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Re: Damages to Vandra
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2020, 13:27:53 »
Perkins are great little engines. The key with cruising/sailing/boating is take it in baby steps. Do  a day cruise to check things out. Then one overnighter to see what else you need. sail in good/moderate conditions. There should be a fair number of sailors at the marina you can talk with, even crew one of their boats to learn sailing skills. People who race are always looking for crew. The Gulf Islands have a lot of nice spots to poke around in and good charts and sailing guides.
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Re: Damages to Vandra
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2020, 14:16:42 »
Perkins are great little engines. The key with cruising/sailing/boating is take it in baby steps. Do  a day cruise to check things out. Then one overnighter to see what else you need. sail in good/moderate conditions. There should be a fair number of sailors at the marina you can talk with, even crew one of their boats to learn sailing skills. People who race are always looking for crew. The Gulf Islands have a lot of nice spots to poke around in and good charts and sailing guides.

Amen man, I had originally planned on having my buddy come up and do a week on the water with us. He is a USCG certified 6-pack 100 tonne captain and I told him it would be psuedo Lessons and more Vacation.. he was excited to do it. But that was my plan, just ease into it. I figure over the next 5 years, I should be able to get relatively competent over summer vacations to start circumnavigating.

But sadly I live in New Hazelton these days and getting time off from work is a joke, so I am limited to Vacations. I am okay with it, I will do what I have to, to learn (as in talk a co-worker of mine who use to race down in Cali to actually buy a lake boat and steal it all the time ^^.. yeah I have no morals lol or well summer vacation lessons).

So Abdullah, your at BOAT30 so far for the year? (Break Out Another Thousand x 30). ;D

The mental relaxation that will come from using the boat for its intended purpose will be well worth it, no doubt!

Couple this with Colins post about baby steps and yeah.. imagine if I wanted to get new freshwater tanks, diesel tanks, sails, boom (changing it to be safer upon recommendation from Robert Perry), watermaker, solar, on top of what we had planned... ouch...

But yeah last year we went out a few times and it was great as a family Vacation, plus the kids really got to know their crazy Uncle :) which is a huge bonus aside from daddy not being a coffee addicted grouch haha.

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Re: Damages to Vandra
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2020, 15:26:13 »
Abdullah,

I recommend you look at the forums on the website www.sailinganarchy.com.  Those fora can be kinda rough around the edges and are not for the faint of heart.  But the level of knowledge and experience there (particularly look at 'cruising anarchy' forum and 'fix it anarchy' forum) is astonishing.  The designer of your boat (Bob Perry) is a frequent contributor. 

Take any specific questions about your boat to those guys.  They may not give you the right answer right away (expect some snide comments and unhelpful sidebars) but when they do reply you can have high confidence it is exactly what you need.

I have owned, raced and cruised keelboats for most of my life.  It is all a wonderful experience.  Fair winds to you!

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Re: Damages to Vandra
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2020, 16:36:12 »
There was a "yacht Club" at Granisle years ago, as I recall one sailboat in the water.

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Re: Damages to Vandra
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2020, 17:24:32 »
Abdullah,

I recommend you look at the forums on the website www.sailinganarchy.com.  Those fora can be kinda rough around the edges and are not for the faint of heart.  But the level of knowledge and experience there (particularly look at 'cruising anarchy' forum and 'fix it anarchy' forum) is astonishing.  The designer of your boat (Bob Perry) is a frequent contributor. 

Take any specific questions about your boat to those guys.  They may not give you the right answer right away (expect some snide comments and unhelpful sidebars) but when they do reply you can have high confidence it is exactly what you need.

I have owned, raced and cruised keelboats for most of my life.  It is all a wonderful experience.  Fair winds to you!

Thanks Kindly mate, I have ran into them. I do peruse their pages occasionally same with Cruisers forum.. but I got lucky. I was facebooking a year or so ago and ran into the "Robert Perry Fanpage" so since I had a boat designed by Mr.Perry I said what the hell and joined up. I have been BSing with him a lot and he has been giving my brother and I a LOT of good advice, hints, tips and tricks. Which amazed me, I never thought a yacht designer would answer questions for a pleb like me.. so I am a fan of his now for sure haha (he is rough around the edges too^^). We have "friended" eachother on FB and he is following along with our endeavors to Rebuild Vandra our V40. She is a blister era boat, which so get a lot of hate.. but yeah maybe that helped sell us lol.

It is amazing the amount of resources out there. My brothers buddy, if I recall the story correctly, was somehow connected to the builder of that site.. so yeah it is up there. Lot's of know-how and lots of know-it-alls too lol. Woops I am rambling now haha, but yeah the Anarchist are quite good albeit I search their website instead of post.. I have really limited my internet travels.. to much drama, tough guys etc.. don't have time for it. I have noticed the sailing community in real life, is nothing short of amazing.. just in this last year the help we have received has amazed me.. feels like how Canada was when I was growing up.. just helping people because it was the right thing to do. I have missed that and now that I found it, it is just.. wow :)

Okay I'll hush up now lol
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Re: Damages to Vandra
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2020, 21:56:45 »
Pull up a beverage and sit back and listen on how the guy who details Nordhavens looks after gelcoat/glass.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05aRTj-O-lQ