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4 Weeks Ago 09:40 PM
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

Can I change the question a bit to how many do I know ? One is Ms.westi , she had a Catalina 22 when we first met in the early 80s' . Then there was a lady that was our boat neighbors sister , lets just say she had some disposable income she would buy a boat she liked and then in about half a year get something else . It was great entertainment , she even bought her bro a Catalina 34 to live on . Another lady I know has owned and lived on a 41 Freeport Islander for at least the 15 yrs. I have known her , she is also the bartender at Seal Beach YC . When we were in SBYC there were several women that owned there own . As of now I know a few that own there own our neighbor (we just met her , we are getting moved around because of the re build of the marina ) anyhow she owns a 40' CHB trawler , she does all the varnish work herself . Some others are couples , one couple started out with a Vintage 60s' Cal that was single handed to Hawaii and back by another women . They just recently bought a Catalina/Morgan 315 . And then there are their friends that own a Catalina 32 .
4 Weeks Ago 06:40 PM
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

You can. There are websites that actually advertise free boats. I don't know if I can tell you where they are but look up free sailboats and there are websites that have them. Also on eBay under boat angel. They go for a steal. Granted they require potentially a lot of work but I believe in you. You can do it. Take the bull by the horns and make your dream happen. Even if your not a do it yourself person you can read and become one. I am a 45 year old woman and last year I built a lift for my boat and dropped a 450 lb swing keel to refinish it. I learned how to do it online. Even large sailboats can go for free. If you have the time and energy you can save them. You have to make sure you can get them in a marina where you can do the work yourself. That will save you loads of money. Also get them in a marina that doesn't cost too much. Luckily I bought a trailerable boat and brought it home in my yard so I had no marina expenses. Those are the least expensive. I would recommend a smaller one if you don't have experience sailing or much money.
Send me a line if you want to talk more.
4 Weeks Ago 10:06 PM
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

I do but just a day sailer. Its my first sailboat. It is a Balboa 20' 1971 with a cuddy. I purchased it last year and gutted it and refitted and designed a new interior myself. Before this I built my own tiny house on wheels and built my own stitch and glue kayak. I have more tools than most men and am very capable. Always wanted a sailboat. Now I finally have one. This year I'll be sailing it in New York state on the lakes. Already thinking about my next sailboat and my dream of Island hopping in the Caribbean. Not getting married again. So I'll have my own boats till I die.
01-28-2017 07:27 AM
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

Yes, Omaha isn't a well known sailing capital.
01-27-2017 04:34 AM
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

Originally Posted by VickiLee View Post
I wish to own one.
Then you should! Are you shopping? I suppose Omaha isn't a well known sailing capital.
01-27-2017 03:58 AM
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

I wish to own one.
10-28-2016 02:24 AM
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

30' Catalina - Sloop

I have a guy that surfs at the break on my beach that just started school in Broward for marine mechanics. Him and I got to talking (because I'm chatty and will start conversations with my shadow). He was working down in the key as a Cptn. when he decided it was time to finish up in school. ^5 for education!

A couple of days later I see him again and he brings up that he's got this boat for sale down in Marathon. He wanted to see if I knew anyone that would want to buy it (maybe $$ for books...j/k) So I'm going down next weekend to have a looksy.

It's weird, I've spoken to his mother and father and they've tried to add m on facebook already...we just spoke 3 days ago!

Color me stoked.


10-12-2016 11:10 PM
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

Originally Posted by SFHilary View Post
I own one after years of dreaming.
Welcome to SN, SF! Tell us more about the boat
10-12-2016 09:25 PM
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

I own one after years of dreaming.
10-11-2016 05:07 PM
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

Welcome aboard StillSalty!
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