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Topic Review (Newest First)
05-21-2008 10:00 AM
senatorcongressman nice boat. Cheers!
05-21-2008 09:51 AM
chucklesR Just remember to leave the power to the windlass off when working the foredeck and not intending to anchor, I'm just saying...
05-21-2008 08:52 AM
sailingdog Impressive... so many house banks are not properly setup in strapped down battery boxes... good to see an installation that is done right.
05-21-2008 12:04 AM
CapnRon47
Hey, I'm just the new owner (I did not design it, credit Craig Walters for that)

Pirate,
There are always more pictures.
Do you like pretty pictures of the boat ? (We all know what other kind of pretty pictures you like!)


or technical pictures, like of the house bank?


or layout pictures, like the fairly large walk thru head


to good size v-berth forward.


or do you prefer function? Like the forward v-berth escape hatch, the windlass (with up down buttons) and the well organized spinnaker pole on deck? Oh, and the duck poles for when you get into really shallow water.


Heh, I am a newbie owner and you asked. I could on and on and ....
05-20-2008 11:10 PM
uspirate very nice indeed! any other pics?
05-20-2008 11:06 PM
WinterRiver Wow, nice boat. I am impressed by the unusual layout and unique use of space.

Enjoy.
05-20-2008 10:17 PM
sailingdog Congrats... and a very pretty boat...
05-20-2008 09:57 PM
JohnRPollard
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Originally Posted by CapnRon47 View Post
So this should pretty much end this thread.
I hope you won't mind me adding my "congratulations"!! Pretty boat, too!
05-20-2008 09:49 PM
CapnRon47
Finally, its all done, I bought a boat

Well, I am sort of reviving an old thread, but fortunately its my old thread. The Nor'easter a week or so ago put the boat yard behind in launching boats and they could not get her out of the shed until mid last week, so the sea trial was delayed. They finally launched her last week and finished tuning the rigging and the bending on of the sails. The engine survey was last week and they fixed a few things but basically all they could find (for the age of the boat and engine) was that there was one broken hose clamp on a doubly clamped hose.

Here is Heron sitting at the dock.

To meet everyones schedule we waited until yesterday to have the sea trial. It was blowing and gusting pretty good by late afternoon when we went out. We were reading gusts of 30 knots. So we motored out to the lee side of the island in Milford harbor and unfurled the jib part way. We were sailing! But the gusts would lay her over, so we (I) decided that was enough proof that the furling system worked and motored back in. The surveyor checked all systems from refrig to spreader lights and I considered the sea trial a success. Back at the office I pays the bills ( a little nautical grammar there) and she is officially mine (receiving several originals of Coast Guard and CT State bills of sales). The broker heads off to deposit the check and I head back to put the boat back together, as everything had been exposed inside for examination. I also wanted to take inventory. I found a few pleasant surprises in the lazarets, like a Magma Marine barbecue grill (CD take note!), a bosun's chair, a couple of harnesses, clip lines and jack lines; all items I wanted but had not realized were buried down there. I had not taken inventory before, because the PO's personal items were still on board and I was not certain what was theirs. Finally, the below decks were put back in order, here is a view from the v-berth looking aft thru the galley.


And I spent the last rays of sunlight organizing lines on deck.


So this should pretty much end this thread. I now have to begin to understand all the specific systems and equipment, spend some time with the original owner to learn her tendencies and prepare to sail her south. More discussion to come elsewhere.
05-09-2008 07:25 PM
CapnRon47
my boat buying experience

All,
Thanks for your congratulations and yes I do plan to sail the boat south. I have had several offers both on Sailnet and neighbors and friends from NC to help take the boat south. So I am sure I will have help one way or the other. However, it will be an extended trip as I do want to get some time with the PO and that may require staying in the CT area awhile. Fortunately, we have family in MA (about an hour away), so we don't have to outfit the boat to live on it, right now. We also have friends in NJ that we would like to spend some time with (and take them sailing). Does anyone have any suggestions for places to leave the boat in NJ? I don't want to pay Marina charges as transient docking is around $3/ft per night. So I am looking for other ideas, anyone with an empty private dock/ mooring I could use for a few weeks? But I am getting ahead of myself. Right now focusing on completing the deal. The weather has delayed the sea trial and closing until next week.

thanks again
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