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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-13-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,143
Posted By mceveritt
My family owns a Catalina 42mkII (wing keel), and...

My family owns a Catalina 42mkII (wing keel), and while it is quite a bit less then 50 ft, it seems to be plenty of space for our whole family (the 6 of us). It also sails great (IMO)! so I would...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-08-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,634
Posted By mceveritt
James Baldwin has a good list of seaworthy...

James Baldwin has a good list of seaworthy (older) boats that are mostly in your price range.

Atom Voyages | Voyages Aboard the Sailboat Atom -* Good Old Boats List - choosing a* small voyaging...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2010
Replies: 436
Views: 58,164
Posted By mceveritt
I'm 24, own a Pearson Commander (26ft) - Havent...

I'm 24, own a Pearson Commander (26ft) - Havent done any long trips yet, but getting ready for it!

It's very true that most people my age prefer motor boats, I think it's immaturity!! :)
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-05-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,109
Posted By mceveritt
Cheap Wind Vane: Tie Small pieces of yarn to both...

Cheap Wind Vane: Tie Small pieces of yarn to both stays. Should always be able to tell where the wind is coming from by looking at where they are blowing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-21-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 7,675
Posted By mceveritt
Thanks. The 5 hp I am using now pushes her along...

Thanks. The 5 hp I am using now pushes her along fine. The only reason I want to get a new one is that the motor casing rubs the back of the motor well and limits me to keeping the motor in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-21-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 7,675
Posted By mceveritt
Thanks for the input. Guess I am going to need to...

Thanks for the input. Guess I am going to need to find a 5 or 6 hp that fits in the well. From what I can tell though it may have to be an older engine, as the modern four strokes are a lot bigger...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 7,675
Posted By mceveritt
Outboard size for 20ft sailboat

Hi All,

Just put my boat in the water (1967 bristol corinthian, 19.5ft, 2,800lb displacement).

I currently am using a 5hp tohatsu that actually used to be on a 10ft inflatable dingy (the shaft...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By mceveritt
completely gutted and re-built interior. Will...

completely gutted and re-built interior. Will post some pics later!

I am on the peconic bay on long island, ny (specifically new suffolk if any one is interested)

Took her out for a test run...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-17-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By mceveritt
Smile Launch Day!

after three months of working on her, shes finally splashed in! She is a 1967 Bristol Corinthian and my first boat!
Very excited to get out sailing! Cheers to a great summer all!

Susie Q - named...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-08-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 4,233
Posted By mceveritt
Maybe I have bad luck? I am generally in the...

Maybe I have bad luck?
I am generally in the peconic bay, where you would think there would be more service since it's between the forks. But yeah im just speaking from my own experience...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-08-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 4,233
Posted By mceveritt
it could be great... but cellphone range sucks on...

it could be great... but cellphone range sucks on the water (at least in the northeast (long island ny))... i'll wait until 4g or better before relying on any phone for information while on the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-21-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 2,536
Posted By mceveritt
I agree with both sides here. Part of what...

I agree with both sides here.

Part of what makes us human is our ability to create and use tools. However there is always the concern of relying to much on certain tools and that can lead to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-18-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By mceveritt
Thanks! I looked at the same model in my search....

Thanks! I looked at the same model in my search. Its a great little boat.

I already ripped the entire interior out. Now im prepping for painting and installation of new vberth benches. Having a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-18-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By mceveritt
Hi! Awesome boat! Looked at the same model...

Hi! Awesome boat! Looked at the same model myself. Opted for something a little smaller for my first boat in the end.

Goodluck! Ive heard really great things about these boats.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By mceveritt
thanks again! will definitely educate myself on...

thanks again! will definitely educate myself on fiberglass and get to work!

One other question, should I be sealing/waterproofing the marine plywood I am using before installing on the boat?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By mceveritt
Thanks for the response. This definitely sounds...

Thanks for the response. This definitely sounds like the way to go... Though I have never laid fiberglass before which is kinda why I am trying to avoid it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By mceveritt
I would just use a small grill. Worst that...

I would just use a small grill. Worst that happens is they ask if you could put it out, and hopefully that will be after you cook dinner.

camping is most likely not allowed.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By mceveritt
Interior Fiberglass / Rhino Lining Question

Hi Everyone,

I am in the process of fixing up a 1967 Bristol Corinthian (19.5ft) - The cabin is essentially just a vberth with an opening in the middle. The wood benches were dry rotted in many...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-13-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By mceveritt
Right now the boat is named "distancer" which we...

Right now the boat is named "distancer" which we will be changing to "suzy q" after my favorite ccr song!

We will keep an eye out once we get her in the water!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-13-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 12,138
Posted By mceveritt
I am interested in this as well. My entire...

I am interested in this as well. My entire cockpit deck grate and benches are entirely teak, not to mention numerous other handles and trim throughout the boat. Leaving it plain and simple appeals to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-13-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By mceveritt
Thanks CaptGriffiths! wow! thats...

Thanks CaptGriffiths!



wow! thats funny! maybe i'll see you around town!

I grew up in wading river, me and my girlfriend are renting an apartment in soundbeach. we are right off new york...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-12-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By mceveritt
thanks for the kind words everyone! @...

thanks for the kind words everyone!

@ WanderingStar -

I am in sound beach! small world. I will probably be keeping the boat on the peconic bay since I work in mattituck. But I definitely plan...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-09-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By mceveritt
Yes, I will definitely post before and afters!

Yes, I will definitely post before and afters!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-09-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,255
Posted By mceveritt
Nice boat! looks like we are in a similar...

Nice boat! looks like we are in a similar situation (however I paid for my boat!)

goodluck and hopefully we can both learn from each others inquiries on fixing up an old boat!
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-09-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By mceveritt
Hello, I just bought my first boat!

Greetings everyone.

Let me introduce myself. I am 23 yrs old, and live on long island, ny. I just bought a 1967 Bristol Corinthian (sailstar corinthian) 19.5' sailboat (i paid 800). Yes, this boat...
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