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Old 05-03-2012, 09:49   #1
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Greetings from Austin

Hello all!

My wife and I have learned a lot from this forum over the past couple of years and look forward to learning more.

We bought a 44' Gulfstar motor sailer 18 months ago that we are refitting. We had her hauled up to a lake near Austin, where we live, to get more work time in as she needs some serious TLC.

I recently retired from 33 years in high tech and we plan to put her back on the Gulf of Mexico soon, get her to the point she is livable and seaworthy, then make our way down to Belize where we are planning to live for awhile.

Thanks in advance for all the advice!
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Is your name Tim?
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:44   #3
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It is. A fellow Python fan I assume?
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Tim.
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Hello all!

My wife and I have learned a lot from this forum over the past couple of years and look forward to learning more.

We bought a 44' Gulfstar motor sailer 18 months ago that we are refitting. We had her hauled up to a lake near Austin, where we live, to get more work time in as she needs some serious TLC.

I recently retired from 33 years in high tech and we plan to put her back on the Gulf of Mexico soon, get her to the point she is livable and seaworthy, then make our way down to Belize where we are planning to live for awhile.

Thanks in advance for all the advice!
Welcome aboard. I used to live in Austin. Great place. Lived in Belize too.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:19   #6
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Welcome to the Cruisers Forum Enchanter Tim & wife!

from a fellow Texan
and now for something completely different....
What is the air speed velocity of an African Swallow?

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It is. A fellow Python fan I assume?
I would tell you that I was also a wizard...

But yeah, I loved that movie.
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... What is the air speed velocity of an African Swallow?
About 24 mph.
Air Speed Velocity
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You've got two coconuts and you're banging them together.
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About 24 mph.
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Welcome to CF, Tim! I can hear it, now --

"oh, it's just a harmless little bunny!'



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Old 05-03-2012, 19:00   #12
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Thanks all,

Good to know there are things in common aside from a love of boats and the water.

I'm going to call up Brother Maynard now as I need to go blow up my old exhaust system
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All very good.
Welcome to the site, congratulation on the new boat, good luck getting it refitted and afloat, and hope you guys enjoy the new life.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
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