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Old 27-09-2007, 07:15   #1
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Hello Cruisers,

My name is George DuBose, I live in Cologne, Germany, but I keep my two Pearsons in East Hampton, NY. I have a 1973 P-36 and a 1970 P-26. Since moving to Germany and having two baby boys, my sailing was temporarily curtailed. The P-26 got away from me on a maintenance level and my German wife wanted a boat with a hot shower, so I got a P-36 handy man special. In 2008, I will be working on two boats.

How the previous owner of the P-36 had the nerve to list a ton of electronics when 90% of them didn't work and hadn't worked in years is beyond me, but I had a surveyor go over the boat and there was nothing on the survey that prempted my purchase. Some cosmetic work and a new suite of electronics and I should have a 100% boat.

I have a lot of questions about materials to use, ideas about how to mount a windlass, etc. that I hope the other members can suggest solutions for.

Specifically, I would like to contact other owners of 70s P-36s. Anyone with a P-36 that would like to have a dialog with me can contact me through the forum or more directly at boss@george-dubose.com

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Old 27-09-2007, 08:43   #2
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Welcome George!

Oh boy...two babies and two boats. It's hard to say which is going to require more of your time. None the less, you are going to be one busy man!

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Old 27-09-2007, 12:26   #3
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Aloha George,
Welcome aboard!! Ask as many questions as you like. You are certain to get some responses. I was an absentee owner of a wooden vessel for a few years. I finally had to sell because of the maintenance issues. Just to hard to maintain wood while you are away. Fiberglass is better. Hope you can do some juggling between family and boats.
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Old 27-09-2007, 12:33   #4
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two kids....they are good for ballast.



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Old 27-09-2007, 17:48   #5
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I once had two boats and three dogs and I wouldn't do either again. Information we have plenty of. There must be a few P-36 owners about these waters some place. It after all is a boat and we have a lot boat people here. Some with children too.

Cast your net wide and I'm sure we can find something that will help.
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Old 27-09-2007, 19:54   #6
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Well I have had as many as 9 dogs (all labs), we now have just two
And one kid. He is two and loves to sail when he isn't swimming.
Pirates too - oh boy
Only one boat at a time (unless you count stink pots & dingys)

We are now in the process of a keelup restoration of a '68 Hinckley.
The key thing is the hull and exterior were done 1st so we can sail a little between projects.. er do projects a little between sails, yeah that's it. But my wife really does want cushions on the boat. Oh yeah and a bimini. Better go back to plan "A"

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Old 28-09-2007, 01:00   #7
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Welcome to the site, George.

Sounds like you'll have your hands full but WTH, enjoy!

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Hey George, I am working on helping your endeavor. Imagine long nights traveling. t
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Welcome aboard. With your 2 boats and two kids the expression" busier than a one armed paper hanger" comes to mind. Good luck.
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Old 20-11-2007, 07:16   #10
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two kids and two boats

"one-armed paper hanger" is about as accurate as you can get.

In just a few years, however, these guys will be solid crewmembers with no chance of "abandoning ship"...

Seriously, we are planning a circumnavigation and home schooling in a few years and I am sure the trip will give us memories for a lifetime.
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Hi George. I'm new here, too. I got into sailing after I returned from Germany. Good luck with your projects. Sounds like fun and it should be rewarding once you get everything sorted.

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