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Old 01-09-2011, 21:30   #16
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Mine was a 40 ft Alsmear(Danish) yawl, most beautiful boat you ever saw.No one told me it was broken at the stem, maybe thats why it cost 1800.00. Anyway was told I couldnt keep it at the marina,so I towed it to the middle of the river and it sank!! I cried like a man in love who had been bitch slapped(I was only 18 yrs.old),and then gathered my sinces and got the hell out of there!!they told me later that the powers that be were looking for the owner!! Since I didnt know the owner, what could I do? What could I do? I called him my paw and he called me his son I thru down my knife and he thru down his gun ...oh thats somebody else's story anyway good luck with your first boat, hope it turns out better than mine..DVC (true story)

Tropical Escape,

Thanks (I think). so far two stories about sinkings!

Good story though.

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Old 01-09-2011, 21:38   #17
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Tropical Escape,

Thanks (I think). so far two stories about sinkings!

Good story though.

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Thanks and I hope you do well and have lots of fun..oh yeah "yaw sure are pretty" looks like yaw are ready to go places..fair winds and far places..DVC
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Old 01-09-2011, 23:40   #18
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Very nice and the boat
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Old 01-09-2011, 23:42   #19
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My best friend and I were sailing my first boat--which was co-owned with my father--across a lake in huge air, rail down, when we were surprised by a gust that put the rail about six inches under water. We sank instantly.

Fortunately, the mast was still sticking up few inches out of the water. So my best friend swam to shore while I stayed with the "ship" to make certain we'd be able to find it when he got back.

My buddy borrowed his dad's boat, and we used it to winch my boat back to the surface. Towed it into the shallows and bailed it out. With buckets.

I didn't tell my dad about the sinking for at least ten years.
and you can't learn how to do all that from a book, or from a training course
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:12   #20
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Nice one, Looks like your Parked in Docklands,
I have just bought a 34 foot Gemini Pussy, Its not big enough to be called a Cat,

I am picking it up from Fiji and sailing threw Bundaberg and back to Yarringa,
Just out of Melbourne,

I am coming down early October, When are you leaving Cairns,

Its my first big boat that I have owned, Lots of little ones tho,

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Old 07-09-2011, 08:22   #21
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The women has that look..."He thinks it's his boat."
Congratulations. Now life starts.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:49   #22
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First day I bought my boat we took it from Vancouver BC to Friday Harbor WA. Spent the night and then went back to Canoe Cove BC. Checked in at customs and then took off toward a mooring buoy that was all covered in bird crap. Turns out it was a buoy that was broken and a warning buoy for a submerged rock wihich I promptly hit and then motored off of.

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Old 07-09-2011, 17:13   #23
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Nice one, Looks like your Parked in Docklands,
I have just bought a 34 foot Gemini Pussy, Its not big enough to be called a Cat,

I am picking it up from Fiji and sailing threw Bundaberg and back to Yarringa,
Just out of Melbourne,

I am coming down early October, When are you leaving Cairns,

Its my first big boat that I have owned, Lots of little ones tho,

Cheers,
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Brian,

Not in Docklands the photo is in Cairns

We are leaving Cairns end of October and we will probably look for a berth as far south as we can get in two weeks. We are in no hurry so we will berth at Brisbane or Sydney and then spend Christmas holidays bringing to Melb.

Hope to park in the bay somewhere. But Hastings looks like an alternative. (Docklands to expensive IMO).

If you are around any of the East coast at the same time happy to have a beer and check out your new Cat.

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Old 07-09-2011, 17:19   #24
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The women has that look..."He thinks it's his boat."
Congratulations. Now life starts.
Domenic,

I am under no illusion that "The Woman" knows that its her boat. just like all my possesion and money. "What mine is mine and Whats His is Mine also"

(I couldnt find an emotion icon that has a yellow face being whipped!!)

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Old 07-09-2011, 17:27   #25
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Old 07-09-2011, 17:29   #26
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Well, we have done it. We have bought that pit in the water you throw money in to.

We have been skirting around the edges of the forums gathering information without much input from myself. Mainly due to the fact that I can find the information I'm after in old threads.

So, i would like to thank you all for the discussions from current to old posts.Thanks heaps!!

Bought a 38" 1980 Hughes/North star S&S design. She's an oldy but hopefully gets us on the water and doing what we enjoy.

she'e sitting in Cairns and we are going to sail part way down the east coast as far as our work leave allow. From there we will get delivered to Melbourne. (we picked the good bit to sail).

Would like to hear about any first boat stories if you have one to share.

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Old 07-09-2011, 18:30   #27
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Nice boat M8!

Everyday I'm on my boat is a good day, even if it isn't THE boat.

P.s. I'm a traditionalist, who cares how many meters it is from the equator to the north pole, I'm never going to measure it! Although, I will admit converting degrees C to degrees F so I know what the temperature REALLY is.
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Old 07-09-2011, 19:03   #28
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G'Day SS (how could anyone with your screen name buy anything but a Sparkman and Stevens design?)

Not all first boats bring disaster, so chin up and enjoy. What is (or will be) her name? Ann and I will keep an eye out for you if you get as far south as the Sydney area. You might keep us all posted as to your progress (and adventures, too).

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Old 07-09-2011, 19:04   #29
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Where do you live in Melbourne Scott.
I was going for St Kilda, Swing mooring, Walk a mile after you find an expensive car park, What a hassle,

Yaringa, wet berth, walk 150 yards, car park free, Both take me an hour to get too,
Yaringa is about 7 miles north of the Hastings Marina.
Plus Cats are hard to park in Melbourne, They just wont take cats,
You wont have a problem with yours,

Permanent Mooring at Docklands, $15,000-00 P/Year so I have been told, Ouch,
I think Peir 31 is very exy too.
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My wife and I started sailing this year on an American 22. Went out the first time with no experience in about 13 knots, had a blast. Mrs. Didn't like the heeling, started getting mad and sick, she turns to me and says, " how to we get the sails back down?" I say, " don't know for sure sweatheart". She didnt like that all, I got up on deck and pulled the sails down while the wind and waves pushed me aground. Motored back 3 miles fighting a broken rudder. LOVED every minute of it.
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