Cape Dory Typhoon or Bristol (Corinthian) 19 to learn the ropes?

Sail4beer

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The Corinthian has more cockpit space for legroom but the Typhoon Weekender may have a little more cabin space. We’ll see if Rico overnites on his, he’s the kind of guy who’s lived a lot of interesting experiences in exotic locations. 

 

Grande Mastere Dreade

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I worked at Island Beach State Park for a few years The mansion was built by the family who donated the land to the State in 1956. I remember taking care of the mansion and when Governor Florio came down from Trenton for a weekend, one of our crew placed a Dump Florio bumper sticker on the master toilet seat lid. I wrote an abstract of the history of the Park for Governor Bradley and he actually read it and asked me to come discuss the problem more in depth with him. He appreciated what it was.
interesting, never knew it was there until i was snooping around in maps..    our family were diehard pt pleasent'rs, aunts uncles cousins etc boardwalk bs...   one day went with friends family to IBSP ,  told my parents i was never going to pt pleasent again.

and later in life  hung around LBI  more..

 

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Don't know if anyone following this thread would be interested... not affiliated, just saw the ad and thought of this thread.

Typhoon in Michigan

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ragha108

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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 did because it started pouring right after I was done packing and putting the sail cover for the main.

Last weekend though, I attempted to venture out to island beach state park. Although the distance doesn't seem much in the map, winds in the bay were blowing S/SE so I had to tack my way there. After a few hours, my portable GPS ran out of battery and my recently installed transducer somehow stopped working. I ended up too far East right before marker #40 on the opposite side of the bay and got aground in 2 feet of water for my first time. I tried to put the engine on reverse but didn't quite work. I remember @Sail4beermentioning once to force the boat to heal by standing on the edge if this ever happened. I jumped out to the water, turned the boat around manually, eased the main to starboard where I was standing on the edge. Put the engine in forward and all elements combined pushed the boat out of the area!!! I was relieved! By now it was 6pm, had only a bagel with me and one small water bottle. I aborted my mission  and went back to the marina. Great sunset on my way back! Life was good!

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Jud - s/v Sputnik

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Such a great story!  I’m in the middle of an interminable refit to get a boat ready to go offshore, sometimes bogged down in details and lots of spending, and this just makes me think of the simple joy of it all.  I’ve only skimmed a bit of the thread, but from what I gather, you helped shepherd along/mentor ragha’s dream...very cool!

 

Jud - s/v Sputnik

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Oh lala! Didn't think of that option! Any recommendations? Maybe Florida too for that matter?
Have been quickly browsing this thread, as I love the story.  This is going back a few years, but when I was living in New York, I did the ASA Coastal Sailing course through BWSS in Ft. Launderdale.  It was good.  Sailed to Bimini.  A few years later, my dad gave me a book for my birthday called “North to the Night” that absolutely lit my brain’s imagination on fire to go world sailing.

Here I am 20 years later, bought a 33’ steel cutter, moved to the west coast of Canada, began a refit, had a kid, cruised to Alaska and back, crewed on a race boat delivery back from Hawaii, now trying to find the time, money, and knowledge to get that boat across an ocean, or at least much farther down the N. American coast to start. 

Careful where this sailboat thing will lead you!!! :) :)

 
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2nd that... once you start sailing, and having some adventures, it can easily become and obsession if not an addiction.

I spent a few happy summers exploring Barnegat Bay in small boats, along some less happy ones racing; overall it's been great but if I had devoted less time to sailing & boats over the ensuing decades, I'd be.... umm...... well, I'd probably have a higher net worth

- DSK

 

Sail4beer

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He’s already had his family out and they’ll be invited out on my cutter. Meanwhile, I’m restoring a Typhoon Weekender and have been milling and scarphing teak toe rails while he’s out having a great time…

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ragha108

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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 taking me closer to the other boats on my starboard. I tried to alter course by moving my tiller all the way to starboard but I was either too late or the boat didn't respond as quick as I thought it would. My forestay got hooked into a yacht's anchor that was sticking out of its bow and the pressure/tension ripped the forestay plate attached to the deck of my boat at the bow. Immediately the mast dropped and thank God it didn't fall on my head. It fell right next to my hand that was holding the tiller. No damages to the other boat. No damages to my body. I'm grateful, yet sad for the damages knowing it could have been avoided had I just waited to deal with the mainsail once out of the marina. I got comfortable and paid the price but it is what it is. No point dwelling on it. I removed the rigging of my little beauty, covered the damage to avoid any potential rain and she now needs some fiberglass repair.
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The story will continue
 

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…And, of course, I just happen to be a marine repair guy and the boat will be fine. You have learned a valuable lesson and had the balls to post your mistake for the Internet world to see. I can’t wait to see you out sailing again!
 

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And we can take care of that screw that was interfering with the main halyard now that the mast is down…Don’t know why the PO drilled that into the masthead. I’ll check it out in the morning and see what I can do.
 
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