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Re: New sailboat owner!

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New to Sailnet trying to get advice from cruising couples about waste tank sizes and also stoves , alcohol or propane
Not giving you a hard time on this, but you really should start your own thread on this topic.

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Re: New sailboat owner!

You know what BOAT stands for?, bust out another thousand.
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Re: New sailboat owner!

JoEllen, I agree with Chuck - start your own thread, you'll get lots of good feedback. Also, consider searching the site, there are many good threads on those topics.

To the OP, take your time, slow down. There's a great article here on Sailnet and another over at the Catalina 25 owner's site that talk about how to self-assess a sailboat. Read both of those 4 or 5 times, and familiarize yourself with all of the terminology in all of them. The Catalina one won't deal specifically with your boat, but it's full of good information that easily translates to your boat. Then head over to your boat and go through the checklists. Take lots of pictures, and post them at a site like Photobucket, or in the galleries here, and update this thread so we know where to look. Then we can start focusing you on the things that NEED work, the things that should be attended to, the things that can really be put off, and the things that you won't have to worry about for a while.

As for sailing, sailing for dummies is a great way to start. There are tons of videos online, too. And, best of all, the Sailnet site has an Articles section that includes descriptions of sailing techniques.

So, for starters, does the engine work? If it is an outboard, when it's started, does water stream out the back? If so, that's a good start - that's cooling water that is circulated through the engine (NEVER start the engine out of the water - it NEEDS that water to cool and lubricate some of the parts). What manufacturer and horsepower is it (or, even better, what model number is it)?

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Re: New sailboat owner!

Welcome to your new sailboat.... what an adventure you have begun.....
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Re: New sailboat owner!

Some of the basic boating safety classes are free or very nominal in cost.

One of the best things you can do is to start meeting sailors, bumming rides on their boats, going to the social events of sailing groups, etc. Not all of their advice will be right and not all of their stories will be strictly un-embellished -- but on balance there are great resources out there.

@ Joellen -- yes, do start a new thread, and it will help if you can give people some specifics about the boat, how you will use it, and how that relates to the equipment (stoves etc.) you want to talk about.
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Re: New sailboat owner!

So I found out more about the boat. It is a cal 25 Jensen built in the 60s. Not sure what year yet! It had a 9.9 horse Jonson moter. She says it is ready to go out right know. Needs new battery, wiring needy to be replaced(she says it work fine), has both sails that look good to me. Notices some small craks in paint on too by the door. Also on the back where the moter is the hand rail is pushed though not all the way just the 3 screws that hold it down. Needs some new set covers. Not sure what eles to look for. I have only been on small fishing boats. Goin to try to upload some new pitchers.
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