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08-06-2007 07:14 PM
Originally Posted by Freesail99 View Post
lol, Depends, if your singlehanding ..........
Thats why I like to sail with my dog. If HE gives me that look like, "man, you stink"......I know it must be bad.
08-06-2007 07:07 PM
Originally Posted by Tartan34C View Post
What is a pit stick?
Robert Gainer

I think he meant pig stick, which is used for running up a burgee to the above the masthead on a halyard.
08-06-2007 07:05 PM
Originally Posted by Lancer28 View Post
lol, Depends, if your singlehanding ..........
08-06-2007 07:02 PM
Lancer28 deodorant!
08-06-2007 04:54 PM
Originally Posted by Lancer28 View Post
Don't forget pit stick.
What is a pit stick?
Robert Gainer
08-06-2007 01:40 PM
sailingdog While Robert's excel spreadsheet is excellent, I think it is a bit over kill for a weekender boat. The booze isn't an essential for most sailors, so I've left it off the list.
08-06-2007 10:52 AM
Lancer28 Don't forget pit stick.
08-06-2007 10:45 AM
Originally Posted by Tartan34C View Post
Does this do you any good? Look at the “jobs to do” and the “spare parts” tabs for thoughts.

All the best,
Robert Gainer
Your checklist is most excellent. Thanks for linking it! I think it is a great start for what I need.
08-05-2007 06:59 PM
Originally Posted by xort View Post
Excellent list, but no condoms on it...whenever there's more than one person aboard, safety comes first.
Almost all my trips are single-handed and I already have too much stuff onboard so no room for unneeded gear.
All the best,
Robert Gainer

PS. Single-handed as in running the boat by myself, not as in using one hand.
08-05-2007 06:55 PM
Originally Posted by halekai36 View Post
There's no need for a list as there are NO good deals on a "project boat". In 35 years of boating I've yet to see a project boat cost less, in the end, than a well maintained example of the same boat.
The reason I have a list is so that my project boats do make sense. I buy at a good price and sell at a good price. I track all expenses and labor and only buy boats that need the type of work I can do instead of boats that need expensive contracted labor. Including parts and my labor most boats are sold at a profit.

The Tartan 34C I am working on now is my personal boat and I live aboard. I am spending more on her then I would if she was just a project boat. But even including that I will probably come close to break even when I sell her unless I keep her too long and everything that is now new becomes old and worn.
All the best,
Robert Gainer
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