Florida sun!
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Re: Look, I finally accomplished something....
« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2012, 10:20:07 PM »
Now u done it.....OMG start throwing money at it...Good luck to ya and why not...You live on the coast of Fl...I thought u were living north of Tampa where not as many tourist visit..Relatively close to the Swanee river...
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