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Old 15-10-2011, 00:13   #1
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I have just signed up to Cruisers. Being a first time owner and looking for some help with a ‘winter project’; I have purchased a 42 year old Westerly Nomad, this lady is in need of some TLC. I want to get her back to original condition. So a list of any ‘Do Not's’ will be most welcome.
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Old 15-10-2011, 00:55   #2
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Great old boat dundalk, an original Raynor design if I remember right. You could do worse than join the Westerly Owners Association (WOA). They have a bunch of Westerly stuff on there, and Westerly experts to answer the questions too. Jack Hargreaves sailed 'Young Tiger' a Nomad (Westerly 22) over the Atlantic in 1965/66. Do take your time and restore her well, don't stop 'till you finish. Old Westerlys like yours are a part of British sailing history.

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Old 15-10-2011, 05:05   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, dundalk.

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Old 15-10-2011, 06:20   #4
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Welcome Aboard Cruisers Forum
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Old 15-10-2011, 08:59   #5
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Re: First Time Owner


- go for projects that will impede your ability to sail the boat,
- go for low priority projects before the high-priority ones.

Sound hull, strong rig, good sails. Then the rest. Get her sailing for that's what it is all about.

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Old 15-10-2011, 13:24   #6
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Welcome! Prioritize your projects. Don't get so bogged down in work that you don't take time to go cruising. If we fixed everything that needs fixing, we'd never leave the dock.
My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
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