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Old 17-08-2010, 09:57   #1
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Hi everybody

I just bought a 28' colvic sea rover, the "Albatross". I live in the Fl panhandle, but I'm about to take to the sea, partially because of the all black gold in the water. I've been sailing since I was 8- a lot, but this Is only my 2nd boat with a motor or an anchor. (The sea rover has 3!) and I'm totally new to cruising. I appreciate any advice you old saltys have to offer, and I'll do my best to add what I can to the discussion- not much.


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Old 17-08-2010, 13:20   #2
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Congrats!!! Hope our old salties know somehing for you. Most have chewed a bit much whacky-tobbacy so beware!


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Old 17-08-2010, 13:29   #3
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Welcome to the forum Max.
I must admit..I'm not at all familiar with that brand of boat.
As a boat junkie...(and there are many here) I would sure appreciate some more details of the boat and a picture here and there wouldn't hurt.
Are you living aboard now?
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Ooh, congratulations!!! Have fun and keep us informed - we're jealous and want to join you on a cyber-journey!
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Old 19-08-2010, 13:28   #5
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
I just did a search on the Sea Rover. Looks like a very sturdy comfortable cruiser. Is yours a pilot house model with bilge keels?
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Old 21-08-2010, 09:37   #6
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The boat was made in Essex. Eng. 1970. It is a triple bildge setup with the center keel carrying 4000lb, lead. It's not the pilot house model, it has a smallish but very deep cockpit. Its easy to duck down in but hard to see out of. Tiller steering.It has a short mast with redundant over sized rigging all around. It has been outfitted with a 3' ss bowsprit at some time in its life, and it appears pretty well attached.
The boat tracks straight, most of the time. I sailed it solo for the first time a couple days ago and I barely touched the tiller. Ive had it up to 5 knts towing a dinghy with a dirty bottom. It does better than expected upwind. It doesn't point very high, but it slides very little b/c of all the finage underwater.
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The boat was made in Essex. Eng. 1970. It is a triple bildge setup with the center keel carrying 4000lb, lead. It's not the pilot house model, it has a smallish but very deep cockpit. Its easy to duck down in but hard to see out of. Tiller steering.It has a short mast with redundant over sized rigging all around. It has been outfitted with a 3' ss bowsprit at some time in its life, and it appears pretty well attached.
The boat tracks straight, most of the time. I sailed it solo for the first time a couple days ago and I barely touched the tiller. Ive had it up to 5 knts towing a dinghy with a dirty bottom. It does better than expected upwind. It doesn't point very high, but it slides very little b/c of all the finage underwater.
This boat has been cruising the carribean for atleast 15 years. Her name is the Albatross.
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