Sailboat partner needed - Penobscot bay - incredible! - 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 Forums > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-18-2011
sailordoc's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
sailordoc is on a distinguished road
Sailboat partner needed - Penobscot bay - incredible!

Dear fellow sailors:

I love sailing and currently I own a 2004 Catalina 28 which is kept in Stockton Springs, Maine (Penobscot Bay). My problem is quite simple and I believe I have a fantastic offer for the appropriate sailor:

I am a busy physician, getting progressively busier and for that reason I am having less and less time for taking care of a boat. On the other hand I would like to continue owning a boat.

So here it goes, please spread the word in case you know people who fits the profile I need:

My offer is to have a very atypical and special kind of sailboat partnership:

I am looking for a retired, knowledgeable, available, meticulous, very careful, sailboat expert who leaves close to my sailing location, for joining me for a partnership in my current and future boats (I plan to purchase something in the 35 ft range soon).

Such partner will be able to use the boat WHENEVER I AM NOT SAILING and will basically contribute with availability, time, labor, expertise, as I will contribute with most financial expenses. That's true: he/she will have MINIMAL financial expenses.

Interested sailors should send me cv and sailing resume.

Folks, do you think I will be successful in finding such person. Anyone with previous experience with sharing boats? Did it work? If not, why?

Thanks for your input!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 09-18-2011
apogee1mars's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bakersfield CA.
Posts: 100
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 3
apogee1mars is on a distinguished road
I all works out for you in your endeavors Doc.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 09-18-2011
sailordoc's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
sailordoc is on a distinguished road
Thanks! Same to you.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 09-18-2011
CalebD's Avatar
Tartan 27' owner
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,436
Thanks: 4
Thanked 74 Times in 67 Posts
Rep Power: 7
CalebD will become famous soon enough
Sailordoc,
I've had a partner in my 27' Tartan since the day we bought her about 8 years ago. Before I got into this arrangement I was advised by an old sailing friend that partnerships such as this are rarely a partnership of equals. While this adage is most certainly true I like to think that our differences (my partner and me) are what makes us stronger as a whole.
Yes, I end up doing most of the things that involve 'boat snot' (re-bedding, finishing, epoxy, painting) while my partner excels at electrical, plumbing and engine work. Of course we overlap quite a bit in our skills but it has served us both quite well for now. I am certain that another aspect of the success of our partnership is that we have known each other for 30 years or so. We also share the yearly costs of ownership which makes our partnership one of nearly equals, or about as close as it could be.
What you seem to be asking for is certainly a possibility too. I know of one fellow in CT who would likely sign up to the partnership that you are suggesting, but, alas CT is much too far from Maine.
A successful partnership is not bought by money as much as trust and mutual understanding, and in my case, friendship and patience. I think you need to be a bit more specific about what your expectations are about "WHENEVER I AM NOT SAILING" means to a prospective partner, in terms of when THEY could use the boat.
Perhaps those details a premature at this point so I wish you the best in your enterprise and hope you can find an ideal partner; however unlikely.
__________________
"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen

Everybody has one:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 09-18-2011
davidpm's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 3,485
Thanks: 130
Thanked 33 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 7
davidpm is on a distinguished road
Hi Doc I'm probably the Connecticut guy Caleb is referencing. I've been doing the exact service for a couple people the last few years.

We have a little longer season here than in Maine and a lot of really top notch marinas. Might be good to get away from the office for a long weekend once in a while.

This offer is made in jest of course unless you decide to take is seriously then it is a serious offer.

One of my customers lives in Florida and keeps his boat here so who knows what would work for you.

Last edited by davidpm; 09-18-2011 at 10:48 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 09-18-2011
dhays's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: University Place, WA
Posts: 626
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 4
dhays is on a distinguished road
sailordoc, I hope you find someone to fit the opportunity. I think it is a great idea. I have more money than time, and more time than expertise. Until I can afford to retire (if I can afford to retire), I have to pay people to do some of the work on my boat. Example, I dinged my stern on dock roller. It was just a chip in the gelcoat primarily, but it exposed the glass mat. I was pissed at myself for doing it, and I didn't have the time to do a repair. I hired a couple of guys that can do anything and they took care of it over a weekend.

If these guys wanted to enter into such a deal, I'd jump at it. They are good sailors and know Catalina's inside and out. I also have another friend who can do just about any repair and maintenance on boat. I've paid him to repaint, rewire, install furnaces, etc.. on my boats. However, he and I could never be a partner in a boat since he and his wife are dedicated racers and our needs for the boat are too different.

Good luck. I hope you find the right person.
__________________
47*20'11.7" N
122*35'20.8" W
S/V Legacy, Catalina 400 MkII, Hull #328
My Blog on
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 09-19-2011
CalebD's Avatar
Tartan 27' owner
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,436
Thanks: 4
Thanked 74 Times in 67 Posts
Rep Power: 7
CalebD will become famous soon enough
Yup. David is the one.

David is the one I was thinking of in CT. Great sailor and all around good guy.


Quote:
Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
Hi Doc I'm probably the Connecticut guy Caleb is referencing. I've been doing the exact service for a couple people the last few years.

We have a little longer season here than in Maine and a lot of really top notch marinas. Might be good to get away from the office for a long weekend once in a while.

This offer is made in jest of course unless you decide to take is seriously then it is a serious offer.

One of my customers lives in Florida and keeps his boat here so who knows what would work for you.
__________________
"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen

Everybody has one:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 09-20-2011
sailordoc's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
sailordoc is on a distinguished road
Thank you very much folks for trying to help, I will reply to each of you later but now I have to leave to start my daily routine .

Best regards!
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
Sailboat partner needed - Penobscot bay - incredible! sailordoc Boat Review and Purchase Forum 17 09-02-2012 01:29 AM
Incredible collision PCP General Discussion (sailing related) 4 06-01-2011 09:49 AM
Incredible works of art poopdeckpappy General Discussion (sailing related) 12 09-11-2008 12:30 PM
My wife is really incredible I hate her!!!! I'm out... Giulietta General Discussion (sailing related) 24 10-16-2007 08:35 PM
Hudec's incredible journey takes another turn - StarPhoenix NewsReader News Feeds 0 02-12-2007 05:15 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:26 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