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Old 10-09-2014, 14:53   #1
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Hello From Jacksonville Florida

Hello fello sailors my name is Captain Steve ....Me and captain Ron...."kurt russel" have alot of similarities because I bought my 38 foot custom built once skooner cat rig now single masted cat rig sloop for 600$ stuck in the mud floating derlict from palatka my story is very long and like most unbelivable i started 2 years ago on this project boat knowing one day she would sail again and i could rent my house and leave jax fl for good. I have a unigue one of a kind build by a Charles M Strayer if any one has heard of this man i have had the please of his company a fee times......My boay features a custom dagger board keel with 3 locking points of drafting 4, 6.5 and 9.5 feet with a 2000 lb lead balest at the base of this droping keel hea designed the boat like a freedom 40 but did 38 however my custom bow roller and rear davits and dive platforms and stern mount tiller rudder make her a 42 i have brought her back to life and have full restoration pictures my main sail is a two ply wrap around mast sail my mast is a aluminum light poles and this boat has an interior structure built like a tank just wanted to share maybe see some replies i am also hunting for a barient 22 winch or winch drum for sale and will be trying to crusie threw more threads for a barient 22 windlass for sale thanks for interst everyone......I was able to sail her in 4-6 seas on my birthday the 4 th of july and averaged 4-6 knots in a 15 mph wind i was hopeimg for more and any of you seasoned sailors readers of Crusing World Magasine?....My boat was issued 1983 Design Comletion Winner .....cant wait to figure out more Bout this forum and post more pictures...... oh yes btw im 31 and chasing the dream never owned a boat bogger than my 12 ft jon boat i got White Dolphim unstuck with......

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Old 10-09-2014, 15:00   #2
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Oh yes " if i we ever get lost we'll just pull over and ask for directions"

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Old 10-09-2014, 15:31   #3
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Howdy and Welcome aboard!

Having a boat is either a pleasure or a pain. It sounds like have found great pleasure.
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Old 10-09-2014, 16:34   #4
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My pleasure my pain my adventure my future all in one my sonce of accopmlishment my i told you so my floating liabilty my i cant wait to go on a very long vacation all in one.....i love my floating back yard as long as i can see for miles

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Here she ia

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Old 10-09-2014, 18:16   #6
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Congratulations. She looks to be afloat which is a really good sign.
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Welcome aboard, Capt. Steve! Looks like a dream. Happy cruising!
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Re: Hello From Jacksonville Florida

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I was trying to identify where you are in this photo. ....Julinton Creek? Green Cove? Ortega River? .... I can't really tell! I'm at Fleming Island Marina just outside Doctor's Lake and we'll be here until the new year when we'll be southbound. Keep us posted of your adventures!
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Old 11-09-2014, 05:10   #9
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Hey hudson im actually north of you hiding on the other side of exchange island next to the mathews bridge with some heavy anchors and multiple bow lines down for safe keeping it a great place for me to allways keep an eye om being i travel the bridge daily

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I guess you're in a well protected place behind Exchange Island. I'm open to much fetch to the NE and SE. I need to hide away in a tropical storm, but I'll be off cruising again after Christmas.

Is that only a dive platform at your stern that is split by your rudder or some fancy dinghy lift apparatus? The dark vertical lines make it appear to be a track of some sort.
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Lol those are custom made dive platforms to fit the reverse transom nothing special there just some old steel bedframe angle iron....scraps....and pressure treated 2 x 12 s heavily varnished .the rudder is in between them and they are individual nothing fancy no dingy lift aparatus....but if i remove one plank i Mount a 15 hp short shaft johnson as my back up motor it works enough to not stress my diesel main....due to age and exspense i try to run most my ours on the expendable 15 hp the thrust bearing on the diesel was seiezed when i got her was able to inseize it and grease it but only like to use it when nesscary so the plat form works great for the lil motor wich is also great that the lil motor can be used like a thruster motor to 360 the 42 ft boat easier...i dont mind draggen a high bowed 12 ft jon boat instead of a saggy inflatable.....

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I wanted to post another pic i truely love the lines of this boat

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Welcome WhiteDolphin2...Your sailboat looks great.....Being able to view it everyday is a treat.

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