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Old 02-04-2012, 11:14   #31
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Learned ony fathers 14' Dolphin.
24' wooden cutter, first and last woodie
28' flush deck Cal
Chartered in the Caribe,
Gulf star 50
Beneteau 51
Chartering those two boats took us to the dark side, cats
Catfisher32
Cherokee35
Edel. 43
Gemini 3200
Solaris Sunstar 36
Seawind 1000 with 4' hull extensions
Seawind 1000 with 3' hull extensions, our current boat.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:34   #32
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aluminium skiff
laser
sunfish
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tartan 10
rodgers 26
metal mast 30
g-cat
sol cat
hobie 16
Inter 17R
Pearson Vanguard
Allied Seawind II

Still have the I17 and the Seawind, but the seawind is in mexico waiting to come home.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:41   #33
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That makes two. Care to share those first experiences on your own capable boat?

The first time I took my own boat out all I wanted to do was get fuel to get ready for the 3 trip to bring it home. And I ended up going aground for 6 hours in the channel because they had taken the markers out!

The next 3 days got to experience fog, high wind, a gail, steep seas, broken autopilot in rough conditions, broken head sail furling line in rough conditions, running out of the fuel I had gone aground to get.

Later that first year had a few things break, like the main halyard in a rough seaway with waves 10-15'. Dragging anchors, electrical stuff that just stops working, engines that don't start (more electric connection problems).

So............just the normal welcome to sailing stuff!

The past 2 years haven't really had any problems. Don't know if this is because we're better sailors or if it is just because it takes more to freak us out now.

Also when it comes down to it most of the stuff was nothing compared to fires and flooding etc. that I experienced when on submarine duty in the Navy.
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:02   #34
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Short list for me.

'81 Hobie18

'78 Pearson323


Rented beach cats in the early 80's during Air Force training in Biloxi, MS. Had dreams of sailing the world. Knew I'd end up on a boat sooner or later. Should have been sooner.

Sailed the Hobie since purchase in 2006, as I started researching what mono-hull to purchase that I could afford and felt right to me.

Bought the Pearson summer 2010 in St. Pete, FL. Coastal cruise north to the 'bama summer 2011. Taking my time dodging weather for two and half months to end up here in Orange Beach. One of the best experiences of my life, without a doubt.

Full time on board for a year now with no plans to change. Dreams of a world cruise are long gone, but if I can cruise to the Keys and Bahamas in the years before I'm too old, that will be good enough for me.

My Pearson was well cared for and has traveled fairly far, from Nova Scotia to Trinidad. Nothing would make me happier than to retrace the wanderings of the previous owners.
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:07   #35
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Boats I have owned:

Plywood, self built Sailfish- learned to sail on her
Y-Flyer- really nice and fast lake sailor
Venture (Macgregor) 22- stable, weighted centerboard
O'Day DaySailer 17- great family daysailer
Hunter 29.5- sailied like crap, sold in less than 1 year
Jeanneau 36.2- great all around coastal cruiser
Saga 43- hot performance cruiser, but had structural build issues
Island Packet 37- built like a tank, great liveaboard cruiser
J/32- loved that boat, sailed to weather like on rails
Island Packet Cat 35- heavy, slow for a cat but a great liveaboarder
O'Day 15- just bought this POS knockabout day sailer, ok so far

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Old 02-04-2012, 12:25   #36
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Progression of boats I have owned:

Glastron 14 gaff rigged
Hobie Turbo 14
Venture 222
Tanzer 26
S2 11.0C is my current which I hope to splash in 3 months when the new floating docks are installed.
The last 2 are Ike boats that were bought for next to nothing. I've really enjoyed putting them back in working order. The S2 was a diamond in the rough, she's really starting to shine now.
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:31   #37
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...Maybe some of you had no progression at all, and your first and current boat is Santa Cruz 50
Shot across the bow....I've tried to keep the boat length matched to the age...

Scared to death as a babe in a Thistle.
As a kid an El Toro dinghy.
Then a Lido 14.
A Columbia Challenger (24)
Then as a 1960's teen we'd take the babes out on SF Bay with dad's Cal 36 which later on I restored and cruised to Mexico for a few years until two years ago...
The Santa Cruz 50.

I've raced, delivered, repaired, and messed around is many other boats, and catamarans, big and small.
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:35   #38
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Thanks Deck.
This is a fun thread!!
kind regards,
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:46   #39
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Learned ony fathers 14' Dolphin.
24' wooden cutter, first and last woodie
28' flush deck Cal
Chartered in the Caribe,
Gulf star 50
Beneteau 51
Chartering those two boats took us to the dark side, cats
Catfisher32
Cherokee35
Edel. 43
Gemini 3200
Solaris Sunstar 36
Seawind 1000 with 4' hull extensions
Seawind 1000 with 3' hull extensions, our current boat.
Guess I should say that our first cat, the Catfisher 32 almost chased us back to monohulls.
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Old 02-04-2012, 13:21   #40
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2009-2012 Reinell 22, with little fixing up
2012 Reinell 26, total refit (in progress)
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Old 02-04-2012, 13:40   #41
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I can't make up my mind I keep going back and forth between sail and power...

18' Renken daysailer
16' Glastron runabout
23' Hunter sailboat
25' Crownline cruiser
30' Celebrity cruiser
Current: 41' Hunter sailboat
Next (and final): probably trawler

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Hum, well learned on my brothers Coronado15 and hobie 14 back in the mid seventies around Savannah, Georgia, Then had a force 5 dinghy for 4-5 years. Got distracted by life for a while. Finally got back into sailing on a Oday 22. Then lived/sailed on a Tayana 37 for three years. For the last 5 years lived sailed on my own Islander 34. Enjoyed every minute too...
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Shot across the bow....I've tried to keep the boat length matched to the age...

Scared to death as a babe in a Thistle.
As a kid an El Toro dinghy.
Then a Lido 14.
A Columbia Challenger (24)
Then as a 1960's teen we'd take the babes out on SF Bay with dad's Cal 36 which later on I restored and cruised to Mexico for a few years until two years ago...
The Santa Cruz 50.

I've raced, delivered, repaired, and messed around is many other boats, and catamarans, big and small.
Didn't mean for it to be a shot across your bow, but if the shoe fits, which it doesn't in your case, you did have a progression before your current rocket ship.
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UK, Learnt to sail on my father's Robert Tucker caprice, 18'

Australia, Swanson dart 22'
Timber top hat 25'
Spacesailer 24.
Santana 28,
Thomas Colvin Gazelle42' Liveaboard and cruise.
Swanson Carmen class 31'
Roberts 34, Timber.
Now have Sunmaid 20', Careel 18" and John Welsford "navigator" 15' open boat.

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