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Old 29-02-2012, 17:36   #1
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Got our First Sailboat !!!!

The dream is beginning... We got our first sailboat!! A beautiful 68 Cascade 42. It'll be our future home. So now the real work begins. Redoing the head and next is the galley. Already made the dinette and v berth cushions myself. Came out like a professional job. I've learned so much from the CF forums...so thank you all for your posts. Have A LOT MORE to learn - did I mention I'm learning to sail on her? Yes, I go for the gusto! You don't always have to start out small, do you? I'm exited and terrified all at the same time! Feels great.
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Old 29-02-2012, 17:40   #2
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Re: Got our first Sailboat!!!!

there a 2 great days in owning a boat, the day you buy her and the day you sell her. But as soon as she is gone you want another. Congratulation on the boat, I am looking to buy my 4th one soon. You do learn lots on this forum. Boat are so much fun.
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Old 29-02-2012, 17:41   #3
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Re: Got our first Sailboat!!!!

Welcome to the insanity!
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Old 29-02-2012, 17:42   #4
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Re: Got our first Sailboat!!!!

Way to go!!! Any pics would be great, keep us updated on your progress.
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Old 29-02-2012, 17:47   #5
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Re: Got our first Sailboat!!!!

congrats! We are undertaking the same exciting venture and I agree with you. Jump in with both feet. No regrets. We are going for sea trials and survey in a couple days on a 1977 Gulf Star 50'. Seems like it will do just fine. Sail on!!!
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Welcome. We all recall that day.
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Old 29-02-2012, 18:03   #7
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Mark, here's a pic of her. Also a soon to be salty dog sitting on the new dinette cushions I made.
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congrats! We are undertaking the same exciting venture and I agree with you. Jump in with both feet. No regrets. We are going for sea trials and survey in a couple days on a 1977 Gulf Star 50'. Seems like it will do just fine. Sail on!!!
Hope all goes well!!
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Mark, here's a pic of her. Also a soon to be salty dog sitting on the new dinette cushions I made.
Wow...looks great.Nice job on the cushions too.
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Old 29-02-2012, 18:26   #10
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pilot house looks dry! Congrats!
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Old 29-02-2012, 21:30   #11
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Re: Got our first Sailboat!!!!

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here and congratulations on the Cascade. I have hull number 32 (not a pilothouse) and is about the same vintage as yours. I'm in the rebuild process and have been for quite some time. If you have any questions about Cascade stuff I might be able to help.
Your pup looks very comfortable.
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Old 29-02-2012, 21:34   #12
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Way to start! Go big or go home, I always say!

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Re: Got our First Sailboat !!!!

We did the same... a month & 1/2 ago. 47' Ketch and we're living aboard. Wife has no experience, I've got some offshore from many years back, and like you said... LOTS TO LEARN! Enjoy the ride as we're learning to...
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Re: Got our First Sailboat !!!!

Cool! Get a life vest for the pooch!
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Congratulations!!!

Beautiful boat, she'll keep you warm, safe & comfortable

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there a 2 great days in owning a boat, the day you buy her and the day you sell her.
Stupid saying - if the days in between are so much less fun then buying or selling, why even bother? For me, everything in between buying and selling are the happy days
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