John Shasteen
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Paloma bluewater warrior princess

"Paloma is back in pristine condition and moored in Ingleside on the Bay, Texas."
Feb 7
John Shasteen posted a discussion

Other South Texas sailor

Any other sailors down in South Texas - we moor Paloma at Bahia Marina, Ingleside on the Bay, Texas/...JohnS/V Paloma - Bristol 29.9See More
Feb 2
John Shasteen left a comment for Bill R
"Hi Bill, did you ever find a sailboat? What did you end up with and where is it moored? ...John"
Feb 2
John Shasteen commented on Ladye's group Galveston Bay & Texas Coastal Sailors
"Still at Ingleside, haven't moved the boat up to Freeport yet."
Jun 19, 2014
John Shasteen commented on Ladye's group Galveston Bay & Texas Coastal Sailors
"I haven't logged on in ages, I hope everyone's boats are still floating. We're looking at moving Paloma from Ingleside up to Freeport in the next month or so."
Oct 24, 2012
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Sep 7, 2011
John Shasteen replied to John's discussion Sea anchor or engine?
"In March of '08 we got caught in our second Force Ten storm (first was a few years earlier), in the Gulf of Mexico - a Norther that blew all the was down from Canada. We turned and ran before the storm with no engine (a line had gone overboard…"
Aug 21, 2011
John Shasteen and Larry Wilson are now friends
Mar 20, 2011

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Bahia Marina, Ingleside on the Bay, Tx
About Me:
Sailor of 35-years, head of HR for a large Houston-based facility managment company.
Current location:
Bahia Marina, Ingleside on the Bay TX
Destinations visited:
Vera Cruz , Isla Mujeres, Puerto Isabella, Freeport, Hamilton and other places of more or less interest.
Looking to:
Retire someday and spend more time sailing

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At 3:59pm on March 2, 2010, Bill R said…
Thanks for the input John!
I've seen that there is a 29.9 owners association online, but the listings all seem to be older on there, so other than yachtworld or, would you have any recommendations on what might be a good resource to find 29.9's for sale?
At 9:22pm on March 1, 2010, Bill R said…
Hi John,
You have a beautiful boat. I'm still searching for a boat to take us cruising through the Caribbean and Bristol 29.9's are topping my list! I'd appreciate any advice you could give on them.
At 8:14am on August 2, 2009, LOLA said…
Thanks John seems like you have your anchors covered. My chain is 25 ft long...what weight should it be? They make diff sizes.
At 7:24am on January 3, 2009, ___/)ances With Sails said…
What year is your Bristol, John, and do ye have any pics of the cockpit?
At 5:59pm on September 3, 2008, LOLA said…
I want to Thank you all.. I spent the day at the boat...did all your advice, bimini down, double lined,carry on air cond is in foot locker, all loose inside secured, tied over the sail covers...did not take sails down..but are really tied secure., put out extra fenders...Advice at the Marina...they wanted lines tight. It has floating docks. Sea cocks closed, auto bilge is on...left shore elec on....The Marina folks said this is all for nothing...they all are doing nothing.

With 3 Hurricanes, I don't want to take a chance...I need to spend tomorrow putting my ply wood up at my house. The RV is ready, and I will leave if things get bad here in NC. Boat is at Little River, SC. My house is at Ocean Isle NC
I will post a photo of my ready for the storms boat soon....Thanks again...Please continue to post, You have very good advice and experience to share.
At 2:14pm on August 14, 2008, LOLA said…
Hi, Can I copy and paste your story to a Freedom sailboat site I am on.?..I will state I have your permission....
At 1:27pm on August 14, 2008, LOLA said…
Yes John tell us about what you mentioed in my discussion.
At 5:53pm on July 16, 2008, John Shasteen said…
Several times when we've run hard aground and help was not to be found, we've either dinghyed out or swam out with the sail end of the main halyard clipped to a Danforth anchor (if you swim out, put the anchor on a throwable cushion or it'll sink you) then dropped and set the anchor Made our way back to the boat, and winched in the halyard and heeled Paloma over about 45-60 degrees and motored off. But also Paloma is sturdy, ocean going vessel - she's my bluewater warrior princess - you probably saw the picture of her when we got back into Puerto Isabella after fighting a Force 10 storm for 36 hours in the Gulf of Mexico.
At 5:38pm on July 16, 2008, LOLA said…
Well 2 hours on Adams Creek out of Oriental NC, bringing down my newly upgraded boat( upgrades cost $ 6,000....We went aground and had to stay overnight in Feb.,.and then towed off, which the tow guy said is tricky on my kind of boat, and the captain tried to get off the sand, and my obsolete stuffing box had to be replaced when returned to the boat yard, for a new designed one at $2600...I want to be careful....he ha...Lola
At 5:11pm on July 16, 2008, LOLA said…
my draft is considered even deep here at 4-10 almost 5.

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