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Old 05-29-2004, 12:41 PM
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Anyone here sail full size? I love to combine full size and model sailing when i can; here is my model yacht on the Norfolk Broads with our Cornish Cormorant...

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Old 05-30-2004, 02:10 PM
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I started sailing on a Sunfish when I was 8, and have sailed ever since (today being my 48th birthday) meshed into a 32 years of being a commercial pilot I worked at 2 different sailboat dealerships (when laid off from flying as happens in the airline industry) and built Hobies and sold Catalina's, S-2, Pearson, Erickson, O'Day, Cal, Morgan, Columbia... just to name a few. My current boat is an AMF Force 5 which is still my nautical unicycle and gives a lot more workout to me than the other way `round.
Old 05-31-2004, 07:17 AM
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Me too. I have sailed since I was about 6. At the moment I sail a Cherub which is a high performance 12 foot dingy. I also sail sometimes on my friends J24 keel boat. I actually can't remember ever not sailing and I have been a member of a my sailing club since I was two weeks old.
Old 05-31-2004, 08:27 AM
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Ditto..

started at about 8, with my own 'Sabot' then started stealing my dad's Laser. Sailed that when I could, untill he got an Albacore. Then we became club champions in the dingy class sailing our Albacore against eh few others inte h fleet.

I then discovered Fireballs!!

that was abotu 10 years ago! don't sail much today, as Dad now has Mirage. Dont care for 'big boats (keel boats) and prefer the smaller, nimble dingines!
Old 05-31-2004, 11:05 AM
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I'm just getting started in full-scale sailing. I have flown RC planes for several years now, but since I was a kid, I have been fascinated by the sailboats I saw along the Gulf coast. About a year ago, Hobby Lobby had a close out deal on a nice one-meter RC sailboat. After I got that and then a Victoria, I got involved with a local RC sailing club. (I was immediately hooked.) Several club members are also full-scale sailors. Anyway, next weekend, I hope to buy my first sailboat (~15 foot Catalina). With the assistance of a couple local sailors, I hope to be learning full-scale sailing this summer. (I hope 35 isn't too late to get started.)
Old 06-02-2004, 05:38 PM
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I started in Optis when I was 6 and I now race 420's, Lasers and Flying Scots.
Old 06-04-2004, 10:21 PM
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ORIGINAL: Dave Lilley

I hope to be learning full-scale sailing this summer. (I hope 35 isn't too late to get started.)
I got started at 59.
Old 06-29-2004, 02:25 PM
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I sail and windsurf at a local club but don't own a boat of my own (yet). I also have a kyosho sea dolphin that i'm learning RC with. I was wondering what the best way of waterproffing the hatches was. I got this sticky backed foam. Would this be any good?
Old 06-29-2004, 03:07 PM
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Here's mine....does electric count?
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Old 03-15-2005, 08:30 PM
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Ive been sailing since i was about 5. Im 12 now. My dad sails star class boats. Large keel boats. 4 vmy first b-day i meet torbin Grail, John McAusland etc. Now I sail Lasers And race them. I have a Megatech nirvana
Old 05-28-2005, 09:54 AM
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wow... im so glad i found this forum!

as my first post i will tell you my background in sailing...

I began seling near 9 years old on the sailboat my father owned wich was a J-130 from j-boat. Shes was one of the fastest 40 footer on the water back in 1990. At 16 , ive bought my first keelboat with my 2 brothers and my sister , it was a j-24. Ive raced on it until 2001 as the skipper . Then the deal of a lifetime came up...a melges 24 for sale not too far from where i live...

if you guys dont know what is a melges 24 , its one of the fastest 24 footer avaible . Carbon mast , keel and rudder.

Im not 25 and i still own my melges and will for a while ... until i buy a melges 32 !

