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

    Swede 55

    https://newyork.craigslist.org/stn/boa/d/staten-island-1977-swede-55-sailboat/7223044413.html Here you go. She's up for sale after being repaired.
  2. Jdmilnes2

    Swede 55

    I would only hope so. I saw someone on board her last weekend cleaning items out of the boat. Hopefully its the new owner. So sad to see such a gorgeous vessel not being cared for.
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    Swede 55

    Amazing photo!
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    Swede 55

    Yes you are correct, just want to keep this alive so somebody grabs her.
  5. Jdmilnes2

    Swede 55

    Hello All... I do not own a Swede 55, but understand how beautiful these boats are. There is a Swede 55 that grounded off of Sandy Hook, NJ (USA) that sustained hull damage and is now on the hard. I think the boat was written off by the insurance company, but it is repairable with some love and money. Atlantic Highlands Municipal Marina, call the harbor office. Someone grab this beauty before it's too late!
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    H-Boat Renovation Project

    They are, this picture was taken before the final install. the wood is painted and it's bolted to the bulkhead wall.
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    H-Boat Renovation Project

    Ok, back here after a few months....so figured I'd throw my hat into the ring and start it up...(sans a new recipe) I am installing a new (simple) electrical system into my boat. 12-volt battery to take care of lights, charging receptacle and compass light. Eventually I would like to get a small solar panel to install for recharging the battery, but I digress.... I installed the battery in the forward most storage area in the forepeak. Nice place to balance out the boat, considering I have the engine hanging off the transom. I built a simple bracket, and cut to contour the shape of the hull. It's pretty solid and I think it will work well in this position. Also installed a simple on-off switch and a selector panel for my loads. It's been a fun job and it will be nice to have basic amenities in the boat. I I will send more photo's when its complete. Perhaps this weekend. Doug
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    H-Boat Renovation Project

    Fuck yeah.
  9. Jdmilnes2

    H-Boat Renovation Project

    And.....not entirely sure how this blog transformed into a COOKING SHOW......but I digress .... Here's my H-Boat stuff, whilst eating Bull's savory stew...... The hatch cover on Penrose has gotten a bit soft with all the gorgeous New Jersey UV rays beating upon it for 35 years. I added some fiberglass mat to stiffen it,. First of many little project for the winter. Go back to eating now....
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    H-Boat Renovation Project

    How on earth is one man (you) so versed on EVERYTHING?
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    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
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    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....
  14. Jdmilnes2

    Annapolis - Powerboat on Sailboat Crime

    Power boat ASSHOLE