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  1. Please Introduce Yourself
    Hi to all. My wife and recently bought a 1987 Precision 23. We are really excited. we have so much to learn…the journey is THE destination. Our sailing will mostly be on Lake Michigan (from Western Michigan) and associated water ways. ‘Our P23 is in excellent shape and ready to get under...
  2. Please Introduce Yourself
    Hello to all! Lifelong guest mate and sailor just acquired my first Coastal Cruising Sailboat. 1973 Ericson 32-2. On the hard in Clinton, CT but soon to be hailing from the wintertime clearer waters of Rowayton, CT. Looking forward to a long summer of racing and cruising Long Island Sound and...
  3. Chesapeake Bay
    Everybody will probably read this and laugh but I finally got my "first" sailboat at 37. Only 23' and older than me by 14 years but beautiful nonetheless. Outboard runs, windows leak a little, i am pretty sure i will be replacing and sealing all the rails and lifelines. The boat is a 1969...
  4. Please Introduce Yourself
    Hi I am a new convert to sailing, having been a powerboat owner in the past. Spent one weekend sailing and bought my first sailboat, a new to me 2000 American 14.6. Love the technical end of sailing, much different from pushing the throttle lever.
  5. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    I am looking to buy a new boat and this cough my eye for two reasons. It is on my budget and it has a shoal draft since eventually I am planing to do long cruising and possibly Caribbean. However I could not find almost nothing about Morgan 40 online and not sure if it is well built and what...
  6. Boat Review Forum
    Sorry for this question, I'm a newbie and I'm sure this has been asked before, but perhaps new thoughts? Looking for a sturdy sailboat for my wife and myself. Will be in salt water, primarily on the Intracoastal and coastal on the outside. Will be based on Florida East Coast, Space Coast area...
  7. Please Introduce Yourself
    Good Morning All, Now, at 31 years old, I finally purchased my first sailboat. I've crewed on many boats through the long island sound, Florida and the Caribbean from pleasure cruising to a few deliveries. Yesterday, after all this time of not owning my own sailboat, or having the ability to...
  8. Boat Review Forum
    I am looking at getting my first sail boat. I live in Vermont, and will be sailing on Lake Champlain. I want a sail boat that has a drop keel, since I will be mooring it in relatively shallow water. My questions are, is 1400 a good price for a clean 16' AMF Sunbird? Will this boat be big...
  9. Learning to Sail
    Im interested in a sailing again. I only have a few years experence and plan on sailing in my lake Pontchartain (New Orleans, LA 10-12 feet depth on average). I'm looking at a 1980 Cape Dory 27 and a 1971 Tartan 27 I plan on sailing single handed most of the time. My wife and kids will sail less...
  10. Boat Review Forum
    Hey, I am a seattle resident I am going to buy a boat and move aboard by march next year. I need some advice on which boat to buy. my price range is 30-40 max. I want to sail around the san juans and hopefully some time down to cali or up canada. I like the way island packets are set up but most...
  11. Please Introduce Yourself
    I'm new here, so I wanted to both introduce myself and my new boat. My name is Seth, I'm 23, and I've grown up on the water. My parents raised me on a lakehouse on Lake Lemon here in Indiana. I have spent my entire life waterskiing and boating here, and often traveling to florida to go fishing...
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