rbyham

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    Charleston, SC
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    Besides sailing all things Celtics

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    Lost everything

    https://www.philly.com/news/rescue-sailboat-capsized-new-jersey-coast-guard-atlantic-city-20190530.html
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    Trailer-able performance cruisers under 5k?

    Needs work but I think would qualify...
  3. Price of fuel going north rapidly makes sense they would all sit on the hook... Wind is still freeeeeee
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    The Zombie Fleet

    Sadly I know the end of her story too. She was in my marina until about 6 months ago. She was left by an older gent who had lived on her very simply for a number of years. Word is he moved back to Maine. She never did sell on Boat Angel. But somehow another guy who lived in the woods around here somewhere took ownership. I spoke with him the day he changed a water pump and got her 3gm running smoothly. A couple days later he motored out with a plan to do something with her back near the woods where he lived. Flash forward to yesterday when I saw her laying abandoned again on the side of the ICW south of Charleston, SC. She looked the same except for being way down in the bow. Evidently she was full of water from the hatches all being wide open. The word around the marina for years had been that she was originally part of some Olympic sailing back in her early days but that may have been just rumor...
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    The Zombie Fleet

    Actually it left marina about 6 months ago but I found it today abandoned on the ICW about 10 miles away. In even worse condition if that can be imagined. Sad. I stopped by it today on way back from Beaufort and looked inside. The sweet little 3gm still sits inside still above water... someone needs to salvage that llittle gem. I saw the boat leave the marina and that engine was running.
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    Classic Airstream motor home for sale

    How much extra for the military tank?
  7. I sail year around here in Charleston. No pics but often sailing in low 30s. However, I do cheat because the inner helm of my pilothouse provides breaks from the really cold stuff...
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    I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    Been in Charleston for 4 years. Great spring winter fall sailing July August u can't get on a boat before 9pm. but night sailing is fun. I even sailed today at 43 degrees. Had harbor to myself and my hot chocolate.
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    The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    I clean other boats in my marina from time to time. Just finished a Tartan 33 deep clean last week. Nice boat. Needs new standing rigging and some cosmetic stuff but sails and bones are good. Harken out on the front. Owner hopes to have her on market in Charleston, SC in a couple weeks complete with newer dingy and engine...
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    The Zombie Fleet

    You, my friend, are an inspiration and a kindred soul. Probably will never happen for me unless my wife give me a sabbatical from our marriage to go do it. Won't be able to afford to for many years anyway. But part of me wants to spend the first year of my retirement sailing around the gulf and up the east coast. Stop in every little town that looks worth exploring, meet new people, eat at local restaurants, just experience life before this ride is over. Wife doesn't get it. Fascinating thread especially for a guy working on his second near Zombie. The wife. Yep she of infinite patience and understanding who encourages, supports, sometimes jumps in, always helps pay for, but otherwise simply listens as I try to share my enthusiasm at having recently researched a more affordable way to possibly deal with some rough looking Yanmar engine mounts while not understanding a single word I said. The wife... gotta get that one right fellas if you are going to go for a Zombie refit. Thanks babe!