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#1 bsainsbury

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:58 AM

I need a project for the winter while I won't be sailing every weekend. Need something to take my mind off work and relax. I was thinking:
1. Build a small boat
2. Buy an older boat that needs work
3. Buying a muscle car or older pickup and fixing that

I thought it would be easy to find an older boat/car on Craigslist but can't find the right one. I don't know what the 'right one' is. It just has to be sexy/classic, good lines and lots of potential with a lot work. I'm handy enough and wiling to try new things and make mistakes.

Know of anything in the Annapolis area that fits this?
What kind of project would you guys do with the right amount of time?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:34 AM

Talk to the local boatyards in your area. Bet that a bunch of them have boats sitting around which haven't been paid for, looked after or were abandoned and as such have become a drain on space. Give them an offer on one that fits your bill and make it your project. Afterwards flip it for more or sail it as your own. Alternatively, if the annapolis yards don't have something then perhaps the ones in New England/Maine have something that can be hauled south on a trailer for cheap.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:03 AM

I need a project for the winter while I won't be sailing every weekend. Need something to take my mind off work and relax. I was thinking:
1. Build a small boat
2. Buy an older boat that needs work
3. Buying a muscle car or older pickup and fixing that

I thought it would be easy to find an older boat/car on Craigslist but can't find the right one. I don't know what the 'right one' is. It just has to be sexy/classic, good lines and lots of potential with a lot work. I'm handy enough and wiling to try new things and make mistakes.

Know of anything in the Annapolis area that fits this?
What kind of project would you guys do with the right amount of time?


I really like the PT skiff and the new PT11 nesting/sailing dinghy. Super cool kit good performers that look good. Google PTskiff or PTboats - they are located in Washington state and were involved in the building of the Dogzilla back in the day and probably still involved with Oracle Racing on the new boats. They laser cut the kit out of some really nice looking ply easy stitch and glue type build process with lots of potential for a really good looking boat! I want one!! HA HA
I'm working on my Fatherinlaw to do a project and a PT boat might be the ticket. Need something to keep him busy.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:16 PM

Home built Kayaks are always cool.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:47 PM

Come to the PNW, I've got a Ericson 27 that needs to go away.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:01 PM

I know of a catalina 27 that needs some work and is free to a good home....

And its very near Annapolis

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:07 PM

Great ideas. I was thinking about going to a few local yards this weekend. And that PT skiff looks cool.

I'm going to be in Seattle in a few weeks. But I don't think I can check an Ericson 27 on Delta Air.

Any details on the Catalina 27...

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:12 PM

Build an i550. Fun winter project....

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:20 PM

Great ideas. I was thinking about going to a few local yards this weekend. And that PT skiff looks cool.

I'm going to be in Seattle in a few weeks. But I don't think I can check an Ericson 27 on Delta Air.

Any details on the Catalina 27...


I spoke with a fella who took the PT skiff for a spin. He was really impressed very cool ride. 600lbs built - would look great behind my car LOL

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:41 AM

How about restoring a old outboard motor? Thats what I do for fun other than sailing. Old mercury motors from the 1950's, retro looking lines and kind of like restoring a car, but on a much smaller scale. I find it very rewarding and it does not take up too much space. Plus there fun to run on an old boat that you can also restore.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:37 AM

Great ideas. I was thinking about going to a few local yards this weekend. And that PT skiff looks cool.

I'm going to be in Seattle in a few weeks. But I don't think I can check an Ericson 27 on Delta Air.

Any details on the Catalina 27...


Simple, Fed Ex or UPS, I personally know the Sawzall King, I'll hook you up with him.

#12 bsainsbury

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:14 PM

Build an i550. Fun winter project....


I really like this idea. Are there any around Annapolis I could check out before starting the project?

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:50 PM

Build an SUP.

Small(ish) space needed.
Not that costly
instant gratification.
great workout when your done
can be used almost anywhere theres water...

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:35 PM


Build an i550. Fun winter project....


I really like this idea. Are there any around Annapolis I could check out before starting the project?


Mine is just up the road in the greater Towson area and there's the another down in the Roads that is a teeny bit behind mine in progress...unfortunately, mine is upside down now as I am finishing up the bottom and topsides getting ready for paint. I have to warn you though, it's a big project...5.5 meters doesn't sound like a lot but it's haul when you factor in day jobs and the other little obligations in life, not to mention racing often.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:00 PM

Great ideas. I was thinking about going to a few local yards this weekend. And that PT skiff looks cool.

