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Old 16-02-2007, 17:20   #1
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Yet another Newbie

Hi,

This is a great board. I have been lurking for a week now. Don't expect too many posts from me but I will be a loyal lurker, chiming in when I think I have something to say.

I have a 1966 Luders 33 that I bought three years ago in good shape. I am slowly going through and refreshing/replacing/updating almost everything. The big concern for me is the chain plates that appear fine but I know they are buried deep in fiberglass and Chloride Stress corrosion os a potential problem. I have no plans for taking the boat "off shore" but sailing the waters of New England and Long Island Sound is the plan. My previous boat was a Sea Sprite 23. I will always have a spot in my heart for the original Paper Moon. The hand carved name board graces the wall in the den.

I also race on three different boats. Two of them are Classic Plastic and the third, my Wednesday Night Mudheads boat, a C&C 34. The classic plastic boats are a Pearson Wanderer and a Red Wing 30. All three boats are sailed very well by competent owners and I have learned so much about sailing. I recommend any cruiser to race a few times. Not for the close quarters sailing or hair raising mark roundings but for sail trim. Moving the genoa car an inch can mean the difference between winning and loosing. I compare it to getting home in the light or in the dark.

Thanks for running a great forum

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Dennis Doherty (a.k.a. LazyGuy)
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Old 16-02-2007, 17:30   #2
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Hi Dennis

It's a good thing to be a lazy guy. I hope to see you on Long Island Sound or Block Island. I sail out of Port Jefferson Harbor.

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Old 16-02-2007, 21:20   #3
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Aloha Dennis,
Welcome aboard. The last Luders I sailed on was a 44 yawl. Great designer.
Hope you enjoy the forum as much as I do.
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Old 16-02-2007, 21:40   #4
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lazyguy, welcome aboard. I look forward to your wisdom.
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