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Old 07-08-2016, 20:41   #1
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Hi Everyone,
My name is Rod Anderson from Shelter Island, NY and I've been lurking around the forums for a few months now. I'm in awe of the incredible knowledge base here and hopefully I can contribute to it as well. I have a small shop where I have repaired/restored boats for about 35 years now. I've been sailing since 14 (now 66) and have owned a number of Etchells, Cheoy Lee Bermuda 30 and a few others. Currently am sailing a 1980 C&C 32. Being in this business only enables my addiction
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Old 07-08-2016, 23:01   #2
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Hi Rod and welcome to the forum.

With 35 years of rebuilding boats I imagine you can add to the CF knowledge base.
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:58   #3
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Lurkers always welcome. I suspect most members did that at first. Your background would be helpful too. You'll fit right in.
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Hi Rod - Welcome.

We spent many, many happy weekends in SI. We used to keep our previous boat in Greenport and just sail over for lunch and to meet my husbands' friend Angelo (family ran the gas/fuel station and marina). Shelter Is. is one of those special spots and reading your post brought a smile to my face.

Dive in, this is a great forum!
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Old 08-08-2016, 15:46   #5
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! Haven't done much sailing the past 3 years but just got back from a couple hours in the C&C and it felt pretty darn good
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Old 08-08-2016, 15:57   #6
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@ Redhead,
Angelo is alive and kicking but mostly doing real estate now. He opened an office in what used to be the laundromat that they owned across from the gas station. Shelter Island hasn't changed much although the houses they're building now definitely have more of a Hamptons flavor to them. If you pm me your name I'll tell Angie you were asking for him.
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Howdy and Welcome Aboard CF Rod!

There is a vast amount of information here and many helpful members who have extensive experience in a wide range if sailing areas and boating. I Hope you enjoy your time here too.

My Favorite CF Forum Tip: Use the Google Custom Search Function

I know that most people who are new to this forum might try the ordinary search function of the forum when they have a question in mind. Unfortunately that always yielded few resultsi for me when I tried that when I first joined this forum. In contrast, a standard Google search outside of the forum can produce a bewildering list of links too. It was only later that I learned to quickly and easily find great links to archived or previous threads on a topic.

I only use the Google Custom Search field on this forum when searching this forum, and I find all the answers I need here too using that.

I find it superior to an ordinary search using the standard "search" field and usually get the answers I want very quickly. So, it is my "number one tip" to newer forum members. .

Note! The Google Custom Search field is found under the "Search" menu seen at the top of your browser window when you are in the CF forum on any page. However, it is NOT shown as an option if you are viewing the Forum site using the CF Mobile app. Use a browser like Safari instead.
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@ Steady Hand,
Thanks for the welcome and the search tip, it's much appreciated! I remember you well from the Fred Miranda forum and always enjoyed reading your comments.
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Thanks for the welcome and the search tip, it's much appreciated! I remember you well from the Fred Miranda forum and always enjoyed reading your comments.
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Hi Rod.
Small world. Thanks for the kind comments.
Another FM member I know is here too, "Hoppy." He has a boat in the Med now.
You may also enjoy a very popular thread here that is about Boaters taking photos while cruising. It is called something like "DSLR Cameras." I will post a link for you here in a moment. I have not participated in that thread, but dropped in a few times to enjoy the nice photos from tropical places.

I am hoping to do some more traveling and sailing around the various USA ports this year, so maybe our courses will cross in the future. check back in a few minutes for that link, I will see if I can find it. Enjoy the forum.
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Here is the link to the thread you may enjoy.

Any Photographers with DSLR's Around ?
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Thanks for the link and will definitely check it out!
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Hi Rod - Welcome.

We spent many, many happy weekends in SI. We used to keep our previous boat in Greenport and just sail over for lunch and to meet my husbands' friend Angelo (family ran the gas/fuel station and marina). Shelter Is. is one of those special spots and reading your post brought a smile to my face.

Dive in, this is a great forum!
Hi Redhead,

I bought my current boat from Greenport. The PO kept it at a dock on Sterling St for several years. Were you on that side of the harbor? Ever notice a 42' Pearson docked over there?
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Rod.
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I bought my current boat from Greenport. The PO kept it at a dock on Sterling St for several years. Were you on that side of the harbor? Ever notice a 42' Pearson docked over there?
We kept our Pearson 365 in Sterling Cove (in front of a blue victorian) from 1997 - 2000. What years were you there? What was the name of your boat? Ours was Intrigue. Talk about small worlds ....
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We kept our Pearson 365 in Sterling Cove (in front of a blue victorian) from 1997 - 2000. What years were you there? What was the name of your boat? Ours was Intrigue. Talk about small worlds ....
I bought the boat in May 2008. I think the PO kept it in Sterling Cove for several years before that but not sure exactly how long. The dock was right next to a gray two story house on the water side of Sterling St. If you come onto Sterling St from the south and drive north towards Main it is the first building on the right and the dock was just before the house. Don't think it was a residence since there was a parking lot around the house but no signs I saw.

The boat's name was Wind Dancer II.
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