I'm going to be in Seattle in a few weeks. But I don't think I can check an Ericson 27 on Delta Air.

Any details on the Catalina 27...

Cat 27 belongs to a friend of mine who can't use it anymore. He is trying to get rid of it so he doesn't have to pay the yard fees anymore. Boat is in decent shape but needs a lot of cosmetic work and the engine needs a total rebuild I think. Located on the eastern shore about 40 minutes from Annapolis.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:51 PM

Come to the PNW, I've got a Ericson 27 that needs to go away.


How badly does it need to be gone? as in $ ...I just bought a Moore 24, but I may know someone interested.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:12 PM

Find a nice '65 Chevelle Z-16 to play with.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:16 PM


Come to the PNW, I've got a Ericson 27 that needs to go away.


How badly does it need to be gone? as in $ ...I just bought a Moore 24, but I may know someone interested.


PM me.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:58 AM

I figured out what I want to do. I'm going to build a little remote control sailboat to play with.

Has anyone built one of these? Any suggestions on which model I should make? Any classes in the Annapolis area to race against? Any advice is appreciated.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:31 AM

I figured out what I want to do. I'm going to build a little remote control sailboat to play with.

Has anyone built one of these? Any suggestions on which model I should make? Any classes in the Annapolis area to race against? Any advice is appreciated.

I figured out what I want to do. I'm going to build a little remote control sailboat to play with.

Has anyone built one of these? Any suggestions on which model I should make? Any classes in the Annapolis area to race against? Any advice is appreciated.

Great idea. One Design One Meter class is probably the one to build (don't do the CR 914 kit routine - I think you'd enjoy the ODOM more)

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:55 PM

That one looks very cool. Just signed up for the site to check it out. My neighbor recommended the CR 914 but that one didn't look great. Thanks!

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

What's the difference between the ODOM and the IOM?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:51 PM

Go for the muscle car. Couple last winter before shots.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:53 PM

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:54 PM

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=GtaxaInosw8 and a clip...gotta love 6.6 litres? B)

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:44 PM

I need a project for the winter while I won't be sailing every weekend. Need something to take my mind off work and relax. I was thinking:
1. Build a small boat
2. Buy an older boat that needs work
3. Buying a muscle car or older pickup and fixing that

I thought it would be easy to find an older boat/car on Craigslist but can't find the right one. I don't know what the 'right one' is. It just has to be sexy/classic, good lines and lots of potential with a lot work. I'm handy enough and wiling to try new things and make mistakes.

Know of anything in the Annapolis area that fits this?
What kind of project would you guys do with the right amount of time?

I could use help with a remodel on a 100 year old house kitchen, add a bath, windows and doors... or http://www.oneoceankayaks.com/

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:21 PM

and a clip...gotta love 6.6 litres? B)


Great car! My college roommate had a 1975 Trans Am. What a hoot to drive. It felt like you were riding a rocket engine when you put your foot on the accelerator. Not so great in ice or snow. (LOL)

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:42 PM

What's the difference between the ODOM and the IOM?


An IOM is a box rule for hull and appendages.

ODOM - One Design One Meter. Hull and appendages are identical.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:51 AM

My Laser could use a deck strengthening and the foils could use some glass work and paint. I'll even supply beer.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:34 PM

Great car! My college roommate had a 1975 Trans Am. What a hoot to drive. It felt like you were riding a rocket engine when you put your foot on the accelerator. Not so great in ice or snow. (LOL)


Yeah, one has to put the T Tops on when cruising in winter ;)

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:48 PM

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I figured out what I want to do. I'm going to build a little remote control sailboat to play with.

Has anyone built one of these? Any suggestions on which model I should make? Any classes in the Annapolis area to race against? Any advice is appreciated.


Build an RC Open/IMOCA 60. If you need plans I can hook you up with someone who's done one very impressive example.

I'd personally go for the SUP I think. Currently drawing up some lines, should be fun to do. If anyone would be interested, shoot me a PM and I'll keep you up to date about the lines etc.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

I figured out what I want to do. I'm going to build a little remote control sailboat to play with.

Has anyone built one of these? Any suggestions on which model I should make? Any classes in the Annapolis area to race against? Any advice is appreciated.


Large Thomas has my curiousity piqued about building an SUP but I already started my own R/C sailboat for a Winter Project. I decided to build a 1:12 scale AC45. I plan on shaping the foam for the hulls over the next couple of days and I just picked up a sheet of 1/8" foam core to use as the frames for the wing sail.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:16 PM




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