I need help! Buy or don't buy? - Page 3 - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 24 Old 03-30-2010
Almost land locked sailor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Wink

puddinlegs,

Thanks for the message - it does really help. The more time i spend with boats and chatting on sailnet, the more i am learning.

Cheers
Freshbreeze is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 24 Old 03-31-2010 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Just an update. I did finally get the Ensenada. After a few mishaps (blew a tire, blew a brake line, and found out the gas motor didnt work for the boat) I finally got her home.

In case anyone wanted to know about the barnacles, they are, at some places, 3in thick attached to the hull. Surprisingly, even with the beard she sailed very well and quicker than I anticipated.

Lowering the mast scared the #$&@ out of me. It was the first time I had ever taken one down but now that I did I feel dumb for feeling that way.

Overall, a very good day.
blr972 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #23 of 24 Old 03-31-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 334
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 16
 
Congratulations blr972, and well done.

Enjoy the boat!



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


gtod25 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #24 of 24 Old 04-02-2010
Almost land locked sailor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by blr972 View Post
...After a few mishaps (blew a tire, blew a brake line, and found out the gas motor didnt work for the boat) I finally got her home...

...about the barnacles, they are, at some places, 3in thick...

Lowering the mast scared the #$&@ out of me. It was the first time I had ever taken one down but now that I did I feel dumb for feeling that way.
I see you have had fun with her already! Glad to hear you are enjoying her.

As for the barincles, they shouldn't be a problem. Dry her out for a tide and give her a scrub and a quick coat of anti-foul - that will speed her up!

Masts need not be scary. How did you lower it? (i.e. block & tackle, 'a' frame, or big beefy muscle power!)

Enjoy your new boat, you got a good bargain there!
Freshbreeze is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
In-mast furler; to buy or not to buy; GreggRuch Boat Review and Purchase Forum 55 04-25-2011 06:40 AM
Advice on when and what to buy. joelpat Boat Review and Purchase Forum 7 10-13-2010 05:03 PM
johnson 9.9 repair or buy another one? stephenbarns Gear & Maintenance 18 12-17-2009 03:02 AM
Buy now? These boats? ditch Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11 09-21-2009 08:36 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome