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Old 02-21-2017, 01:30 PM   #1
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Newbie, first post....

Just wanted to introduce myself. Currently own a C&C sailboat called Savage which I have raced extensively. Previous boats were Vicious, a Jenneau 35, Dirty Rascal, a Tripp 26 and Rascal, a Cal 9.2.

I'm an ex sailmaker, ex IT professional and also a car enthusiast.

Looking to buy a trawler because sailing Savage is tough for an old dude.

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Old 02-21-2017, 01:36 PM   #2
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So, Rascal, Dirty Rascal, Vicious, Savage .......... does the new trawler get the name: "Dirty Bastard"? 😁
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Greetings,
Mr. SG. Considering Mr. 2s is decrying the amount of work he did fiddling with all those strings and rags, perhaps he should name the new boat "Lazy Bastard".
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Old 02-21-2017, 03:53 PM   #7
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Just wanted to introduce myself. Currently own a C&C sailboat called Savage which I have raced extensively. Previous boats were Vicious, a Jenneau 35, Dirty Rascal, a Tripp 26 and Rascal, a Cal 9.2.

I'm an ex sailmaker, ex IT professional and also a car enthusiast.

Looking to buy a trawler because sailing Savage is tough for an old dude.

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Old 02-21-2017, 03:57 PM   #8
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Welcome. There are plenty of former sailors here. It is always good to see more as it improves the neighborhood.
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:01 PM   #10
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Welcome. There are plenty of former sailors here. It is always good to see more as it improves the neighborhood.
Wifey B:

In all honesty, most sailors to cross over are very nice. They're open to new things and look at things more rationally than some who prefer to continue to dislike power even when can't handle sails and even when using their sailboat under power all the time.

The sailors who come here contribute and are not the extremists. Therefore, very welcome.

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Welcome. There are plenty of former sailors here. It is always good to see more as it improves the neighborhood.
Dont know if another Blowboater can improve this neighborhood, might need a federal grant for that!

Welcome aboard anyway, Trawlers are far more civilized!
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Made the same move last year. Got too old to enjoy pulling on all those strings while getting hit in the face with cold water. My wife, who wholeheartedly agreed with the decision, put it this way, "Those stinkpots don't smell nearly as bad as they used to!"

By the way, we bought a Grand Banks 32. By no means the least expensive (actually close to the most expensive for their size/age). But I love the traditional look and they are incredibly well-built, thus longer lasting and they hold their value very well.

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Just wanted to introduce myself. Currently own a C&C sailboat called Savage which I have raced extensively. Previous boats were Vicious, a Jenneau 35, Dirty Rascal, a Tripp 26 and Rascal, a Cal 9.2.

I'm an ex sailmaker, ex IT professional and also a car enthusiast.

Looking to buy a trawler because sailing Savage is tough for an old dude.

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Former sailor here too. My trawler has strings (sheets in sailing-talk) to control small steadying sails, but it's totally optional.

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Welcome to the forum! I'm not a former sailor as I do it once every decade or so just to remember why I spend my time under power.

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