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Old 08-08-2015, 16:37   #1
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Thomas Colvin Sailboats

Have just acquired a Thomas Colvin designed 42ft steel hull ketch and it is in need.Does anybody know anything about these yachts?

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Re: Thomas Colvin Sailboats

Many of them were owner built. So a lot depends on the skills of the owner/builder. If you're not fully competent to survey a steel boat you might want to find a surveyor who has experience with them.

Years ago I met a couple who had built a Tom Colvin design in aluminum. He told me he had just learned how to weld aluminum in a night class when the several tons of aluminum was delivered to his home. He took one look at it and asked himself if he could really build a boat out of that. Two years later it was well enough along that he and his wife went off cruising in it, finishing it as they went.

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Re: Thomas Colvin Sailboats

I believe Bob and Connie had a Gazelle...maybe look them up in the member's area?
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Re: Thomas Colvin Sailboats

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Have just acquired a Thomas Colvin designed 42ft steel hull ketch and it is in need.Does anybody know anything about these yachts?
Howdy Nowhereman and Welcome Aboard CF!

I like the Colvin designs.

Which one (that is, which design) did you get?

Since you are new to the forum I will post a few tips below that I think will help you. They may not be what you expect, but I believe they will help you in the near term and in the long run if you intend to spend much time here on this forum and if you wish to gain the most from the knowledge available and shared here etc.

1. There is a nice Thomas Colvin website. Search for it and read the background on the man, his designs, and his own cruising using his own boats.

2.There are also some "social groups" within the forum that are more focused on special interests.

Here are a couple you might find interesting:

Cruisers & Sailing Forums - All Groups
Metal Boat Owners Group (78 members)
Cruisers & Sailing Forums - Metal Boat Owners

Take a look at the Cruising WIKI that is found via the tab up on the top menu bar of the forum. It has a LOT of information in it you might find fun, interesting, or helpful.

When you fill out your profile here, I suggest you upload some photos of your boat to an album in your profile.

B]Want to Post Photos? [/B]
Here is a FAQ page on how to post photos here.
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4.Looking for Quick Answers?

This is the best and fastest method I have found to the answers I seek here.
Since you are relatively new to the forum, here is my favorite friendly forum search tip: Look at the green menu bar on the forum pages for the drop down "Search" menu. Click on that to drop down a list of search functions. From that drop down menu select the GOOGLE CUSTOM search feature (the second box down) and then enter several different descriptive terms for your topic of interest. That will do a Custom google search of ONLY this site and it is likely to find answers to your questions or results for you. Note: this is different from using the regular forum search box or field. Also note, this is NOT found if you use the CF app. It IS found if you use a web browser such as Safari, etc.

To get you started, I did a quick Google search of the forum for you. Here are the results.
colvin - Google Search

Have fun reading and learning about your new boat!
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