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Old 23-01-2019, 08:17   #1
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Thumbs up Hello Everyone! New greenhorn with a sailboat in hands...

Well, I had a chance to purchase a sailboat really inexpensively... and I did without realizing how demanding this hobby is in terms of time, effort and money!

Winter dry storage was almost as expensive as the boat itself! I am scared to learn summer docking fees verdict.

On the other hand I like it! Please help me in bringing this beauty to the former glory. Thank you.

Here is the link to the album I just created: https://imgur.com/a/nWnhrSP


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Old 23-01-2019, 08:31   #2
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Step one.. clear her out and dump all the garbage in a skip and worth saving in your garage or storage.. then clean her insides before making your list of jobs to do.
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Old 23-01-2019, 10:01   #3
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Re: Hello Everyone! New greenhorn with a sailboat in hands...

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Bob.
Good advice, from Boatie.
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Old 23-01-2019, 12:55   #4
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Re: Hello Everyone! New greenhorn with a sailboat in hands...

Welcome aboard bokakob! I’d say just clean her up and get her sailing as soon as you can. Once you are out sailing you’ll realize why it was worth it! The engine looks ok, any info if it runs or not? Good luck, keep us posted! That boat’s got a good rep!
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Old 23-01-2019, 19:29   #5
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Re: Hello Everyone! New greenhorn with a sailboat in hands...

Do people in NYC sail in January? I don't think so!

Do what Boatie suggested. Triage the garbage into known junk, may be junk, known valuable. Latter two to garage, store room or whatever. Clean thoroughly. Then you can start fresh when and as ready.

But Don's right, you know, sail her the very first opportunity you can make. That's how you find out how to prioritize the jobs. All boats have jobs they want you to do. It's life.

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Do people in NYC sail in January? I don't think so!
I don't know, they might! I don't want to presume too much... I've seen people jump into frozen lakes on purpose.. and worse than that I've seen people sail the SF bay in summer!
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Old 23-01-2019, 19:46   #7
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Re: Hello Everyone! New greenhorn with a sailboat in hands...

If you're around NYC start doing your research for summer slip/mooring early as places do fill up.
The city run a few which will keep your cost down. You should also take into account where you want to sail, the rivers have a lot of current which makes it hard to get from say the long island side sand down to Manhattan or from 79th street marina around to the Long island side.
Mooring is cheaper.than slip, but slip will make it easier to do projects while you're on the water.
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Don't put her in the water til you replace those gate valves with seacocks.
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