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Hello, I just bought my first boat!

Greetings everyone.

Let me introduce myself. I am 23 yrs old, and live on long island, ny. I just bought a 1967 Bristol Corinthian (sailstar corinthian) 19.5' sailboat (i paid 800). Yes, this boat is almost double my age! But it seems to be in fairly good condition. All the work that needs to be done seems to be cosmetic for the most part. I have been lurking in this forum for about 2 years now when I first started looking for a boat. Now that I have one, I am going to need help from all you experts!

I grew up on sailboats with my family. Our first family sailboat was a 24 buccaneer (blah!), then we graduated to a 32 irwin citation, and then finally to a 36 catalina. So I know how to sail, this will be the first time I will have to deal with any sort of maintaince all on my own. It has always been a plan for me to sail and cruise when I got older, as the most memerable experiences of my childhood are those of sailing from long island to marthas vineyard for the big summer trip, so I have finally decided to take the plunge!

Here are some photos, as I know everyone loves looking at other peoples boats.







In the coming weeks I will be asking lots of questions!
Thanks!

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Hey mc. Welcome to SN dude. And congrats on the new ride!

You'll get all the help you could ever want here. Some very cool sailors around.
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Nice boat! looks like she's built very well! When you have all that teak refinished lets see a before and after pic!
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Nice boat! looks like she's built very well! When you have all that teak refinished lets see a before and after pic!
Yes, I will definitely post before and afters!
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Well, she's a beauty. I'm on LI too, sail out of Mt Sinai. My first keelboat was 20', when I was 29 years old. I cruised her in the Great South Bay, and half way around the Island. You can too. Let us know how it works out.
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Congrats on the new boat!
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thanks for the kind words everyone!

@ WanderingStar -

I am in sound beach! small world. I will probably be keeping the boat on the peconic bay since I work in mattituck. But I definitely plan to do an around long island trip one summer.
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I live in Rocky Point. I have two brothers in Sound Beach, I lived there for ten years, on Lower Rocky Point Rd.
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Good luck with your new project. Bring your questions on! Regards, Capt Griffiths
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Thanks CaptGriffiths!

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I live in Rocky Point. I have two brothers in Sound Beach, I lived there for ten years, on Lower Rocky Point Rd.
wow! thats funny! maybe i'll see you around town!

I grew up in wading river, me and my girlfriend are renting an apartment in soundbeach. we are right off new york ave, close to where it hits echo...

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Will be gutting the interior of the boat this weekend. gonna rip out the v-berth set-up because it seems there are some areas of the wood that are rotted and just re-build the bunks. should be fun!
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