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Old Jan 14, 2013, 12:26 AM
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Anyone here sail "big" sailboats too???

Share pics of what you sail (or have sailed) in the world of "full scale" boats. Here's my Moore 24 "Poltergeist" and my Defender 12 "Loose Ends".

Kevin
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 02:23 AM
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a few shots for you!
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 05:20 AM
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I used to race on an S80 27 footer every Saturday for 6 years, took rc sailing on because I have 4 young kids and it is easier to be away for 4 hours in stead of 7
But in saying that the mirror is down the side of the house ready to be restored and then I hope I have at least one that gets into racing/sailing
www.s80wa.yachting.org.au/
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 06:00 AM
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Nothing fancy, but many great days on the water. Compac 16
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 07:24 AM
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Racing our J105 in Annapolis
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 07:47 AM
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I used to before moving to China. Here, there is very limited sailing unless you belong to a sponsored, government sanctioned club in the few places approved for private watersports in the nation. Where I live in Hangzhou, we can't even take a kayak out except for a few remote locations or the occasional private resort lake.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 09:22 AM
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This was our Abbott 33 racing on Lake Ontario..
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 11:58 AM
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Too many boats - not enough time ..... but most enjoyable hours were spent on catamarans. Started with a Sizzler 16 in mid 1970's - then on to a Prindle 16.

Did some hours promoting both the Super Cat 15 - 17 and the NACRA 5.8 for local boat shop. Bought my 18 Square Meter in 1983 and sailed it until 2005 when it was sold to a new home in New York state. (photo below shows it when I was sponsored by Michelob Beer, later followed by Fujitsu Business Communications). Best finish was 4th. at the 1984 North Americans in Houston/Galveston.

Also was crew on a Swan 41 (not mine) on Lake Huron and fooled with both Laser and Force 5 dinghies in local and club racing. Unfortunately, age and a light stroke ended my ability to "scramble" on the fast boats so I sold my "inventory" and dropped back to r/c sailing and building. Cheers
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 04:00 PM
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36' Islander

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Old Jan 14, 2013, 05:13 PM
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HEY !!!!!!! May ask for photos of your interior. I am helping (now that I'm retired) a good friend and co-worker rebuild his Islander. We did diesel last year, and also redid the keel - big bulge from ice when lead meets the hull. In the fall we ripped out the lower bilges, replaced the rotted out mast step (steel & plywood) and also managed to get the flooring out from the floor in the head. While he works on the glass stuff, I have offered to strip and refinish all the interior wood cabinets, doors, bulkheads and table tops.

Here is what was found after removing the starboard water tank. Still haven't figured out if dark stuff is mold. Want to wait until it warms up. Will see if I can get other photos. I am sure he hopes his will turn out as nice as yours.

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Old Jan 14, 2013, 05:42 PM
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HEY !!!!!!! May ask for photos of your interior. I am helping (now that I'm retired) a good friend and co-worker rebuild his Islander. We did diesel last year, and also redid the keel - big bulge from ice when lead meets the hull. In the fall we ripped out the lower bilges, replaced the rotted out mast step (steel & plywood) and also managed to get the flooring out from the floor in the head. While he works on the glass stuff, I have offered to strip and refinish all the interior wood cabinets, doors, bulkheads and table tops.

Here is what was found after removing the starboard water tank. Still haven't figured out if dark stuff is mold. Want to wait until it warms up. Will see if I can get other photos. I am sure he hopes his will turn out as nice as yours.

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Old Jan 14, 2013, 06:09 PM
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ah yes still think s80s are one of my favorites, raced for 8 or so years , great fun on revolution!
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 06:42 PM
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ah yes still think s80s are one of my favorites, raced for 8 or so years , great fun on revolution!
Found a picture of the yacht I used to crew on SP127 "Amigo", She is now up for sale as the owner can't get a crew. We all got married and had kids
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 07:31 PM
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Breakwater - thanks so very much for photos. I am POSITIVE he will appreciate them, as the boat is a second hand "restore" so much of the inside stuff has been removed, or maybe even modified from original when the first person to restore gave up.

I will pass you link on. Again, thank you. Dick
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 03:07 PM
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