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Old 08-07-2010, 13:05   #1
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I finally made a decision. After researching, (not nearly long enough) and soul searching, (for far too long) I finally reviewed the (not very) short list of prospective boat and finally made a decision and bought myself a 1976 Willard 8-ton cutter. Quiet Passage was in Lottsburg, Va., so after the survey and other dances a friend and I fueled her, rigged her, provisioned her and brought her south to her new home in North Carolina.


So I have now experienced one of the two happiest days in a boat owner's life.

She is safe and sound in her new home off the Pongo river and I am busy cleaning/organizing;learning her and will hopefully hard at sailing her in a month or so.

What a feeling.
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Old 08-07-2010, 13:07   #2
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Nice looking boat. Good luck.
You'll have plenty of happy days with a craft like that.
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Old 08-07-2010, 13:30   #3
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Nice looking boat. Good luck.
You'll have plenty of happy days with a craft like that.
Ditto Tellie...shes a handsome boat...congradulations.
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Love the looks of her! Now just raise those sails and point to sea. Congratulations
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Old 08-07-2010, 15:08   #5
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Nice looking yacht and CONGRATS!!! You've already done the hardest part (search, find, survey, etc..), everything else should be absolutely awesome!!
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Old 08-07-2010, 15:13   #6
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Thank you all for the enthusiastic welcome. This is a huge step, only owned a 19' daysailer before so this is a real step up. But she behaves herself well and is a solid, dry boat so I think we are going to get along just fine.

Cheers all

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Old 08-07-2010, 15:17   #7
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Congratulations, Alan. BTW, your 'tag' identifies your boat as "Looking at the moment." Might want to fix that!
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Oh, im so envious.
Sail always wins over everything else.

Thats dropped a little stone in my pond now.
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Congratulations! She is a beauty. It is such a pleasure to return to a vessel that you take great pride in owning.
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Old 14-07-2010, 13:12   #10
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That's a cool looking boat for sure. Great lines - It looks like a CSY. It's ready for the high seas.
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Congrats on the fine looking vessel.

I've always contended that there should be 3 best days with one either being: getting home with no problems after your first sail; or the first day you don't beat to windward.
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Congrats

Truly a beautiful, classic craft with lovely lines. Enjoy her and welcome aboard the forum!!
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