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Old 12-02-2012, 15:03   #1
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Finally Returned to Boat Owning

Hi All,

As I have just purchased a new (at least to me) boat, I thought I would say hi.

I have been sailing on and off in the UK since I was 14, which means the better part of 32 years on and off. I haven't owned a yacht since shortly after the birth of my daughter some 12 years ago, but following the breakup of my marrage, I figured it's time to get back to the water.

Never one to shy away from a challenge, I have just purchased a Lindhe and Holmburg designed 1/2 tonner, built in 1973 from GRP.
She needs a decent refit, this having been started by the previous owner, but is otherwise in good condition.
she has a number of problems, not least of which was a cracked P bracket and a soft core below the mast (inner skin removed by the previous owner)

she is 29' 4" long with a definately race interior at the moment, but hopefully she will make a fine cruiser.

I have plans involving changes to the internal layout (girlfriend want a shower, but then so do I lol,) as well as heat and power overhalls.

Next weekend begins the electrical rewire designed for all LED lighting, all in thin wall tinned cable.
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Old 12-02-2012, 16:28   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Dwayne.
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Good for you. I am still "between boats" myself, but hope to remedy that in the not-too-distant future.
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Hey Dwayne... Welcome to CF mate..
Good luck with the project..
Hope your work ethic's stronger than mine...
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Old 15-02-2012, 15:00   #6
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Re: Finally Returned to Boat Owning

Thanks folks,
To be fair, the boat could be closer, but then I live just about as far from the open sea as it is possible in the UK.
It's about 3 1/2 hours each way which makes life interesting, but I can't wait. to get cracking.

I have fitted out and refitted boats before, so have a good idea of what's needed and how to get there (I hope), but it's always a challenge.

As the boat has been stripped for racing, there is little in the way of internal fittings to work around. The plan is to improve the internal fit to provide more in the way of cruising comfort without adding too much weight, and ruining her racing.
I know she will be a little slower for the additions, but I'm not into short range racing these days - did that in my younger days with Fireballs and Tasers.

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