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Old 08-05-2017, 18:52   #1
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Greetings from Newcastle, Ontario, Canada

Hi All,
I'm Dave. My wife and son and I are enjoying our third season aboard our 1973 Grampian 26, Dragonfire, which has been undergoing a bit of a refit since we've owned it. So far we have sailed a bit around Lake Ontario and are excited to get out and explore more this season.
We have been saying that we "need" a bigger ship. It is not really necessary for now, but the long term plan is to find a solid bluewater boat in the 38-45' range and explore further afield, too.
I am a tinkerer, and usually find working on the boat almost as fun as sailing....
That's it for now. If you're in the area say hello.
Cheers!
Dave
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Old 08-05-2017, 19:43   #2
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Welcome Dave.
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Old 12-05-2017, 18:58   #3
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Welcome aboard Dave! How about some photos of that Grampian??
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Old 15-05-2017, 17:23   #4
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Welcome aboard Dave! How about some photos of that Grampian??
Well Don,
The only thing that might warrant a picture is the newly painted hull. Re-wiring, cleaning. There is still so much to do. Maybe if it ever gets done I'll post some before and after pics.
I've been using it as a bit of an educational piece... Making things more convenient etc. Developing confidence with the fibreglass work, etc. All in preparation for getting a bigger ship for voyaging.
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Welcome Dave. We’re down the lake in Belleville these days. Sailed past your area a couple of years ago when we came down from Lake Superior. Hopefully on our way to Newfoundland this year, but will be hanging around here till mid-June. Maybe we’ll cross wakes…

My previous boat was a Grampian 34 (ketch). Love all the Gramps. Solid, simple, seaworthy boats with lots of living and storage space, and good sailors to boot. Enjoy!
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Hi Mike
I just saw your post on the northwest passage thread. Something I dream of too...with a bigger , sturdier ship that can handle some ice....
We'll be doing some sailing over that way this summer. If we dummy catch you before Newfoundland then have a great trip!
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Hi All,
I'm Dave. My wife and son and I are enjoying our third season aboard our 1973 Grampian 26, Dragonfire, which has been undergoing a bit of a refit since we've owned it. So far we have sailed a bit around Lake Ontario and are excited to get out and explore more this season.
We have been saying that we "need" a bigger ship. It is not really necessary for now, but the long term plan is to find a solid bluewater boat in the 38-45' range and explore further afield, too.
I am a tinkerer, and usually find working on the boat almost as fun as sailing....
That's it for now. If you're in the area say hello.
Cheers!
Dave
Hi Dave,

I'm at the end of your dock in the Alberg 22 "Tern" - can't miss it as I'm surrounded by 5 fishing boats :-)

Have been meaning to stop and say hi but our paths have not crossed yet.
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