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Search: Posts Made By: RyanL
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-03-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By RyanL
Re: New Yankee Dolphin Owner

well done indeed! i was actually out, single-handing my yankee 24 (1971 hull 254) to on the Potomac in D.C., with a huge smile on my face, so happy that i bought the boat lat year.

you're right:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2013
Replies: 1,089
Views: 341,618
Posted By RyanL
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Storm- sorry, was away for a few days. i got the wood from certainlywood.com (http://www.certainlywood.com/woodmenulist.cfm?c=238)

i've always admired the work on old pieces of furniture, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2013
Replies: 1,089
Views: 341,618
Posted By RyanL
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

thanks for the compliments- my ego is appreciating the shine!

marquetry is really cool- i love the simplicity of it: only using the subtle differences in grain orientation or wood species to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2013
Replies: 1,089
Views: 341,618
Posted By RyanL
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

here are those pics of the marquetry.

there are a few more spots that i might do the same- you can see into the v berth where there's some nastiness- might do a nautical compass.

this is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-19-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 22,838
Posted By RyanL
Re: Pictures of your boat

trying to get 10 posts to put up some photos...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2013
Replies: 1,089
Views: 341,618
Posted By RyanL
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I got tired of looking at the seriously faded and scratched plastic veneered plywood of the cabin of my 1971 Yankee Dolphin, Muirin, and since i wasn't going to rebuild the whole thing, i figured I'd...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By RyanL
Re: Recommend Cleat for bow/anchor

Thanks for all the input- great as always!

I ended up going with two 8", 4 bolt herresoff cleats with 1/4" G10 backing plates. i also had to re-attach the chocks that had broken off, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By RyanL
Re: Recommend Cleat for bow/anchor

Thanks for the input, i hadn't thought of a few things- especially the forces associated with towing (though i wouldn't tie off to just one cleat in a towing situation).

i'll go with the 4 bolt...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By RyanL
Recommend Cleat for bow/anchor

I currently have a single 6" cleat for the anchor, which is centered on the bow of my 24' yankee dolphin (1971). i feel that it's too small, and have a really hard time getting 2 lines over it when...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-06-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,680
Posted By RyanL
Re: thoughts on 1971 Yankee Dolphin 24?

thought this went through yesterday, but i'll try again...
got around to looling at the boat and it looked solid- for a 40 year old boat. i guess it's part of the learning process as i look around....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-03-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,680
Posted By RyanL
Re: thoughts on 1971 Yankee Dolphin 24?

that's the plan- shop around! it just happens that this is the first boat, and is not as common as other makes. figured i'd ask around to get some opinions/experiences about it since there's not a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-02-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,680
Posted By RyanL
Re: thoughts on 1971 Yankee Dolphin 24?

mstern- thanks for the reminder about checking for deck fittings and water intrusion. that dern shifty water, always trying to sneak its way into boats!

what do you mean when you say 'not as...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-02-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,680
Posted By RyanL
thoughts on 1971 Yankee Dolphin 24?

going to check out this boat that's at one of the local marinas.

https://sites.google.com/site/disc2014/members/disc-classified/boats-for-sale-1/tangoiiforsale6800

never been aboard a yankee...
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