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  1. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi there, Can anyone figure out what kind of boat this is? I have a family member that came across this boat and sent me pictures of it and asked me if I thought it would be of worth checking out. It is in the midwest and was essentially abandoned and now the property owner is trying to sell...
  2. Plumbing, Heads, Water, Bilges etc
    Hi, all i had a leaky hatch in the head compartment and i'm trying to find a replacement for it. - Hatch-hull opening: 14 3/4" x 4 3/4" - Hatch: 14 1/2" x 4 1/2" See attached images... I've tried looking online but in vain. Any ideas ? Thanks,
  3. Columbia & Coronado
    Greetings All. I just picked up a 1974 Columbia 26 MKII. Somewhere along the line one of the previous owners decided to mount an outboard motor on the transom instead of putting it in the motor well like is was designed. I am looking first for any pictures or diagrams of how the motor is...
  4. Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi, I am new to the forum. We are looking at a Tanzer 26 that we like and it is very well maintained but I found some damp in the bilge. According to the seller, he bails about a couple of inches into a bucket every two months in the winter but a bit more in the summer, when it's sailing. I...
  5. Introduce Yourself
    Hello from Kemah Tx. I own a Liberty 38, one of only 6 built and am looking for other Liberty owners. If you or if you know someone who owns one let me know. Thanks Sv Rosco
  6. Introduce Yourself
    Hi, I am new to Sailnet and this is my first post. My wife and I own a 35ft Endeavour monohull. We sailed it down from Lake Erie to the Bahamas last fall, living aboard for 8 months. It is currently on the hard in Indian Town and we will be back there in few days to take her to the Keys and...
  7. Introduce Yourself
    [FONT="Century Gothic"]Hello Everyone ! Just wanted to say hello and introduce ourselves. We are a couple from TX currently refitting our 1984 O'DAY 39 sailboat to go cruising in, we have been documenting all of our projects and actives we have done so far. Our sailboat was recently impacted...
  8. Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi All! This is my very first post on Sailnet. I'm looking forward to having quality discussion regarding the great sport of sailing. I currently sail on a 1974 Cape Dory 25 on Lake Erie. The Cape Dory has been a great pocket cruiser; however, my family is now ready for a larger sailboat. I...
  9. 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...
  10. Sailboat Design and Construction
    Hello all just wanted some advice or opinions on 2 sailboats. One is a Pearson 35 the other an Islander 36. They are the same price, same year, same condition and about the same equipment. The question is which one is the better boat. Any input would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you in...
  11. Learning to Sail
    Hello, everyone I am looking into getting a sailboat and travel around the Caribbean. I am looking into buying a boat for sale by owner in Florida. My problem is I have no idea of the process of purchasing a boat. What things do I look for and what are the steps? Should I get a professional to...
  12. Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi there! Anyone has any experience with Kanter Atlantic boats? Yes, I know many are made in steel, but that is something i like. Other than that, what are their sailing performance, are they easy to maneuver etc.
  13. Boat Reviews
    Hi sailors! Does anyone have experience with the Calypso 42? Beautiful boat, but how is the sailing performance? How does it behave in calm/tough sea? Little/strong wind?
  14. Sailboat Design and Construction
    Hi there sailing enthusiasts! I am looking for a boat, preferably a steel construction, that may take me safely and comfortably to any corner of our big world. I would now like to ask you; what are some nice, good quality steel boats you know? In the 40' range, and would love a ketch! This is...
  15. Gear & Maintenance
    Hey everyone. My name is Chad Harrington and my wife Katie and I are just getting into sailing. Last year we sailed a Hunter 25.5 and we found it too small to stay on for overnight sails. So we bought this 1983 Hunter 34. We picked this one up for 10,000 CAD It needs some work because It's...
  16. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Greetings folks, I'm new to this forum and noticed that there were some threads about Sailing Lake Pontchartrain, but I'm already here however, I'm being kicked out of my berth (dock) as the owner wants all covered berths (having a Vega '27 sailboat just won't fit!). So I'm looking for a berth...
  17. Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone I grew up on my fathers sailboat but was to young to remember all the adventures and sailing that took place. I have a really big passion for sailing and the ocean and would like to someday live on a boat and travel around the world. I know nothing but the basics and do not have...
  18. Introduce Yourself
    Aloha! Looking to rent/buy running live aboard sailboat on Oahu. Please contact me. Mahalo!
  19. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi - newly registered user and I have the attached picture as my desktop. Can you help me identify the boat? Manufacturer? Length? Etc. I am interested in learning all I can about this beautiful watercraft.
  20. Gear & Maintenance
    I understand that all the boats line up pretty in a mooring field when there is a current or wind, but what about still water with no wind: 1) If boats end up stern to stern will there be contact? 2)Is the distance between two moorings a full radius of each boats length? Or is there an...
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