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Old 06-06-2009, 21:24   #16
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Thanks First Mate, I have enjoyed your posts. I've just moved back onto a boat after 8 years on land so I feel very rusty. I am having to relearn a lot of basic skills, a couple of week ago I hanked on the jib and clipped on the halyard without ever looking up to see if it was all clear-newbie mistake! the captain had to untangle the halyard and he looked at me like "oh boy, did I pick the wrong crew"
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:35   #17
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thanks for the encouragement. often wonder how my posts are taken.

forget the oopsies. I guarantee you the skipper has screwed up plenty, probably yesterday. If he gets his knickers in a wad too easily, find someplace else to crew on a boat. plenty of boats need pleasant crew. sober optional. well, need to be sober enough!

let me know if you see a boat I should buy in Kemah, Texas. been looking for a while.
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:02   #18
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First Mate,
Actually that Captain is really great to sail with and the boat is a sister ship to my boat. So even though my boat is out of commission for a while, I get to sail a CD30
From what I gather your looking for a big beautiful cat right? Kemah/clearlake is actually the third (?correct me someone) largest port for sail/power boats. That is, it has a lot of sail and power boats. I think we have around 10-15,000 and I'm not including trailer boats, IKE brought that down about 30%, but it still is a lot of boats.
Give me a short list and I keep an "sharp weather eye out"

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PS I may be exaggerating the size but thats what any good sailor would do
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Old 07-06-2009, 14:17   #19
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Hi ocean girl, from a seabrook marina liveaboard. have you thought about seabrook, its a little ways from the noise of the boardwalk, and pretty cheap, comparatively i'm told.
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Old 07-06-2009, 19:19   #20
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Hank, Tell me more! what marinas are you talking about? I haven't been on that side of the bridge in years. I checked out Seabrook Shipyard but the office was a bit snobby to me, I figure they had attitudes about live aboards.(did I just get them on a bad day?) I lived at Lakewood for a spell and liked it but the hurricane....
Here is what I am looking for
1 Quiet, I'm not a party animal, but I do love company.
2 Floating piers of adequate height for storm surges
3 shower house-my boat doesn't have a shower or at least one I want to use everday.
My baby draws 4'3" and only backs to starboard. I was thinking of a T-head spot as I am singlehanding and learning about this boat at the same time.

Any input would be greatly appreciated,
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Old 08-06-2009, 17:57   #21
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Hi from a Tartan sailor

Hi Ocean Girl --

I own Betty Lou, a 1979 Tartan 37. I've read your parents book and blame it for leading me to my own Tartan. I love the boat, and my wife and I have plans for a lot of off shore sailing here in the Pacific Northwest ( I'm not a tropical kind of guy, I love the cold rainy NW weather).

Good luck with your refit, and give your folks a hello from a T37 man!
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Old 08-06-2009, 19:08   #22
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alpinist55,
Great to hear from a Tartan 37! I loved Tigger and even looked at one for myself, but I singlehand and thought it would be too much for me. Mom said to email her if you guys have any questions about boat handling and such, so I pm you her address.
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hey OG, representing from Galveston Bay. CBII "the boat" is in boardwalk and you really get used to getting through the traffic. as well as great amenaties, hot tub, pool, great showers and floating docks that only lost one boat from Ike, which prob would have sank even if the storm didnt come.

best part about galveston bay is the friday night fireworks.
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Old 08-06-2009, 22:10   #24
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Gtownh20,
I didn't know we had fireworks! I need to get down that way. I seem to always be down below upside down in the bilge or something. I have got a girlfriend from work (we are nurses) who has a friend there. He is on a Tayanna 37 (spell?). I don't know his name but Her name is Greta you know em? I know that is vague, but ya never know its a small world.
I will check out the boardwalk, Thanks.
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the fireworks are out in the bay. go anchor out by 2030 fri nights and theres a big barge and a 4th of july style show every week!

when my buddy lived in watergate you could see them from the marine.

dont know your friend but if she is a liveaboard im sure she know the boat neigbor Roz.
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Old 15-06-2009, 21:40   #26
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Sorry for the late reply, ive been away from an internet connection. Seabrook can be quite snobby. Not sure what their problem is. Somedays they are ok though. Dean the harbormaster is almost always in a bad mood. It is pretty quiet, especially in back which is a descent distance from the bridge. I pay 200 a month for a 32ft slip, which i'm told is a descent price, but i haven't shopped around to be honest. The security guards here are very friendly I must throw that in.


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Hank, Tell me more! what marinas are you talking about? I haven't been on that side of the bridge in years. I checked out Seabrook Shipyard but the office was a bit snobby to me, I figure they had attitudes about live aboards.(did I just get them on a bad day?) I lived at Lakewood for a spell and liked it but the hurricane....
Here is what I am looking for
1 Quiet, I'm not a party animal, but I do love company.
2 Floating piers of adequate height for storm surges
3 shower house-my boat doesn't have a shower or at least one I want to use everday.
My baby draws 4'3" and only backs to starboard. I was thinking of a T-head spot as I am singlehanding and learning about this boat at the same time.

Any input would be greatly appreciated,
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Old 15-06-2009, 21:56   #27
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Hank,
When I didn't hear back I thought, ye gads he probably works at seabrook and I made that snobby remark
200, thats a good price. is that with liveaboard fee and are they floating docks? How did you guys fair in IKE? good protection? Pier accommodate storm surge height?

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Old 16-06-2009, 08:25   #28
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Kemah/clearlake is actually the third (?correct me someone) largest port for sail/power boats.
That is correct - or at least what I've heard from many, many folks.
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Aloha Ocean Girl,
Welcome aboard! You've found so many sailing friends already. Isn't that a kick?
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