89Tiger

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About 89Tiger

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    South Carolina
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    racing / cruising -

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  1. 89Tiger

    Laser 28 owners?

    Well, if you are ever in the Upstate of SC- let’s go sailing on mine!
  2. 89Tiger

    Bottom Paint removal?

    Well, you get to sail in the Sound... I gotta sail on a lake. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. I’d trade venues. Of course, my house would cost 10x too, so I could not afford a boat
  3. 89Tiger

    Bottom Paint removal?

    Found a soda blaster guy - towed it to him... he estimates $650 total. Will be done Monday. Probably a bargain vs $300 worth of stripper and time I don’t have. :-)
  4. 89Tiger

    Laser 28 owners?

    Thanks- I had joined that one - but relatively inactive group compared to here ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Of course I’m a new, enthusiastic owner. They’ve probably gotten bored with theirs that they’ve owned 30 years.
  5. 89Tiger

    Laser 28 owners?

    Any Laser 28 owners on SA? I’m a brand new Laser 28 owner and I’m sure I’ll need advice along the way. Looking for connections, tuning tips, polars, etc
  6. 89Tiger

    Antrim 27's, how many

    Well that one is apparently gone :-(
  7. 89Tiger

    Bottom Paint removal?

    Thanks for the heads up - I had only checked with the loca marinas that “used to do bottom jobs” but don’t anymore - or have a reputation of keeping a boat for the entire season. A google search netted a couple of reasonably local folks that I’m gonna contact this week. :-)
  8. 89Tiger

    Hunter 28.5?

    Thanks. It is the cleanest used boat I’ve ever seen. Last owner is a pilot for American- dude is meticulous and it shows in the boat condition. I’m pretty happy with my choice so far. Prolly less so halfway through a new bottom paint job.
  9. 89Tiger

    Hunter 28.5?

  10. 89Tiger

    Hunter 28.5?

  11. 89Tiger

    Bottom Paint removal?

    I’d gladly write the check and have the bottom done for me - but there isn’t anyone around here that does it anymore. I could probably haul it 5 hours to Charleston and find someone there - but that is a bigger pain in the @$$ than the chemical I think. I may video parts of this adventure to help me remember the frustration when I’m all done.
  12. 89Tiger

    Bottom Paint removal?

    Looks like chemical stripper is the best alternative to taking off bottom paint? Anyone have a strong preference or repugnance to particular products? Got a Laser 28 to strip & repaint. Thankfully not a ton of buildup - but since I’m not certain what’s on it now, seems safest to just remove this and put on VC17 after a couple of coats of Epoxy Barrier paint.
  13. 89Tiger

    Hunter 28.5?

    After a bunch of looking and tire kicking, found a Laser 28 in really good condition, made the deal - seemed to be almost exactly what I “need”. :-)
  14. 89Tiger

    J35

    Thanks for the input and feedback - Bump-n-Grind - really helpful. i found a very, very nice condition Laser 28 with a trailer that is about perfect for my needs (wants) and potential crew. I finally realized that the J35 would be excellent for Charleston harbor - but pretty much too much boat for the lake. Too bad - made contact with a former owner of the J35 in Chicago who confirms it is an excellent boat - just too much for my needs- not to mention sail $$$
  15. 89Tiger

    Hunter 28.5?

    Thanks! I’ll look for one of those - haven’t run across one yet, but I’ve been stopping the search engines at 36 ft...