List of boats
This was a interesting exercise. It took some time to remember all the boats over the past 50 years. It all started on flying Scotts at Detroit Yacht Club at the age of 5 racing father son races. Sons required to drive.
Boats ever sailed on:
New York 32
Nelson Marek 40
Santa cruise 70
Sassy (Mull 81)
Solo cat 18
Beneteau First 42
Nelson Marek 40
Boats chartered (Seasonal):
Beneteau First 42
Laser (2 of them)
Jarcat 5 "Honeybee"
Currently sailing a Macgregor 26X "Imagine"
I'm designing the hulls of an 8 Metre folding catamaran using Freeship! software, it will be Bi-plane cat rigged masts, if the unstayed mast can take it, a 150 % Genoa from on mast head and a spinnaker from the other.
To make sure the hulls work as expected I am about to build a 1:10th scale RC model ... folding bridge deck, demountable masts, possible even an aluminium trailer to pull behind a rock crawler. Until the plans are finished I will continue building the 1"35 scale static model of the 1775 Independance.
I've sailed too many boats to to mention them all, the best would have to be the tall ships.
I might be a bit bias toward Tall Ships - I'm a Volunteer with Sydney Heritage Fleet helping to maintain James Craig, I've been asked to train as crew this year.
Usually hang out in the Scale Boat section, but saw this post and had to reply.
Been sailing most of my life. Grew up sailing in the Caribbean and have sailed on too many boats to count. I sailed in college for Ohio State in the Midwest Collegiate Sailing Association (MCSA) on FJ's. While there, also got a chance to sail 420's,Thistle's, Interlakes, Flying Scot's, Laser's and 505's. When I moved home after school, I bought a Laser.
Currently sail/race here in NJ on a 45' Jeaneau. I am the mailsail trimmer. The old boat ( a 35' Jeaneau) was a total loss in Irene of no fault of ours. The boat was secured by us, but the people on moorings near us didn't do as a good job, broke free and crash repeatily into the boat. The "new" boat is a blast to sail.
Started out in a Skate when 15, then didn't really sail till after a hang gliding accident left me a quadriplegic.
Then sailed Access 2.4, 2.4R, Access 303 and Liberty (two Worlds in Liberty) then decided to go full size.
Restoring a 25 foot Quarter Tonner - Holland 25 with adaptations of rotating/tilting skipper seat, hydraulic wheel steering and detuned rig. Should be back in water with new (own design) electric motor to replace old single pot Volvo.
Sail radio as simple way to get into hard tight racing without huge repair bills :-)
I went out a few times with my ex step dad. Real wing nut. He would get the boat going and give me the helm and jump into the main sail like a hammock. I almost tipped the thing right over trying to get it going faster. I think it was a 29 foot Tanzer. Big heavy thing not built for speed. I remember I got it going 8 knots before I almost sunk it. He spilled his rye all over the main sail. LOL. I pooped my pants and let the sheet out but ended up tacking the boat and she went over on the other side. Almost sent "Captain Ron" over board. He never pulled that again with me. Good memory of what not to do. I now Kiteboard. Does that count?
I grew up crewing on "C" Class Scows here in the midwest( 20" hull with bilge
boards and running backstays the crew handled, BIG single mainsail only).
Eventually,I did end up owning an old wooden one, until it self-destructed.
In my mid-twenties I sailed my first Chicago to Mackinaw Race ( first of nine
that I did ) I have lots of pics, but none are formatted to post here online.
I did 4 "Macs" on a C&C 39
3 on a custom 42' Dick Carter design
2 on a Tartan 10 ( 33" one design)
I'm going to be 61 in a couple of months,and I think, was that REALLY me
working the foredeck of that 42 footer back then ? oh my...........
I have to say though, the coldest, hottest, most scared, bug bitten, sickest and often happiest times I ever had where out on Lake Michigan.
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