Anyone else sail?

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Re: Anyone else sail?

Post by :FI:Igor » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:41 am

I think that would have been Wright Boats (?) in Dundee NY. Back in the 50's and 60's seemed like every town had small boat builders.
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Re: Anyone else sail?

Post by dneprlover » Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:51 am

Non of them are any use to me.......I get seasick taking a bath
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Re: Anyone else sail?

Post by Kaliram » Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:27 am

Sailed all my life... one of my more memorable experiences was
Sailing a 1940s vintage 35’ Alden yawl from Mass. to Labrador in 1968. The boat leaked like a sieve , and we used a coal fired stove to cook and keep warm. We used British Admiralty charts from the 1800’s, and a sextant for navigating.

I don’t think anyone had sailed that way since the advent of the big off-shore fishing trawlers. Sailing up the west coast of Newfoundland was a helleva adventure, and going through the straits between Newfoundland and Labrador we encountered many icebergs. 2 fingers of whiskey would buy us a 2 pound lobster or a freshly smoked salmon from the local fishermen.

A highlight of the adventure was going through the excavation of the Norse settlement that had just been discovered on the northern tip of Newfoundland. - Columbus missed the boat by several hundred years!
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Re: Anyone else sail?

Post by OHScot » Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:43 pm

Did for a long time. Home built wood thing with a fence post mast, Alcort Puffer, Catalina 22, O'Day 25, finally an O'Day Daysailor. Sold the Day Sailor 5 years ago miss it on occasion, but need to move to better water to sail.
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Re: Anyone else sail?

Post by 4REICH » Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:44 pm

I've been out a couple of times on the Oakland estuary. A friend has a couple of sailboats, one wood and the other a larger fiberglass hull. Sailing is a lot of work, I didn't develop sea legs. The maintenance required is staggering, I used to help remove varnish, w a x etc down at the boat yard. It was interesting most boat people are outgoing and seeing the variety of vessels in one place was fun.
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