Hello Everybody - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
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.

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-08-2011
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: South Beach, Miami, FL, USA
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Newbiemariner is on a distinguished road
Send a message via MSN to Newbiemariner
Hello Everybody

I am new to the forum and new to sailing. I just purchased a 1975, 31 foot Dufour and am making upgrades to get her ready to sail. I moved to South Beach, Miami in March and plan to sail the Florida Keys and Bahamas. After I get my sea legs I would like to upgrade to a bigger boat and set sail for Central and South America.

The Dufour his structurally sound but I will be replacing the mast as the old mast snapped at the spreaders during Hurricane Irene. She Lays at Perth Amboy, NJ. I will need a 40 foot aluminum mast. Unless I can get away with an inner sleeve and weld. I would like to know your thoughts on this.

I will need to build a new bench as one of the previous owners took one out to enlarge the galley. I will also need to install a marine head as there is a chemical porto-potty on board now. I will need a new Genoa and a new water pump for the Volvo Diesel. Then she will be ready to set sail.

I will be bothering you guys from time to time, with what are sure to be some obviously newbie questions and for think I would like to apologize and thank you in advance.

My Regards to Everyone,

Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 11-09-2011
jimgo's Avatar
Asleep at the wheel
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,973
Thanks: 71
Thanked 112 Times in 110 Posts
Rep Power: 4
jimgo is on a distinguished road
Welcome and good luck! Be sure to keep us posted on your experience!
- Jim
Home: Western Philly 'burbs
1980 Allmand 31
1975 Albacore 15

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

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

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:24 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.