Jdmilnes2

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About Jdmilnes2

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    Shrewsbury, New Jersey, USA
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    Sailing my newly acquired boat for coastal cruising. I am a fan of all aspects of sailing, particularly design, technology and advancements in construction. I'm work out regularly and am a runner.

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  1. Jdmilnes2

    H-Boat Renovation Project

    Hey folks.....time to start walking up after the insanity of the Holidays! Many projects to do on the boat in 2019! Who's doing what? Some items on my list: Remove, restore (replace?) the 1984 original air vent mounted on the deck in the bow. It has to come off and I will see if I can get it functional, right down it does not rotate to open or close. Add additional fiberglass cloth on the underside of my hatch (cover). Its is original as I most of my boat, and flexes like rubber when I step on it. Install a simple electrical system with a battery and a small solar panel for a trickle charge. If anyone has info on this topic I would appreciate it. Lots of the usual stuff as well. Cheers to the New Year! Doug
  2. Jdmilnes2

    H-Boat Renovation Project

    US38, the original main is an Elvstrom? The main is blown out but will use for the remainder of the season. I got two (used) jibs from Denmark. An Elvstrom and a....."E" on the ID....cannot remember
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    H-Boat Renovation Project

    Hadn't posted in a while, so here's a pick of my ride for shit's & gigs....
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    Annapolis - Powerboat on Sailboat Crime

    Power boat ASSHOLE
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    jack the dull knife

    So true.
  6. Jdmilnes2

    H-Boat Renovation Project

    Well that is some juicy stuff......
  7. Jdmilnes2

    H-Boat Renovation Project

    Right on all counts. There is a beauty in the simplicity. No complicated systems to worry about. Just a clean, fun little boat.
  8. Jdmilnes2

    H-Boat Renovation Project

    Thank you Bull. I do (and other crazy people too) find great satisfaction in returning something neglected (particularly something beautiful), back to working condition. Anytime I visit a boat yard full of neglected boats, I want to grab them all and take them to a barn to be restored. I could give a rats ass about poorly designed sailboats or motor boats, but when a sailboat with beautiful lines has been abandoned, it drives me nuts. I have learned that the vast majority of people these days just don't have the energy, or perhaps vision for it. Point in case: this weekend, after ,many months of work, my gal and I sailed Penrose for the first time. Maybe the first time she was moving under sail in over 10 years. I swear to you the boat looks and feels happy, they have a soul. She sailed great, and spent two days on the boa in gorgeous weather. Good stuff.
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    H-Boat Renovation Project

    He's someone we all look up to....
  10. Jdmilnes2

    H-Boat Renovation Project

    Thanks for that. I know these boats for their size have a lot to offer. Definitely plan to club race a bit, but mostly cruise. My gal in fresh to sailing, but loves it. Yesterday I fed the new halyards into the mast without incident, and tonight I will crimp on some shackles so I can get the damn thing under sail. The bottom (shape) of the boat is so slippery, my 3-1/2 Tohastu pushes the boat along wonderfully (6+mph). I have no criticism of the boat yet.
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    H-Boat Renovation Project

    Agreed! I have to put some money back into the coffers, but yes a new sail cover is in the works...The "round fender" is the mooring pin....and I can easily lose the hatch and the outboard for a pic. So Bull is also an Artist....does he do everything??
  12. Jdmilnes2

    H-Boat Renovation Project

    Alright!!!!
  13. Jdmilnes2

    H-Boat Renovation Project

    Thanks Alan, always fun to see life put back into a beautiful sailboat. These boats have lines.
  14. Jdmilnes2

    H-Boat Renovation Project

    Penrose is in the water. I first laid my eyes on this boat in the yard seven years ago. Probably in the water for the first time in around ten years. It is as they say, a labor of love.
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    H-Boat Renovation Project

    That's good to know, I will look that up