Larry Wilson
  • 72, Male
  • Urbanna,Virginia
  • United States
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North to South Intracoastal Cruising Guides

Started this discussion. Last reply by LOLA Feb 4, 2009. 1 Reply

New story line: Stranded on a deserted Island

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Urbanna/Deltaville, Virginia
About Me:
Sailboat addicted, I currently own 9 sailboats, ranging in size from 12 feet to 29 feet. One is in the water, ready to sail. Eight are in various stages of rebuild.
Married, 3 grown children. Family isn't into sailing so I mostly single hand. Anybody want to go sailing? Mid Bay, ready to go with very little prodding, almost any day.Weather isn't really an issue.

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Current location:
Land home in Richmond
Destinations visited:
Deltaville, Urbanna, Irvington, Yankee Point, Fishing Bay, Yorktown, Mobjack Bay, Kilmarnock on Indian Creek. Occohannock Creek (sort of, got stuck)
Pikesville, Middle River, Magothy River behind Dobbins Island and farther up. Annapolis, Rhode River,
Cape Charles,Va,Hampton,Va, Reedville,Va (Mill Creek) ,Tangier Island,Crisfield,Md.
From First snow of 2009
Looking to:
Just happy day sailing with the occasional 5 to 10 day cruise around the bay. Always open for an overnite on the hook. Was scheduled to do the Baha Haha in October of 2007, but life got in the way. Would love to have a chance to do that sort of extended off shore sailing, or possibly a Bahama's adventure.

My Boats and boats I've sailed on

I'm the proud owner of several sailboats. Columbia 8.7 which is my current in the water boat, Columbia Sabre,Columbia 8.3 , Victory 21, and a 12 foot Sea Sprite (? )
I just added a Hobie 16, a Hobie 18,a British Dart 18, a Lockley Newport Panther and a Coronado 15 .


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Sailing Season

Posted on March 23, 2013 at 5:11pm 1 Comment

Well, except for the forecast snow Monday, sailing season is pretty much here!! in the Middle Chesapeake. My sails are furled, ready to unfurl and hoist!!!!

Work continues on Mirage, a Columbia 8.7. Bulkheads cut and ready to install, soft decks under reconstruction. Hull ready to receive new paint. Engine rebuilt, new prop shaft. Might even splash her this year. (fingers crossed.

See you on the water!!!!!

You knew it couldn't last!!

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Yeah, I did it. I took some of the cash from the sale of the Sabre, and bought another boat. A Columbia 8.7. Almost the same exact boat that I sail now. Just two years younger. The owner died, his son didn't have the wherewithal to maintain it. The sails blew off into the Poquoson River, and the boat broke free of her dock lines. She ended up across the creek, partially lying…


One more boat has left the fleet!!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 9:29am 1 Comment

  I've been working on my Columbia Sabre for the past six weeks, making her nice for her new owner. Most of the work was interior cabinetry and cosmetic. I had to replace bunks, cabinet faces, counter tops, and I painted all of the wood work save two bulkheads and trim, bright white. It really perked up the interior.

While I was at it, I built a new sliding hatch, new lazerette…


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Rebuilding a 1979 Columbia 8.3 sailboat/August 3

Posted on September 3, 2010 at 6:36pm 0 Comments

Since I had to be in Deltaville anyway, to secure my Columbia 8.7 for Hurricane Earl, I decided to take a couple of hours to take some measurements, and shovel out some trash, mostly delaminated plywood.About a 30 gallon trash bag full. Also managed to remove a short wall enclosing the head/shower. Earl, by the way, passed us by with no issues.

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At 8:32am on December 18, 2015, LOLA said…

Thought you would like this

At 6:00am on August 2, 2011, Kate O Donovan said…
My pattern of sailing at the moment is chunks at a time. Will do a few day-sails next week then a long weekend to Dingle/Valentia Island. In September I hope to make it to West Cork and my trip Greek trip from Athens through the Corinth Canal up to Corfu is in October. Would love to sail in Chesapeake Bay sometime but dont know when I will be in that area again. Hope to do a Round Ireland next year ..will aim for that and see what happens. How is life treating you? Doing much sailing? Noone is ever on seaknots anymore ..pity ...really enjoyed talking boats there.
At 12:42pm on November 23, 2010, Kate O Donovan said…
hey Larry ... Yes Ireland is great for sailing especially the SW ...but its never t-shirt and shorts weather even on a fine day. I suppose every sailor thinks their own area is the best. Best wishes
At 10:00am on April 22, 2010, Terri said…
BTW.. I like your new profile pic...peaceful ...nice
At 9:59am on April 22, 2010, Terri said…
Thank you Larry! Just brought the sails out...happy day!
At 5:28am on April 11, 2010, Terri said…
Lucky you sailing yesterday!!! Yep, is getting close, may splash next week if we get a couple warmer days for bottom painting and waxing. I should go down today if not freezing out and start polishing s/s.
At 8:18am on April 1, 2010, LOLA said…
You placed in Feb Photo Contest...Contact me so I can get you your prize. Prizes are seen in photos on my Page,
At 10:02am on March 24, 2010, LOLA gave Larry Wilson a gift
because your crew did not show up, a gift for you instead.
At 10:00am on March 24, 2010, LOLA said…
Know the feeling when crew backs out.
At 8:09am on March 24, 2010, Terri said…
Oh noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!! I'll gas up the Lear!!!!! geez
At 2:04pm on February 8, 2010, Terri said… 1935 cat boat with trailer...1500.00 needs a lil TLC... :-)
At 6:34pm on February 4, 2010, Terri said…
Hey you! Hi, I've been sorta kinda busy lately. U getting horrible storm? On my way out...will ttyl.
At 9:31pm on December 16, 2009, Terri said…
That would be the hard
At 8:04pm on December 16, 2009, Larry Wilson said…
You buy it, bring it to me and I'll restore it.
At 4:16pm on December 13, 2009, Terri said…
Nice lil boat... Bristol corinthian..19' 800.00... wish i had the know -how and the big barn to fix her in.
At 4:19pm on December 2, 2009, Suky Cannon said…
sounds like you're a boat broker ~!*~!
At 9:39pm on November 20, 2009, Terri said… sounds cute....S & S, must be a sailboat?? free & mahogany Would make a cute lil boat for my pond maybe! lol
At 7:08pm on October 2, 2009, Joe Dougan said…
Larry, Walden Brothers are $6.00 per foot and $10.00 per day on the hard.
That is the best price I have beed quoted. thanks for the help. Don't forget to send me your number. Not sure it your okd email address is the same?
At 9:13pm on October 1, 2009, Joe Dougan said…
Sorry Forgot the .com on the addy

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