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Search: Posts Made By: GoodOldBoater
Forum: North American Yachts 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By GoodOldBoater
Re: New Front Hatch frames

P: I should have applied a one new coat of wax to her before launching - but the Hull still looks good.
TS: I sanded wood then liberally applied expensive UV protected spar varnish before install....
Forum: North American Yachts 05-18-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By GoodOldBoater
New Front Hatch frames

Hey folks -
Thought you might like to see the new hatch frames I made out of oak to replace the originals.http://www.davidreiss.com/FRAME1.jpg
http://www.davidreiss.com/FRAME2.jpg
Forum: North American Yachts 04-29-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 314
Posted By GoodOldBoater
Restored Waxed Hull

hey Folks -

Thought you might like to see the before and after of my 1978 hull -

http://www.davidreiss.com/waxcomp1.jpg

used a 10" power buffer and Marine/RV 50 cleaner/wax.

ONE PASS wax...
Forum: North American Yachts 02-23-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By GoodOldBoater
Notes from NA Spirit Factory craftsman!

Hey folks - got this email and had to share - AWESOME!

>>>>>>>>>>
Dave, my name is Mark;

I live in Austin and spotted your 'Good Old Boat' blog while looking for photos of the Spirit Yachts...
Forum: North American Yachts 02-02-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 243
Posted By GoodOldBoater
NA Kick-Up Rudder pics & dimensions?

hey folks,
I have a request from a NA23 owner who want to build a kick up rudder (he has a non-kick up rudder presently.)

I mentioned that RudderCraft does make a new rudder for our boats - but...
Forum: North American Yachts 01-31-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By GoodOldBoater
Re: Article about finding a Spirit 23

Thanks all - the boat is under the tarp on her trailer for the Winter and I'm dreaming of sailing each night.
Forum: North American Yachts 01-26-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 3,272
Posted By GoodOldBoater
Re: Some Spirit 23 History Anybody??

If you really want to ensure your wife enjoys the cruise - do yourself a favor and plan to stay at some marinas with showers/restaurants/etc. It makes a HUGE difference if you can get off the boat -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By GoodOldBoater
Winter Covers - or why I hate tarps...

FOUND: Good Old Boat - Spirit 23 (http://goodoldboat.blogspot.com)
Forum: North American Yachts 12-15-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,745
Posted By GoodOldBoater
Re: Folding Berth Insert Option

On my S23 PopUp - the filler cushion has a simple hardwood backing that sits on the front ledges of the Vberth - no legs are necessary. The boat is all covered for winter but I'll try and get a pic...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By GoodOldBoater
Re: FOUND: Good Old Boat

Thanks for the feedback and sharing your boat choices.

I am really looking at the 16-footers as primarily daysailers
w/ a cuddly cabin/portapotti - that I can easily trailer.

That said I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By GoodOldBoater
Re: FOUND: Good Old Boat

Thank You! I see you have a 2 boats, one being 16 footer - which is something I'm considering for trailer sailing this Summer!

Dave
Forum: North American Yachts 12-09-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By GoodOldBoater
Re: Spirit 6.5

Spirit Yachts did produce a 21 footer:
SPIRIT 21 (6.5) sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=179)
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-09-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By GoodOldBoater
FOUND: Good Old Boat

FOUND: Good Old Boat - Spirit 23: (http://goodoldboat.blogspot.com/p/the-orphan-boat-quest-to-find-perfect.html)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-09-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 262
Posted By GoodOldBoater
Good Old Boat Spirit 23

FOUND: Good Old Boat - Spirit 23 (http://goodoldboat.blogspot.com)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By GoodOldBoater
FOUND: Good Old Boat

FOUND: Good Old Boat - Spirit 23 (http://goodoldboat.blogspot.com)
Forum: North American Yachts 12-09-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By GoodOldBoater
Re: Article about finding a Spirit 23

FOUND: Good Old Boat Spirit 23[/B][/U]
goodoldboat.blogspot.com
Forum: North American Yachts 12-09-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By GoodOldBoater
Article about finding a Spirit 23

Hey Folks,

Thought you might find this a fun Winter read -

FOUND: Good Old Boat Spirit 23

LINK BELOW in reply or go to:goodoldboat.blogspot dot com

Dave
AKA Good Old Boater
Forum: North American Yachts 04-15-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By GoodOldBoater
Re: Bimini top

Once I splash the boat I'll measure it up - but having the mast and boom up is the key. The Bimini needs to clear the boom and be forward enough to clear the back of the boom.
Forum: North American Yachts 03-02-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By GoodOldBoater
I would drive trailer w/ boat to a local boatyard...

I would drive trailer w/ boat to a local boatyard with a lift.
They are slow this time of year and could lift the boat off the trailer -
allow you access to power and replace your bunk supports...
Forum: North American Yachts 02-11-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By GoodOldBoater
Wow 2 S23s!! You DO have your hands full. ...

Wow 2 S23s!! You DO have your hands full.

I'll let you know If I decide to remove the galley.

Hows does the 81 look/function w/o the galley? Is there a step into the cabin?
Forum: North American Yachts 02-05-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By GoodOldBoater
I actually sail quite a bit a night - it's a...

I actually sail quite a bit a night - it's a great time on the Chesapeake bay and the sunsets are always breathtaking - and creates some wind as well. I'll look into LEDS for all my lights - wouldn't...
Forum: North American Yachts 02-04-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By GoodOldBoater
I do have a charger on my 9.9 outboard - need for...

I do have a charger on my 9.9 outboard - need for the more expensive LED lights?
Forum: North American Yachts 02-04-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By GoodOldBoater
Actually the Austin Texas 77-78 version of the...

Actually the Austin Texas 77-78 version of the s23 had a slide out galley option-which was located under the companionway under the front of the cockpit - and doubled as a step into the cabin. It's a...
Forum: North American Yachts 02-04-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By GoodOldBoater
still have my original rigging if anyone needs a...

still have my original rigging if anyone needs a replacement...
Forum: North American Yachts 02-04-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By GoodOldBoater
Pull Out Galley

hey folks,

So I have the pull out galley - and I Never use it.

I'm considering removing it for better storage (cabin battery)

and less weight (it's Heavy!).

I'd replace it with a cooler...
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