Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 25-06-2010, 03:50   #1
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 20
Hi from England

I've been sailing for donkeys' years, almost always racing in the past, but now slowing down to cruising.
Also slowly doing up a 50 year old wooden Firefly.
Based near Winchester, England.

TimThornton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-06-2010, 04:08   #2
Senior Cruiser
skipmac's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: 29 49.16 N 82 25.82 W
Boat: Pearson 422
Posts: 11,234
Hi Tim,

Welcome to cruisers forum. Nice to have more folks from the go fast crowd on board to help us slow, cruising types to figure out how to get the boat moving a little better.

For myself, I thought racing was what I would try when I got too old to cruise. Seems pretty easy since all the pictures I see of racers everyone is just sitting on the rail dangling their feet.

The water is always bluer on the other side of the ocean.
skipmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-06-2010, 04:31   #3
Registered User
Eleven's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Southampton UK
Boat: Jaguar 22 mono called Arfur.
Posts: 1,220
Images: 3
Hi Tim, I'm Southampton based, moored at Quayside Marina,off Quayside Rd, by the Northam bridge.
If you want to get out there now and then I'd be glad of some sail trimming instruction, if the wind ever blows! She need f4 to 6 for a good day! All this 'variable' stuff is driving me nuts.
I'm a bit of a novice, 100 hrs to date skippering my own boat, not much else. Just clocked another 50 as delivery crew from Ipswich to Poole but again that was mostly motoring with a sail up. Interesting, but when it got exciting we had to drop the sails, old boat, iffy rigging, leaky. (Catalac 9m).
Good luck with your project, is she on the hard locally?
Ex Prout 31 Sailor, Now it's a 22ft Jaguar called 'Arfur' here in sunny Southampton, UK.
A few places left in Quayside Marina and Kemps Marina.
Eleven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2010, 19:25   #4
Senior Cruiser
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,169
Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
kind regards,
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 11:43   #5
Registered User
anglooff's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Boat in Panama
Boat: Vandestadt ketch 42
Posts: 357
Welcome aboard,
One idyllic summer holiday on the Kyles of Bute (Scotland) when I was a young teenager my brother in law (who had taught me to sail in a mirror), joined us and through his friend we were able to borrow/use one (firefly) during our stay. Wonderful dinghy. wonderful memories. However you mentioned cruising, will you use it as a tender or is it to allow you to continue racing?

Best Regards

anglooff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 07:56   #6
Registered User
swagman's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Winter land based UK New Forest. Summer months away. Making the transition from sail to power this year - scary stuff.
Boat: Super Van Craft 1320 Power Yacht
Posts: 2,175
Images: 10
Send a message via Skype™ to swagman
G'Day and welcome,
A 40 year old Firefly - must be one of the younger ones!
I think the first ones were built in the mid 40's and I still think they are lovely.

Don't take life too seriously. No ones going to make it out alive......Go see our blog at
swagman is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crew Available: Based in New England, but Willing to Go Anywhere RandyB Crew Archives 5 11-07-2010 19:43
Crew Wanted: Cruising New England Rayallyn Crew Archives 3 24-06-2010 11:00
Hello from Nottingham, England ! Sal+Al Meets & Greets 7 16-04-2010 15:04
Hello from England Pete7 Meets & Greets 7 22-08-2009 15:28
Hello - from England Kelvinleggatt Meets & Greets 3 23-07-2008 11:16

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:31.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.