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Old 17-09-2013, 10:05   #1
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Hey Yall! Young Guy Looking Forward to Adventure

Hey all! New to the forum, and excited to see and read about everyone's adventures! I'm a 21 year old student here in Tampa looking forward to getting my "new" boat, a 21' project boat I got for a steal (i hope, if it dosn't become a moneypit hahaha). It's a Bayliner Buccaneer, which is deff. not the FASTEST boat ever built, nor the newest, but I plan on gutting the interior and making it my own personal portal to adventure!

I've also never sailed anything bigger than a daysailer so if you have any tips, sites, pdf's or ideas for my bathtub with a sail, hit me up I'm excited and willing to learn
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Old 17-09-2013, 10:38   #2
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Welcome aboard! Hope you get your new boat ready and on the water soon. Happy cruising!
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Old 17-09-2013, 10:46   #3
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Re: Hey Yall! Young Guy Looking Forward to Adventure

Sweet. I'm excited for you.

Advice; Read a sailing "how-to" book, sail, take a cruising class, sail, make sailing friends, sail, fix what's broken, sail,...........in three years buy a bigger boat, sail.

Stay safe.
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Re: Hey Yall! Young Guy Looking Forward to Adventure

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Don't gut the major bulkheads unless they are rotten. You'll need to save some of the interior for patterns.
Get a copy of "This Old Boat" and go from there.
"Start Sailing Right!" is a good basic sailing guide.
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Sail her for three months before you do ANYTHING unless its vital to safety then do it a bit at a time, go sailing, make sure it works, then do the next bit.
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