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Old 21-04-2013, 16:26   #1
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Thanks, Graci, Merci, Danke, Mahalo, Dik, Tak, Dankon, Kia Ora, ans Siyabonga


After 8 months working on Wind Wanderer we're in shakedown mode and about ready to go cruising at last.

The CF family has been an incredible support and source of information, and inspiration when it feels like the work will never be completed... and it's still not
But it's a boat, enough said...

My brother in law has been a keen follower of our progress and can't believe how smart I am

We've dipped into this amazing pool of knowledge and experience for ground tackle, solar panels, teakwork, rollerfurling, dinghies, radios, AIS, tanks, fuel and water gauges, batteries, aluminium coating, Open CPN, charts, and I know I've missed a whole bunch more.

Maybe now I'll have a bit more time to spend back here again...

So far the shakedown has resulted in a few nips and tucks. No major surgery required... well, we should chop the spinnaker pole back a few feet

Next stop Antigua

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Old 21-04-2013, 16:35   #2
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Happy sailing, Vic,

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vic--youhave a beautiful boat. have fun sailing her...hope to meet you sometime..
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Old 21-04-2013, 17:26   #4
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Take it easy, Vic!
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Congratulations and happy sailing!
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Old 21-04-2013, 19:05   #7
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Thanks for the good wishes
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We will be waiting for you with a couple of coldies, Vic!
You can bring the Caribbean rum!
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fair winds and following seas from the soon to be dark side.........will know more on tuesday!
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Old 22-04-2013, 18:28   #10
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We will be waiting for you with a couple of coldies, Vic!
You can bring the Caribbean rum!
Well I'd better really stock up big time if I'm still going to have some by the time I get to Bris. But I'll put a bottle of Mount Gaye aside for you!
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Let me know how it goes. And dark side doesn't kick in until the champagne wets the bows!

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Good luck, Sir. Your posts always are valuable. Gorgeous boat!
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