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Old 02-12-2012, 15:04   #1
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Part 1 of the dream is down!

I've been lurking for quite awhile, reading with interest and sometimes amusement the various posts on here. Well I've taken step one towards the liveaboard dream. The boat is purchased. A 1977 Chrysler 30'. So I thought I'd say hello, and warn you that I"m sure there will be more questions now that I actually have a boat. The fun just starts once you get the boat! Questions like, what did I just do, come to mind
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Old 02-12-2012, 15:09   #2
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Old 02-12-2012, 15:38   #3
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Welcome aboard! What you just did was amazing, we did it back in July and haven't looked back!
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Old 02-12-2012, 15:56   #4
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Re: Part 1 of the dream is down!

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Questions like, what did I just do, come to mind
ya mean its really more like WTF did I just do. I pray you have much fun and success with your "new to u" sailing vessel. I know jack squat, but this forum is a great place to get ed-u-ma-kated, and full of great people, and them con·de·scend·ing ones too, makes for a nice mix! May your sailing life be blessed.
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Old 02-12-2012, 16:15   #5
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Re: Part 1 of the dream is down!

Have fun! Havent seen a chrysler 30 but the little 26 is a great boat.
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Old 02-12-2012, 17:09   #6
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Re: Part 1 of the dream is down!

Congrats and good luck! I made the big jump 12 years ago- still have the same boat. Would not trade her for anything. I know every inch of her, good and bad. We are old friends now and have established several understandings with each other. I won't take her out in a hurricane and she won't strand me under the draw-bridge. Stuff like that...

Enjoy getting to know your new best friend. Keep us all posted as you are now living the dream!
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Old 02-12-2012, 17:18   #7
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The fun just starts once you get the boat! Questions like, what did I just do, come to mind
Welcome! I thought the same things. Then my thoughts were "What's next?"

I haven't even had my boat in the water yet but still having fun getting to know the boat through a few projects and getting things ready to go.

Enjoy!
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Old 02-12-2012, 17:29   #8
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A big step! Congratulations! Just remember to keep the stick in the air and the water on the outside and you are 99% there. Take your time and enjoy each day and know that you are now one of those people that those on shore are looking at wishing they were you. Well, most of the time anyway.
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So, when is the lease up on your apartment? That's "Step Two"

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Old 03-12-2012, 05:38   #10
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now that I actually have a boat. The fun just starts once you get the boat!
Congratulations!
You are very right - fun starts! But not only fun - all your life is changed, went onto other road. Best luck!
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:38   #11
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Welcome. Hope to hear from you as you progress in your dream. We started 2 years ago with a cruise-and -learn basic course, then bought a Hunter 31, and have had a great time and adventure since. We just toured the Bavaria Vision 46, so we can keep dreaming too. $omeday, $omeday...
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:38   #12
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Congrats brother!
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:16   #13
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Congrats. We moved aboard about 14 years ago and still going strong. Also note that we moved onto a 25 Catalina as our first live-aboard experience. Much smaller than your 30.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:40   #14
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You're one step ahead of us! The house is sold - closing this week, the worldly goods sold or parcelled to family and friends, we have identified a boat - '82 Morgan 416 Out Island, and are waiting for the admiral to finish her work on 4/30/13. Our lease is up on 4/30/13 so 5/1 is D-Day!! In the meantime we need to endure 5 more months of western NY weather and taxes, but it's only 5 months! See you out there!
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:12   #15
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Congrats as well! I'm the one that was probably the amusing one, you're ahead of me, but hopefully I'll get there. Post up the aught owes and gee whizzes as well! I'm learning too!
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