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Old 04-07-2016, 07:04   #1
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Hello from Hamburg!

Hello,

my name is Matt I'm staying with my wife and son nearby Hamburg, Germany. Now our Contessa is "ready to rumble", last autum I'd started to refurbish it.



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Old 04-07-2016, 07:59   #2
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Re: Hello from Hamburg!

Hi und Guten Tag, Matt & Family,

Hope you are enjoying dry and sunny summer up there! C32 a fantastic toy. You are about to have great time on the water now and some envious looks from the docks!

Welcome!

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Old 04-07-2016, 08:30   #3
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Re: Hello from Hamburg!

Howdy and Welcome Aboard!

Have fun on the boat and on CF!
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Old 05-07-2016, 02:16   #4
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Re: Hello from Hamburg!

Hola bernakiel,
thank you for your kind welcoming. Summer -up to now- is allright here, but not really competetive to the 365d summer on the canaries.

As I saw the C first in 1988, I loved her lines. Later, after some tours as crewmember I loved her behaviour. Now, she wants me back as her owner and so I spent my time to bring her back in water again...

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Ahoy Steady,
thank you for your kind welcoming.
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Re: Hello from Hamburg!

I think C32 are pretty awesome sailing boats, not just that they survived so many years in production and use and abuse and delivered more than one example of being safe and well behaved boats.

Just think of it, someone 'takes an old wooden folkboat' and extends it modifying the underbody and thus taking the already good sailing properties to another level. And you can still get one today either old one for restoration or a brand new from the shop, and sail it to the end of the world. And she will sail fast and efficiently without making her crew tired or bored. This is a package. Efficiency, seaworthiness, simplicity and grace.

Not too many options around that would match history, quality, seaworthines and availability to an average sailor like this.

Our friends here have one and we met another somewhere in New Caledonia. That one was 'raised from dead' - she was at the bottom of a Norwegian harbour and picked up / fixed / sailed by a Norwegian couple - half a world away!

Every time I pass one, I stop and look. A Harley Davidson boat.

You have a great boat and now a great, if not quite 365, ;-) summer. Enjoy!

Life is good.

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