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Old 03-05-2008, 13:02   #1
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Hello all,

I have been digging around these forums for a little over a year now and I just thought I would drop a line saying that I have pruchased my first cruiser!!

Its a Grampian 26'. an older boat, but it was taken care of over the years and is in great shape. Plus, it is a boat that will let me hone my skills here in the great lake. I am buying it out of Buffalo NY and will be sailing it to its new home in Toronto, ON. I am very very excited!!.

But, there is much planning that I am all over for the moment. Especially since this will be my first voyage on the boat, i am going to dedicate sometime to learn how the boat feels before I sail it u through the locks and onward to Toronto.


Thanks again guys for all the help n support over the past year. I will definitely post up some pictures once I have it.



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Old 03-05-2008, 13:09   #2
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Old 03-05-2008, 13:14   #3
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Capt. D,

Congratulations! We'll look forward to seeing your photos.
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Old 03-05-2008, 13:40   #4
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GREAT !!. Welcome and have fun.
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Old 03-05-2008, 14:51   #5
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Hello, we just purchased a Coronado 25, and for this season we will be sailing out of St. Catharines. Later we will shift marinas more to Toronto. Happy sailing....Allan
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Old 07-05-2008, 19:51   #6
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Aloha Capt D,
Welcome aboard!! Good to have you here. I'd like to hear about your Grampian. I don't know much about them because I've sailed mostly on the left coast and in Hawaii. We don't see many of them here.
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:45   #7
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:22   #8
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Designed by Alex McGruer, the 26 was Grampian’s most successful model, with over a thousand built between 1966 & 1977.

Some great Grampian information:

GRAMPIAN 26 LINKS (including “Owners’ Manual” & much more): GRAMPIAN 26

GRAMPIAN HISTORY: GRAMPIAN HISTORY
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Old 14-05-2008, 06:30   #9
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SkiprJohn,

GordMay pulled an excellent site. When i was reading about this boat, that was one of the main sites I turned to. Great little boat, I must say.

I am plotting my trip from Buffalo NY to Toronto for the weekend of June 14th. It will be alot of firsts for me: first anchoraging, first run through a canal (have to take the Welland Canal between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario) and then eventually, to cross lake Ontario to Toronto. I am completely excited about it.

But, on that same note, as me being the capt of this boat, i need to learn quite quite abit. So I have been reading and researching quite abit.


Thanks everyone for the welcomes.


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