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Old 27-02-2011, 23:30   #1
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I've messed around with kayaks, runabouts, laser dingies for some years and more recently have been spending time improving a custom 40ft fibreglass sailboat. Medium term want to get everything in shape (part time) to cross an ocean, maybe two, so when I noticed the real depth of expertise and experience on this site I thought this forum is a very good place to be.

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Old 27-02-2011, 23:52   #2
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I've messed around with kayaks, runabouts, laser dingies for some years and more recently have been spending time improving a custom 40ft fibreglass sailboat. Medium term want to get everything in shape (part time) to cross an ocean, maybe two, so when I noticed the real depth of expertise and experience on this site I thought this forum is a very good place to be.

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Nice to see you here. Is the 40ft custom yours or someone else's?
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Old 28-02-2011, 00:17   #3
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Hi JJB, yes it's all mine, as my growing monthly expenses statement at the local chandlery will attest to. Before I got this one, I expressed interest in buying a third share in another sailboat, but when I mentioned that at some stage I would want to visit Tasmania on a month-long cruise (means crossing Bass Straight), the existing, friendly owners convinced me quite quickly that the deal was not really right for me!
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Old 28-02-2011, 00:21   #4
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Hi JJB, yes it's all mine, as my growing monthly expenses statement at the local chandlery will attest to. Before I got this one, I expressed interest in buying a third share in another sailboat, but when I mentioned that at some stage I would want to visit Tasmania on a month-long cruise (means crossing Bass Straight), the existing, friendly owners convinced me quite quickly that the deal was not really right for me!
May I ask what coty you hail from Marqus?
Crossing Bass strait really isn't that bad, you just need to pick your time to make the crossing.
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Old 28-02-2011, 04:17   #5
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:13   #6
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Appreciate the words of welcome - thank you.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:18   #7
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I was trying to ask what CITY you are from not COTY lol!
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Old 02-03-2011, 18:47   #8
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I was trying to ask what CITY you are from not COTY lol!
Hi, JJB, I travel a bit in my work (projects), but mostly I spend time on the Central Coast, Sydney and Brisbane.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:18   #9
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Welcome aboard!

Tell us a little bit about your custom boat...
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:08   #10
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