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  1. SVCrusader

    I see that you did an incredible job painting the topcoat of your boat. I am about to start on the same project for my 33' sailboat and wanted to talk to you about prep because I am having an extremely hard time finding information on this step. With such a great finished product I imagine that you have spent quite a bit of time on the prepwork. I am preparing to sand the entire topcoat, but would love information on how deep I should sand, what grit should I use, and other general prep information. Any advice you could give me would be extremely helpful.
  2. PAlter
    SV Siren,

    I'd like to continue our communication via email. Please resend that last message, which I cannot seem to locate and did not get to read in full.

    Thanks and best wishes on the SV Siren restoration …

  3. Maine Sail
    thanks for thinking of me but that was not my article. It is pretty good though. I only write for Practical Sailor and my own site;


    Rod Collins

    Compass Marine Inc.
  4. appick
    Hey Kevin,
    What ever happened with your offer on the Columbia 50? What's the plan to sail it down there? Sail it home? Or are you going for the full time cruise for awhile?

    Yea we sold Blue Bottle in January for full price! Which is good because I think I had it priced pretty fair. As with selling anything yourself, so many people have interest, set up a time to see it and then never show...

    We put an offer in and agreed to a price on Bombay (Is it coincidence or fate that both our boats have been named after Gin?!). It is an Easterly 36, kind of a neat boat with a lot of interesting features. I'm excited to sail it for the first time. It has hard chines in the mid section of the boat. A partial skeg semi balanced rudder, and a nice foil shaped keel fin with lead which is integral to the hull. Tons of room below. Search Eastery 36 in Muskegon and you can still see the listing. We are very excited and nervous, with lots of work to do before launch and when the baby comes.
  5. appick
    Hey Scott, Did you and Kevin make it to the Strickly sail show? I was stuck at home doing renovations... The plus side is we have a little deck hand on the way, due in May. So, just in time for it's first season of sailing.
  6. appick
    Also, is your friend Kevin lurking around on here?
  7. appick
    I'm one for the asthetic pleasure of a boat as well as the pleasure to sail. After all the difference between a phrf 148 rated boat and my boat at 226 on our average trip to white lake is around 15min give or take. Why not have the beautiful boat and get in a few minutes later. Sounds like you're looking for a bigger boat, if it's your first starting off smaller is better. They are easier to learn on and repairs and maintenance go up exponentially with the length of the boat. Just something to think of. I agree Alberg made some beautiful boats along with Phil Rhodes, Bob Perry, and S&S. I'll keep you in mind if the lakes ever thaw!
    Talk to you soon,

  8. appick
    Hey saw your comments from the guy that just bought the Catalina 25 and thought I'd say hi. Me and my wife sail on our 1961 Columbia 29 out of Muskegon. Its always nice to know another fellow sailor or two from around the area. What kind of boat are you looking for? Ours is actually for sale right now if your interested! If not, good luck and happy hunting! We hope to see you out there soon.

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  • About SV Siren
    Vessel Make/ model
    1968 Columbia 50
    Vessel Name
    Allegan, Mi
    Restorer of my boat.
    Too many to list
    Retired business owner, now boat restoration.
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    Fair winds from the crew of the S/V Siren.


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