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08-06-2007 08:14 PM
bestfriend
Quote:
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 08:07 PM
sailingdog
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Originally Posted by Tartan34C View Post
What is a pit stick?
Thanks,
Robert Gainer
Robert-

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 08:05 PM
Freesail99
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lancer28 View Post
deodorant!
lol, Depends, if your singlehanding ..........
08-06-2007 08:02 PM
Lancer28 deodorant!
08-06-2007 05:54 PM
Tartan34C
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Originally Posted by Lancer28 View Post
Don't forget pit stick.
What is a pit stick?
Thanks,
Robert Gainer
08-06-2007 02:40 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 11:52 AM
Lancer28 Don't forget pit stick.
08-06-2007 11:45 AM
wbshaw
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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.

www.offsoundings.info/download/checklists.xls

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 07:59 PM
Tartan34C
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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 07:55 PM
Tartan34C
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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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