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09-05-2011 11:18 PM
CharlieCobra I may have to R&R the sprit there before we leave. We'll see.
09-05-2011 10:11 PM
JonEisberg Wow, all I can say is, you're a far braver man than I... (grin)

I cut my teeth in the delivery trade on early-generation Taiwanese boats, including that Captain Ron Stunt Double... Probably the only reason I'm still alive today, is that someone had the good sense to be sticking good old Ford Lehmans in the damn things...

And that was back when they were NEW, I can't imagine taking one today in that condition uphill to the PNW from SF...

Good luck, Charlie - hope that bowsprit is still there when you reach your final destination... Probably just me, but I wouldn't trust that rig even to support a towel hung out to dry... (grin)
09-05-2011 04:59 PM
dhays I have mixed feelings looking at those pictures. OTOH, I am enthralled by what a beautiful vessel she could be. OTOH, I get a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach looking at all the work that has to be done. Still, it will be an amazing vessel once it is finished.

Did someone buy it and is going to have you make all the repairs? If so, I hope they got it for a song, because the cost of repairs would be huge I imagine.

In one of the shots of the interior, it looks as if there had been a flooded bilge at one time. There seems to be a line of water damage in this photo. Am I wrong?

09-05-2011 01:59 PM
dabnis Charlie,

As you know, all uphill, but this is about the best time of year, overall. If you have time, a short trip out the Gate & back wouldn't hurt to see if there are any gremlins lurking about. Best of luck, I know I don't have to say "be carefull" Let us know how it goes.

Dabnis
09-05-2011 12:59 PM
jrd22 Good luck Charlie, hope the masts are in a lot better shape than the sprit. Looks like the forestay attaches just above all that rot too.
09-05-2011 12:54 PM
SloopJonB
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Originally Posted by CharlieCobra View Post
Ya don't screw around on this trip or it'll kill ya.
In the wise? words of Captain Ron, "if anythings gonna go wrong, it'll go wrong out there" but, "if you get lost, just pull in somewhere and ask directions."

Have a good trip. It's got a NASTY reputation. Do you plan on staying close in and harbour hopping or heading out to deep water?

Look forward to your writeup of the trip. I'm interested in how that boat performs - I've always loved the looks of them - they fulfill any and all boyish pirate fantasies.
09-05-2011 12:36 PM
imagine2frolic Looks like Benicia just east of the Carquinez Bridge. Which is just east of Vallejo. BEST WISHES on the nasty return trip.I found Oct a gentle month going north along the coast....i2f
09-05-2011 12:27 PM
cb32863 Good luck on the run CC, hopefully it is a smooth one for you can get some nice pics of the passage. How much work will you have to do?
09-05-2011 12:23 PM
CharlieCobra BTW, we'll be in Frisco for a couple of days mid week prepping to go so if anybody local wants to drop by for a view and a brew, please do. I'll know what marina she's in tomorrow.
09-05-2011 12:19 PM
CharlieCobra Dunno yet. It'll run and we'll polish the tanks before we leave or we won't leave... Ya don't screw around on this trip or it'll kill ya.
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