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#145406 - 08/22/08 09:49 PM Re: Free sailboat? [Re: dweste]
JohnE Offline
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Registered: 06/10/08
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Loc: Southern Cal
Sounds like you may have found a great deal. Good luck.

Wish someone was giving away a nice Chrysler/Mercedes sprinter van...

John E
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#145409 - 08/22/08 09:53 PM Re: Free sailboat? [Re: JohnE]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
Originally Posted By: JohnE
Wish someone was giving away a nice Chrysler/Mercedes sprinter van... John E


Me, too!

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#145410 - 08/22/08 09:53 PM Re: Free sailboat? [Re: JohnE]
BobS Offline
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Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 924
Loc: Toledo Ohio
$600.00 a month, is that going to fit in with your plans if you take over possession and also the expenses?
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#145412 - 08/22/08 10:00 PM Re: Free sailboat? [Re: dweste]
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That boat sounds like it may be too good and yet still true -- good luck, hope it works out.

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#145428 - 08/22/08 11:06 PM Re: Free sailboat? [Re: dweste]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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I'm still waiting for that free AR-15 to come my way.

(YoDuh, you paying attention here???)
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#145431 - 08/22/08 11:10 PM Re: Free sailboat? [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
I'm still waiting for that free AR-15 to come my way.

As long as it isn't pointed your way.

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#145433 - 08/22/08 11:12 PM Re: Free sailboat? [Re: Grouch]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Hopefully he hasn't figured out the safety yet...
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#145444 - 08/23/08 12:28 AM Re: Free sailboat? [Re: BobS]
dweste Offline
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Loc: Central California
Originally Posted By: BobS
$600.00 a month, is that going to fit in with your plans if you take over possession and also the expenses?


Current owner has it berthed in San Francico Bay. I would be bringing it into the low rent Delta about a days sail upstream / east.

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#145447 - 08/23/08 12:42 AM Re: Free sailboat? [Re: dweste]
BobS Offline
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Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 924
Loc: Toledo Ohio
OK, $600.00 sounds like a lot.
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#145449 - 08/23/08 12:43 AM Re: Free sailboat? [Re: dweste]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
I have lined up an escort boat that can do some towing / pushing to get the sailboat out of / into marinas if the motor or sails fail.

I will have boat insurance and tow assist insurance in place.

I will have both a couple of guest docks spots along the route and at least a temporary marina home for the boat close to where I hope to "permanently" berth it.

I am going to bring a charged 12-volt battery,long leads and hoses, and a bilge pump set up in case the bilge pump on the boat fails or is inadequate (the boat has been in the water at berth for a couple years supposedly without taking on any significant water).

The VHF radio on board supposedly works. We will be in cell phone territory the whole way.

I will pick a time when the tide and wind are both pushing inland.

I already have maps and charts of the route - most of which which I actually know pretty well already.

What else am I forgetting that can make bringing home the boat a little safer?

Thanks.

Edit: Better check the Coast Guard equipment. I will bring a couple extra fire extinguishers.


Edited by dweste (08/23/08 12:46 AM)

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