Looking to get into sailboats.

Discussion in 'Services & Employment' started by Design_1, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. Design_1
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    Design_1 Water Logged Hack

    Maybe someone can point me in the right direction. I have been in the marine industry for 14 years. I have worked primarily in the fishing boat and pleasure boat market, but want to move to sails. With 8 years experience in R&D tooling and 6 years in design, I believe I would make a good asset with a strong willingness to learn. Does anyone know of a company looking for someone with a background such as mine? Thanks in advance.

    Regards,
     
  2. BHOFM
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  3. Butch .H
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    BH you're cruel man.:D Good one. I dont think Design_1 should be thrown to the sharks:D
     
  4. Design_1
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    BH-
    I am not sure how a post of a guy wanting to move his boat to Chile falls in line with the question I asked, but it seems funny to you, so I'll let you have that one. I know my question seems like a stupid one and that is fine. But to a person that comes from the hills of Kentucky, where there are no sail boats, it is a legitimate question. I guess it would benefit me to just keep going the way I know.

    Regards,
     
  5. lazeyjack

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    you get a lot of this here, some very bored folk who simply MUST post in every thread, pm me, I,m tired of all the stupid posts tooAnd apologys
    and first look in my gallery, been in the trade all my life--nearly
     
  6. Butch .H
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    Design BH is cool just having a bit of fun.Are you thinking of starting a new career .Times are bad man maybe hang onto what you got for the time being and build a smallish sailboat at home to see if it is realy what you want to do.These things are infectious wehen the bug bites you are done for:)
     
  7. Design_1
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    I am not upset by BH. I have been in the business long enough to develop a fairly thick skin. And six years in the Army prior to that makes me a fairly hard person to offend or hurt. I was just confused on the subject direction. Like I said I know for many it sounds like a stupid question, but legitimate for me and I am good with that.

    Butch- I have considered that fact and am weighing it heavily. Don't get me wrong, I do love what I do, but I want to move into a larger, more refined class of boats. Not to mention, I would like to learn to sail for myself. I would build a small craft for myself, but we live in a condo with no garage. I have to rent storage for my fishing boat as it is.

    Lazy-
    Thanks. I will give it a look and pm you later.

    Bh-
    You keep rolling with it man. I am all good.

    Regards
     
  8. Butch .H
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    Good Luck Bud keep us posted.Lazy has built some stunning boats so you can be sure he will point you in the right direction.(Brent may chip in as well:D :D :D :D)
     
  9. Design_1
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    Thanks Butch. Looks like he has built some very nice vessels.
    I will take all the advice I can get and weigh out my options.
     
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    Up yours yours!

    It will never happen again!
     
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  11. lazeyjack

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    so,k bh I offered you many olive branches:)) you stich to your cookin and knittin"
     
  12. Design_1
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    Design_1 Water Logged Hack

    lol. Now you guys are cracking me up. You sound like the guys I spent so many years in a tooling shop with. Cantankerous and set in your ways...lol.
     

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    Design_1 Water Logged Hack

    What would be considered the golden ratio for LOA/Beam for a sail cat?
     
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