Finally bought my sailboat! - 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.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-26-2008
Patbarbeau's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: St-Bruno, Québec
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Patbarbeau is on a distinguished road
Smile Finally bought my sailboat!

Hi everyone,

I have been reading and dreaming about sailing for a few years. Every spring, I would buy all sailing magazines I could find and surf on the web for information. Since I have very little sailing experience, I was looking for a forgiving boat to start and I settled for a 1975 Grampian 26 that I bought last week. It does not have too much work to be done on it so I hope to start sailing soon. I will also get the help of my uncle who built his own 31 footer in his garage completely himself (took him 6 years).

I am just really excited and I like reading the sailnet forums. So much to learn and nice adventures to read about.

A new and happy sailboat owner...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-26-2008
djodenda's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kirkland, Washington
Posts: 1,598
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 10
djodenda will become famous soon enough djodenda will become famous soon enough
Congratulations!

Let's see some pictures, shall we?

Also, one bit of advice, if I may....

Summer is short. Get the safety and operational problems fixed and start sailing her as soon as you can. Worry about the cosmetic stuff later. Don't waste the summer!

David
__________________
David

1987 CS 36 Merlin "Kyrie"

"They drove a dump truck full of money up to my house. I'm not made of stone!" -Krusty the Clown
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 07-26-2008
max-on's Avatar
1997 Dehler 33
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 745
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
max-on will become famous soon enough
Congrats on your purchase, and welcome to the board! Post a few pics when she is splashed!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 07-26-2008
teshannon's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 2,713
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
teshannon has a spectacular aura about teshannon has a spectacular aura about teshannon has a spectacular aura about
Welcome to Sailnet and best of luck with the new boat.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 07-26-2008
camaraderie's Avatar
moderate?
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 15
camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough
Welcome aboard and enjoy the boat!
__________________
No longer posting. Reach me by PM!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 07-26-2008
chucklesR's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
Posts: 5,978
Thanks: 10
Thanked 31 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 10
chucklesR is a jewel in the rough chucklesR is a jewel in the rough chucklesR is a jewel in the rough
Congrats, concur on priorities - fix for sailing, sail, buff and polish during down time.

My first boat was a Grampian 26, it's a forgiving boat.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 07-26-2008
Patbarbeau's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: St-Bruno, Québec
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Patbarbeau is on a distinguished road
Here are some pictures of her

Thanks for the replies! Here are some pics of her taken by previous owner last summer:

Finally bought my sailboat!-gromit_quai.jpg

Finally bought my sailboat!-gromit%2520sous%2520voile.jpg
__________________
"Gromit", 1975 Grampian 26
St-Lawrence river, Québec
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 07-26-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 70
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Drifter2869 is an unknown quantity at this point
Congratulations man, cool looking boat.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 07-26-2008
johnshasteen's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 649
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
johnshasteen is on a distinguished road
Welcome aboard, and don't say you "settled for a Grampian 26", you've got yourself a really nice boat. For years a friend of mine right down the dock had a Grampian 26, he loved the boat.
__________________
s/v Paloma, Bristol 29.9, #141
Slipped in Bahia Marina, easy access to Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 07-26-2008
landlockvasailor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 132
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
landlockvasailor is on a distinguished road
Nice pics, wait till it cold to work on, get out there !
__________________
When I go, let it be by boat, with a steady breeze on the Chesapeake with a bottle of 7-up, a bag of ice, a plastic cup, and a box of wine

Last edited by landlockvasailor; 07-26-2008 at 10:44 PM.
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
Sailboat cost vs Powerboats Fishboat Boat Review and Purchase Forum 19 09-28-2010 11:38 AM
Searchers continue looking for 3-year-old missing after sailboat ... - The State NewsReader News Feeds 0 06-09-2007 10:15 PM
C&D Canal reopened following sailboat crash - NEPA News NewsReader News Feeds 0 05-16-2007 10:15 AM
Finally bought a boat!! redsox77 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 7 09-01-2006 11:10 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:17 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.