Originally Posted by thinwater
You've been around boats so long, and you can't splice single
You are being silly.
It's not my thing. Splicing, boat maintenance
etc. I only do it when absolutely necessary. Plus it interrupts my cycling, running, and working out time.
I spent most of my time on learning racing
, boat setup, etc when not actually racing
or practicing. We raced 10 months out of the year on the Gulf Coast
back in the day. Plus you don't pick up much sailing info on the lower Eastern Shore as I'm sure you are probably aware.
I got into sailing for the racing/competition. But I do like being on the water
and when I saw this old boat sitting there on the Eastern Shore after a long run I took back in the summer of 2011, I bought it for the $2,000. No survey
, no nothing. It had been sitting there for 5 years having been left by the owner on his return trip to Massachusetts
from a 2 year sail to Florida
. Come to find out, the old man had totally reconditioned the boat before his trip. (except for the lifelines, engine
, and mainsail)
It's my monohull
training vessel, and I've learn a lot from this old boat except which type my next one will be. Full or fin keel
, 30' or 35' plus, shoal or deep draft
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