What was your first sailboat and how old were you? - Page 5 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Chat  
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? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #41  
Old 08-06-2008
hphoen's Avatar
"Nevis Nice"
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Virginia
Posts: 224
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
hphoen is on a distinguished road
Bought a Hobie 16 when I was 33. Our two kids were 7 and 8. It was great fun for your family for quite a few years.
__________________
Hud
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #42  
Old 08-06-2008
BillBrush's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 35
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
BillBrush is on a distinguished road
My first boat is a 11' Sea Snark. I acquired it about 2 weeks ago for the bargain price of $0. Of course it's minus all the rigging, the daggerboard, the rudder, and pretty much anything else you care to name.

At the ripe old age of 39, I'll be learning to sail. :-)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #43  
Old 08-06-2008
cnc33voodoo's Avatar
cap'n chronic
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: richmond hill
Posts: 235
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
cnc33voodoo is on a distinguished road
my first boat was a 1975 mirage 24 that i bought when i was 20.i loved that boat and it showed it loved me back by keeping me alive during all the crazy things i did on it.
that boat led to quite a few of my freinds buying boats.
couldnt ask for a better first boat.
__________________
c&c 33 tall rig
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #44  
Old 08-06-2008
philsboat's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brockville,On.Ca.
Posts: 106
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
philsboat is on a distinguished road
12' styrofoam Sea Snark in 1975.$45, went 1/2's with a friend.Broke it in half when I tossed it into the water off a steep shore.

Mirage 25,"Garfield"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #45  
Old 08-06-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 59
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
kai34 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBrush View Post
My first boat is a 11' Sea Snark. I acquired it about 2 weeks ago for the bargain price of $0. Of course it's minus all the rigging, the daggerboard, the rudder, and pretty much anything else you care to name.

At the ripe old age of 39, I'll be learning to sail. :-)
Welcome to sailing. fair winds and following seas.
-kai
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #46  
Old 08-06-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 149
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
ahab211 is on a distinguished road
first boat

My first sailboat was a 14 ft. mahogany Flying Junior. I added a trapeze, spinnaker and 2 hp. evinrude to make her a complete trailerable daysailer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #47  
Old 08-07-2008
ereuter's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kittery, Maine
Posts: 79
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
ereuter is on a distinguished road
I bought a Sea Snark for $50 when I was about 12. Biggest purchase of my life at that point! Moved up to a Sailfish when I put my knee through the bottom of the (styrofoam) Snark.
__________________
"Figment" 1978 Pearson 30 #1083
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #48  
Old 08-07-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 34.25n 119.27w
Posts: 425
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 7
SJ34 is on a distinguished road
19' Lightning when I was 18. Paid $3oo for it in installments.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #49  
Old 08-07-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Posts: 317
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Gary1 is on a distinguished road
1st sailing experience: Sunfish when I was 19. I bought my first sailboat, an O'Day Daysailor when I was 22.
__________________
Cap'n Gary
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
  #50  
Old 08-07-2008
supernoob
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
82sabre is on a distinguished road
28 ft sabre ketch, at 22 free of charge, as of now it is sitting at the dock undergoing bulkhead replacement surgery. Definitely learning the definition of "Murphys Law"
__________________
Pratt: Sir, there's an old sayin'. "White water in the morning."
Edwards: Yes?
Pratt: That's it.

S/V Easy Skankin' 28 foot Sabre Ketch
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



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:52 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, 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.