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Old 04-03-2012, 21:44   #1
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Hi there, just introducing myself. I took whatever money I didn't have and bought a 1967 Pearson Vanguard, and finally am bringing it up from the US to Canada (BC) to finish-as if work ever ends on a boat- some needed work to make her seaworthy again. I will be living aboard on the hard while working, then living aboard in water when done the major work. Living the dream, so to speak. I have found posts on this forum by googling things and everyone here seemed so knowledgeable. Hopefully at some point I'll know enough to contribute something helpful to someone
List of jobs:
Prop up mast support post (someone said on here that scaffold pipe would work if I can't get a deal on stainless)
Replace rotten deck parts (one big one starboard, one smaller up front)
Patch some gel cracking on the hull (I think that's what it is, and epoxy filler is hopefully the answer?)

THose are the biggies, but I thought I'd start with something easy like painting the bulkheads and inside white with melamine paint.
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Old 04-03-2012, 21:53   #2
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Welcome to CF, you found a good home. Full cross section of cruisers, day sailors, live aboards, racers, wanna be's, Merchant Marine deck officers and engineers, 6 pack, 200 ton, fishermen, and many more.
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Old 04-03-2012, 21:56   #3
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Welcome fellow Vancouverite. There are a few from Vancouver that hang around this site. Good luck with your projects. Spring haul out is rapidly approaching and my to do list is growing as well.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, SailinBC.
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Old 05-03-2012, 22:18   #5
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Thanks for the welcome everybody
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Old 05-03-2012, 23:35   #6
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Welcome Neighbor,,

How are you planning on bringing your boat up from the US??
Asking because i have to do the same thing at the end of May from San Rafael.



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Hi there, just introducing myself. I took whatever money I didn't have and bought a 1967 Pearson Vanguard, and finally am bringing it up from the US to Canada (BC) to finish-as if work ever ends on a boat- some needed work to make her seaworthy again. I will be living aboard on the hard while working, then living aboard in water when done the major work. Living the dream, so to speak. I have found posts on this forum by googling things and everyone here seemed so knowledgeable. Hopefully at some point I'll know enough to contribute something helpful to someone
List of jobs:
Prop up mast support post (someone said on here that scaffold pipe would work if I can't get a deal on stainless)
Replace rotten deck parts (one big one starboard, one smaller up front)
Patch some gel cracking on the hull (I think that's what it is, and epoxy filler is hopefully the answer?)

THose are the biggies, but I thought I'd start with something easy like painting the bulkheads and inside white with melamine paint.
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