Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: North Carolina
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Navtron, I am bringing a Newport 33 up here at the end of the month (weather permitting). It's been my grandmother's boat since she bought it in 1983 new, and I spent a lot of time on it and on my dad's Morgan 30 until my early 20s. No sailing for a long time, although a lot of other boating! My grandmother (at 92!) has decided that the folks she sails with are too unsteady for it to be fun anymore (they are in their 80s), so she's given me the boat. I've raced it, gone to the Bahamas on it, up and down the southern ICW... I'm really hoping my family will enjoy it, as well, not being sailors YET.
I'll have to look at the Newport 30 icebox placement...I find the one on the 33 to be in a bad place, and have been trying to figure out how to redo it to be more accessible (I don't think kneeling on the stove and plunging headfirst into the icebox is a great plan...and I doubt I'll be growing anymore!). Have you converted yours to refrigeration, or is it still ice?
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