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Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-05-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By desertdozer720
Re: Greeting from Phoenix / Redondo Beach

Here are a few nice updated photos from our New Years trip to Catalina...


http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s513/desertdozer720/Peterson%2034/CATALINA2013022_zps687aaa40.jpg...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,879
Posted By desertdozer720
Re: Fractional Rigs

So here is my question as it relates to this topic.....

I have an older, 1977 fractional rigged sloop with running back stays and a adjustable center backstay. The runners are a monumental pain...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-29-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 6,446
Posted By desertdozer720
Re: Peterson 34

It is a 34' and it was built in 1977 and for whatever reason it was for sale for a long time. We took her out last weekend and she sails wonderfully, is equipped very well and for our needs has a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-29-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 6,446
Posted By desertdozer720
Re: Peterson 34

Here she is:

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s513/desertdozer720/Peterson%2034/Peterson34005_zps4b7c9793.jpg...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By desertdozer720
Re: Ridgid Boom Vang Stuck

Alright, here is the best photo I have...I hit it with Penetrating oil before I left last weekend so we'll see if that helps.
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Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-29-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By desertdozer720
Re: Greeting from Phoenix / Redondo Beach

Ok, here are some photos....

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s513/desertdozer720/Peterson%2034/TheLogos002_zps2d9b8b54.jpg...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-29-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By desertdozer720
Re: Greeting from Phoenix / Redondo Beach

Trying to get to 10 posts...think this is it....so I can post links and photos. I have a few photos from the maiden voyage last weekend I can put up. We are going back out on the 7th and 8th so...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-28-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 6,446
Posted By desertdozer720
Re: Peterson 34

Working on getting to my 10 post mark and then I will put up some photos of her, would love to get some input. I have studied the photos of Ganbare, and specs and photos of the production Peterson...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-28-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 4,279
Posted By desertdozer720
Re: Why don't people clean their boats when selling?

Ironically the boat we ended up purchasing, which was listed by a broker I might add, literally had dirty tp in the porta potti, pretty nasty! However, I looked a several boats and all were various...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By desertdozer720
Re: Ridgid Boom Vang Stuck

No, not 100% but reasonably certain it is just a spring. I will be going back to the boat a week from Sunday and am planning on tearing into it at that time.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By desertdozer720
Re: Ridgid Boom Vang Stuck

I am trying to get to my 10 posts before I can post a photo. No, I am not sure of the brand but I know it is a internal spring unit. Very simple round tube with a slip joint that is seized.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By desertdozer720
Ridgid Boom Vang Stuck

I am finding surprisingly little information on this and need some advise. The boat we just purchased had been sitting in it's slip for quite some time and when we hoisted the main for the first we...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-28-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By desertdozer720
Re: Greeting from Phoenix / Redondo Beach

Thank you for the invite! We do plan on attending and possibly joining the AYC, but unfortunately cannot make the meeting on the 8th, will be in Redondo on the boat! :)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-28-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By desertdozer720
Re: Greeting from Phoenix / Redondo Beach

Thank you! Yes, we explored the Lake Pleasant option as well, went up to The Sailboat Shop and met Tom, looked at a few boats there, and got information about slips at Pleasant Harbor. Ultimately...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-27-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 6,446
Posted By desertdozer720
Re: Peterson 34

I just purchased one of the "one-offs" and so far am very pleased with it! It was by far the most boat I could get my hands on for my dollar and it is equipped very well and sails very well. It has...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-27-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By desertdozer720
Greeting from Phoenix / Redondo Beach

Hello everyone! My wife and I, after being transplanted to and lived in the desert for 5 years now from the Great Lakes, have finally managed to get a new to us sailboat and are now able to get back...
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