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Old 17-07-2012, 23:40   #1
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Pull the plug and bought the boat

We've finalized a deal on a 1973 45 foot Columbia and will be back aboard the 1st of September. What we thought would be months and months of searching turned into a couple of calls and looking at the perfect boat the first time. She is listed as a 1973 but is anything but. All new hull paint, new house paint, new head, new galley and refrigeration, etc... She is like a brand new boat and has plenty of room.

Now it is selling the house, buyer already, moving and selling stuff again. Luckily from living aboard before we had bought a small house and are no longer "collectors" of things. We kept the old boat adage, for something to come aboard something has to leave.

Really excited and looking forward to being in San Diego for a few years and then cruising the west coast full time. We will take week-end and week cruises until we are as comfortable with the sailboat as we were with the powerboat. A lot to learn with the sails, handling, etc... But we'll learn and have fun as we go.
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Old 19-07-2012, 06:53   #2
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Congratulations !
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Old 19-07-2012, 07:36   #3
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Congrats! A fair wind for you and yours! I am in the process of doing the same exact thing!
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Old 19-07-2012, 07:36   #4
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Re: Pull the plug and bought the boat

Outstanding! I was looking for a 'feel good' story for today and you provided it!

Gratz!
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Old 14-11-2012, 16:59   #5
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We have been aboard for about 2 months and still loving it. Finding and fixing some things POs should have known better but for some reason went ahead and did it wrong.

After 4 years on land it is great to be a liveaboard again. We are glad we bought the Columbia 45 she is very roomy and comfortable. Yes she is slow but then I am not as fast as I used to be. The 45s by design and mine by age. lol
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Old 14-11-2012, 17:52   #6
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Congratulations, and best wishes.

Great to hear that i is all going so well for you!

May it always be so!

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Congrats and fair winds! Let us know how it goes.
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Old 14-11-2012, 18:43   #8
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Congratulations! We are on a 1973 vessel also and we've been living on 1973 boats since that same year. It's been a good year for us.
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Old 14-11-2012, 19:15   #9
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Congratulations! We are on a 1973 vessel also and we've been living on 1973 boats since that same year. It's been a good year for us.
Sounds like you have had a plan for your boats or is it still the same boat?
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Old 14-11-2012, 19:41   #10
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Sounds like you have had a plan for your boats or is it still the same boat?
Two boats, but our family outgrew the 33' in 1985 and we trded for a 41' of the same year and model. We were on a 30' 1969 before the '73. We've pretty much stayed on the old boats since they were new!
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I know I am a bit late in posting CONGRATULATIONS! but WOW GONGRATULATIONS!!! You have made you dream come true. Best Wishes from Sonoma County wave as you go by :>)
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Re: Pull the plug and bought the boat

Congratulations!!
I saw an ad for one that was up in Coos Bay and it looked like a great liveaboard.
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CONGRATS MAN! Best of luck to you. I'm jealous.
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