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Search: Posts Made By: sailorthom
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By sailorthom
Back in the water after 50 years on the hard

Recently launched this little skiff after it spent the last 50 years decorating a nautical gift shop. 6 year restoration and more money than I ever estimated! (Don't tell my wife.) She sailed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By sailorthom
Thanks for you opinions.

Decided to leave well enough alone and invest in a big sign that says"DUCK". No recent pictures (wrapped in tarps for winter, UGH!) but I included a early picture taken after sandblasting. Thanks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By sailorthom
I estimate the dodger at 50 to 75 lbs

I estimate the dodger at 50 to 75 lbs
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By sailorthom
Opinions wanted

I have a thirty five foot ( Aluminum)boat with a hard dodger. The dodger looks great put requires some difficulty entering and exiting the cabin. I am thinking of raising it three feet. This would...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-12-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,980
Posted By sailorthom
My observations as a dock master of boats I was...

My observations as a dock master of boats I was asked to sell. An expensive new boat ($50,000) used once or twice" put away wet " and baked in the hot sun unused for a couple years. The inside smells...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-12-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,980
Posted By sailorthom
It's too bad there is not a "CarFax" for boats....

It's too bad there is not a "CarFax" for boats. How many times was it hard-a-ground. or sunk by rainwater,maybe it fell off the travel lift or was chartered by a crew of drunks on a weekly basis. The...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-11-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 4,124
Posted By sailorthom
I believe that you get to a point of diminishing...

I believe that you get to a point of diminishing returns, while it is possible to single hand a large boat it is sometimes difficult. So you will need some good friends or a willing spouse. You could...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-07-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,112
Posted By sailorthom
I once saved a boat in harms way, contacted the...

I once saved a boat in harms way, contacted the owner who then sued me for the missing fishing equipment no longer on board. I guess I should have left it sink. Next time I will simply make a phone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-07-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,809
Posted By sailorthom
A square flat shovel$$$, pressure washer$$$ 4"...

A square flat shovel$$$, pressure washer$$$ 4" grinder$$$ gloves$$$ faceshield$$$. Repair cracks and blisters$$$, primer$$$ barrier coat $$$$$$." Sailing Priceless" Welcome to the Yacht Club. Thom
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-07-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By sailorthom
Thanks for the replies. I like the idea of...

Thanks for the replies. I like the idea of "simple rigging and easy sailing" I will gladly give up speed for comfort. After all,sailing for me is a way to relax . Most of the time I am on a cruise to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By sailorthom
Thanks ,actually Glen L was of no help. My first...

Thanks ,actually Glen L was of no help. My first girlfriend was from Bristol PA. "Marlene the Queen" Thom
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By sailorthom
help rigging 75 year old sloop

I have an old wooden sloop 18' at waterline, I have never seen it rigged. It has a traveler made of 5/8 bronze the width of the stern with a 3" ring attached. I also have the two wooden single blocks...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-22-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 7,348
Posted By sailorthom
I can't think of any production boat I would feel...

I can't think of any production boat I would feel safer in. Happy sails to you.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-20-2010
Replies: 3,269
Views: 474,133
Posted By sailorthom
Lower Eastern Shore VA

Lower Eastern Shore VA
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-19-2010
Replies: 164
Views: 17,290
Posted By sailorthom
Save the planet,recycle an old boat. Good for...

Save the planet,recycle an old boat. Good for you,Thom
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-19-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By sailorthom
I Have never seen another like it.

This boat was built by Grumman Aircraft in the early 60's. It is all flush riveted construction and looks more like an airplane inside than a boat. It is extremely light,less than 7000lbs total,with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By sailorthom
Aluminun Yachts

Hi. I am currently restoring a 35' Aluminum sloop, 60's vintage. It was built by the Grumman Aircraft division and features a swing keel. Just wonder if there are any other similar Aluminum boats...
Forum: herSailNet 07-18-2010
Replies: 96
Views: 10,729
Posted By sailorthom
Okay now"Blondie" you really started somethin' "...

Okay now"Blondie" you really started somethin' " Now take yourself and your little black dress down below and clean the fish the "real" Captain caught.
Forum: herSailNet 07-18-2010
Replies: 96
Views: 10,729
Posted By sailorthom
If the woman is Captain does the man then become...

If the woman is Captain does the man then become Gilligan? Talk about having your manhood removed!
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-17-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,525
Posted By sailorthom
I believe a working jib would have been more...

I believe a working jib would have been more effective than a reef. Do you want to be in your comfort zone or one mile further at the end of the day? Slow down and enjoy the ride. Thom
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-17-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By sailorthom
Living aboard in a small working marina in...

Living aboard in a small working marina in Florida was perhaps the best years of my life. There was always activity during the day, plus the watchful eye of the dockmaster made it crime free. At...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-16-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,972
Posted By sailorthom
Get yourself a good little sloop rigged dingy, a...

Get yourself a good little sloop rigged dingy, a basic sailing book, find a quiet cove, go out and bump into the dock a few times make a lot of mistakes and before you know it you will be sailing....
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-16-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By sailorthom
Go for it!

I don't know why people tend to over complicate everything now -a-days. Sailing is not all that difficult. Now sailing the American cup is one thing, but getting from point A to point B a person of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,685
Posted By sailorthom
I lived in a Florida Marina for 5 years, the...

I lived in a Florida Marina for 5 years, the majority of boats never left the dock. I think the owners used them as Condos. I also remember cruising the islands and talking to the crews of high end...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By sailorthom
looking for history

I have owned every sort of sailboat from prams to cruisers, sold some, lost some to hurricanes, cut up one or two with a chainsaw, but this boat has stuck. I know it is at least 50 years old as it...
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