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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By CaptBillW
Re: Missing my Sailboat! Sell me yours! ;)

I am in New Orleans, but I can move just about anywhere... prefer a coastal city, but I am not too picky... I am very fond of Florida...But MS, AL, LA, TX, GA, SC, or just about anywhere on the east...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By CaptBillW
Re: Missing my Sailboat! Sell me yours! ;)

Sucks.. no pics and they dont want you to call or email.. Awesome prices, but its very far to travel to inspect...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By CaptBillW
Missing my Sailboat! Sell me yours! ;)

I had to sell my boat almost 2 years ago when I moved.
I am tired of the rat race and just want to buy another one and travel. I have a job where I can go just about anywhere in this country and...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-21-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 5,679
Posted By CaptBillW
It's ok, just very small space. I have no shower...

It's ok, just very small space. I have no shower yet and the head is tiny. I spend a lot of time in it and find it very relaxing. If you can handle the tight quarters, then it's fine. Great condo for...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-15-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 5,679
Posted By CaptBillW
I have had many sailors tell me the same thing....

I have had many sailors tell me the same thing. Your not a sailor if you haven't ran aground a couple of times. The ICW in Florida can be really tricky. I've ran aground on my Waverunner! I have...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-07-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 5,679
Posted By CaptBillW
Thanks bubblehead. I have been talking to...

Thanks bubblehead. I have been talking to everyone I meet. I will have someone more experienced go with me before I attempt to take it out in the ocean. I do have a lot to learn and in time I will be...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-06-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 5,679
Posted By CaptBillW
Ok. Maybe it was a a slight exageration when I...

Ok. Maybe it was a a slight exageration when I said I had no clue. I meant about the sailing part. I motored at night because there was no good place to anchor I had all my lights checked out before...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-06-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 5,679
Posted By CaptBillW
Well, how arrogant are you? I do know how to...

Well, how arrogant are you?
I do know how to motor a boat, the sailing thing is new to me.. I took the ICW to avoid risk in the ocean. I had marinas between me and land on both sides. At 6 knots I...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-06-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 5,679
Posted By CaptBillW
First sailing trip! Solo for 4 days!

I have never sailed, other than a few days on a sunfish. Friday I purchased a -'73 28.5'
Irwin sloop. Sailed it from Green Cove Springs, FL to Daytona... What a trip! Took me 4 days...
I have to...
Forum: Irwin   09-30-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 3,949
Posted By CaptBillW
Ok. So no davits then. I will measure the space...

Ok. So no davits then. I will measure the space on the deck for an inflatable.

Several people have mentioned the centerboard not being needed. I'll leave it off for now.

Thanks!
Forum: Irwin   09-30-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 3,949
Posted By CaptBillW
28.5 1973 Irwin, my first sailboat!

I just purchased a 28.5 1973 Irwin.
I am new to sailing and this is my first boat. It has an Atomic4 gas motor that seems to run well.
What are my major concerns with the boat?
The owner has...
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