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  1. Electronics
    Hi all, I'm (still) thinking about buying an older Ericson 29 as my first "big" boat. The one I'm looking at needs some work and doesn't come with any electronics other than a VHF. I live on Lake Michigan (in Chicago), and don't plan on any major trips other than sailing around the area. If I...
  2. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello, not sure if this is the right area to post this question, but I can't find a thread that addresses insurance questions. Has anyone had experience finding liability insurance for a 50 year old boat. I will be contacting insurance companies to find out if it can be done and what the cost...
  3. General Discussion (sailing related)
    I am trying to help a friend with his new Old Boat. We had been corresponding and I was trying to help him find a boat. Every time he found one, it seemed, it would be sold before he could make an offer. I told him not to get discouraged and told him that there are boats out there for sale...
  4. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi All My name is Francis and I am a student at Dundee University. I need your help. I have entered into my final year studying product design and as a sailor for most of my life i would like to connect my hobby with my course. I am looking to create a product that has emotional attachment to...
  5. General Discussion (sailing related)
    We all know that its getting more and more difficult to get insurance on an older sailboat, especially if its over 30 years old. However, there are still carriers out there that will write insurance on your older boat. Farmers Insurance is one, but check to see if they write in your state. They...
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