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Old 28-10-2011, 13:47   #31
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Re: One Way to "Do the Dream"

For those who haven't read the whole thread but noticed the chain plates, this is from one of Dan's earlier posts:
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She was also originally designed to be a ketch rig. The owner says the mizzen didn't do much except add complexity so they took it off when they built the pilot house.
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Old 28-10-2011, 19:08   #32
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Re: One Way to 'Do the Dream'

Welcome aboard, pop.

You're about where many of us are aiming to be... soon.

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Old 29-10-2011, 07:50   #33
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Re: One Way to 'Do the Dream'

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, pop.

Congratulations on your new boat, and commiserations on your new disease.
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Old 29-10-2011, 12:36   #34
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For those who haven't read the whole thread but noticed the chain plates, this is from one of Dan's earlier posts:

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Re: One Way to 'Do the Dream'

Thank everyone for the warm welcome. Of course I had a budget when I started but that was quickly trashed LOL. The survey came back as 'fair' meaning new sails, anodes,cutless bearing etc. Nothing major but because of timing, we require a second haulout to perform the required tasks. We have been living aboard for 5 days now and still haven't found it cramped----I guess give it more time. I am sure there will be lots of I questions I need to ask but for now my wife and I are just sitting back and enjoying the quiet time.
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Thank everyone for the warm welcome. Of course I had a budget when I started but that was quickly trashed LOL. The survey came back as 'fair' meaning new sails, anodes,cutless bearing etc. Nothing major but because of timing, we require a second haulout to perform the required tasks. We have been living aboard for 5 days now and still haven't found it cramped----I guess give it more time. I am sure there will be lots of I questions I need to ask but for now my wife and I are just sitting back and enjoying the quiet time.
My survey is scheduled for Nov 22nd. I have a refit budget but I hope I don't need to hit it that hard. With luck I will be heading down the ICW before Christmas.
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Quick update. The sail to Langkawi is complete. Very light winds and Pop reports a motorsail with a bit of a thunderstorm along the way. The boat is on the hard until the 16th for anti-foul, anodes, a minor rudder repair and a cutlass bearing.

The deal is also complete, monies changed hands so Pop is a goner now! I am trying to avoid any unnecessary work so I am planning to join them again in Thailand in a couple of weeks. From there it is wherever the skipper decides to point her and I plan to stay aboard for 5 days or so.

Pop has already figured out how to anchor far enough away from the marina to not incurr mooring fees but close enough to steal WiFi. I expect he will have some contributions to the $500 a month thrread soon.

Here is a quarter view as she was hauling out for the survey in Phuket.

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Pop has already figured out how to anchor far enough away from the marina to not incurr mooring fees but close enough to steal WiFi.
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Re: One Way to 'Do the Dream'

My brother just quite his job at Duke Power after 20 sum odd yrs. and bought an O'Day 39.9 tri-cabin and moved aboard in VA...everybodys going crazy..or have they just wised up...good luck to you and Fair winds and far places...are O'Day 39.9 tri-cabins good boats?...DVC
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