JohnnyTarr

Any Real Sailors

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I started sailing on a little 11 foot Snark sailboat at the age of 15 and then moved up to Hobie 16' Catamarans. I've also sailed a 26' foot MacGregor and a 30' Called the Red Baron in the Chesapeake. Nothing better than having a Hobie 16 up on one pontoon with the cables vibrating on a broad reach!

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Well I guess that four years in the U.S. Coast Guard will count for something. Qualified coxswain, small boat engineer, and a considerable amount of time on the deck of a bouy tender.

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I just bought a 21' sailboat.....I pick her up tonight. I will try to post pics ASAP....

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I sail on Formidable, a 72' brigantine out of Rockport MA. Our season is May through October so far. Hoping to go south this winter! Always dressed in GAoP kit!

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Due to my jumping ship and gettin divorced, me ex (in spite) took me racing sailboat in the divorce. Me new mate, gunner Gordon, had acquired a 25 St. Pierre Dory to woo me to the sea, but alas we decided it was not the ship for us. He has his 1000 ton Captain's license, so we're looking for a bigger ship.

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I was a Damage Controlman, USN, haze grey and underway.

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12 years USN, Electrician's Mate. Now sailing a 23 ft. Hunter, Rum Runner. Under construction, Adventure, 25 ft. topsail sloop.

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. Now sailing a 23 ft. Hunter, Rum Runner.

that's a great name, i'm sure she's a beaut.

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I seem to grounded on a beach after a broadside of health (Multiple Sclerosis) issues. I was brought up in sail boats & later daily used a heavily powered yard launch (18 footer with a 360 cid Chrysler FWC Marine Conversion) daily.

Sail: Point Jude 15 (Edson Schock design), 12' Club Cat (Edson Schock design), 14' Minx class Cat (also Edson Schock), 2 different Thistle class #762, #9, a Super Sunfish, a 8 foot sailing dink, a Lightning, a 30' Pearson Coaster, a 32' Pearson Wanderer.

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Forgot to add, I was a certified NAUI & PADI Scuba instructor & worked light commercial contract jobs, search & recovery & such.

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