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Old 14-08-2014, 13:13   #1
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Got the Boat --Now What?

Hay all picked up my leopard 40 in BVI and sailed her back to USA.
Had a delivery crew but 2 got sick and had to leave the boat. 1st mate and I sailed her all the way back with 3 hr watches 24 -7. had a great time and even got to dodge the tropical Low over the DR.
So now just got off boat and started the list of items I need .
Like air - gen set - radar- solar panels Just small things .
Looking forward to sailing in FL.
Thanks to all on this forum who helped me with info on cats . You all made buying not easier but more informed


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Old 14-08-2014, 13:51   #2
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got the boat --now what ????

Congrats on the successful pick-up of your L40! It sounds like a good trip. Our L40 is in the yard in WPB getting some TLC but hopefully it won't be there too long. Hope to see you around!


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Old 15-08-2014, 11:26   #3
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Re: got the boat --now what ????

Yes, congrats rancher. You must be very excited and pleased that she ( I was referring to the boat, but it would also apply to your first mate) did so well on your maiden voyage.

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Old 15-08-2014, 14:55   #4
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Welcome home! Glad to hear about the trip!
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Old 24-08-2014, 11:46   #5
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Re: got the boat --now what ????

Oh my GOSH I'm so excited for you! We really like the Leopard line, and you picked up a lovely boat. I hope you got an amazing deal on it. I wanted to add a few things to your "list" (for your wife.. )

Things to make the boat CUTE!! new bedding... towels, rugs.. throw pillows. cute matching dinnerware...not to mention a few swimsuits and wraps to look adorable whilst sailing!!

hey.. don't laugh! these things are IMPORTANT!!

Congrats again! and we want pictures!
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Old 24-08-2014, 12:00   #6
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Re: got the boat --now what ????

+teddy bears for the berths! don't forget! lots off teddybears..
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Old 24-08-2014, 19:40   #7
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Re: Got the Boat --Now What?

Not sure where you are sailing in FL, but you may want to get some charts. I find a dinghy is a nice addition to my cat and an outboard. Also like the idea of a handheld VHF or two. If you don't have one a bridle for the anchor and if you only have one anchor get another one to two. Make sure your ground tackle is up to speed. If you get solar panels you may need to up grade your batteries as well.

The longer you have your boat the longer the list will get.
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Old 24-08-2014, 19:50   #8
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Re: Got the Boat --Now What?

Thanks every one for the advice . How ever I am single and am looking for a first mate . The first mate I referenced in an earlier post was part of the delivery crew.

I got an incredible deal on a dingy and almost new motor from the moorings --not to brag but 500 for a 12 ft caribe and 1500 for an almost new 9.9 hp motor

My boat in at Burnt Store Marina and I am having air,genset ,electric wench and solar panels. Later I may install a water maker. I do have lots of charts and several sets of linens.

As far as a deal --- well it is a 2010 with 3000 hours on the Yanmar engines
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Old 24-08-2014, 23:59   #9
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Congrats!! I'm just down the road from ya and can lend a hand when I am in town, if needed Free labor haha, just trying to soak up all I can for now. Congrats again!!
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Old 31-08-2014, 08:16   #10
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Did you have an autopilot? That would be a tedious trip without one for two people.


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Old 31-08-2014, 08:27   #11
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Great boat and great engines. Just be sure to service them on a regular basis. As far as other things to do . . . enjoy and be safe.


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Old 31-08-2014, 08:48   #12
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Thanks every one for the advice . How ever I am single and am looking for a first mate . The first mate I referenced in an earlier post was part of the delivery crew.
You are so wrong. When you get a significant other then you will have an immediate demotion. You will probably end up with less rank than first mate. Cabin boy perhaps. She will be the Admiral!!!!

Start practicing your groveling now.
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Thanks every one for the advice . How ever I am single and am looking for a first mate . ----
My boat in at Burnt Store Marina and I am having air,genset ,electric wench ----
Just stick with your electric wench for a first mate, less supplies and maintenance needed lol.
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Old 31-08-2014, 18:23   #14
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Thanks for all the good advice on a first mate . I will keep all the suggestion
in mind
Oh yes we did have auto helm
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Congradulation for the new boat...later can you tell me, how much it cost you with the up grade...can help me out with the budget.
Want to buy one in a few years and what amount of money i need for it....
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