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Old 25-10-2011, 12:59   #1
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We Have Finally Done it !

I think I posted the last time when my husband and I were looking to buy our first boat. We got really exited about a Tartan 27 and so much more disappointed after looking at it. The boat was a dump and I had almost given up hope to find anything sailable within our budget.
Only a couple of days later I saw a Spirit 28 on ebay and decided to put in a bid. Sure enough, I got the boat and we have been spending every available weekend on it. New sails, new cushions, tools, covers, tops, you name it. Unfortunately, the owner died and the son had to get rid of the boat. It has been very well taken care of and our 3 girls are stoked.
We have been up and down the Cape Fear several times and just started to sail out into open waters. So far we have been about 8 miles out, next weekend we plan on spending a day bottom fishing about 10 miles out or so (weather permitting).
Next on the plan is a trip to Beaufort, with a stop somewhere in Sneads Ferry, Topsail Beach or Jacksonville. Hopefully we can get that in this year, if not maybe next spring.
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Old 25-10-2011, 20:16   #2
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Nice you found a way to "get out there".
Congratulations.
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Old 25-10-2011, 20:37   #3
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Congratulations!
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Old 26-10-2011, 09:39   #4
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Congratulations Hille....Its the begining of magical times...as you well know by now.
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Hille,
Congratulations on your life changing event. Things only get better from here.

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It is great the girls are "stoked". Future circumnavigators?
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Nice one.... have a ball...
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Congratulations and happy sailing!!
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Sweet and Enjoy yourselves!
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Fair winds Hille!
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Congrads.Make sure you bless here with rum.

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