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Welcome aboard!! We have a clubmember in our local YC that built his 42' catamaran in Coloroado then had it shipped to the coast and they sailed over here from Mexico. Their boat name is "Mango Mi" hailing out of Larkspur, CO.
Keep the dream alive.