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    Newbie, inexperienced with tools, wannabe sailor. Can I fix it, yes I can!

    My hope with this post is to empower any inexperienced wannabe sailors to take on the challenge, despite your experience with tools or materials, of fixing things when things need to be fixed. Since May 1st I've been truly enjoying sailing my Corinthian 19, a Carl Alberg design and...
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    Cape Dory Typhoon or Bristol (Corinthian) 19 to learn the ropes?

    It's not always a happy story and most often than not, shit happens when you push yourself to do something you dreamed on yet new to you. It's part of the process. On my way out of the marina today, I made a mistake. While on engine, I went on to untie the mainsail not realizing the current was...
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    Cape Dory Typhoon or Bristol (Corinthian) 19 to learn the ropes?

    Thursday was my first time anchoring! What a great feeling to anchored my little boat, swim ashore and meet up with @Sail4beerfor a chat. He warmed me a group of thunderstorm was in forecast and so I didn't stay out long. I swam back and motorsailed my way back to my slip at the marina. Glad I...
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    Cape Dory Typhoon or Bristol (Corinthian) 19 to learn the ropes?

    Shore Point Marina in Toms River . PM me and let me know when you plan on coming Sorry @ashore I bought it at the end of last season and spent some time fixing a few things and adding some other things with the help of this forum. I hear people that get into sailing are always buying/selling so...
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    Cape Dory Typhoon or Bristol (Corinthian) 19 to learn the ropes?

    @Wavedancer II Will do next time I go out!
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    Cape Dory Typhoon or Bristol (Corinthian) 19 to learn the ropes?

    Sorry @ashore I bought it at the end of last season and spent some time fixing a few things and adding some other things with the help of this forum. I hear people that get into sailing are always buying/selling so I will keep you in mind if I ever decide to sell it!
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    Cape Dory Typhoon or Bristol (Corinthian) 19 to learn the ropes?

    @Grande Mastere Dreade the image you posted with the Vang doesn't seem to have the RF56131 block with integral cam cleat at the end of the line. I know you mentioned that is not your setup. Can I get away with another RF55101 at the end instead for Vang#10. I ask because someone on Ebay is...
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    Cape Dory Typhoon or Bristol (Corinthian) 19 to learn the ropes?

    We had a great time! So grateful for this forum and all your help! We didn't realize we had picked the genoa out of the 2 other jibs I have but we went with it. We wanted to go out. @Sail4beertold me the same thing. He said I will be better off just using the working jib and the storm jib. No...
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    Cape Dory Typhoon or Bristol (Corinthian) 19 to learn the ropes?

    That picture is helpful for me. Helps me see where/how in the mast base I would re-route the halyards. I did get the swivel cleats for the jib sheets. I will work on those mods in the coming week. Thank you @Grande Mastere Dreade! 
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    Cape Dory Typhoon or Bristol (Corinthian) 19 to learn the ropes?

    I have to say I felt more overwhelmed today than I thought I would. I imagined on a day with low winds I would feel comfortable motoring out of the slip/marina and put all the theory I have been learning for months into practice on my own. As I was seating there today, even though I knew it was...
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    Cape Dory Typhoon or Bristol (Corinthian) 19 to learn the ropes?

    I got one of you in action @Sail4beer! Today was an awesome day. Thank you for all your help! Very grateful. I am very much looking forward to it all! span widget
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    Cape Dory Typhoon or Bristol (Corinthian) 19 to learn the ropes?

    @Sail4beer My Bristol19 will be in the water soon. Next few weeks probably. I ended up keeping it at Shore Point Marina. I took the ASA 105 during the winter to learn my way through charts and using a compass. As far as sailing time, none other than virtual simulators which have been great at...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    @bridhb that's impressive. Would you mind sharing or have you shared your experience making that passage with a typhoon? Feel free to PM me. Curious about changes, if any, you did, how the adventure went and whether you continued to other islands, sailed or flew back. I recently purchased a...
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    Which keel sailboat for solo sailing?

    Surprised no one is mentioning a Cape Dory Typhoon or a Bristol 19 (aka Corinthian) both very similar in design, good looking and great day sailing. Recently read a story of a man who celebrated his 50th splashing at the same marina. He truly enjoyed his vessel.
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    Cape Dory Typhoon or Bristol (Corinthian) 19 to learn the ropes?

    Oh lala! Didn't think of that option! Any recommendations? Maybe Florida too for that matter?
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    Cape Dory Typhoon or Bristol (Corinthian) 19 to learn the ropes?

    @sailor-cfn That one does look like a sweet deal. I wouldn't be able to move it with my car though plus I was set of getting something under 20' to start. Update: The gentleman who was selling the Corinthian, accepted my offer for $2.5k It was being offered at $3.7 with winter storage already...
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    Cape Dory Typhoon or Bristol (Corinthian) 19 to learn the ropes?

    Thank you so much everyone. Great advice here and lots of info to digest. Really appreciated!
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    Cape Dory Typhoon or Bristol (Corinthian) 19 to learn the ropes?

    That is very generous of your part. I guess send me a private message with your contact. Im planning on starting the ASA101 class with the Keyport Sailing School once available again but maybe to speak more about marinas, slips, etc
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    Cape Dory Typhoon or Bristol (Corinthian) 19 to learn the ropes?

    Good point. For some reason the Corinthian is in a marina that charges $2k a year for slip plus $500 for winter storage which seems to be the standard in New Jersey while the Typhoon is at one that he currently pays $800 for the slip. I'm trying to see what would it take to move the Corinthian...
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