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Search: Posts Made By: fangjangler
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-11-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,533
Posted By fangjangler
Re: Watkins 27 Second First Boat

Well, it definitely needs some work. There are a few places on the deck that need new gelcoat and running lights don't work, but everything is pretty solid.
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-11-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,533
Posted By fangjangler
Re: Watkins 27 Second First Boat

A couple pics of the $1,500 boat.

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/311949_10151149929555049_1037973753_n.jpg...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-07-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,533
Posted By fangjangler
Re: Watkins 27 Second First Boat

I bought the Watkins 27 for $1,500. Came with a dinghy w/ a small Evinrude outboard. My next step is to sail it from Sebasco Harbor to Eagle Island, which is approximately 10 nautical miles. I have a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-31-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,533
Posted By fangjangler
Re: Watkins 27 Second First Boat

The Watkins is $1500. It's being sold by someone that I know. There isn't a lot in my price range. I have looked at a bunch of boats: Catalina 22, O'Day 22, O'Day tempest 23, Coronado 25, and the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-29-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,533
Posted By fangjangler
Watkins 27 Second First Boat

Hello,

I was active on here a couple years back when I wanted a little Venture 17. I sailed that for one Summer and decided that I really didn't like the boat. I have since become the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-18-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By fangjangler
So far all but the VHF I got with the boat. :) I...

So far all but the VHF I got with the boat. :) I am planning on getting a radio before I go on any long sails.

PS, I am a fisherman in Maine...when do I not have some type of knife? Haha
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-18-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By fangjangler
Finally Got To Sail!

Last Fall I told you all about my new purchase, a 1973 17' Venture. The boat is a BLAST! I was told it would be unstable and I should bring a wet suit...are there any other tips for safe and fun...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-17-2006
Replies: 66
Views: 8,764
Posted By fangjangler
Don't blame us for having to crowd into places....

Don't blame us for having to crowd into places. The state hands out licences way too easily, it's not always experienced fishermen doing that. I have been going all my life with my father and other...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-16-2006
Replies: 66
Views: 8,764
Posted By fangjangler
No problem, always like to help. If you ever need...

No problem, always like to help. If you ever need to cut one, we understand a lot more, when it is tied back...haha.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-16-2006
Replies: 66
Views: 8,764
Posted By fangjangler
Here is a link to a page with the preferred knot:...

Here is a link to a page with the preferred knot: http://www.realknots.com/knots/fishbend.htm It is the first one on that page.

They call it a "fisherman's bend" but, we usually just call it a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-16-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By fangjangler
Okay thanks for the suggestions. I will try and...

Okay thanks for the suggestions. I will try and stay near land to stay in the lee, the weather here can change very fast. A friend of my grandmother's is going to teach me the ropes next spring.
...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-15-2006
Replies: 66
Views: 8,764
Posted By fangjangler
Thanks mgiguere. What people need to remember is...

Thanks mgiguere. What people need to remember is that we do not do it intentionally. We have to go where the lobsters go, in the winter we have to take our gear out further sometimes into shipping...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-15-2006
Replies: 66
Views: 8,764
Posted By fangjangler
I am a fisherman in Maine. Please do not make...

I am a fisherman in Maine. Please do not make anything that would cut the lines. As you know this would not go over well with fisherman or authorities. We set traps wherever we believe the lobsters...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-15-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By fangjangler
Yeah, it should float. The people who had it...

Yeah, it should float. The people who had it before me only really used it on lakes but, did venture out into the ocean a few times. I plan on sailing only on the ocean being a lobsterman and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-15-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By fangjangler
Talking New Boat Pruchase

Finally after waiting a long while I found a cheap boat. It is in almost mint condition minus a couple tears in the cushions. I got myself a 1973 Venture 17'. It has a fresh clear coat on the...
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