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  1. Help!!!! Tanzer 7.5 Keel Cut

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hello guys, i'm new to the forum AND to sailing. I figured I would get into sailing to catch a break from gas prices in my powerboat. But.. Here's my problem. The boat I chose to purchase is a Tanzer 7.5. I did my research on the actual model prior to buying and read it was decent for...
  2. New to Living on a Boat

    Living Aboard
    Hi everyone, I am looking to purchase a sailboat to live in. I am new to boats. What should I look out for when purchasing a used boat? Are there any prerequisites I need to meet before making my purchase (boat license, boat operation, etc.)? I don't know how to operate a boat, I only plan to...
  3. Project Hollywood Florida

    Introduce Yourself
    I have a Rawson 30 she is in rough shape. Needs everything so I am looking for all kinds of advise and knowledge. I am in South Florida hoping to first make it livaboard ready then ready to cruise. Dave
  4. Travel plan in Mediterranean Sea

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi everybody, I'm organising a trip on a sail boat with few friends and I was wondering if anybody have experienced to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Greece/Italy/Croatia or so.... to Africa and back, how long it might take? And any other useful tips are welcomed.. Thanks! Bruno
  5. Need help to maiden a 60's sloop resto. in Jax

    Learning to Sail
    A while back my wife decided to become a sailor so I began searching for a boat. We picked up a 22 Chrysler swing keel & stored it at my shop while she learned everything she could and I got the boat ready. Meanwhile I found a really cool looking little 13 foot boat on a trailer and thought this...
  6. Northwest Indiana

    Learning to Sail
    Any Macgregor 26 owners here Northwest Indiana? I just purchased a 2007M a few weekends ago from Atlanta. It pulled nicely at 55 - 60mph behind my F150. I studied the electrical and plumbing (lots of upgrades and extras) then winterized and covered her. I have not even raised the mast. I plan on...
  7. S2 11.0C Keel stepped mast repair

    I have a S2 11.0C with keel stepped mast I bought about 6 months ago. It appears that the Mast sits on a block of wood that has been fiber glassed over. It looks like that mast has sunk about 1/4". I drilled into the fiberglass to find that the wood within has some wet rott. My current plan is...
  8. Flying Junior Project

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi all, I recently purchased a used FJ with no paperwork on the boat itself unfortunately. The boat is in sound condition with some spider cracks on the finish of the hull and one patchwork job done on one of the gunwales. My problem right now is that there are parts missing for the rigging that...
  9. Hello! Newcomer here looking for advice!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello there, I'm going to introduce myself first to this amazing community. I'm a 27yo guy from São Paulo/Brazil who has quite a lot of experience as a backpacker. I traveled all around Europe (Western)/Americas(US - Florida and East Coast, Canada - Toronto, Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Belize...
  10. B24 (sailstar model) fix her up or else, HELP!

    So I inherited my father's B24 when I was too young, dumb and broke to restore her. Now that she's sat in the yard being neglected for 5 years, I've decided to take her on. However, because I left her abandoned in the yard for 5 years without any word or payment my yard owners are being...
  11. Triton Owner's - Review Help

    Boat Reviews
    This may be overstepping, but I'm asking for input/help. I hope someone will feel strongly enough about the merits of the Triton to get tough with me about some facts. I'm writing a novel. The main character is purchasing an East Coast / 1962 Pearson Triton. If you have strong feelings about...
  12. Need help Identifying this Gulet-Style Vessel

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Looks kinda like a Turkish Double-Masted Gulet style ship. Found in Miami Florida, called 'Windborne.' Would love to find any more information on this beauty. Make, model, anything!
  13. Black Box

    I have a Pearson 34 bought recently. I do not have technical information and I need some help to identify the upper box (in red circle) due to the yacht was received without it. Regards
  14. Trailer for rent? 28 ft. triton

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi all, I have a 1964 Pearson Triton, and I am trying to find a trailer to rent to transport it. It is currently located in San Diego and I want to trailer the boat to the San Francisco bay area. Anyone have a trailer that might work that would like to rent it? The boat is 28.5 ft, 8.5...
  15. Tacktick and Navman - help needed

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello everyone - first poster here I am based in Spain, and have a techy questionon electronics (on behalf of my father). He sails a Jeanneau Sunfast 31, and is looking to replace the electronics (wind,speed, depht and display). He currently has a Navman 3100, and he is looking at a Tacktick...
  16. Keel Help!

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Alright I'm a student designing a boat on the computer and it has to have the jest of the boat. None of the complicated scaling and measurements have to be on the design, but I was wondering if a full keel gives better stability than a fin keel. My boat is just supposed to sail to a designated...
  17. Mistral 4.7 1979

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi, I just bought a Mistral 4.7 1979 and I have no clue how to rig it.... The boat is in good shape but nothing is set.. all the ropes and in a bag. Please help.. if you can.. On send me close up pictures. The mat is down, etc.. Sorry for My english, I am French canadian from Montreal...
  18. First Boat, Am I getting a good deal?

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hey- brand new to this community. Thank you to anyone who gives me advice. So- I have minimal sailing experience. I have friends who have boats, and I kite board, but I grew up with parents who had a big Carver aft cabin. Here is what I do know-I have about a dozen friends with boats, many...
  19. Hello from Canada. Looking to plan a long trip, any help would be appreciated.

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello, my name is Al, and I'm a 21 year old man from Northern British Columbia. I have moved to Vancouver to pursue a BA in Video Media Production and Music. My main pastime is hiking in the mountains up north during my time out of school. While I have always enjoyed being on water, in anything...