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Old 01-04-2012, 17:40   #1
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Your Boat Progression - Care to Share ?

I've always been curious what the boat progression was for the folks here on CF. Maybe some of you had no progression at all, and your first and current boat is Santa Cruz 50, or even a Sundeer. I'll lead off, mine is a bit of a snooze......

1960's Flying Junior family owned
1970's Rhodes 19 friend owned
1980's Holder 14 Sacramento State U
1990's Cal 40 first self owned
1990's Balboa 26 friend owned
2000's Corsair F28 brother owned
2010's None, looking for a multi
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Old 01-04-2012, 18:24   #2
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1970's 18 foot wooden sloop, single cylinder, no tranny, open flywheel donk. Family boat
1970's couple of bodged together dinghy's. Kid projects. Sails made from bedsheets, etc...
1980-1990's sailboatless (various stinkboats)
1990's brother in law 36 sloop, colleagues 50 foot yacht. Very limited activity
2000's rentals and charters.
2005 and on - maxi 77 (25 foot sloop) my first owned sailboat
2005 and on - J24s, Benneteau First 40.7, various other 35-42 foot race boats - crewing
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Old 01-04-2012, 18:28   #3
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Re: Your boat progression, care to share?

learned to sail a Super Porpose
Sailed various small boats; Sunfish, Sailfish, Cape Dorey 10, Buckaneer, Prindtl, Hobie 16, Hobie 18, Tornado, Cal 40, many club racing boats 30 to 40 ft, various charter vessels 35 to 45 ft, Camper-Nicholson 58 Ketch.
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How did you like your Cal 40?
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Old 01-04-2012, 18:37   #5
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Re: Your boat progression, care to share?

Hobie 16 Parents Owned
Sabre 28
Niagara 35
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Old 01-04-2012, 18:51   #6
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Re: Your boat progression, care to share?

2003 13' Runabout
2005 23' Sea Ray Weekender
2006 - chartered a beneteau first 50 that ruined my life.
2007 Pearson 424
2012 the perfect boat for me. Cheap, really old, steel, total project, unknown builder, CRAZY heavy and strong. oh, and paid for
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2006 - chartered a beneteau first 50 that ruined my life.
Ruined, How?
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Old 01-04-2012, 19:09   #8
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I took the Sea Ray up to the San Juans. I visited every harbor I'd been in the Beneteau in the previous 5 days in about 2 hours. Then I came back down to Federal Way and realized that I really didn't need to be in a hurry to spend ANOTHER $500 in gas... and damn that stoopit sailboat was nice... let's do that!

I was perfectly happy with my little Sea Ray, and that damned beneteau along with reading bumfuzzle.com really messed me up and created a full-blown obsession.
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Re: Your boat progression, care to share?

I'm assuming you mean just the ones that I skippered and not the ones I crewed on.

Old gaff headed wood lake boats in Chiemsee, Germany
Wildflower 12 foot sloops
Lido 14
Capri 14
Rebel 16
Knockabout 26 (wood version)
Catalina 22
Catalina 27
Columbia 21
Lightnings
Rhodes 19
Widgeon 12
Sunfish
Lasers
Hobie 16
Naples Sabot (owned)
Catalina 22 (owned)
Mariner 35 (owned)
Knockabout (fiberglass version)
Cascade 42 (rebuilding and owned)
El Toro/Sabot (built and owned)
Herreshoff 12 dinghy for Marco Polo (built and owned)
Scorpion 14 (rebuilt and owned)
Walker Bay 10
West Wight Potter 19
International Folkboat 26
Celestial 45 (interisland delivery)
Cal 2-46 (interisland delivery)

Oops nearly forgot the Flying Juniors

I think that covers nearly all of them.
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Re: Your boat progression, care to share?

1967-71 Learned to sail on Rhodes 19 then crewed 44' Naval Academy yawl.
Rented miscellaneous boats for a few years.
1983 Bought first boat, Erickson 30+.
Raced a One Design 14 for a few years.
2003 Upgraded to current FP Belize 43.
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Old 01-04-2012, 19:51   #11
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1955- 1965 8' sailing pram, sailfish, super sailfish, locally designed Nike, Sunfish.
1965-1975 Motorcycles, girls, Mustang, married, child
1976-present Hobie 16, Catalina 22, Catalina 25, Catalina 34, Morgan/Catalina 41 Out Islander with 6 Partners in the BVI simultanious with the 34, Pacific Seacraft 37 (cruised for 10 years), Bristol 41.1. 1963 Carver Mahogany Runabout, Kayaks, Dyer Sailing Dinghy. Continuous boat ownership 1976- Present with the Bristol as our main boat with the last group as diversions.
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First sail boat was a Folkboat I bought in 1957 kept till 59, had a bunch of Fishing boats, and deliverd boats up till 1964 then ran boats in VN.till 1969. then deliverd big fish boats all over the darn place till 1972 then started bilding a colvin schooner finished in 1980 after a 5 yr delay doing some other work for the Gov. sailed the colvin with connie till 2005 when we came to Louisiana to take care of connies dad! we are now looking for our new vessel! Hope it will be the last!
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Old 01-04-2012, 20:34   #13
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60s Pelican
70s FJ
80s none
90s/00s Thistle, Columbia Challenger
06 LeCompte Medalist
09 Dreadnought 32

The Pelican was my intro on S.F. Bay. My dad got it for me and helped clean it up we stored it at my uncles houseboat over in Richmond and sailed it out of there. Used also to rent Lido's at Lake Merced closer to home. Later sailed with a friend on his dad's old beater plywood/glass Merc and had a the chance to crew on a Bird a few times.

Loved that little FJ... worked at a Lake Erie USCG station and sailed that thing every day. The station was just up the road from Douglas-McCloud and spent time crewing on Thistles and Highlanders.

Single-handed the Thistle out of Marina Del Rey. Challenging that! Never went over thank goodness (was never very confident about wrestling that girl back up by myself out in a swell) and mostly reefed down once anyway. Really enjoyed the Challenger... again sailed the hell out of that one. Easy to singlehand, responsive and fast enough for me with a great handicap! Sailed a Flicka, Santana 22 (talk about responsive!) and Cal 20.

LeCompte Medalist... lordy lordy what a mess. She was a freebie HA HA Ha... the boat was falling apart faster than I could fix it. All the glue was lettting go on the cabinetry... the internal chainplates were swelling the hull with their rusting . The hull seemed about the same thickness as my old Thistle. Grrrl said she wanted to go sailing away but we needed a bigger boat. Sold my Challenger and have been seriously challenged ever since.

I'm getting used to this great beast of a Dreadnought and though she is feels like too much boat for me to solo right now that will change. Worth the learning curve for such a tough little sea boat that will handle the miles easily.
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How did you like your Cal 40?
Cal 40 was a hot boat. We raced against Erickson 39 and Tartan 41. Good ol' days. It really kicked A. It was struck by lightning in its slip one weekend and lost after bad deal with the insurance agent. I raced Heritage One Ton after that for 20 years. We were 3rd place boat of the year on Lake Erie one season. We took a lot of flags and had a lot of fun. The boat is still on the lake and taking trophies.

I would recommend either boat. (photos of Heritage)
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Thanks. The Cal 40 was my first passage capable, and I thought it was the fastest boat alive till meeting up with a Santa Cruz 50.
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