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01-23-2013 07:23 AM
Re: New sailing family from Easton Pa!

Originally Posted by chefbry View Post
I don't get on here much , but I'm in Nazareth! Currently restoring a 1950's bluejay
Small world, I live in Easton, but I actually work on my boats and store the Starwind at my in-laws house in Nazareth. I just don't have the room, at my house. Do you have any pics of the bluejay? My work is crazy in the winter, but once it warms up I have a lot of free time, we may have to get together and compare projects!

Atlas, I honestly feel like I hit the lottery twice! Both boats need work, the CP16 is almost all cosmetic repairs at this point. The Starwind looks great, but needs a lot of work. Most people would probably walk away, it was getting close to reaching the point of no return from neglect, and the swing keel is going to be a huge undertaking to ensure another 30 years of safe operation. Thankfully I always enjoy a good project.
01-23-2013 01:45 AM
Re: New sailing family from Easton Pa!

TWO free boats? I turned a very nasty shade of green just reading that far, and your photos just made for a darker shade of jealous colour :-) Need a karma reboot!
01-22-2013 10:55 PM
Re: New sailing family from Easton Pa!

I don't get on here much , but I'm in Nazareth! Currently restoring a 1950's bluejay
01-07-2013 02:21 PM
Re: New sailing family from Easton Pa!

Unfortunately, the winter weather and work has slowed any progress, so I've been hiding in my warm basement shop tinkering on restoring my old Yamaha Enduro. I wish I had a pole barn so I could work on the boats more in the winter...
01-07-2013 01:38 PM
Re: New sailing family from Easton Pa!

You should be on boat #4 by now if you keep the same schedule.
01-07-2013 01:26 PM
Re: New sailing family from Easton Pa!

Congratulations and welcome! I'm a few miles South of you, near Lansdale. Great job on the Com-Pac. That looks like a nice boat. The Starwind looks like you're ahead of the game, and can take your time to make it the boat you want it to be, which is nice. Enjoy them both!
12-03-2012 10:23 AM
Re: New sailing family from Easton Pa!

I feel like I hit the lottery this year! Granted the Starwind is going to take some serious money to get things back in order... Thankfully, I enjoy working on the boats, maybe even as much as i enjoy sailing them. Also, I have room to invest in the boat without worrying about getting my money back if and when we upgrade...
I'm currently having a hard time finding a fab shop to make my new keel pin brackets in stainless steel, I may end up making them out of plain steel like the originals. A swing keel boat was not my ideal choice, but since we will most likely always be trailer sailors, I am thrilled nonetheless and think the Starwind will eventually be a great next step for the family. I'm still thinking of taking a year to redo the boat properly and not feel rushed like I did with getting the Compac seaworthy again. Plus, I need to let my wallet catch up... One trailer tire for the starwind cost as much as all 3 for the compac! Bigger boat = more $$$$, but even my wife is toying with doing some cruising in another few years!!! So yeah, a bigger boat may be on our distant horizon.
12-03-2012 09:01 AM
Re: New sailing family from Easton Pa!

Great story, and great example of what some elbow grease can do for you - and a old boat.

Good luck sizing up to a 30 footer (I suspect that's going to be next).
12-03-2012 05:53 AM
Re: New sailing family from Easton Pa!

Can you please pass some of that "Free boat" karma my way???? lol That's awesome...nothing like results from a little bit of hard work!!
12-01-2012 12:32 PM
Re: New sailing family from Easton Pa!

TWO free boats!! Well...I never

Good t\start with the Compac; then the upgrade to the [Wellcraft] Starwind! Leaves me wondering if in a year or so, someone's going to call ya and offer a 37 foot Morgan OI or Beneteau ? ? ?

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