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Old 19-07-2016, 11:53   #1
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My name is Robert. I am married with daughter (9 Months). I am about to be 30. And am hoping to buy my first sailboat. 17' Newport.

I've been a long time reader of the forums but obviously just started posting!


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Old 19-07-2016, 12:50   #2
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Hi Rob, welcome here... good to get your daughter started young (sailing, not drinking beer!)! Have fun, send photos!
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Welcome aboard, Robert & family!
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Old 19-07-2016, 13:34   #4
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I'm gonna be picking up my first sailboat. 17' Newport. I know nothing about it.... So any info will help!!


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Not sure if you have seen these:
Newport 17 - Boat Design Forums
Sailboat 17 Photo Gallery, Newport
NEWPORT 17 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

Never seen one but it looks like a good, little, light air, calm water boat. Hope it works out for you.
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Old 19-07-2016, 16:08   #6
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Welcome! Oh, I don't know, she looks old enough to drink to me, just not on watch. Hey, have a great time learning basics of sailing on the Newport, then if you like it, consider moving up to a pocket cruiser that you can take out overnight and which introduces you to the rest - nav, engines, weather, anchoring, electrical systems, electronics, and the like. Be sure to post when you have a question - everyone here started at some point, and we're all somewhere on the journey.
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Gonna be picking up my N17 today ... I know it needs a little bit of work. Where on the forum can I start a thread about the N17 inquire about help?


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Hey Rob - Congratulations! As to where you should post I would guess that either "Our Community" or "Monohull Sailboats" would be the place to start. Make sure you post pictures!
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The centerboard will not stay up for some reason. Has a rope and winch system. Gotta figure this out.


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Hmmmm. Could it be that the rope is not attached to the centerboard.......At least, you're getting to start off with a simple problem. Congratulations on your purchase.
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The centerboard will not stay up for some reason. Has a rope and winch system. Gotta figure this out.


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The centerboard will not stay up for some reason. Has a rope and winch system. Gotta figure this out.


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It's a gravity thing
At least it should not be too hard to fix, Don't go down the anti grav route though, that one is tough
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