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Old 20-09-2013, 14:17   #1
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Greetings from North Dakota - USA

Hi Everybody,
Joined the forum about 2 weeks ago, first posting. Well, the sailing season is just about done here in ND. But that didn't stop me from purchasing a Rob Roy 23 in Minneapolis and trailering it 400 miles home to Bismarck. Seriously needs work (rudder is a piece of plywood...sheeesh!) to bring her up to my nautical standards. Ordered new sails (Tanbark), exterior is a disaster but with the right paintjob she will turn out to be a Gem! But before I can turn my full attention to her...and name her...I need to finish all the projects promised to my friend's boat. 15 projects in all including repowering from diesel to electric. You see, I promised him I would keep him sailing into and past his 70's. He sails a 1970 Westerly Centaur....I used to own one too so am familiar with the systems and sailing quirks. That said....can't wait to work on my own boat because of all the things I've read posted by Capt. Fred. Really wish I could afford an indoor shop to continue improvements to both through the long hard winters up here.
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Old 20-09-2013, 14:37   #2
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Welcome aboard NDsailor.

Once started, the work on a boat never stops.
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Old 20-09-2013, 17:36   #3
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Welcome to CF. You're just next door!
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Old 22-09-2013, 06:22   #4
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Welcome!! Keep us posted on your projects!!

Last winter I had to deliver a K-Mart load to Sioux Falls. It was a balmy -26 with the wind chill. You can keep every bit of that!!!!
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Old 22-09-2013, 06:50   #5
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welcome! projects can be a blast! enjoy them.

the memories i have of ND are of....
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Old 22-09-2013, 06:58   #6
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And that was in June!!!!
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Old 03-10-2013, 21:30   #7
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. We've got a part time Hawaiian that spends his summers in ND. No place to be in winters.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, ndsailor.
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do boats in ND have ice runners on the hull?
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