Thanks to Sailnet - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 06-03-2008 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 2,256
Thanks: 3
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Thanks to Sailnet

We'll the worm finally turned and we are closing the deal on our new boat in spite of our issues with the selling broker.

I want to Thank all the great folks here on Sailnet that provided advice and encouragement as we worked through selling our previous boat, deciding what was important to us, what fit in our budget and intended use, and while we chased our tails looking at a huge variety of boats.

In the end, since our indifinite term goal is cruising the Chesapeake and our wildest ambitions don't include crossing oceans, but perhaps coastal crusing, we decided the Catalina 36 best met our needs. The boat we have settled on is a late MKI with the walkthrough transom. I think its the last or next to last year before they started putting portlights in the hull. The hull and decks checked out fine and the equipment is satisfactory. The sails (especially the main) will probably be replaced over the next year or two and I want to shift the rigging around a good bit make the boat more "sailable". It was clearly used more as a condo than a sailboat, but at least the guy took good care of his condo. Our goal will be to make it the fastest sailing floating condo possible! Whoo Hoo!!

Again thanks to all for the helpful advice and encouragement but especially to Cam and Crusingdad for their behind the scenes support. I also want to thank the folks that recommended David Manning for the survey. I had a short list of Surveyors names compiled from recommendations here on Sailnet and wanted to go with Jack Hornor but he was not available in a suitable time. Since I had spoken with Mr. Manning regarding a different boat he'd surveyed and was impressed, I asked Mr. Hornor's representative if they would recommend Mr. Manning and they did so without a moments hesitiation, so that's who we went with and I would recommened him whole heartedly to anyone in the area looking for surveyor.

Thanks again to all.

Bill Boggs
1991 C36 (Name Pending)

I'll post pics as soon as I get the BBQ mounted!

PalmettoSailor
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36

Last edited by PalmettoSailor; 06-03-2008 at 08:50 PM.
PalmettoSailor is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 06-03-2008
Caribbean Surveyor
 
canadianseamonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Now in Sosua, DR
Posts: 511
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 14
 
Congrats Bill, great purchase. CruisingDad will be very proud of you. Welcome to our world!!!! Look forward to the pics.
canadianseamonkey is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 06-03-2008
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,289
Thanks: 0
Thanked 20 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 19
         
Congrats. Post photos when you can.




Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 Old 06-03-2008
Senior Member
 
Cruisingdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 9,909
Thanks: 3
Thanked 128 Times in 59 Posts
Rep Power: 16
     
HEY! HEY!!! WOO HOO!! Congrats on the boat!!! Pics would be AWESOME!

Glad it all worked out. You will enjoy her.

All the best,

Brian
Cruisingdad is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 06-03-2008
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,713
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
     
Great boat! How big is the BBQ on the back?
teshannon is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 06-03-2008
Thanks Courtney.
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: IL
Posts: 3,954
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 16
     
I see CD- has lurecd another one to the dark side!
Congrats on the new boat.

hunter Legend 37 Semper Paratus
Formerly - Tartan 34C Yawl
T34C is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 06-03-2008
Senior Member
 
captainrizzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 176
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Congrats Bill. Have fun on the bay!

-Riz
captainrizzo is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 06-03-2008
Senior Member
 
JohnRPollard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 5,680
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 16
     
Congrats! Great choice -- I've been aboard them, including your vintage, and they represent a very good value in my opinion.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Pacific Seacraft Crealock 31 #62

NEVER CALLS CRUISINGDAD BACK....CAN"T TAKE THE ACCENT
JohnRPollard is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 06-03-2008
moderate?
 
camaraderie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,875
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 21
     
Hey Mid...Congrats and good luck with her. A fine choice...don't forget NC makes a fine cruising ground too once you have tired of the Bay!!

No longer posting. Reach me by PM!
camaraderie is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 06-03-2008
Senior Member
 
chucklesR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
Posts: 5,979
Thanks: 10
Thanked 31 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 15
     
Congrat's Bill. You get to the upper bay call Patience Two on 16, if it's a weekend I'll be out an about, burgee flying next to sail # 987.
chucklesR is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thanks Rigging Only & Sailnet rugosa Gear & Maintenance 0 08-19-2013 10:31 AM
Thanks for the "Thanks" button. Not sure I like... CalebD Announcements and Suggestions Box 23 05-24-2013 04:32 PM
Thanks to all the great people of SailNet CowbaySailor Introduce Yourself 1 07-06-2011 12:02 AM
Thanks sailnet craigtx General Discussion (sailing related) 1 08-14-2010 01:36 AM
Sailnet Forum and Sailnet email list douglaskjensen MacGregor 1 12-18-2006 11:02 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome