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by billsfan
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Beaching A Minuet
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Beaching A Minuet

Came here to Weiss Lake in north Alabama last spring and resigned myself to selling my Chrysler 22 because this lake has seasonal water and in the next week or so the level will drop till there's not enough left to float her at the end of my dock. After a summer of weighing all the options I've deci...
by billsfan
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dazed and Confused in Alabama
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: Dazed and Confused in Alabama

Figured smaller first effort makes for smaller problems along with gaining experience before the big build. As for the need for two boats, wife wants one of her own so two aren't a problem.
by billsfan
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dazed and Confused in Alabama
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: Dazed and Confused in Alabama

Thanks for all the input. Not as scared of the glass work now. The plan is to begin the build on a Nomad or Carioca design this fall when the lake level here falls below what my sailboat can handle getting into our cove. Then do my best to finish the build by April next year. If all goes well 2018 -...
by billsfan
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dazed and Confused in Alabama
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Dazed and Confused in Alabama

After 40 years of teaching during the school year and doing carpentry In the summer we have moved to Weiss Lake in north eastern Alabama. Our sailboat is the wrong critter for this lake and will be replaced (sadly) with a power boat that draws less water. Having had no luck finding a replacement tha...

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