introduction - 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 > Welcome to Sailnet > Introduce Yourself
 Not a Member? 

Introduce Yourself Welcome to the Sailnet.com - The world's largest online sailing community! Tell us about yourself so we can get to know you. NEW!


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-01-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
blparrot is on a distinguished road
introduction

I recently picked up a 24' windrose sailboat, this is the 1st time and sailboat I have stepped in or on. Its been a large learning curve, I'm in the process of making a aluminum rudder. I changed the axle, springs, tires, and bought new tires. Trailer tongue was bent, so cut it out, made new one a foot longer and added outboard motor holder & spair tire holder. Still have to change all the ropes for the rigging. When I picked up the boat, it had no sails, so I'm on the hunt for a nice used main and jib sails for a laguna windrose 24. My nefew and I are trying to get in the water this month, either in Lake Authur or Vermillion Bay, Louisiana. Any help would be appreciated!!!
Thank You
blparrot
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 11-01-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 567
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 4
DonScribner is on a distinguished road
Re: introduction

BL,

Welcome to the asylum!

Quiz question: How many ropes on a sailboat? Answer: NONE! They're all "lines". The exception is the bell rope if you have a bell. So, you're all sailored up now. Do a search for used sails. I've seen a number of chandleries that sell used sails at very reasonable rates.
Good luck on the launch. I know how exciting and nerve wracking it is. You'll do great!

Fair winds and fairer deals!

Don
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 11-10-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Sgumedic is on a distinguished road
Re: introduction

Welcome to the fun!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 11-10-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Sgumedic is on a distinguished road
Re: introduction

Welcome to the fun
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 11-10-2013
bljones's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
Posts: 8,125
Thanks: 32
Thanked 68 Times in 61 Posts
Rep Power: 7
bljones has a spectacular aura about bljones has a spectacular aura about
Re: introduction

welcome aboard.
__________________
It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


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
  #6  
Old 11-10-2013
super genious....ish
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Granville Ohio
Posts: 10
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Soundforgod is on a distinguished road
Re: introduction

Welcome to the dark side...we have cookies and wine. Some of us are fresh and some are seasoned, but we are all here to help each other and learn. ( and play with each other as well) so don't be shy and hang in there. No matter what happens it will be an amazing ride.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 11-10-2013
Pondering
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Stillwater, OK
Posts: 243
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 2
robodd is on a distinguished road
Re: introduction

1 rope??? I thought there were 2...the bell rope and the one thrown over the yardarm with a special loop knot (noose) on one end...LOL
__________________
Roy
1964 Pearson Ariel #205

"Not all who wander are lost." J.R.R.Tolkien

“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” Dolly Parton

"You're not lost if you don't care where you are." Tom Massie
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
Introduction Malcar Introduce Yourself 1 10-04-2013 07:43 AM
Introduction bigtexn Introduce Yourself 1 03-22-2011 07:53 AM
introduction windsong270 Introduce Yourself 0 01-23-2011 11:36 PM
Introduction SwimmingPool Introduce Yourself 2 12-21-2010 07:26 PM
Introduction coffeerock Introduce Yourself 4 12-21-2010 08:27 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:07 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