A bit of a fix - 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? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-22-2010
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Walt352 is on a distinguished road
Question A bit of a fix

Hello to the sailing community Iím new to sail net and new to sailing but have dreamed of it for years. I now find myself in a bit of a fix with a new to me 1984 Catalina 30 on Tilghman Island, MD and me in Florida. I have till 12/31/2010 to move the boat but canít wait to get her home to the st Johns River. Looking for suggestions on what would be the best way to do this. Find someone to sail part of the way with me and teach me enough about sailing so my wife would trust me to come aboard or ship her by truck. Time to sail the boat home & money I would spend along the way would be a factor vs. shipping her home by truck. Thanks Walt
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 08-22-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 471
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
lapworth is on a distinguished road
If you never sailed you may want to go out for at least 48hrs. If you cant handle being on the water good luck with sailing your boat down.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 08-22-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,192
Thanks: 50
Thanked 37 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 14
knothead has a spectacular aura about knothead has a spectacular aura about knothead has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walt352 View Post
Hello to the sailing community I’m new to sail net and new to sailing but have dreamed of it for years. I now find myself in a bit of a fix with a new to me 1984 Catalina 30 on Tilghman Island, MD and me in Florida. I have till 12/31/2010 to move the boat but can’t wait to get her home to the st Johns River. Looking for suggestions on what would be the best way to do this. Find someone to sail part of the way with me and teach me enough about sailing so my wife would trust me to come aboard or ship her by truck. Time to sail the boat home & money I would spend along the way would be a factor vs. shipping her home by truck. Thanks Walt

Walt, it would take about two week at a leisurely pace to get the boat down running the ICW most of the way. That's with stopping most nights.
If you don't have the experience, there are lots of people who do and who would probably be happy for the job.
The last time I did the trip for a friend, he paid me 100 dollars a day.
So you have to do the math. Remember to add the cost of decommissioning and recommissioning to the cost of trucking the boat. And don't forget to add the value of the experience if you decide to hire experienced help and bring her down yourself. You would certainly learn a lot and that's worth something.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 08-22-2010
JohnRPollard's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 5,680
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 10
JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough
Walt,

My advice would be to truck it. If you check around and are flexible on timing, you can often get a better deal.
__________________

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

Pacific Seacraft Crealock 31 #62

NEVER CALLS CRUISINGDAD BACK....CAN"T TAKE THE ACCENT
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 08-22-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,192
Thanks: 50
Thanked 37 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 14
knothead has a spectacular aura about knothead has a spectacular aura about knothead has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnRPollard View Post
Walt,

My advice would be to truck it. If you check around and are flexible on timing, you can often get a better deal.

That's true. And you will still have the opportunity to learn a lot in the process of putting the boat back together or fixing the stuff that the guys you hire to put the boat back together screw up.

Seriously, take tons of pictures before anyone starts taking it apart. Not only to help in recommissioning, but in order to document the condition of the boat before the trip.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 08-22-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 49
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Billy654 is on a distinguished road
Walt

Can't give advice on how to get her to you. However I can tell you that I own a Catalina 30 and she is a fine boat. You will find her easy to sail and the cabin very roomy. Good luck and happy sailing. Let us see some pics of your new love.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 08-22-2010
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Walt352 is on a distinguished road
I can see the current runs strong here with some people. But to be truthful lapworth I'm not sure how I would handle long periods of time on the water. Fishing 6 to 8 hours at 50 miles out in the gulf with my dad many times I never had a problem. But never stayed over night or lived on a boat.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 08-22-2010
DoctorK's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
DoctorK is on a distinguished road
I'm not sure the ICW is the best place to learn to sail. I would say truck it down and then take some day trips with some experienced crew on board.
__________________
s/v QED Flicka 20
Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 08-22-2010
PBzeer's Avatar
Wandering Aimlessly
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Cruising
Posts: 20,101
Thanks: 0
Thanked 81 Times in 78 Posts
Rep Power: 14
PBzeer has a spectacular aura about PBzeer has a spectacular aura about PBzeer has a spectacular aura about
With the Chessie and NC at the beginning of your trip you'll have a good chance to assess your concerns about overnighting and extended periods on the boat. Taking a week (probably less, to get to Beaufort Inlet), you'd know if you wanted to continue, or truck it. If you find yourself able to keep going (weather permitting), it would only take a few more days, offshore, to get to JAX, with plenty of places to go back inside to the ICW.

Something else would be buddy boat south.
__________________
John
Ontario 32 - Aria

Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
JCP


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

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

Last edited by PBzeer; 08-22-2010 at 09:25 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 08-22-2010
svHyLyte's Avatar
Old as Dirt!
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Posts: 2,717
Thanks: 13
Thanked 104 Times in 99 Posts
Rep Power: 6
svHyLyte is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walt352 View Post
Hello to the sailing community Iím new to sail net and new to sailing but have dreamed of it for years. I now find myself in a bit of a fix with a new to me 1984 Catalina 30 on Tilghman Island, MD and me in Florida. I have till 12/31/2010 to move the boat but canít wait to get her home to the st Johns River. Looking for suggestions on what would be the best way to do this. Find someone to sail part of the way with me and teach me enough about sailing so my wife would trust me to come aboard or ship her by truck. Time to sail the boat home & money I would spend along the way would be a factor vs. shipping her home by truck. Thanks Walt
Walt--

In 2002 we bought our current yacht in Annapolis and debated the wisdom of sailing verses shipping. In the end we shipped the boat for less than it would have cost to sail/motor her and the entire effort took less than a week. Two daze to prep the yacht at Bert Jabin's yard on Back Creek in Annapolis and Wednesday afternoon to Friday afternoon from there to Tampa Bay. The yacht arrived without damage or difficulty. You might want to contact: Yacht and Boat transport services by A&B Marine Trucking/Jabin Marine Transport

FWIW...
__________________
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


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
Calling All North American Spirit 23 Owners windyway Orphan Brands 234 04-23-2012 07:44 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:16 PM.

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.