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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-21-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By vessenes
I think the big questions here are your skills...

I think the big questions here are your skills and abilities (and budget). Have you sailed before? If not, you should take some classes, and crew a bit before taking your dream trip.

That said,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-21-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,927
Posted By vessenes
I had a movable extra long shaft on my Bristol...

I had a movable extra long shaft on my Bristol 22, and I liked the extra reach. The only time we used the outboard's ability to rotate was backing out of the slip: you can really get a lot of...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   06-13-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 11,692
Posted By vessenes
My experience with three 5 and under

My first boat was a Bristol 22; at the time I had kids aged 5, 4 and 2.

My wife was not a super-confident sailor, but a great mate.

Here's my experience:

a) The kids LOVE IT. They are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 4,369
Posted By vessenes
In East Boston?

Just curious, is this in East Boston? I saw a couple for sale last year over there, and I think they had the same trouble. Pam at Boston Harbor Shipyard would be able to tell you how people at her...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,651
Posted By vessenes
If so, a previous owner added a through-cockpit...

If so, a previous owner added a through-cockpit rudder. I'm not sure why one would make this modification, though. Also, The bilge-area has a bunch of thick bolts in it which make it look like it's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,787
Posted By vessenes
Charlie hit the high points, but you also have to...

Charlie hit the high points, but you also have to think about Teak maintenance itself, even if it's bedded properly.

If it's left 'natural' or oiled, you're going to be scrubbing it down with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,651
Posted By vessenes
A picture

Here's mine:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs344.ash1/29356_10150194213490720_508395719_12934729_8211_n.jpg
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,651
Posted By vessenes
Thanks for the comparison pic, and I agree. So,...

Thanks for the comparison pic, and I agree. So, ideas?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,651
Posted By vessenes
Please help me ID this 23' pre-72 fin-keel sailboat!

Hi all,

I'm a long time lurker, and tried to attach a picture of my new project, but don't have the requisite two posts, so I'm including a link to an album below. I paid $700 for this, including...
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