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Old 16-11-2011, 22:30   #76
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That's fantastic, I am so happy for you! My wife and I are in the processes of setting up our businesses to run on remote control. We hope to be boat shopping in Florida by late spring, thenAthenians in the Bahamas by January 2013. If you havent headed further South, maybe we will see you there!
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Old 16-11-2011, 23:00   #77
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Have a blast - sounds like you've earned it. Oh, and buy the unlimited towing and point that baby south.

Lying cape lookout right now, blowing 25 from SW and life is good. Save for that halyard slapping.

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Good for you Don, I am glad it is all working out for you and that she is in as good a condition as you thought.

Now let the fun begin.
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All the best Don, looks great inside

Wishing you many happy sea miles and times onboard.
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Old 17-11-2011, 04:59   #80
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I still need the survey. I already know I will need to pull her out next summer to get the bottom done, but it is just a scrape and paint. I didn't see any blisters on the hull, but that's for the surveyor to confirm.
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Re: I Have Pulled the Trigger !

Congrats Don, from the photo she looks like she'll pass muster on the survey, then it's all down hill to sunnier climes.
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Don,

Are you going to keep the name? See you in the Bahamas.
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Old 17-11-2011, 09:09   #83
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Name changing ceremony will be held in Salt Ponds Marina, Hampton Va.
New name will be announced then.

Matt and Christie left a bottle of bubbly which I will use then. Thanks Matt & Christie
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Survey is complete, did the sea trials yesterday. Kaleo handles very light, corrected very nice in a puff. Had a little problem with the engine, but we fixed that. We maxed out at 7 Knts under power. Did 5 knts on the jib alone, 8 knts with the main. There are a few things that need to be cleared and then we close. It will take time to get accustomed to the boat, she's bigger than any I've sailed before, but I'll manage.

I do feel I could brave the Chesapeake solo right now, in a good window.
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I am so happy all is going well. It's so nice for you to share your experience.
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Re: I Have Pulled the Trigger !

Don, all sounds good.

Please keep us all informed on your progress and the name changing ceremony.
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I love this thread. Its great to read the blow by blow details of you taking the plunge and living the dream. I hope you continue to update us o. Your adventures as you head south.
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KALEO IS MINE!!!
Signed the papers today, sail for Hampton Friday.
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Sorry, Don, it doesn't work that way. You are now hers.
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