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Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-26-2012
Replies: 3,400
Views: 851,895
Posted By donhallmon
I sail "SV Phoenix", a Vagabond 42 on Galveston...

I sail "SV Phoenix", a Vagabond 42 on Galveston Bay and the Texas Gulf coast out of Clear Lake Shores, TX
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   11-25-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 5,248
Posted By donhallmon
Watergate

I think you will find Watergate to be a great place to sail from. I have kept a boat there for over six years now and I love it. We lost four docks along with well over seventy slips. All risers) On...
Forum: Other Brands   11-18-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,332
Posted By donhallmon
Rigging Change

:confused: I have a 1979 Vagabond 42 which is or should I say was rigged as a Ketch with an inner staysail. Due to recent storm damage by Huricane Ike, I will now be replacing all of my rigging. The...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-22-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 7,253
Posted By donhallmon
SAiling is sailing

My view is simply if you like to sail, buy a boat with sails. If you don't, buy a Trawler.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-15-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 4,837
Posted By donhallmon
Check the condenser coils

I have had similer problems with one that was installed in a boat I bought about 3 years ago and it was due to lack of ventilation. You may want to check that the condenser coils aren't clogged with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-09-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 5,537
Posted By donhallmon
Check the plugs

No' not the spark plugs.
Until about three years ago , I had a Yanmar 1GM, the earlier version of your engine, I fought a yearly battle with the control harnes that ran to the engine. It wasn't a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-21-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By donhallmon
Been around but still learning.

I've been a member for some time now, but still navigating the site.
I grew up land locked and joined the Navy at 21. When I saw my first sailboat I said, I want one. That was over 30 years ago and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-25-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,310
Posted By donhallmon
I have found that the price on the Vagabonds, the...

I have found that the price on the Vagabonds, the 42, 47 and 52, varies wildly. I myself bought a 42 just over 2 years ago for just $63,000. The factors seem to be mainly the amount of rot in the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-25-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 5,467
Posted By donhallmon
Opinion of Vagabond 42

I am replying to your request for an opinion of the Vagabond 42.
I have owned a 1979 Vagabond 42 for over two years now and I first must admit that I bought it on impulse. I fell in love with the...
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