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Old 10-03-2010, 01:05   #1
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Hello from Finland

Hello all. New here.
Foud the site some time ago, but only now regitsered here.
I live in Finland and sail a 32 foot finnish sailboat with my family of 7.
Planing to sell the boat and buy a bigger, maby from mexico nad sail it home from there.

Looking for interesting topics.


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Old 10-03-2010, 11:15   #2
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:46   #3
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Old 10-03-2010, 13:21   #4
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Originally Posted by Christiania72 View Post
I live in Finland and sail a 32 foot finnish sailboat with my family of 7.

Hello Christiania,

Finland, Norway and Denmark are three places we plan to sail to when we finally cast off... what is the best times of the year to go between mainland Europe, say Rotterdam and the Nordics ?

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Old 10-03-2010, 14:16   #5
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Hi Cristiania,

Welcome to Cruiser's Forum.

I also owned a 32' sailboat from Finland for many years, probably the favorite of all the boats I've owned, except of course for the one I have now.

My boat was a Lohi, which I believe has been out of production for many years.

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Hi Christiania, good to see you on here.. welcome...
Had a couple of Swedish friends on a 29ft steel boat and four Finnish friends on a big old wooden fishing boat they'd converted.
Ran into them when I wintered in Agua Dulce, Spain in 97... they were a great laugh and we hung out a least once a week a gang of us would get an invite for a 'Sauna' on the fishing boat... they'd get us on board, shut all the hatches and boost the stove right up then break out the vodka... man what a combination...
not sure which used to hit my knees the hardest... the Sauna or the Vodka....
Sadly I cannot rember the name of the boat.. maybe I should start keeping a log...
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Greetings. I make it to Pori from time to time to do some documentary videos at the Mantyluoto shipyards. I've never gotten to stay very long and check out the sailing though.
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