Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 17-01-2014, 07:50   #1
Registered User
 
Captain Pappy's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 43
Captain Pappy, New In Florida- Need Help Too! :)

Hello Everyone,
I am brand new to the forum (about five minutes), though I've read posts
before. I just bought my first sailboat (AHHH! nervous and excited all at once) and immediately admit I'm a novice. I went on one a few times as a kid and sailed a bit in Europe, and a few times last year in the US.

I will also list in the Crew Needed section some much needed help with moving the boat, possible minor engine work, and berating answers to my newbie "what is that thing used for" questions. It is a wonderfully humbling experience to start from nearly the beginning.

About me: I'm funny. Safety oriented (former lifeguard), and considered by most as having the classic swashbuckler movie star looks, a bit like Michael Douglas in Romancing The Stone, albeit a tad younger than he was then (ironically, it's the movie that first inspired me about sailboats).

My boat: a Columbia 32 (9.6 Alan Payne design). It needs minor interior leaks fixed and replacement panels around the salon windows (maybe add port windows vs. non-opening solid plastic). POSSIBLE minor(?) engine work (I should know in a few days). Needs a bottom job and checking the through holes, and an added tank for the head to become compliant.

My goal: possibly live-aboard, do some day-sailing and learn the boat. Then maybe some cruising of the inter-coastal. I have some skills but boating is still new to me. Would love to connect with locals or cruisers passing through to share some laughs, adventures and help me get my feet wet (mostly figuratively I hope). I do need immediate boat help and only know a few local boaters. I'm open to P.M. too. I'll find a good account picture soon.

I hope to become a wonderful asset to the forum. Thanks for having me.
__________________

__________________
Captain Pappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2014, 08:22   #2
Registered User
 
Celestialsailor's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: In Mexico, working on the boat
Boat: Hallberg Rassy 35. and 14ft.Whitehall pulling skiff.
Posts: 8,013
Images: 5
Re: Captain Pappy, New In Florida- Need Help Too! :)

Welcome to the forum...fair winds
__________________

__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow - what a ride!"

http://wwwjolielle.blogspot.com/
Celestialsailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2014, 08:25   #3
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: UK/Portugal
Posts: 20,210
Images: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to boatman61
pirate Re: Captain Pappy, New In Florida- Need Help Too! :)

Hi Pappy.. Welcome to CF.
Enjoy the 'new' boat...
__________________


Born To Be Wild
boatman61 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2014, 08:41   #4
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,980
Re: Captain Pappy, New In Florida- Need Help Too! :)

Welcome to the forum Pappy...

FL.... plenty of folk to help...
__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2014, 08:42   #5
Marine Service Provider
 
Inkwell's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: St. Simons Island, Ga.
Boat: Hunter Legend 37.5 1993
Posts: 241
Send a message via Skype™ to Inkwell
Re: Captain Pappy, New In Florida- Need Help Too! :)

You will enjoy it here. Fair winds
__________________
Eat Well. Savor Life.
Inkwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2014, 09:05   #6
Registered User
 
Captain Pappy's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 43
Re: Captain Pappy, New In Florida- Need Help Too! :)

Wow- thanks for all the warm welcomes!! Nice to see the forum is so active! Hope to meet many of you in my journeys! My crew wanted post is up, though it may fall into repair/fix/help me from myself categories too. HAHA!
__________________
Captain Pappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2014, 09:05   #7
Registered User
 
90footmast's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Astoria OR
Boat: San Juan 29
Posts: 6
Re: Captain Pappy, New In Florida- Need Help Too! :)

Hey Captain Pappy,
Good luck on your new boat, what's your 20?
__________________
90footmast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2014, 09:08   #8
Registered User
 
Captain Pappy's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 43
Re: Captain Pappy, New In Florida- Need Help Too! :)

Haha, I already feel humbled- 90footmast, what do you mean by "20"?
__________________
Captain Pappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2014, 09:10   #9
Registered User
 
90footmast's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Astoria OR
Boat: San Juan 29
Posts: 6
Re: Captain Pappy, New In Florida- Need Help Too! :)

What's your location?
__________________
90footmast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2014, 09:16   #10
Registered User
 
Captain Pappy's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 43
Re: Captain Pappy, New In Florida- Need Help Too! :)

Oh. Currently in St Augustine
__________________
Captain Pappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-01-2014, 18:32   #11
Marine Service Provider
 
oldcal46skipper's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bayou Chico, FL 32507
Boat: Cal Cruising 46 - SATORI
Posts: 231
Re: Captain Pappy, New In Florida- Need Help Too! :)

Welcome to the group. A lot of knowledge here and we are all willing to share.
From the West Coast of Florida, Pensacola
__________________
oldcal46skipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-01-2014, 17:43   #12
Senior Cruiser
 
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,192
Re: Captain Pappy, New In Florida- Need Help Too! :)

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here and you're already an asset. I like those old Columbias and its good to see another one with a new owner.
10-4 is I understand and 10-20 is what's your location. All old Police and CB codes. QTH is what's your location when using HAM.
__________________
John
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2014, 08:44   #13
Registered User
 
Captain Pappy's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 43
Re: Captain Pappy, New In Florida- Need Help Too! :)

Thanks John for the quick cheat-sheet. I have tons of sailing books I've been devouring both pre-boat purchase and post. Do you know other Columbia owners here? Happy to connect with any (I found one so far!!) that read this.
__________________
Captain Pappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2014, 09:31   #14
Senior Cruiser
 
fjwiley1's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Boat: Lindsey Center Cockpit 39' Ketch
Posts: 463
Re: Captain Pappy, New In Florida- Need Help Too! :)

Hey Captain...just catching up to your post....a belated Welcome aboard. I read your other Thread and see you have already received some good advise from several experienced sailors.

I live on the St. John's and was curious as to what's the latest with you boat? Green Cove Springs ?
__________________
enjoy the winds for they are free

S/V Water Wings
fjwiley1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2014, 09:36   #15
Registered User
 
Captain Pappy's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 43
Re: Captain Pappy, New In Florida- Need Help Too! :)

On the St John's too. Doing some engine cleaning/flush and wiring new panels after that. Going to bring her to GCS next month to do some sealant redoing in the interior.
Always happy to meet the local community.
__________________

__________________
Captain Pappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
captain, florida

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:48.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.