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Old 17-08-2012, 19:57   #1
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Thumbs up Greetings from Dana Point Harbor

How's it going sailors? I've been browsing this site for a while researching ranger 33's and islander 36's, so I figured I join up and make myself useful and use this site to its fullest potential.

Currently I have a rickety 26' Ericson, hull #53. It's in need of some work to get it going good again but it'll get there someday.

Looking forward to some good discussions and information on here. There's already a ton of great information on here, so I'm going to have to spend some time digging through it all.

Cheers!
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Old 17-08-2012, 20:44   #2
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Welcome aboard.

I always thought the Islander 36 looked like a nice design. I never sailed on one so I don't know how sea kindly it is.

Good luck on your sailing adventures.
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Old 17-08-2012, 22:20   #3
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From what I've read they seem to be good boats. I know there's one or two maybe doing the Pacific Puddle Jump this year.

I also took some time before I joined up to read about your circumnav adventures maxingout. It looks like you had a great voyage!
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, cactus eyes.
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From what I've read they seem to be good boats. I know there's one or two maybe doing the Pacific Puddle Jump this year.

I also took some time before I joined up to read about your circumnav adventures maxingout. It looks like you had a great voyage!
It was a good trip with my family. No regrets except I would like to have started sooner. But it was the earliest I thought I could make it happen. It's not all fun, but it was extremely rewarding.
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Old 18-08-2012, 17:31   #6
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My dream boat recently sold at your marina-Tashiba 31- I only just discovered it though, with sale pending. Drats!
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Re: Greetings from Dana Point Harbor

G'day cactus.

You've probably already figured out the custom google search is much better than the standard topic search, for actually finding things, so I won't bother telling you about it. Now I just need to go find where Dana Harbour is; never heard of it before.....
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Old 19-08-2012, 12:14   #8
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The tashiba 31 looks like an interesting boat, I don't think I've seen it around here.

Dana is in Southern California.
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Re: Greetings from Dana Point Harbor

And named for Richard Henry Dana, author of Two Years Before the Mast one of the great all time sailing books. Read it if you haven't.

I think the only book from the golden age of sail written by a regular seaman instead of an officer.
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I'll definitely have to check that book out.

Here's a good read of an Islander 36 stuck in some bad weather in Alaska. Essecia Cruises Alaska
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I'll definitely have to check that book out.

Here's a good read of an Islander 36 stuck in some bad weather in Alaska. Essecia Cruises Alaska
It's on Project Gutenberg for free.

Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana - Project Gutenberg in multiple formats.
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Hi Cactus...Bothe the I 36s and R 33s are good boats. offshore with some simple mods. Other good books for stirring the soul are...Wanderer, by Sterling Hayden. Tamada and the Alliance, by Bernard Moitessier and Typee, by Herman Mellville.
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I love Dana Point!

When I first visited the harbor there in '91, I never wanted to leave!

That place is so beautiful, and the temps are just perfect! It would be an ideal liveaboard marina for me!
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Was anchored in Dana Pt a couple of weeks ago for 3 days. Love it.
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Old 23-08-2012, 16:43   #15
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Was anchored in Dana Pt a couple of weeks ago for 3 days. Love it.
You don't happen to have a motorcycle on board do you Dennis?

Some friends and I cruised by a similar good looking ketch recently with a sweet little motorcycle on the front.

edit: Ah, after a closer look I don't think it was the same boat. Still looks like a great boat to cruise on. Plenty of days like that pictured to be had down here though.

dmastern is right, it's a pleasant harbor to live aboard in, but it's "slightly" frowned upon by those in charge of the harbor.
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