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Old 21-02-2010, 14:44   #1
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First time purchasing, never mind restoring, a sailboat; However convinced this is the best decision I've made in a long time. Have been working since I've had use of reason and decided my life was much better spent being enjoyed. Working for another 10 to get out out on loan or another 20 to purchase and promptly be cremated and have my ashes thrown over it's bow (at the pace I'm going, anyway) doesn't quite strike my fancy . Tartan 34C which will hopefully (after about 6 months of work) take me pretty much anywhere. Any advice from experienced restorers out there? Have trawled the boards and seen mostly negative comments regarding taking this route however, truthfully... There's a 0 to Nil, jeje, chance for most of the rest of us to get anywhere near our dream save for a good 'ol project boat and loads of man (ahem, or woman) hours.

Fair winds to you all!

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Old 21-02-2010, 14:45   #2
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Welcome and good luck!
Start a blog and write about the project perhaps?


On the way back to Sweden.
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Old 21-02-2010, 14:51   #3
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You have chosen the path and begun the journey. Given two legs and a sail no telling where you might end up. It may not be limiting so all ports are open. Share your problems and victories here since it generates a lot of talk and another story about getting and sailing a boat just seems to be popular here. It gives people ideas and we all know what that can lead to. The stories are all different and maybe that's the best part of all. Keeps a heads up because - it can always be worse.

Hoping yours ends up some place really nice and you are glad to be there!
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Old 21-02-2010, 14:55   #4
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Presently working on getting the "before" pictures. I'll keep the log as active as I can. Thanks for the good wishes!
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Old 21-02-2010, 15:32   #5
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Welcome aboard! You don't have to start/complete all your
projects before you do some sailing...once boat is safe and seaworthy, probably plenty of local cruising can be done within
xxx miles of homeport (pick your comfort zone) There will always
be a repair, upgrade, project that you need/want to do.
Prioritize and make your list. You will be be one of many!
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Old 30-03-2010, 11:48   #6
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