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Topic Review (Newest First)
05-26-2007 09:34 PM
baitball
OH MAN i have arrived

Went out to the ole mailbox to day. The papers are here, its a Macgregor 26 C. I cant figure out how to put any pics on this sight but I do know I have work to do parts to order and questions to ask. Hey sailinn'dog its officially mine, HEHE. I need a boom, this is only a slight jab but maybe Giu could tell me where to get one, some minor breechs to fix and splash. Interior can wait as long as I can without getting a divorce. Thanks ya'll. Ricocheting around room, and soon a very small saloon.

Not sure about eddy cut here, but ya'll tell me, should I let this tread drift and die or keep posting here so everyone can keep a close eye on me?


YES
05-23-2007 07:31 PM
baitball Thanks man. I have been kickin around the marinas here as much as I can and swiming around a little widgeon a friends has. He's pretty much has the same sailing knowlege I've got but he has a slight advantage, he's retired.
Bought my O'day 12 from him and we've been putting them together. Well he's got a a hold of a good rigging and has that "go ahead throw it in now" mentality. I'm trying to blind people on US90 with the rudder. I've tossed mine in once with a horrible setup. Knew I was screwed when I was leaving the driveway.
But we've been getting good results on his. Not ready to head for Trinidad but they better start hidin the girls. Oh and the rum.
Thanks man on my way to B&N this weekend to order some others to. Let ya know if I find anything good.
Anyway, here folks. This is my wreck that landed 34 miles inland. Tired of waiting for the official report on her heritage. This is how I found her and I'm getting ready to start "raising" her. Can any body tell me who made her and just how long I've got to keep driving that &@(#ing truck
Awe crude, must everything be a challenge how do I put up pics on this thing. Please don't throw the vegetables at me for this one
05-23-2007 09:21 AM
superdave I notice that you asked about what to be reading... I can't say which title of his is best, but you should look into Don Casey's books. I have "This Old Boat", and it's really good about general boating (not just sailboats) maintenance/repair, as well as technique. I think his "Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual" is talked about a lot here, but I don't know whether it addresses repairs and renovations... at any rate, this author is very good, and entertaining to read.

Good luck with your dream!

-Dave
05-12-2007 04:30 PM
baitball Hey ya'll, thanks for all the great advice. Believe me, I'll be on alot to ask dumb Q's but I'll try to ramble less in the future, I had been trying to rid the world of beer the other night and got a little more poetic and a lot goofyer than I really care to apologize for, so I won,t.
Anyway getting so rain kinda sudden. Need to got pull some tarps. Be on here hit n' miss today. Hope to get this *@#%(### camera working so I can get some pics on here for ya'll to look at. Maybe tell me what I need to tear up first. Man shes rough. Later
05-11-2007 01:03 PM
bestfriend
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Originally Posted by miraccav
Well, BB...I also bought an old boat, and I love her. Just remember this: Anytime or anything you add the word "marine" to, doubles its price! I had a full set of cushions made for my boat by a local uphostery man for $1600. I went to him because the marina recommended a boat cushion man who wanted to charge me $4500 for the same job! Need parts for the engine? Try an automotive store first...got the idea? OH, and never, NEVER refer to your boat as a "Yacht" in front of your Marina guys.
I agree and disagree. There are definitely some things you can get outside the marine world, cushions are certainly a good example, and stereos too. But there are some things that just won't cut it. Hose clamps that you buy at home depot can be plated and not solid, leave one out in the weather during the winter and you will see it flake apart. Wiring, varnish, wood, fiberglass, plumbing, hardware, rigging, lines, all should be marine or you will pay for it in the end. I know this is picky, but even the foam brushes that I am using to put on satin varnish are better from my local chandlery. They are less porous and hold the varnish better. The ones from home depot, or even my local Ace will drip and streak. Consider this: the local yard has been around for decades with sailors working on their boats and employees working on boats. The yard guys all get their supplies from the yard's chandlery, and most of the DIY sailors do the same. The reason is that the products have been tested, they are tried and true, and the guys working there are usually very knowledgeable about what they supply.
05-11-2007 11:41 AM
nolatom Sounds like you're a "keep it simple" kind of guy, which is a good way to be with your first cruiseable (?) boat. Where you plan of keeping her? Mississippi Sound has some excellent cruising, though a few shoal spots too so watch the buoys. When you're feeling adventurous you can go "outside" through one of the Passes.

Get your safety gear, a Danforth anchor, a compass, some binoculars, and a portable VHF radio. Your basic alcohol stove is fine for overnighters, so's a block of ice. Buy used when you can, there's a lot of salvaged anchors and stoves around off the wrecked boats.

you'll have more fun than most of those guys on the ''gold-platers".

Best wishes.
05-11-2007 10:44 AM
miraccav Well, BB...I also bought an old boat, and I love her. Just remember this: Anytime or anything you add the word "marine" to, doubles its price! I had a full set of cushions made for my boat by a local uphostery man for $1600. I went to him because the marina recommended a boat cushion man who wanted to charge me $4500 for the same job! Need parts for the engine? Try an automotive store first...got the idea? OH, and never, NEVER refer to your boat as a "Yacht" in front of your Marina guys.
05-10-2007 11:16 PM
sailingdog Welcome... and we'll help with what we can.
05-10-2007 11:02 PM
baitball Well, thank ya friend. Nice to know someone might have one of those nice floatin cushions close by. Man there are some more sailers off N. Caro. in trouble.
Going to bed, going to to ask for mercy, and will talk to ya'll morrow.
05-10-2007 10:49 PM
bestfriend Hey bait, welcome. I don't have much information for you, or any for that matter, as I am new to boat repair too. But I had to say that I admire your "chutzpah". Good luck to you and thanks for repairing the old instead of buying new.
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