Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please. - Page 278 - 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.


Like Tree44Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #2771  
Old 06-13-2012
"OLD SALT"
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Clear Lake TX
Posts: 64
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
easygoing is on a distinguished road
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Kemah TX/Gulf of Mexico
__________________

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

"Bill"
S/V "Silly Bette"
1968 38' Hughes
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2772  
Old 06-14-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
AussieWayne is on a distinguished road
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Eastern Meditteranean
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2773  
Old 06-14-2012
BJV
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Green Cove Springs, Fl
Posts: 164
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 8
bvander66 is on a distinguished road
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

US Eastern seaboard and Bahamas
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2774  
Old 06-18-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Pacific North West
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
surgdesigns is on a distinguished road
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

San Juans Islands Washington
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2775  
Old 06-20-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
amasaman is on a distinguished road
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Keweenaw Bay, Lake Superior
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2776  
Old 06-23-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
uncas is on a distinguished road
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Hi everybody!

Just joined. Currently land locked in Pleasant grove, UT, but lived in the USVI - 1 year on St. Thomas and 13 years on St. John. Would still be there except my wonderful spouse and I decided that we wanted to offer our little girl a more traditional upbringing so when she was 2.5 years, we moved back to the states. I was pulling for the east, as I'm from Cooperstown, NY, but it's very cold, long grey winters were enough to chose by wife's hometown of Pleasant grove, UT. I'm familiar with Utah, as I did a winter sabbatical being an emergency medicine doc at the awesome Snowbird Ski Resort Emergency dept in the winter of 1998-99, and I love sailing just a bit more than skiing - but it's close.

I owned 3 wonderful sailboats when living in the VI. I bought my 1st boat - a 14' runabout, when I was 11, and was introduced to boating by my father @ 6 years old in an old 14' Thomson Lapstreak wooden boat used by the Canadian Mounties in many of the laked in Eastern Canada. It was rotten, and in 1964, my dad used the new product, fiberglass, to completely re-do the bottom, and then he stuffed another newish thing - styrofoam - in, and under every conceivable place in hope that it would keep it afloat. Sorry I get carried away A LOT - In my eyes, lakes are for little power boats, and the ocean is for sailboats.

Anyway - my 1st boat was a "homemade" 32' Sampson designed, ferro-cement, gaff-rigged cutter, "Bonne Esperance," which I bought for a pittance, and the builder, a shipwright in Tortola, and a great guy, showed me how to rebuild it. It was my 1st "big" sailboat, and it was a great one to cut my teeth on, and it has a 13 HP Yanmar 2 GM, which would barely get it out of a harbor against the wind - so I had to learn how to sail, and it was great.

The main reason I'm joining - and I probably should've said this 1st - is I'm looking for the where-abouts of my dreamboat (my wife is my dream girl), a 1976 Downeaster 38, cutter rigged sloop - blue and white. I had to sell it after a bad skiing accident in 1999. Her name was "Uncas," and she was hauled out in Nanny Cay in Tortola, and sold through BVI Yacht Sales in 1999. I had just installed an original Aries wind-vane self-steering unit. Because I was in and out of the hospital for a few years after my ski accident, I never got to know the new owner. I think it was a "Scotsman" who was planning to do some serious cruising - as I was in 2000, but things don't always turn out the way we plan it. "Uncas" was certainly ready to go structurally - just lacking some electronics for those who like that sort of thing (that would be me, but I just hadn't been able to afford it after a bit of a refit of "Uncas," removing all those leaking salon windows with imbedded Lexan, and all new canvas, and refrigeration, and new lifelines, re-imbedding the cap rails and stanchions, and the Aries steering).

Anyway - if anyone knows anything about this beautiful boat - I would love to hear about it - my email is docbobbyzamelis@hotmail.com, or am I not supposed to give out that info - oh well - thank you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2777  
Old 06-23-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Queensland
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Mike Banks is on a distinguished road
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Mike Banks--crusty remnant of bygone era.

Similar vessel--Pivor Lodestar. Cruising Great Barrier Reef and coastline, North Queensland Australia
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2778  
Old 06-24-2012
Martyn hixon's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Martyn hixon is on a distinguished road
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Swansea, South Wales UK.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2779  
Old 06-24-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
uncas is on a distinguished road
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Hi Mike,

thanks for posting.

I have found a Piver Lodestar - it is a 35 or 38' trimaran - model - Piver, brand - Lodestar.

Thanks for the thought.

"Uncas," for those of you who either, didn't grow up in Upstate New York, OR didn't read James Fenimore Cooper's 18th century novels of the same area, OR didn't see the daniel day lewis Movie, "Last of the Mohicans," which took some pretty serious literary license, but it was still OK, although Hawkeye was an older woodsman - not a young stud the same age as Uncas - Uncas was the young Mohican warrior chief, Son of Chingatchgook - the Chief, and ends up being, the last of the Mohican tribe, when Uncas, against all odds, tries to save one of the daughters of Colonel Monroe, that he has fallen in love with, but he's killed, and she throws herself off the cliff to her death to join Uncas in death rather than stay in the clutches of Magua - the Huron villian of the story.

Anyway - Uncas was my boyhood hero, although I doubt the new owner of my old Downeaster 38 "Uncas" kept her name, although I think it's a mighty fine name.

Of course, I would love to hear about "Uncas," but I'd also love to hear from other Downeaster owners. It was a personal tragedy, a severe ski accident, that wrested away from me, my "Uncas," as I needed to sell to pay hospital bills, and my circumnavigation, which was planned to begin @ 2000, kicking off @ Foxy's Old Year's Night celebration - actually, it's the whole island of Jost Van Dyke - I didn't miss a year from 1994 - 1997, but haven't been back since. I wonder if it has, like so many things, gone "over-the-top," or is as fun as ever.

It didn't stop my sailing though, as I managed to move back to St. John in 2002 with my wonderful wife, Christan, and although the accident cost me the use of my right arm, I did tons of sailing with Christan, friends, and for a few years, all by myself - pushing myself to do it with just one functional arm. I would sail away for weeks at a time, which helped me exorcise some of my demons, AND was the 2nd best physical therapy I could have done to help heal my body. The best was having our miracle daughter, Madelyn Alexandra, born in January 2005 - taking care of her for her 1st 2.5 years, with my wife, but she was working a serious job, and I was doctoring part-time. The majority of the people I helped in the caribbean was for free - although it paid me better than any money ever could. That was my dream - to be a sailing doc - like the wonderful Peter Barratt, who was a great inspiration to me after I had moved down to the VI - his story can be read in his book, "Out Island Doctor." I loved the book, but I had this dream all by myself since I was a kid.

Sorry - I ramble.

Smooth Sailing to you all.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2780  
Old 06-24-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
uncas is on a distinguished road
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Sorry Mike - I got a message from the web-site stating you had responded to me, but it's clear - to me now - I'm a little slow on the uptake - that you're just Checking in with with your Piver Lodestar.

Sorry - or should I say - never mind!
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SailNet is Done - 4 Year Old Thread! boater1 General Discussion (sailing related) 39 01-25-2014 11:22 AM
Beauty and The Beast, What is Either To Sailnet Members? Noah2 General Discussion (sailing related) 10 10-08-2012 03:32 PM
Beauty and The Beast, What is Either To Sailnet Members? Noah2 General Discussion (sailing related) 8 11-27-2009 09:26 AM
Beauty and The Beast, What is Either To Sailnet Members? Noah2 General Discussion (sailing related) 0 10-09-2003 01:36 AM
Have Sailnet changes been announced? stpeteguy General Discussion (sailing related) 12 08-30-2002 03:12 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:06 AM.

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.