Anyone else sail?

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Anyone else sail?

Post by Shortline » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:17 pm

Bought this boat over the summer, a Raul Parker designed Skimmer 25 number 20-still getting to know her. I just liked the looks, and being a Sharpie, she’s extremely shallow draft with the board up. (13”)
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sail on Lake Guntersville AL.
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Re: Anyone else sail?

Post by lendrinkard » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:53 pm

Cool :)
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Re: Anyone else sail?

Post by windmill » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:07 pm

I don't, but my brother is big into racing, and horses as the name implies.

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Post by Niteblues » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:50 pm

When I was 8 or 9 my Uncle Bill had a wooden Lightning that he "taught" me how to sail on. When I got out of the AF I met up with the local yacht club folks and went sailing. I got good at it.

Sailed on a 25' Kirby with an orange hull that was named "Crush" (Orange Crush- remember that soda?). The owner was a sailmaker. He was the skipper, I was the navigator and large sail (spinnaker) handler as I was bigger that the three kids that crewed when we raced. We did offshore races off of Atlantic City NJ (stayed in Trump Marina casino, btw). One year there were 10-12' waves with honking winds; shore was far away; no other boats in sight. I insisted we were on course, on target, but the rest of the crew was in doubt. Lo and behold- there was the buoy- dead ahead- that was the rounding mark, some 10 miles offshore (maybe it was only 3 or 4, but in the storm it seemed far away anyways). I was redeemed and we actually were the first boat in that day and the skipper gave me more than enough credit for the win.

Rented a 25' sailboat for five days in the British Virgin Islands during my honeymoon. Just me and my wife.

I love sailing.
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Re: Anyone else sail?

Post by Niteblues » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:31 pm

...never sailed a gaff-rigged sloop, though.
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Re: Anyone else sail?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:33 am

Used to "sail" with 4,999 of my buddies, but I got rid of "my boat" this past July.

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Post by Snakeoil » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:32 pm

I started out with a Comet, which is basically a small lightning. But my first sail was on a wooden Lightning when I was really too young to know what was going on. I was in a boat and that was all I needed to be happy. My uncle was a serious sailor and built a Lightning back in the '40's. That boat is still with the family of the second owner. He then built a 24" Pennant, starting with the raw hull which was built in boat area of NYC for him. Then he restored a 28 foot Pennant later in life. After the Comet, I got away from sailing because I was working out of the country. Came back and bought a 23' Paceship. Fun boat and introduced my later to be wife to sailing. Sold that when the cost of docking a boat on Lake George could not be justified. Easier to rent a boat and let someone else deal with the upkeep.
After we got our camp, I bought a Buccanner. Very fast boat and a decent following in the competitive world. But the wife was terrified of sailing on such a small boat and finally sold it.

I'm a stink pot boater now. Have looked at some sailboats because the market is really soft and you can barely give them away. But, I still have vivid memories of dealing with all the work of owning a sailboat and any interest rapidly vanishes. Still love to sail though. Thought about a Hobie or even a sailboard, but never enough to actually buy one.

All the boats in this thread are beauties, even Chad's.

Had a friend many years ago that had gorgeous sailing yacht. The boat had red hull. The name was something I've never seen on any other boat. "Sin or Swim". Guess you have to be single to put that moniker on your boat.
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Post by brianural » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:18 pm

AMF Sailfish in 1970s on a state park lake in PA and 20' Oday 1985-1987 on Lake Huron (Michigan side). Switched to motorized after the O'Day.
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Post by Lmo » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:23 pm

Sailed a little bit.

My '84 DuFour 39 "Diligence",
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Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:48 pm

"Lew's Cannon"


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Post by Lmo » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:22 pm

I thought the name appropriate ... in so many ways. :whistle:
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Post by REDSTAR » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:14 pm

First trip on a sailboat in early 80's on a friends Endeavor 37 from Discovery Bay Ca to Monterey. I was recovering from knee surgery at the time. Great trip got hooked. First sailboat ( not counting Hobies) 22 ft O'day. Nice little boat sailed delta and SF Bay. Next came a Bayliner stinkpot due to work schedule. Next was Catalina 27 that started me going out of the Gate and now it was getting really interesting. Last boat was a Catalina 34 which afforded a broader electronic platform. I retired early and worked on the boat fully for several years. Painted spars and hull, Spectra water maker, radar, autopilot, expanded house batteries with stand alone starting battery, GPS integrated with AP and WP/WS. Solar panel, wind generator, SSB radio, and a bunch of other things that made the boat easy to singlehand. A few trips up and down the coast and then set off for Mexico with the Baha haha . Three years in Mexico, it was great, had ice every day and fresh fish. So, that's my story, I "swallowed the anchor"and now live in the Sierras. By the way Shortline pretty boat, but when sailing, especially when doing the glamor shot, pull up the fender.
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Re: Anyone else sail?

Post by siberman1 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:12 pm

I started with a used Hobie 16 Catamaran. Pitch-poled the thing first time out. It has a great hull design for a beach, but lousy in water.

Then next boat: Prindle 18 Cat . The front part of hulls looks turned in and LARGE. Works like a champ in heavy winds, and the turned-in feature makes it Right & Level when flying a hull. Great Cat.

Last boat: 36'MacGreggor Catamaran on Lake Tahoe. IIt was fast enought o pull a water skier! I would pullinto Sand Harbor and just about take up the whole harbor. Park Rangers were a bit miffed and do not allow BBQ/fires on beach, so I just put it over the rail above the water. I loved that boat.
I sold it to buy a house.

No more sailing for me, but I still like it and know how to do it!
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Re: Anyone else sail?

Post by :FI:Igor » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:04 am

Before I enlisted in the USAF (1970), I worked in our family's boat factory. We built catamarans, prams, and ice boats (I think before Hobie's got popular). Lived a mile from Seneca Lake (probably the most beautiful place on this planet!). We were always too busy building boats to actually use them. In Dundee there was an old gentleman by the name of Mr Wright that built Lightnings (a most excellent sail boat!).
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Re: Anyone else sail?

Post by Lmo » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:17 pm

Lightnings... MOST excellent design by 0lin Stephens ... like HE thought he knew what he was doing.

Turns out he DID know what he was doing; partner in Sparks & Stephen, and was later inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame and the National Sailing Hall of Fame.

What 'boat company', if I may ask?
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