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Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   04-23-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 8,074
Posted By marksaviation
Yes, life jacket with harness and clip them in to...

Yes, life jacket with harness and clip them in to pad eye or jack line. My dad bought our first boat when I was 3 and now at 40 have a few miles under my belt. Was on first Bermuda race by age 16 and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-15-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,890
Posted By marksaviation
I was an owner on hull #129 a 1982 MK 2 and sold...

I was an owner on hull #129 a 1982 MK 2 and sold her in 2003. I am also happy to share with any questions a new owner may have.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,890
Posted By marksaviation
Yes S/V "GREAT DAY" a N-41-S ... it original name...

Yes S/V "GREAT DAY" a N-41-S ... it original name was "Raison d'etre" I remember it was based at East Greenwich Yacht Club when I was a kid.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-19-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 7,216
Posted By marksaviation
The N41 was not the same build quality of the...

The N41 was not the same build quality of the other smaller Newport /capital yacht boats, fast, very strong and tough offshore if you can deal with the less than Saber joinery work down below. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,081
Posted By marksaviation
gate valves belong in swimming pool fittings not...

gate valves belong in swimming pool fittings not on any yacht
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-09-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 7,216
Posted By marksaviation
had the N-41MK2 for 23 years in my family.......

had the N-41MK2 for 23 years in my family.... sadly sold her 2003, the buyer got a great boat and a great deal... me not so much!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,890
Posted By marksaviation
For that vintage it does look like a nice one......

For that vintage it does look like a nice one... just 3,000 miles away from here. I shipped my 1982 N-41 cross country once, it was very costly(14 years ago) and would never do it again. The shipping...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-03-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,890
Posted By marksaviation
I grew up on a N-41, my dad bought it brand new...

I grew up on a N-41, my dad bought it brand new in 1982 and we sailed it all over New England then latter I took it to Bermuda and Caribbean. I had it in my family for 23 years and put many thousands...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-01-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 6,874
Posted By marksaviation
From a 40 year old with 36 years of sailing and...

From a 40 year old with 36 years of sailing and 40k offshore I would most certainly go with the keel stepped mast!( just my opinion) the First 42 had a few variations, some had iron keels some lead...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-25-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 6,874
Posted By marksaviation
did not own a First 42 I had a Newport 41MK2 for...

did not own a First 42 I had a Newport 41MK2 for 23 years that was bought new in 1982.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   06-10-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 12,964
Posted By marksaviation
Scary !!! that kind of trip in a 34ft well found...

Scary !!! that kind of trip in a 34ft well found vessel is nothing shy of a major undertaking with a very experienced crew during the delivery season. It took years of planing and prep to get my...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-08-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,382
Posted By marksaviation
Next boat, C&C 41, B- First 42( German Frers) or J40

Sold my beloved Newport 41MK2 in 2003 after 22 years of her being in the Family. Crewing on others race boats is fun but not the same as driving your own. Been sailing since 1974 at the age of 3 so...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-05-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 6,874
Posted By marksaviation
That is a great boat! and on my short list for...

That is a great boat! and on my short list for the next boat. My dads friend bought one the same time we bought a Newport 41 MK2 in the early 80's. I sailed on the First 42 allot as a kid/teenager as...
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