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  1. ribber

    Help identify this daysailer?

    Marblehead. The racing fleet for Corinthians here is caput.
  2. ribber

    Help identify this daysailer?

    Hey, I didn't know that part when I first tried looking for an answer to this.
  3. ribber

    Help identify this daysailer?

    I'm the OP, but not the witness. Truth be told, it's my brother-in-law asking me about it remotely. The HIN is a mess, it's not a valid HIN. NMG5645911EC, from an old title. I don't see a valid year there. The rig is no spreaders, single shrouds. The sail is literally a cut-down McGregor25 main. The trailer has New Mexico plates and it's sitting in upstate NY.
  4. ribber

    Help identify this daysailer?

    The S&S suggestion got me looking. Maybe: the Fleet-o-wing http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=5185 with a keel replacement?
  5. ribber

    Help identify this daysailer?

    yeah, skeg replacement had occurred to me too. I didn't see this myself, I'm passing along the question from a friend who asked me for help identifying it. Says the HIN begins with "NMG" which seems to correspond to a builder named "Naval Marine Group LLC" that's out of business and doesn't even appear on sailboatdata.
  6. ribber

    Help identify this daysailer?

    no, I know Corinthians, my FIL had one. They have a full keel with the rudder mounted on the aft end of the keel. There's a couple of them in the same boatyard as mine. No window in the front of the cabin either. But the thing I'm trying to ID is the first one.
  7. ribber

    Help identify this daysailer?

    yeah, but size-wise, all of his under 20' were full keels: Corinthian, Typhoon and Hawks http://sailboatdata.com/view_designer.asp?designer_id=16 Never saw a SC21 before, but it looks like an Ensign topsides on a Rhodes 19.
  8. Owner says this is an Alberg design but it has a fin keel and no cabin. 17' Any ideas
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    Also a serious possibility: they're ads for the board-up company.
  10. ribber

    Captain Licence Course

    no no, I get that launch drivers shouldn't have to, from a practical standpoint. What I don't get is that there are a lot of them, employed by a lot of clubs that are pretty risk-averse who wouldn't do that unless there is a legit way around it. I just don't see what the way around it is, and wondering if anyone knows what the legit way around it is.
  11. ribber

    Captain Licence Course

    Always wondered this: how does a club launch driver not require a 6-pack or <100 license? I mean, I get that it seems overkill for running people around a small harbor to their mooring, and judging by the ages of some of these launch drivers, there's no way they have a 6 pack license, but they're hauling more than 6 people who are paying passengers...
  12. ribber

    PFD Upgrade Time

    Pet peeve on the foam PFDs: Black? Grey? Navy blue? oooh, fishing camo dark green! I would like mine bright red or schoolbus yellow, please. On the shoulder straps too. Yeah, I'm only a mile or two from land, but it's the Atlantic, if I'm in the water on accident I want something that contrasts with the color of the swells and the waves, thankyouverymuch. But hey, those black PFDs make the photoshoots look cooler so by all means make more of those.
  13. When I was a teenager working at a summer camp, the waterfront director liked to motor the open bowrider stinkpot launch into the lake boat lift slings by pointing it at it with a little speed, turn off the engine, step up to the bow, jump about 12" up to grab the crossbar, place his bare feet on the sides of the split windshield to slow the boat and then hop down with the boat in the perfect position to crank the slings and lift the boat out of the water. One day as I was teaching canoeing near by he came in executing this manuever with a little too much speed. Rushed to the front, jumped, got a loose grip on the crossbar. His feet made contact with the windshields but there was too much momentum so the boat pushed thru them, and as they cleared the top of the windshield they swung backwards like a pendulum, heels hit the I/O motor cover, loosening his last bit of grip. His butt falls onto the gunwale behind the engine cover and he rolls backwards off the back of the boat, hitting his forehead on the top fairing over the prop. Luckily he was fine and popped right back up, and had indeed shut off the motor prior. He stopped doing it that way.
  14. ribber

    Buying a boat without a broker?

    Get a bill of sale, then see this to pay the sales tax in NY https://www.dmv.org/ny-new-york/boat-registration.php edit: wait, you've accepted an offer - you're *not* the buyer, you're the seller, in NY, selling a CT boat? Nevermind, I can't figure that one out.