Officially Went Off The Deep End - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree5Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 07-11-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Lake Huron
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
jeepjeff is on a distinguished road
Re: Officially Went Off The Deep End

It's killing me but I want to ensure she is as ready as I am when we hit the water 1st time. I live about a 1/2 mile away from a public launch (free one!) and across the street from Skipper Buds Marina on the Saginaw River so I'll trailer sail it this year. It's a major shipping system in this area so it is a large water system. There's actually around three free public launches closer to the mouth and one State run one right at the mouth (need to purchase a pass) that I know of. Plan is to find a local sailor with more experience than myself to assist with the first launch and lesson. I am going to talk to the marina folks and check out the local clubs now that ownership has become a reality.

I have some good friends who live at the mouth of the river that have a couple slips at the Sunset Shores Marina which is also at the mouth of Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron so might use one of their slips for a weekend or two. They are motor boaters. Will mostly do day trips on and around the river and bay until we get more experience.

By the way, the Tall Ships are in town for this weekend. They are scheduled to arrive this afternoon and will be here through Sunday. Definitely going to check the festivities out and do some networking with my new sailing family. If anybody is coming here for the event let me know and I'd be delighted to meet you. PM me if you wish, I think I can pm now....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 07-11-2013
Sal Paradise's Avatar
Dunning Krueger Research
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 783
Thanks: 13
Thanked 23 Times in 23 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Sal Paradise is on a distinguished road
Re: Officially Went Off The Deep End

Did you get a motor? Because that's a definite priority.
__________________
Sal Paradise
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 07-11-2013
Tim R.'s Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Portland, Maine
Posts: 1,542
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Tim R. is on a distinguished road
Re: Officially Went Off The Deep End

Congrats. I used to sail a 21-1. Fun boats.
__________________
Tim R.
Out cruising
1997 Caliber 40LRC

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

-----------------------------------------------------
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 07-11-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,009
Thanks: 0
Thanked 141 Times in 125 Posts
Rep Power: 5
JonEisberg will become famous soon enough
Re: Officially Went Off The Deep End

Sweet, that will be some of the best $ you've ever spent... Congrats, and best of luck with her...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #15  
Old 07-11-2013
emcentar's Avatar
Advanced beginner
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 264
Thanks: 17
Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 6
emcentar is on a distinguished road
Re: Officially Went Off The Deep End

Congratulations! I just purchased my first sailboat too, after years of looking and thinking about it. Enjoy and post pictures once you've got her in the water!
__________________
1987 Pearson 28-2, Deale MD
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #16  
Old 07-11-2013
krisscross's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: NC
Posts: 1,689
Thanks: 23
Thanked 94 Times in 93 Posts
Rep Power: 2
krisscross is on a distinguished road
Re: Officially Went Off The Deep End

Congratulations!
I would definitely get someone wit a bit more experience to help with your first launch. Raising the mast properly and getting all the rigging right is critical, and initially hard to do by yourself. Can be overwhelming. Having a motor would help as well - you want to find a nice stretch of open water without heavy commercial traffic to practice all the sailing maneuvers. But don't wait for everything to be perfect - go sailing as soon as reasonably possible - the season is short where you are.
__________________
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Plato
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #17  
Old 07-11-2013
G20's Avatar
G20 G20 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Richmond VA
Posts: 29
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
G20 is on a distinguished road
Re: Officially Went Off The Deep End

Congratulations!

Enjoy staring at, talking to and perhaps even the odd "love touch" if she is to remain in your driveway. At least thats what I do.

Don't worry, your neighbors will think you are nuts.
__________________
1985 Gloucester 20

Enjoys working on a boat berthed in a driveway.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #18  
Old 07-11-2013
downeast450's Avatar
Tundra Down
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seal Harbor, Maine
Posts: 1,248
Thanks: 33
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 7
downeast450 is on a distinguished road
Re: Officially Went Off The Deep End

Yippee!

Down
__________________
Islander-28, Marshall Sandpiper
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #19  
Old 07-11-2013
SHNOOL's Avatar
Legend in my own mind.
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posts: 1,147
Thanks: 8
Thanked 44 Times in 41 Posts
Rep Power: 8
SHNOOL is on a distinguished road
Re: Officially Went Off The Deep End

Good looking boat - now don't take as long to sail it!
Congrats.
__________________
Hull #68 S2 7.9 on our little landlocked puddle, Lake Wallenpaupack, PA, it's cheap, trailerable, and paid for.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message 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:

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

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Officially derelict sailboat cut up in ... - Peni NewsReader News Feeds 0 08-05-2012 10:10 AM
C&C 30 MK1 its officially mine ltgoshen General Discussion (sailing related) 21 12-28-2011 09:25 AM
We're officially boat owners! EpicAdventure Boat Review and Purchase Forum 8 08-01-2010 03:02 AM
After much hoping it wouldn't be true, Garmin officially SUCKS PilotAlso Gear & Maintenance 24 06-09-2009 02:57 PM
It officially made national news. uspirate General Discussion (sailing related) 0 03-02-2008 02:11 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:33 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.