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Old 30-03-2016, 16:49   #1
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My Morgan keeps me plenty busy. I picked up a South African 93 steel Van de Stadt ketch rig yesterday as a gift for son #3.

She has been ignored for a few years and it shows. I plan to assist with a bottom and paint job but hope he and his brothers enjoy the never ending project.
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Nice of you to include your boys in your passion. I hope they dive right in.
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Nice of you to include your boys in your passion. I hope they dive right in.

Thanks.

I hope it inspires them to enjoy the variety of life.
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Re: Van de Stadt 44

On a much smaller scale, I recently acquired a hobie 14 for my 12 yr old son and I to enjoy.

When I started looking for my own boat about a year ago, I realized my son had never set foot on a sailboat. Broke my heart. I was an excellent sailor at 12 with thousands of nautical miles under my belt.

I immediately began looking for something small but fun. And that's impossible to sink. If I hadn't broken the base of the mast during its initial set up we'd be under sail right now.

I hope he loves it as much as I did so he will want to join me on my boat on his summer breaks.
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Sailing a Hobie is a great way to break him in to the life.

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You have inspired me to take up a neighbours offer of an old Hobie that is just lying around for the best price of all.
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Re: Van de Stadt 44

Gee, Cap, wouldn't it have been less expensive to get down to the corner, buy a dime bag of crack and get them addicted to that? I mean, really, you have doomed him (them) to a life of servitude to chandlers and other forms of piracy. What a Dad!

Seriously, nice one, Cap... hope that it takes!

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Gee, Cap, wouldn't it have been less expensive to get down to the corner, buy a dime bag of crack and get them addicted to that? I mean, really, you have doomed him (them) to a life of servitude to chandlers and other forms of piracy. What a Dad!

Seriously, nice one, Cap... hope that it takes!

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Thanks Jim. I do too.

My youngest is on his way. He has been putting a lot of his time into the 1965 Columbia 26 that I picked up last year for him. Sweet old boat.

Now he has a place to put any spare money he stumbles on to.
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Really enjoyed seeing Adam grin while he was admiring the cosmetic improvements brought about by a bit of paint on his hull today.
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That's the good stuff.
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