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Old 21-06-2009, 10:52   #1
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Greetings from Hollywood, FL

hi-new to site great place!
Looking for older 35 to 40 cruiser for retirement in @5 years will buy in about 1-2 years and tke time to refurbish and make ready
sold our 57 Vagabond 15 yrs ago for kids colleges now its time to go sailing again
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Old 21-06-2009, 12:22   #2
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Old 21-06-2009, 14:05   #3
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The easy part is finding the boat. The hard part is finding a marina in south Florida that will permit you to work on it over the next couple of years.
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Old 21-06-2009, 17:42   #4
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Welcome to the forum
Do your have a design in mind? Full keel, mod full, fin,or Multi hull?
Great to have you here, hope you find your boat.
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Old 21-06-2009, 17:51   #5
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Welcome Tom, half the fun is looking for the new boat, then you have the joy of refitting her, then off you go into the wild blue yonder!
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Old 21-06-2009, 19:35   #6
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welcome aboard.

My hubby and I have been looking for a boat since Oct 2007. We retired this spring.

We still don't have our live aboard boat. Good idea to start 5 years early. You might easily spend 2 years just finding the right boat.
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Old 22-06-2009, 11:48   #7
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yes became partial to fin keel when we had the hunter but could live with a full keel cause of the vagabond. want a large cockpit, large beem, aft stateroom - preferably centercockpit, preferably sloop , 36 - 4+- foot, and maybe someone who would hold paper for 1-2 years -
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Old 22-06-2009, 12:28   #8
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Hi Tom,

We're neighbors, I'm just north of the Hollywood Mall off of N. Park Rd.
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Old 22-06-2009, 12:41   #9
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hey - glad to meet you!
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Old 22-06-2009, 15:15   #10
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true statement: find a place to store or dock the boat BEFORE you buy it.
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Old 23-06-2009, 20:49   #11
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Aloha and Welcome aboard!
It is a very good idea to find a place for a boat or at least do the research before you buy the boat.
Good luck in your search.
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