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Old 30-03-2008, 20:36   #1
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Better late than never?

About four months ago we registered on this board to ask a question and post a response to a different thread. At the time, TaoJones encouraged us to pop over here on meet and greet to introduce ourselves to the Cruisers & Sailing Forums community. We're a bit tardy, but I thought it was about time we took TJ up on his invite.

We are a couple in our early 30's, who sailed down to New Zealand from Newport, RI last year. We've just returned to the North Island after a fantastic road trip around the South Island (lots of stories and pictures on our website: Mata' ... a boy, a girl, and a boat). We've got 2 to 3 weeks of work to go before the boat is ready to go back in the water for another year of cruising.

Before we left we found websites like this one and cruisers' blogs to be immensely helpful in our planning. If not helpful, we hope that our site is at least entertaining.


Danika and Sten
s/v Mata'irea

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Old 30-03-2008, 20:42   #2
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Hi Danika and Stan !
As you see I'm a Tayana owner too . Welcome to the board.
Did you join TOG ? (Tayna's owners group ).
You two have helllllluva nice boat.
Regards Henryk

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Old 30-03-2008, 21:27   #3
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Hi Henry.

Thank you, we like her. She takes awfully good care of us.

We were active on TOG back in the day, but lost touch during the move over to Google groups. We reregistered when we arrived in New Zealand, but haven't checked back in since then. Our boat yard doesn't have wireless, so our internet usage has gone way down - probably a good thing, but a total pain when we need to do a quick spot of research or source a part. Thank you for reminding me to look in on the activity over there.


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Old 09-04-2008, 13:52   #4
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Aloha Danika and Stan,
Welcome aboard!! Hope you've found others near you to help get your boat back in the water.
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