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Old 01-10-2012, 11:23   #331
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Anybody know why the phone app crashes whenever you try to add a picture? Thought I'd add a couple before and current(unfinished) shots of the boat. Did some cosmetics before internal stuff just to get done before the rain sets in. Removed all the teak trim(and scrap plywood used in place of teak trim) cleaned and filled bolt heads and Re sealed the hull deck joint, saved and sanded down front trim, replaced all the aft trim with new teak.
Also trying to make the boat look better as we aren't allowed to live aboard here. The cosmetics go a long way to give me more credit as restoring a boat and working late vs another liveaboard floating derelict.
It's paid dividends already in terms of the perception here, the marina manager's attitude changed with the trim.
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Old 01-10-2012, 20:18   #332
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

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...to get to tahiti, first come to banderas bay and head out with ...
Sounds pretty good zee. On my bucket list for a lifetime. Was looking at pics of yer transom and bowsprit. Damn trim Cap'n.

Got crew?

I'm free to go to those faraway south seas, at least this week, and will pay my own way.




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Old 01-10-2012, 20:33   #333
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

Well, there are a few of us wannabees out here, who read the forums, walk through marinas, and try to get on other peoples boat as often as possible. Right now I am just waiting for my business to sell so I have time to tackle, both my wife and a purchase a project boat, I think I may have more luck with the boat, than the wife saying "yes". Till then, I read, and dream, and yes I drive a '92 Land Cruiser.. Someday I will have my Tripp design...once I sell my business....
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:07   #334
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Anybody know why the phone app crashes whenever you try to add a picture? Thought I'd add a couple before and current(unfinished) shots of the boat. Did some cosmetics before internal stuff just to get done before the rain sets in. Removed all the teak trim(and scrap plywood used in place of teak trim) cleaned and filled bolt heads and Re sealed the hull deck joint, saved and sanded down front trim, replaced all the aft trim with new teak.
Also trying to make the boat look better as we aren't allowed to live aboard here. The cosmetics go a long way to give me more credit as restoring a boat and working late vs another liveaboard floating derelict.
It's paid dividends already in terms of the perception here, the marina manager's attitude changed with the trim.
it is amazing what a difference a bit of tlc and a coat of paint can make
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:31   #335
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+1 irrespective of how members refer to themselves it is really great to hear back from members and how their sailing plans have evolved, trials and tribulations,feat's and adventures,it all makes great reading
Likewise, it's nice to hear back (how things worked out) after a technical question leads to long & detailed discussions.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:33   #336
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Land Cruiser.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:46   #337
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Likewise, it's nice to hear back (how things worked out) after a technical question leads to long & detailed discussions.
having a near photograpic memory of threads that i have replied to,or followed over the last few years,find it very satisfying to get an update,as i'm sure does gord and many others.

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having a near photograpic memory of threads that i have replied to,or followed over the last few years,find it very satisfying to get an update,as i'm sure does gord and many others.

thanks for posting
Or as the business folk say, ROI.
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Old 02-10-2012, 15:59   #339
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Or as the business folk say, ROI.

too true! the return on the investment of time,effort is all worth it when you get to see advice that one has given or recieved used to the benefit of others,
nothing pleases me more than to hear about the adventures of crew that i have taught to be cruisers on our circumnavigations and deliveries,when they too get there own boat or become professional skippers
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I am the dreamer, the wannabe, whatever you will label me!

I've taken the advice of the CF board. I jump on any kind of boat, power or sail, any chance I get. I take classes and I educate others. I joined my local yacht club. I make plans, adjust them, tweak them. I enjoy every day!

I will be out there with you one day, but I consider my journey begun. These are the days and it's a very fine journey!
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I am the dreamer, the wannabe, whatever you will label me!

I've taken the advice of the CF board. I jump on any kind of boat, power or sail, any chance I get. I take classes and I educate others. I joined my local yacht club. I make plans, adjust them, tweak them. I enjoy every day!

I will be out there with you one day, but I consider my journey begun. These are the days and it's a very fine journey!
Nice post, GG. I think that it sums up what turns a"wannabee" into a " I do be". Good onya and good luck with your journey.

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Thanks Jim :-) I strive. I think many of us do, that's why we're here after all.
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I am the dreamer, the wannabe, whatever you will label me!

I've taken the advice of the CF board. I jump on any kind of boat, power or sail, any chance I get. I take classes and I educate others. I joined my local yacht club. I make plans, adjust them, tweak them. I enjoy every day!

I will be out there with you one day, but I consider my journey begun. These are the days and it's a very fine journey!
good attitude,joining a sailing club is a great way to learn and meet other sailing folk
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:24   #344
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

I came across this one:

How Small Is Too Small?

The guy makes one post, and the thread goes on for 9 pages, and he never came back!
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:33   #345
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I came across this one:

How Small Is Too Small?

The guy makes one post, and the thread goes on for 9 pages, and he never came back!
it just goes to show what great members we have here!

his loss i guess
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