Category Archives: Older boats

OMC Quiet Rider, a unique idea rides again.

  If you go walking thru a boat show today you will see a number of new boats with outboards hidden behind covers. The Searay 370  is one of the best known example of this. With Twin Mercury outboards hidden under … Continue reading

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New boat for the fleet KINGFISHER III

Another boat for the family fleet. My father picked up a 1960’s KingFisher  III sailboat off craigslist a month ago. Interestingly this is a Rhodes design  like my Mariner. We haven’t had a chance to get it out in the … Continue reading

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New Site

While looking online today for a new (used boat) I found a Donzi Blackhawk. Which were cool 22′ Donzi classic with custom paint and a Mercruiser surface piercing twin prop counter rotating drive. I’ve always kind of wanted one but … Continue reading

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At the consignment shop

  I was at the marine consignment shop last year in Wickford RI (I would post a link but their site is down). It’s funny that marine consignment shops and clothing consignment seem to be the only two used stores … Continue reading

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Cold day on the river

Last week, I got a call from my father saying he was on the Connecticut river below the Old Saybrook bridge and his engine wouldn’t start. The old A4 in the the Ericson which had been trouble free all summer … Continue reading

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Bass Panel install

  Well Not my installation. Brian over at sailingit.com has a post on installing a new Bass Electrical panel (I happen to work for Bass so this is also a shameless plug) He did a very nice job with the … Continue reading

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Oday Mariner 19

  Well there she is my very own O’day Mariner. The boat needs a little work. Of course when I bought it, it was usable other than a broken mast. But as I often do with projects I decided to ” fix … Continue reading

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Funny Were in the sailboat being passed at about 1:20 on the video. Isn’t tech great.

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Mystic Seaport Antique Marine Engine Expo

This is a bit late. But this summer My father son and a friend headed down to mystic for the annual Engine expo. The Mystic Seaport which is a lovely place to visit any time is made more special during … Continue reading

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Things I didn’t know: Hatteras 65 Sailyacht

While cruising the web for info on an older Hatteras yacht info I found out Hatteras built a 65′ sail boat (almost a motor sailor less pilothouse.) Reviewing a bit further on the web it looks like they don’t sail … Continue reading

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