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Search: Posts Made By: lionshooter
Forum: Orphan Brands 11-11-2010
Replies: 234
Views: 29,084
Posted By lionshooter
Was wondering, how did you find out that it has a...

Was wondering, how did you find out that it has a swing keel? Mine has a center post; on one side it has a winch and a cleat, the other side supports the table... I was told that it has a shoal keel....
Forum: Orphan Brands 11-11-2010
Replies: 234
Views: 29,084
Posted By lionshooter
And yet another one gets reeled in. :) Enjoy.

And yet another one gets reeled in. :) Enjoy.
Forum: Orphan Brands 04-17-2010
Replies: 234
Views: 29,084
Posted By lionshooter
I just found that I also have a manual put out by...

I just found that I also have a manual put out by Glastron that has all the specs and "how to's" for the 6.5, 23, and 28.
Forum: Orphan Brands 04-17-2010
Replies: 234
Views: 29,084
Posted By lionshooter
I also have the original Owner's Manual from my...

I also have the original Owner's Manual from my '79 Spirit 23
Forum: Orphan Brands 04-17-2010
Replies: 234
Views: 29,084
Posted By lionshooter
I have an original mahogany rudder, unused,...

I have an original mahogany rudder, unused, bought as a spare after I almost lost my 1st one. (See previous post about Bahamas crossing). If Paul doesn't want it.
Forum: Orphan Brands 04-17-2010
Replies: 234
Views: 29,084
Posted By lionshooter
I had 2 batteries mounted in the center of the...

I had 2 batteries mounted in the center of the boat directly aft of the companionway ladder and winch
Forum: Orphan Brands 03-09-2010
Replies: 234
Views: 29,084
Posted By lionshooter
Windy Way Re: modifications. I bought my Spirit...

Windy Way Re: modifications.
I bought my Spirit new in 78 for $9000. Within 3 months, I was cruising it to the Bahamas. That shakedown cruise shook it down more than anticipated.
The rudder fell...
Forum: Chrysler 01-28-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 6,121
Posted By lionshooter
As a delivery captain for many years, I have...

As a delivery captain for many years, I have sailed all types of boats (of course they were large, fairly new ones) across the Atlantic several times, and Miami to most islands south. I survived a...
Forum: Orphan Brands 01-12-2010
Replies: 234
Views: 29,084
Posted By lionshooter
Hatch

Good option.
Forum: Orphan Brands 01-12-2010
Replies: 234
Views: 29,084
Posted By lionshooter
Forward hatch

OK Paul. You actually found a rare Spirit 23 for a steal. That was luck. But finding a hatch for one? No one could be that lucky. Take the old plastic hatch to a fab shop and they can make an...
Forum: Chartering 09-16-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 6,646
Posted By lionshooter
Nice job Dude!!!! There's always a better way....

Nice job Dude!!!!
There's always a better way. You found it. That plastic hatch always scared me when I was offshore.
Forum: Orphan Brands 09-13-2009
Replies: 234
Views: 29,084
Posted By lionshooter
Traveller

Get rid of all that mainsheet crap at the end of the boom and install a midboom bail and traveller across the seats just aft of the companionway. You'll never get smacked up the side of your head...
Forum: Chartering 08-05-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 6,646
Posted By lionshooter
Do you need an original rudder or a pattern from...

Do you need an original rudder or a pattern from it?
I have a new one in stock
Forum: Chartering 08-05-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 6,646
Posted By lionshooter
Scupper drain hose

Don't forget to replace the plastic scupper hoses. They get old and brittle, then crack and sink the boat.
Forum: Orphan Brands 07-30-2009
Replies: 234
Views: 29,084
Posted By lionshooter
Sweet deal. Brings back a lot of good memories of...

Sweet deal. Brings back a lot of good memories of Lorilei. She was my 1st and I am still in love with her.
Forum: Chartering 07-30-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 6,646
Posted By lionshooter
The hatch was a cheap piece of plastic. I used it...

The hatch was a cheap piece of plastic. I used it as a mold to build a new fiberglass hatch. But you don't have one to use as a mold. So, use cardboard and duct tape to create a hatch, then cover the...
Forum: Chartering 07-21-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,420
Posted By lionshooter
Sucks, but progress can not be stopped; only...

Sucks, but progress can not be stopped; only slowed down a bit through protests...but eventually the developers win.
Forum: Chartering 07-20-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,420
Posted By lionshooter
Thanks Herb. When I was a captain there in the...

Thanks Herb.
When I was a captain there in the late 70's, Guana was totally deserted but for a bar on the extreme south end. I always took my clients to the beaches north and east, totally deserted...
Forum: Chartering 07-19-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,420
Posted By lionshooter
Thanks. Love all your photos.

Thanks. Love all your photos.
Forum: Chrysler 07-19-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 6,121
Posted By lionshooter
I have owned several boats and was a rigger and...

I have owned several boats and was a rigger and warranty repair specialist for Hunter, Catalina, and Chrysler '78-84. I sold my Hunter 30 last year when someone gave me a Chrysler 26 swing keel....
Forum: Orphan Brands 07-19-2009
Replies: 234
Views: 29,084
Posted By lionshooter
How about that. There are actually some Spirits...

How about that. There are actually some Spirits still floating.
I had one for 10 years and sailed it primarily on Lake Lanier, GA but took it to the Abacos, Bahamas on several occasions. Sailed out...
Forum: Chartering 07-19-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 6,646
Posted By lionshooter
I had one for 10 years. Used it to sail from West...

I had one for 10 years. Used it to sail from West Palm to the Bahamas on many occasions.
I'll post on the appropriate forum so I don't get my hands slapped here :laugher
Forum: Chartering 07-18-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,420
Posted By lionshooter
Wow, does this bring back memories. I was a...

Wow, does this bring back memories. I was a captain for ABC, Hopetown '79-82. I am taking a charter group to Abacos in March 2010 and am trying to glean information. I can only imagine that it has...
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