• Announcements

    • Zapata

      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About danmont

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Location
  1. gangbusters, I would be interested in your experience single-handing the Mac on Toscana. I'm hoping to enter a single-handed race this August on my NY 36, and any tips on handling the boat would be very helpful.
  2. Ours is hull #13, which in our family has always been a lucky number. The boat was named the Beverly M when we bought it. I hope someone will be able to get it back to sailing condition, I bought a lot of the things it needs just waiting for installation labor. We bought an '81 New York 36 (fractional rig) last season which we should be able to cruise comfortably with just the 2 of us, maybe some light occasional racing at most.
  3. I have been away from sailing for nearly 20 years due to family responsibilities, now returning to it. We still own a PT-30 that has been sitting all these years. We really enjoyed racing it, the boat performs well and we always felt safe even in the most severe of weather conditions. We bought it from someone in Detroit in the late 1980's and we renamed it "Destiny". Re-powered it with a Yanmar diesel. Getting ready to donate it to a junior sailing program in Detroit. That long quote from 2005 was from me at the time.
  4. Back in the early 90's, I looked at a couple of J/36s for sale, after getting to race on one in a race in Detroit. I was tremendously impressed with how they sail. The one I went to see in North Carolina (Blue Bayou) was J/36 hull #1 if I remember right and the owner told me straight up that if I had to have it surveyed for insurance purposes it would fail due to extensive water infiltration in the balsa core of the hull. The other was a neglected boat in Pensacola Florida and had a green hull, I had it surveyed and would have bought it but the marine surveyor found a hole in the side of the engine block. A lot of things were not working on the NY 36 we just bought, we have been one by one getting things functional again. Not equipped for racing now at all, we have to address that starting with locating a spinnaker pole for a reasonable price.
  5. My wife and I just picked up a NY 36 last year, price was right. We like it so far. Both of us raced on her dad's Tartan 41 for years, then our own PT-30.