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Old 17-08-2011, 09:47   #16
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First sailboat was an El Toro. Purchased 45 summers ago.
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Old 17-08-2011, 11:40   #17
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First, a home built pirogue. First sailboat, a Catalina 14.2. Don't miss much about either. Both were good for unplanned swimming. Since, we've had a Precision 18 and 23 and now an Islander 28 which we love the most.
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Old 17-08-2011, 12:06   #18
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Well we called it the teacup I dont know if that was the actual name on the plans. My dad built it out of plywood, about 7 foot long. I was about 7 years old back in the late 60s
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Old 17-08-2011, 12:20   #19
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first boat - 1988 Cal-39, the only thing I miss compared to my current Hunter 410 is the lower price
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Old 17-08-2011, 12:34   #20
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O'Day 17 Daysailor great boat sorry that I don't still have it.
Then a Catlaina 25 then an Erickson 32, then a Vagabond 42.
I have loved everyone of them...
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Old 17-08-2011, 12:36   #21
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Boat: 16' wooden boat with an 18 Johnson (with a bent crankshaft)
Destination: The other end of the bar ditch
Scare: lock the tiller/weight steer from the bow. Learned: nothing but fun.
Kitchen: Wife
Never go without: Bucket
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Old 17-08-2011, 12:57   #22
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#1 - 8' Sabot. Great little boat. Everyone should learn to sail on a boat they can lift off of the ground by hand.
#2 - 14' Hobie Cat. Lots of fun.
#3 - 19' O'Day Daysailer. 3 HP outboard. With spinnaker. Could go boat camping with it (tent camp on shore).
#4 - Pacific Seacraft Dana 24. Bomber boat. Cruised Canada, Mexico, in-between. Had a triple-axle trailer built for it (boat and trailer 11,000 lbs )
#5 - Now our Celestial 48. Will be our full-time home in 9.5 months.
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Old 17-08-2011, 13:33   #23
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Sunfish. I spent a summer sleeping next to it.
Same, Sunfish, busted the mast in a hurricane on The Great South Bay, LI.

Loved to fly on the wire on my Hobie Cat. "If you don't dump it once in a while, you ain't going fast enough." Liked to Surf the Hobie into the Shinnicock Inlet, turn around, go back out and do it again. (That was before they "Fixed" The inlet. It doesn't break inside the inlet any more.)
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