ciao!
Old 05-28-2005, 10:03 PM
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partenaviadude,
The tape is one way of doing it. Best way? Beats me! I've used water proof tape to seal a hatch/opening and it works too...
- 'Doc
Old 12-12-2006, 02:15 PM
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sabots and windmills to the teen years, then multihulls (mostly hobies) through to the late twenties. an occassional turn as tactics dude on monohulls, aka: slow boats, and now dinghy sailing a self built bolger gypsy. RC sailing is still the most relaxing thing to do without getting wet or stepping a mast. my daughter (Stanford student, PROUD DAD) and i have 3 victorias and a ketch rigged fairwind. and now i am building a pair of footy's (feet?) for us when she returns to the gulf coast on break. an office mate and i are having a friendly wager on a footy race and the SMALLEST rc sailboat you can build... submicro servos, spit shot for ballast, and an inflatable pool with an ocsillating fan as a race course.
Old 12-12-2006, 05:12 PM
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Ok. I know ur a noob, but you dont bring back threads from 2 years ago. read my post. 1m 14 now.
Old 12-20-2006, 06:45 PM
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Thank You Spdsk8er... it's been a while since I've been new (young) at anything. The gr8 thing about forums is that even if the thread is 2 years old or older, if someone posts to it, it becomes new again... and folks who have posted to it earlier come back and read it, just like you did. I read the post policies and there are no expiration dates on threads: I suppose if there were, the threads would be archived or deleted. And I did read you post... EXCELLENT! In my humble sailing adventures I have met Hobie Alter and the whole Alter family, Ted Turner, Bill Beuthin, the late and beloved Carlton Tucker and many, many weekend warriors on beach cats, J 24's, Solings, Sunfish and Lasers. I've participated in the Hobie 16 Worlds placing 48th out of 240 teams in the world. I was also 8th out of 10 in the Alter Cup. Kind of an IROC for sailboats. Good luck and best wishes in all your endevours be it RC or Full Scale. Maybe we will see each other on the water... you will have to give me a head start! I am sure! 1m 47 now.
Old 12-20-2006, 10:20 PM
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My wife and I own a Catalina 22. Very popular boat. Was a fixer upper, and now it is done. very happy and proud.
I have a Seawind I race with my local club, and a Victoria in the same color scheme of the Catalina.
LIFE IS GOOD.
Old 12-21-2006, 09:43 AM
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After I watched the '87 America's Cup, I met up with the local MYC and got involved with 50-800's, US 1 Meter's, International A's and EC12's. Last year, we made our first boat purchase, a Catalina 34.
Old 12-24-2006, 06:33 PM
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I got owned.[X(][&:]
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I have sailed full size on the San Francisco Bay since 1981. Our first boat was a Catalina 27. I crewed on a Santa Cruz 27 for 3 years racing on the Bay. Got hooked on racing and bought a Capri 25. Our last boat was a Catalina 36 which we sold 3 years ago. I haven't sailed since and I'm anxious to start again. I have two kids in college, one graduating this June. The two tuitions I pay could have bought one hell of a boat! A Catalina 42 is the next one "I gotta have".
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I have sailed full size on the San Francisco Bay since 1981. Our first boat was a Catalina 27. I crewed on a Santa Cruz 27 for 3 years racing on the Bay. Got hooked on racing and bought a Capri 25. Our last boat was a Catalina 36 which we sold 3 years ago. I haven't sailed since and I'm anxious to start again. I have two kids in college, one graduating this June. The two tuitions I pay could have bought one hell of a boat! A Catalina 42 is the next one "I gotta have".
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I learned to sail on an EC-12, built and sailed a 36/600 ... then did full size for the first time in college -- FJ's. (Any other old MAISA veterans out there?)

My next chance to feed the addiction came when I lived in the midwest and bought myself a Force-5. What a ride!
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Started wilth a 10' cat rigged on a lake in Oregon, then an Aquarius 21 which I sailed in Coos Bay, Oregon and trailered to San Juans in Washington on vacations bacl om tje 80's. Next boat was a big step and change in life style; my wife and I purchased and finished out a Jason 35 cutter. In Sept of 1988 we sold our home and belonging, moved aboard and sailed North from Coos Bay. S/V Autumn was our full time home till we settled ashore here in La Paz BCS Mexico.

It was a blast outfitting for a world cruise even throught we only sailed coastal Alaska to Mexico.
We truly lived the lifestyle we professed. "We have no itinerary and we're sticking to it!"

She sits an on the hard in need of a new owner to give her the TLC she so deserves to finish the journey her builders dreamed for her.
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I've only messed around with RC sailboats a few times, but I've been sailing for my entire adult life. I bought an old Grampian 26 in '78 when I was about 22, and my current boat, a semi custom made boat from Argentina, a "Van 30", its the only one in North America. There were two at the Miami Boat show in '90, and the other one got shipped to the Canary Islands. There were about 24 of these sailing in Argentina when I bought mine. It's got a mauve leather interior, 10 lines leading to the cockpit, tiller, Volvo Diesel, the hull to deck joint is filled in, so it looks kind of cool, in an America's Cup sort of way. I sometimes wish it didn't have the toe rail, to make it REALLY have a smooth look. It has a swim platform too, but you have to step over the transom. The guy that designed it, had worked for German Frers, so it really looks a lot like one.
I'm turning 52 next month, and my goal is to sell my house soon, and get an older Hunter Passage 42, early '90's are affordable for me. I've been paying to dock boats since 79, and now, my dock is 3000 dollars a year, and if I get a '42, it will only be about a thousand dollars more, but I'll save almost 2000 in real estate taxes to off-set it. I think I can generally spend Winter's living with GF's.
Back in the early nineties, my racing crew and I, chartered Hunter Passage 42's, twice in the Keys, and a Catalina 42 out of St. Thomas. We all liked the Hunter a lot more. The Catalina 42 leaked EVERYWHERE when it rained. It was an aft cockpit, and probably made around '90. So, that leaking may not be an issue now.
The aft cabin layout of a Hunter Passage 42, is to die for. The silly looking "roll bar" looking thing, is WONDERFUL. It gets the main sheet out of the cockpit, and makes it possible to have a really functional bimini, that is never in the way, open or closed, rain or shine. In the main cabin, or the aft cabin, the Hunter is soooo open to the outside. I'm seeing some old ones for sale now, in the 100,000 dollar range, online, and I'm pretty much focused on getting one. The aft cabin has about a queen sized bed, you can walk around on three sides, lots of window, and a shower with a sit down tup off that cabine. Eventually, I see myself living on it down South, at least for a while.
I'm not a "Money'd Person", I work as a Maintenance Mechanic, and retiring onto a paid for boat, living mostly at free anchorages, will be very affordable, even on Social Security money, leaving my IRA for major expenses, etc............
Oops, is there an "Off Topic" place I should have put this ???? Ha ha......
I have a couple TT-01R Cars, and came in here, looking up RC boats, in particular, thinking about getting a 40 inch PT 109 boat...........
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