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Old 07-11-2019, 17:25   #31
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sometimes I miss the sea so much I miss this action. I Fished in the bering sea, crabbing and summer salmon. this was some seas, and I saw them often. basically the entire winter of 1991 was this water.

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Old 07-11-2019, 18:39   #32
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Welcome and congratulations, its time to have fun and build memories on your new (old) boat.
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:59   #33
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I am a great fan of "leap before you look". Relish the adventures it provides.
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:01   #34
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Iím also (re) discovering sailing after a 40 year absence. Sailing can be summarized as knowing dozens of small skills. Take your time to learn as much as you can. Here are a few books I can suggest;

Sailing for Dummies, JJ Isler
Your First Sailboat, Daniel Spurr
Sail & Rig Tuning, Ivan Dedekam
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:03   #35
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Congratulation on joining the sailing world! Just a word on the wife and dogs. I believe the best way to enjoy the experience is by encouraging is full participation. It is so important that communication is your priority. I have heard so many comments from everyone where we go that they wish their significant other would talk to them like I talk to mine. Buy yourself a go set of communicators for docking. Be calm and kind always with the idea of we're in this together. Of course, now, my taking the helm only occurs when the begins to blow but it pays dividends beyond belief as we begin our cruising.

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congratulations


dogs love boats, just give them time
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:54   #37
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I'm in luck! There's a guy in the same marina, with the exact same boat! Already met him and he seems like a great guy. He told me his hull number but I don't recall it, he wanted to know what mine is but I don't seem to be able to find the hull number on my boat, it's not even on the title. Could it be that I have number one?

You Hull Identification Number (HIN) should be on the upper right corner of the transom. The hull number will be encoded in the HIN. Google "How to read a Hull Identification Number" if it is hard to figure out your hull number.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:02   #38
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Yes, I did it. I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing, but I know that I dream about every boat I've ever been on, especially the sailboats.

So, now I have a boat, a wife who doesn't necessarily like the idea, three dogs who hate the idea, and no clue how to go from here to blissful.

That's life!

Anyway, no question here, just a little about me is all. I look forward to meeting and reading you all!

Oh yeah! I bought a 1967 Santana 27. The surveyor kept commenting about how someone had put good money into the boat, and that it was in much better condition than he expected it to be. No Hull problems to speak of and the equipment that is present is in good shape!

Someone before me had rigged it for single handed cruising, but her most recent owner used and abused her as a cheap apartment.
Welcome! Now, go find a cool yacht club in your area where the folks are friendly and helpful. You will enjoy their company, experience and willingness to guide newbies.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:18   #39
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You Hull Identification Number (HIN) should be on the upper right corner of the transom. The hull number will be encoded in the HIN. Google "How to read a Hull Identification Number" if it is hard to figure out your hull number.
Thanks, but mine was built about five years before the requirement for hull ID numbers. Even the surveyor couldn't find one.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:18   #40
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Welcome! I have a '82 Newport 33, Gary Mull design. Very sturdy boat. Points surprisingly well for a displacement hull.
Don't make the same mistake I did by taking your wife out before you know the boat. My wife's first sailboat excursion was on the "shakedown" cruise.
Makes for a great story... Evertime we board... Thus a great story for everyone else...
Again, Welcome!
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:42   #41
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Sounds like a dream in the making, good luck and just know that these will be the best days of your life (some days will be pretty grim too lol) but..... that's life.
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:25   #42
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morgali, Well, welcome aboard, mate.

Been sailing professionally for about 35 years or more. U.S.C.G. 100 ton.

This is from the view of someone who has professionally and for fun, been around sailing and motor vessels for a long time.

Some very strong suggestions : Some have already been mentioned, all are important.

1. Go to a qualified sailing club or school and go thru their entire sailing program. Take it very seriously and study, and learn and get come experience.

2. Thru this method you will also meet other students, and people who are qualified sailors for you to share sailing with, on your boat as well as other sailing club boats.
Make new and long lasting friends. Friendship is precious Cargo.

3. Get out there and sail, and become somewhat proficient. THEN TAKE YOUR FAMILY SAILING. If you just leap on your santana which is pretty quick, by the way, it will be a disaster in more ways than one. You will actually be dangerous to yourself and others, and that could be a instant end to your sailing dream.

4. Your lessons should include, basic , intermediate and advanced in that order. There may be different course numbers assigned, but they will correspond to the above.

5. Go to the marine supply store and pick up book on basic sailing. A professional sailing course will come with the appropriate instruction manual. Read, study and be pre prepared for your on board lessons with instructors.

6. Even after your lessons, and qualification check outs, get out sailing , but you might take a fellow sailor out with you, before you take on single handing on your own.

Also, learn how to handle your vessel or any vessel in all conditions, and that mean
professionally being able to depart the dock under sail and return and dock under sail as well. and maneuver in close quarters, under sail and under power.

7, Also be prepared with deck shoes, local chart, nav tools, sailing gloves, visor or hat with a chin strap, foulies, extra line, sunscreen, hand bearing compass, etc.

8. A coastal piloting course ( navigation ) is also very important as well as a marine weather class. Also, know fog procedures, sound signals, and signal lights and day shapes of vessels and of course nav aids, and what they are telling you.

9. There is so much to learn about sailing, navigation, winds, seas and weather that actually most of us never stop learning, and we feel good about that.

Lastly, we all started out with that dream to sail off to the islands. Well before that happens I needed to learn to be a skipper and seaman. And get lots of experience sailing my local ocean and off shore islands.

Then, progress to bare boat chartering, in the caribbean, and south pacific, and Australia , as well as other areas along our calif coast and mexico.

You have your dream, LIVE YOUR DREAM . And eventually, as you are anchored off Bloody Marys in Bora Bora, you will sit back and remember when you got your first boat and had no real clue. And now you are sipping on a Hinano Beer to the beat of polynesian music. Manuia ( cheers) . Good stuff.

Know that as skipper, your primary responsibilities are to your crew, passengers, self, other vessels, and your own vessel. That is all on your shoulders, 100%

Gotta get, it is veterans day, and I am headed to a special veterans day ceremony in a few minutes.

Fair winds and following seas.


And E komo mai ( Welcome )
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:14   #43
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Congrats on your new to you boat.
I've been boating or sailing for about 50 years. I've been married for 37. My wife tolerated a powerboat when we were younger, but she HATES sailing. She gets sea sick in a car passenger seat if she looks down too much. This is more common with women than many realize.
I have two girls. One loves sailing, the other is water phobic. But I still sail. Solo and with friends and family. You already know about power boats. Read up on sailing, watch YouTube videos, etc. Take it out on low wind days and try things out. Learn as you go. Sailing takes a collection of skills. But it's not rocket science. Pick your weather days. You will learn more almost everytime you go out. Learn how to gybe safely.
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sound interesting, enjoy your new sail boat.
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Old 11-11-2019, 13:24   #45
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If hoping for happy wife Strongly recomend wife has sailing lessons (preferably all girl), good idea if youhave thesamelessons with same people
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