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Hello....new no clue.

But I am buying a sailboat.

Flying to Florida to look at her next week. Looking forward to learning a lot here and contributing where I can as well.

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Sean,

Welcome to the asylum. Straight jacket fitting at two. Jello painting in the craft room at three.

We bought our boat a few years ago. No clue about sailing, no trailer, no truck. We just did it. It's been great. So, read like crazy. Take a class if you can afford it. Get out there!

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Sean,

Welcome to the asylum. Straight jacket fitting at two. Jello painting in the craft room at three.

We bought our boat a few years ago. No clue about sailing, no trailer, no truck. We just did it. It's been great. So, read like crazy. Take a class if you can afford it. Get out there!

Don

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Hi Don! Thanks for the welcome! Just came back from Maine, Camden and Rockland - sailed a custom wooden Ketch and looked at a Pearson. Ultimately I want to moor the boat in Camden. But I am torn as I want to skip down to FL in the winter to stay on her (with my GF) so who knows may end up bringing her back and forth. So I found something that seems to be kept up well and someone else added a lot of upgrades to her so that's a head start.

Anyways thanks for the encouragement! Yes I am on youtube taking lessons now...I am a quick learner.

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Well I am back from FL...bought the boat. 33FT Irwin MK II from 1974. Boat is in nice shape. Spent 4 days on her with my gf and we really enjoyed it even though it was soooo hot, the cabin AC was critical!

Needs a new Bimini but have that sorted out. Does not need much really, maybe a buff around the hull from the sun, and I may get the cockpit area refurbed (brightened up a bit).

I am back now in MA, will go down to FL again and stay on her in Sept once the heat lessens up a bit. She is in a private house slip for now, $195 a month - so pretty good deal, with elec and water. I was shocked that the TV antenna (she has a mounted 22" in LCD Flat panel with DVD) for HD reception so well ! So we had plenty of channels to watch and a lot of redbox in the area for movies (I may add sound system to TV). But I want to move her to Cocoa Village Marina, very nice area which is key when you fly down and have no car for the time you are there.

Anyways, I need to find insurance now....thats a pain but oh well.

Sean
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Welcome to Sailnet!

And how did the bottom look when you had it on the lift? And the keel bolts, and the rudder, and the steering cable/gear? Did the deck flex when you walked around? Most boats that old will require a survey for insurance by the way. Hope you got lucky!
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Hi Don! Thanks for the welcome! Just came back from Maine, Camden and Rockland - sailed a custom wooden Ketch and looked at a Pearson. Ultimately I want to moor the boat in Camden. But I am torn as I want to skip down to FL in the winter to stay on her (with my GF) so who knows may end up bringing her back and forth. So I found something that seems to be kept up well and someone else added a lot of upgrades to her so that's a head start.

Anyways thanks for the encouragement! Yes I am on youtube taking lessons now...I am a quick learner.

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Have you been sailing before? You should totally read/watch everything you can, but there's no match for getting out on the water.
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That's the truth.

Welcome to SN mofo. And nice user name!
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Welcome to Sailnet!

And how did the bottom look when you had it on the lift? And the keel bolts, and the rudder, and the steering cable/gear? Did the deck flex when you walked around? Most boats that old will require a survey for insurance by the way. Hope you got lucky!
huh what lift? you saw the title of my post right?

I am still friends with the seller, they were nice people. Deck did not flex, had steel supports inside that were added - this boat was the nicest Irwin in that range up and down the coast that I could find and I looked around quite a bit. Really in great shape and was well cared for, he had just done the bottom on her first year they had her (had her for 2 years) and really did a lot of nice work on the interior etc. I looked at older boats and this one was in the best shape I had seen of all the older boats. No flex at all anywhere - very solid boat and I could tell a lot of care had gone into her.

But hey who knows for sure...I bought an old boat, so I figure there is some risk I am assuming but I also know that new boats can have a zillion issues out of the gate too.

I paid cash for her and at the quoted rate of $1800 a year I am not going to insure her, I will get liability for the marina and save the $1800 a year in an account for anything that may go wrong. That's just way too much for a $15K boat.

I have sailed most of my life just not on the ocean and most boats were 20 FT, so I have a lot to learn but am in no way a newbie in the strict sense.
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guess I hit the defense mechanism Sarrreeewheee. But you did look at the keel bolts right?

Best of luck to you!
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guess I hit the defense mechanism Sarrreeewheee. But you did look at the keel bolts right?

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haha no worries. Whats a keel bolt?
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