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Old 21-05-2012, 20:54   #196
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Enjoyed the thread Don! Proud of your accomplishment....source of inspiration actually.... Well Done Shipmate.
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Old 21-05-2012, 21:15   #197
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Getting set to head back south. I have had enough of the cold up here in the Artic (Hampton, Va). I was going to go north but there is no place I have a hankering to see up there. I want heat, clear water, the sun, sand bottom, and more heat. Looks like I will be casting off by the end of the week.
That's pretty contrary. Curious why this is a good choice? Northern Chesapeake is a easy fun summer with fresh water. Block island, long island, Nantucket the vineyard why south now? Forecast is for 80 degrees next weekend. why go south after wintering in Hampton?
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Old 21-05-2012, 21:26   #198
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I want heat, clear water, the sun, sand bottom, and more heat.
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Old 22-05-2012, 04:42   #199
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That's pretty contrary. Curious why this is a good choice? Northern Chesapeake is a easy fun summer with fresh water. Block island, long island, Nantucket the vineyard why south now? Forecast is for 80 degrees next weekend. why go south after wintering in Hampton?
Got more girl friends in the south.

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Old 22-05-2012, 06:35   #200
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So the clear water, sun and sand was just an excuse!
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Well met Cptn Force, see you at Dock Holidays next time.
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Old 03-06-2012, 14:46   #202
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Re: I Have Pulled the Trigger !

I've been waiting in North Myrtle Beach for my freezer compressor unit repair for about three weeks and this lay by time makes me quick to step out and look at any new boats coming into the marina. I saw a new one today that caught my eye. A very nice looking craft, but not one I recognized. I walked down the finger pier with hopes of some ID clue and saw the Hampton, Va home port. As I'm back at the bow the owner returns and I should have recognized "...pulled the trigger, Don" from his avatar. 'went back and read through this thread to recall our earlier exchanges. Don is right,- what a beautiful boat! 'just not one I've seen before.
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I've been waiting in North Myrtle Beach for my freezer compressor unit repair for about three weeks and this lay by time makes me quick to step out and look at any new boats coming into the marina. I saw a new one today that caught my eye. A very nice looking craft, but not one I recognized. I walked down the finger pier with hopes of some ID clue and saw the Hampton, Va home port. As I'm back at the bow the owner returns and I should have recognized "...pulled the trigger, Don" from his avatar. 'went back and read through this thread to recall our earlier exchanges. Don is right,- what a beautiful boat! 'just not one I've seen before.
Hay, your Morgan is darn good looking, and she looks like she's set up just right.
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So, whatever happened to Don ?
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I did it, sight unseen, I have offered to put down a deposit on S/V Kaleo! My terms are acceptable and they will be sending the contract tomorrow.
She is a beautiful Aloha 34:
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Built in 1984
Hull #207 of approx. 250 built
LOA 34′
LWL 288″
Beam 112″
Draft 56″
Mast height 49′
Displacement 13,600 lbs
Ballast 4,700 lbs
Sail Area, Main 226 sq. ft. Working Jib 219 sq. ft., 150% Genoa 456 sq. ft.
Headroom 6′ 7″
Berths 6 x 6′ 4″
Water tankage 90 gal (3 tanks)
Fuel tankage 25 gal
30 hp Westerbeke diesel (3471 hours)

I have fully investigated this boat, the previous owner, the brokerage, and the broker. I have no fear that this is an honest sale. It is dependent on a full survey and other contingencies and I will not have any fear going into this deal.
Tis a BEAUTY indeed.
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So, whatever happened to Don ?
I'll bet he's out cruising with one of his girlfriends.
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I'm sittin' at Osprey Marina, sometimes mat my girlfriends house, sometimes,like now, on the boat.I'll be heading south at the end of September.
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I'm sittin' at Osprey Marina, sometimes mat my girlfriends house, sometimes,like now, on the boat.I'll be heading south at the end of September.

I was wondering too.

Got it all squared way now?
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Hey Don, glad to hear from you. Even though I'm speaking strictly for myself, your story and journey have been an inspiration. I am certain I am not alone in this, however. Keep us in mind. Nothing more eerie than following a story for a year and having it suddenly end with no explanation. Best wishes.
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Old 17-08-2012, 07:52   #209
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"Summertime, and the livin' is easy." Actually TOO easy. Just lazin' around Myrtle Beach, hitting the beach and all in all being retired. Not much to talk about. I need to get moving again and am looking for a hand to help me get from here to Jacksonville, depart 1 OCT approximately, dependent on weather.
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Congratulations! Looks like she'll be a great liveaboard and a great cruiser!
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