Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 29-10-2007, 19:40   #1
Registered User
 
olivertwist's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Nashua, NH
Boat: Cape Dory Intrepid, 28 ft, Credo
Posts: 27
Just joined

Hi. I just found this forum while searching self steering. I'm 55 and have sailed all my life but never more than coastal trips with a few overnight races. I'm gearing up my Cape dory Intrepid for eventual cruising when I retire and have time. I spend as much time windsurfing as sailing.

oliver
__________________

__________________
olivertwist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-10-2007, 21:20   #2
Kai Nui
Guest

Posts: n/a
Oliver, welcome aboard. I understand that time thing. Getting tougher to find it, but then again, maybe I just regret wasting it more as I get older.
__________________

__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 30-10-2007, 01:57   #3
Registered User
 
bearphish's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Boat: Olympic 23 "Oddyssea"
Posts: 90
Images: 3
Welcome aboard, Oli. Lot's of good folks here, no doubt.
__________________
Are we there yet?
http://www.myspace.com/lordspears
bearphish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-10-2007, 02:07   #4
Senior Cruiser
 
Lancerbye's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ladysmith,BC, Vancouver Island , Canada
Boat: Lancer 44 Motorsailer
Posts: 1,758
Images: 32
Welcome aboard from a part time displaced Canadian. I also understand the time thing and am working on that.
__________________
The basis of accomplishment is in never quitting
Mengzi Meng-tse
Lancerbye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2007, 10:10   #5
Registered User
 
olivertwist's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Nashua, NH
Boat: Cape Dory Intrepid, 28 ft, Credo
Posts: 27
Thank you all for the kind welcome. This looks like a very usefull forum. I look forward to learning much from it.

Oliver
__________________
olivertwist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2007, 16:19   #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 can I add my welcome also.

It's always good to see so new people joining the forum and hopefully you'll find it of value as we do.

Sail safe

JOHN
__________________
Don't take life too seriously. No ones going to make it out alive......Go see our blog at http://www.sailblogs.com/member/yachtswagman/
swagman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2007, 16:40   #7
Senior Cruiser
 
Therapy's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: W Florida
Boat: The Jon boat still, plus a 2007 SeaCat.
Posts: 6,894
Images: 4
Lots of value here for your time.
__________________
Therapy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2007, 18:36   #8
Senior Cruiser
 
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,192
Aloha Oliver,
Welcome aboard!! Good to have you here. I just went out for a sail with a new boat owner who bought a Columbia 28 that needs a few things corrected before going interisland. (Atomic 4 still smells like gas and the prop shaft is a bit wobbly) I enjoyed the feel of the boat and believe that 28 and up to 36 is a very good size. The Cape Dory is a bit higher quality than the Columbia and is a great boat for anyone. Good luck and hope you contribute with questions and answers in this forum.
Dodger and self steering are pretty much a requirement in my point of view.
Kind Regards,
JohnL
__________________
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2007, 20:58   #9
Registered User
 
olivertwist's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Nashua, NH
Boat: Cape Dory Intrepid, 28 ft, Credo
Posts: 27
skipperjohn,
Thanks for your comments. I have a few years to gear up for cruising. My boat came with an auto-tiller although I haven't used it yet. I also bought the Davis Tiller Tamer at West Marine. I'll get that rigged during the off season and try it out next Spring. I'd like to convert from Diesel to electric and replace the standard head with an airhead toilet. I want to reduce the number of things that need maintenance or could break. I'm looking at Re-e-power for the new motor. It can recharge the batteries while under sail power.

Oliver
__________________

__________________
olivertwist is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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
Just Joined Simrad Meets & Greets 9 17-08-2007 20:08
Hi all I just joined yotster Meets & Greets 5 01-08-2007 13:27
Finally joined after many hours of reading... Gibbous Meets & Greets 4 12-11-2006 21:08
Just Joined Tnflakbait Meets & Greets 1 10-11-2006 11:19



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:34.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.