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Jan 23, 2013, 12:55 PM
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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:

A scow
Arrow Iceboat
Beneteau 36.7
Beneteau 42
Bristol 28
Buccaneer 18
C&C 27
C&C 33
C&C 34R
C&C 35
C&C 36
C&C 40-2
Cal 25
Cal 40
Catalina 30
Catalina 36
Catalina 38
DN iceboat
Evelyn 32
Flying Scott
Force 5
Frers 45
Frers 46
Hobie 14
Hobie 16
Holder 12
Illusion 12
Islander 36
Lonestar 16
Custom 46
Melges 24
Melges 32
Mull 37
Mumm 36
N/A 40
Navy 44
New York 32
Nelson Marek 40
Petersen 34
Petersen 43
Peterson 36
PT 30
Ranger 22
Ranger 26
Ranger 28
Ranger 33
Ranger 37
Redline 25
Redwing 30
S2 10.3
S2 7.9
Santa cruise 70
Santana 35
Sassy (Mull 81)
Solo cat 18
Soverel 26
Sydney 36
Ultimate 20

Boats owned:

Beneteau First 42
Hobie 16
Nelson Marek 40

Boats chartered (Seasonal):

Buccaneer 18
Cal 25
C&C 40-2
Catalina 36
S2 7.9

Current boats:

Beneteau First 42
Laser (2 of them)
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Jan 23, 2013, 01:04 PM
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forgot picture of new boat.

This is how it got shipped to use last fall. Took Took 8 months to repair and get it sailing. Previous owner hit a rock at 7 knots and broke the whole grid loose.
Jan 23, 2013, 01:33 PM
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Forgot to up-load pics.
Jan 23, 2013, 06:23 PM
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It looks like C&C is it?

Originally Posted by Wick Smith
Forgot to up-load pics.
Jan 24, 2013, 06:37 AM
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Beneteau first 42. Designed by German Frers.
Jan 25, 2013, 08:43 AM
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I see you mentioned an Evelyn 32, I owned one for 8 years fun boat! Which one (s) did you sail on?
Jan 25, 2013, 11:20 AM
Nirvana 38, Seawind 178
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Please add my Compac 16 to the list, I know it isn't much, but it floats and mostly goes where pointed.
Jan 26, 2013, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by John Fries
I see you mentioned an Evelyn 32, I owned one for 8 years fun boat! Which one (s) did you sail on?
Celerity. Out of Clinton River
Jan 27, 2013, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Gregg28
Yes in the 2nd pic. Behind the driver in the 3rd. Actual photos of me are hard to come by for some reason.
That's a good thing.

That means you're usually the guy making things happen, instead of... Oooh Oooh facebook status update photo time!
Feb 21, 2013, 04:02 PM
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14ft Hobie

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.

Southern Swan
Soren Larsen
James Craig

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.

Feb 21, 2013, 05:51 PM
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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.

Feb 21, 2013, 06:50 PM
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Holland 25

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 :-)
Feb 22, 2013, 12:40 PM
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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?
Feb 22, 2013, 04:16 PM
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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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