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SF Boat Owners?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by CTGuy, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Father has a Nordhavn 55. Years ago he had a Hattaras 45.

    I grew up mooching rides off other people's sailboats and ski boats. When I had some $$ in my pocket, I would help fill the tank on the latter. Sailboats cost me nothing, personally.

    One of my oldest friends has a 48' Hans Christian, which I have taken many a time from Berkeley to SD, making every worthwhile port along the way. The trip back, however, sucks @$$ and is basically work, so I have done everything I could to avoid it.
     
  2. Maharlika

    Maharlika Senior member

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    Here's a capture I took of nautical people in St. Tropez. I think it's pretty fabulous. [​IMG]
     
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  4. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    This thread needs a bump. I cant believe there's only a few of us here.
     
  5. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Senior member

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    This thread needs a bump. I cant believe there's only a few of us here.

    Had mine dewinterized last week. Hoping to get up to the lake sometime in the next couple of weeks.
     
  6. randallr

    randallr Senior member

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    Yachtie do you ever sail to South Haven, MI? I know that spot is frequented by a lot of Chicagoian maritimers.
     
  7. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Senior member

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    South Haven is really nice, but IMO Grand Haven, just a little ways north, is a nicer place. Maybe not for sailors, I don't know. But it's a great little town on the lake.
     
  8. GQgeek

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    This thread needs a bump. I cant believe there's only a few of us here.

    I use to sail with the old man. One day,when I buy a boat, I will again (so meet me back in this thread in 10 years).
     
  9. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    Yachtie do you ever sail to South Haven, MI? I know that spot is frequented by a lot of Chicagoian maritimers.
    Haven't been for a few years but am planning to go this summer ( kids are asking for an overnighter). The wooden boat show there a few years back was a blast. Saugatuck ( another popular spot on the east side) is too shallow for us.
     
  10. jase12

    jase12 Senior member

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    theres only 2 days a boat makes you happy. the day you buy it and the day you sell it.

    what am i saying, im just jealous[​IMG]
     
  11. CTGuy

    CTGuy Senior member

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    LOL at a lot of the posts. My brothers and I had a 26 foot 1970 Columbia for a while that our dad bought before he passed away. We ended up selling it a couple years ago sadly-- all I can say is that the one thing I learned about boating is that you either need to either be prepared to spend a lot of dough to buy a newer boat and pay someone else to do the maintainence or you need to be very dedicated to doing the work yourself.

    Thank a lot to Concordia and Yachtie for sharing. Those are both beautiful crafts and I have a lot of respect for you guys for keeping them in such gorgeous shape-- I can tell it is a labor of love.
     
  12. js4design

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    right now i've got a 1974 mastercraft stars and stripes that i'm working on restoring, or upgrading might be more accurate. i use this on a lake for, among other things, water skiing. i would also like to get a 25' sailboat since i live near the ocean, but one thing at a time. [​IMG]
     
  13. MHH89

    MHH89 Senior member

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    My dream is to restore an old 1940's cris-craft.
     
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    My dream is to restore an on 1940's cris-craft.

    mine too. i've read a few books on them and there was a really great exhibit on them at the mariner's museum, which thankfully is right down the street from me. i was looking at a chris-craft when i got my boat, but realized i didn't have the time, money, or facility to restore one right now, but i really would like to in the near future. they're absolutely works of art.
     
  15. randallr

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    Haven't been for a few years but am planning to go this summer ( kids are asking for an overnighter). The wooden boat show there a few years back was a blast.

    Saugatuck ( another popular spot on the east side) is too shallow for us.


    I spend a good amount of time there in the summer. You should let me know when you are there and we can go out for a beer or something.
     
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    randallr Senior member

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    South Haven is really nice, but IMO Grand Haven, just a little ways north, is a nicer place. Maybe not for sailors, I don't know. But it's a great little town on the lake.

    They are both nice. I find Grand Haven to have more power boats and be more developed and built-up than South Haven. Something I don't like.
     
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    They are both nice. I find Grand Haven to have more power boats and be more developed and built-up than South Haven. Something I don't like.

    You are in MI?

    I lived in Holland for years, worked in Saugatauk, which is a Chicago madhouse in the summer (lots of Chicago drugs too).

    Tons of great boats in the summer.

    Growing up we had a Newport and a Swan 44. Both great boats, the swan was amazing.
     
  18. GQgeek

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    Powerboats are for people with small penises. Sailboats are SF-approved.
     
  19. kwilkinson

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    Powerboats are for people with small penises. Sailboats are SF-approved.

    Or just for people who enjoy watersports.
     
  20. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    I spend a good amount of time there in the summer. You should let me know when you are there and we can go out for a beer or something.
    Good Idea, Look for a PM ( thinking July).
    You are in MI? I lived in Holland for years, worked in Saugatauk, which is a Chicago madhouse in the summer (lots of Chicago drugs too). Tons of great boats in the summer. Growing up we had a Newport and a Swan 44. Both great boats, the swan was amazing.
    Of course, they're S&S's IIRC. We should get together this summer too.
     

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