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Old 11-07-2019, 11:48   #16
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Yes, of course, sailing vessels have souls, hearts and personalities, too.

I've sailed a couple of landfall 38s: terrific boats. Fast, comfortable, easily handled. You'll love her more and more as you invest your love in her. To that end, do as much of your own work as you can. If a task is above your skill level, hire someone who knows how to do what needs to be done and help him or her as best you can. Buy books, read them, follow the instructions.

And don't forget to go sailing!
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:13   #17
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Absolutely! Our old boat (she's been converted to a houseboat), who has looked after us for 37 years, has a beautiful soul. We are currently on the market to sell her, so we can buy a sailing boat and a house in the South of Europe, and it breaks our hearts to know that she will be sold for scrap if we do find a buyer. She let's us know that she doesn't want us to leave her... Geez, I might just be persuading myself to stay!
Ouch! Making me cry.
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:14   #18
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Yes, of course, sailing vessels have souls, hearts and personalities, too.

I've sailed a couple of landfall 38s: terrific boats. Fast, comfortable, easily handled. You'll love her more and more as you invest your love in her. To that end, do as much of your own work as you can. If a task is above your skill level, hire someone who knows how to do what needs to be done and help him or her as best you can. Buy books, read them, follow the instructions.

And don't forget to go sailing!
Thank you...good to know!
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Old 11-07-2019, 13:07   #19
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If you don't stop every time you walk off the dock for one last glance , you have the wrong boat.

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Old 11-07-2019, 13:36   #20
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Ouch! Making me cry.
Dammit, after posting my message I DID cry! I'm still choked up.
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Old 11-07-2019, 14:10   #21
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If you don't stop every time you walk off the dock for one last glance , you have the wrong boat.

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I crane my neck for a view of our lady floating proudly, coming or going, from across a bay, crossing a bridge, wherever.
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Old 11-07-2019, 16:52   #22
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Dammit, after posting my message I DID cry! I'm still choked up.
Ah, Amsterdam !! We had a Contessa in Eindhoven and enjoyed your Space cakes in Amsterdam. My wife had no idea of what she was eating.... very funny. She knows now. Fond memories of your beautiful country.
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Old 11-07-2019, 18:57   #23
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C&C Boats, particularly of older vintages, are great sailing boats. Well and solidly constructed and long lasting if reasonably cared for. They may not be as fast dead downwind as the newer. lighter, planing designs, but in a bit of a blow or cantankerous seas she will take good care of you - and be much more comfortable. You can take her anywhere. I regularly solo sail my C&3 37. Enjoy!!
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Ah, Amsterdam !! We had a Contessa in Eindhoven and enjoyed your Space cakes in Amsterdam. My wife had no idea of what she was eating.... very funny. She knows now. Fond memories of your beautiful country.
When we move we'll be taking many fond memories of Amsterdam with us (some not dissimilar to yours and after 48 years here there's a load of 'em. I already have images of us on board the Formosa 51, telling endless stories of Amsterdam to captive guests, lol.
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Yes... a boat will develop a soul from all and any energy that it has been or will be exposed to. It absorbs that energy.
As you love and care for her with positivity and love she will become that from you.
Get to know her well and act on any impulse you get to improve on her. It is her talking to you. If you do her love will grow for you and treat you well.
Congratulations! I am excited for you!
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