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  1. J

    The Adventure Begins

    Two years ago Jan and I moved to Connecticut and had to leave our beloved 1968 Mariner 40 (a wooden ketch) in California. We lived aboard for five years and sailed her from San Diego for another ten. For the past two years, we have been without a boat. Jan was tired of me mopping around the...
  2. Jack Barnes

    Just bought a 44 Deck Salon - Any suggestions about use and ownership

    We (my wife and I) are finalizing the purchase of a 2004 44 Deck Salon. We will be summering on Lake Champlain, taking the boat south on the ICW and wintering on the south west coast of Florida. I was wondering if any of the owners of this boat on the forum had any words of wisdom to pass on...
  3. SUMB44

    "New" (to me) 1977 O'day 20

    My wife and I have recently acquired a 1977 O'day 20 as an entry-level foray into family sailing. I learned to sail, and did so recreationally, ages ago when I was on active duty in the Navy. Now, I'm trying to introduce the activity to my wife and son. I have conducted a lot of research, both...
  4. Dbnichols

    Im boat shopping

    Ill start by saying that I am new to sailing. I have spent my life in/on/around the water but in power boats. So, Im not new to boating but know very little about sailing other than that I had had soem oppertunities to sail with some people and have really enjoyed it.. I guess Im getting...
  5. Dbnichols

    Shopping for boats and could use some advice.

    So, I have been shopping for a trailer boat that will be my first boat. I have taken a few lessons and done some "crewing" for local races. I want a boat that I could leave at the docks on my local lake but could also trailor it to a larger lake for a week or 2 at a time. I have 3 boats...
  6. Ghillieman

    Got a Venture 22

    Hello, first I want to introduce myself. I am in college and I have been wanting to sail ever since I did it down in the Florida Keys. I recently bought a V22 for a good price. It needs a little work but the sails are in good shape. I plan to repaint the hull (don't like the color), replace...
  7. A

    First sailboat advice: Sunfish or Victoria 18

    I've recently caught the sailing bug a few weeks ago since going sailing with my friend up on Lake Erie. We spent 2 days/nights on the boat, and it was awesome! It wasn't my first time sailing with him, but spending so much time on the boat made me want to learn how to sail on my own and get my...
  8. M

    Bayfield 25 Updating/ Restoring Tips?

    Hey all, So I recently acquired a '74(?) Bayfield 25 that's definitely seen better days. So far I've redone the electric, had the Yanmar 1GM10 rebuilt, reconditioned the exterior trim and am in process of refinishing the cabin. I guess, what I want to know is what everyone else has done to...