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Old 30-08-2007, 16:38   #1
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Hello from Twentynine Palms

Hello

Registered months back, posted my first question the other day and realized I did not drop the customary "hello". I sailed a couple of summers in my mid-twenties and then never thought much about it again. Then two years ago shortly after I turned 50, had an epiphany whereby I saw images in my mind's eye that took my breath away (one of those rare times in one's life when that actually happened.) Seemed like forever before I could breath again. Once I regained my composure, I knew what I had to do.

Been studying and reading about sailing ever since. We were in Paihia, NZ last December and I took an all day sailing course and loved it. Four months ago I found a 35' Willard Cutter and convinced the owner to let me sleep on the boat for a few nights so I could drain, clean, and paint the bilges.

Two months ago I bought the Willard and have been working dilligently on her ever since. I have replaced the head, changed coolant hoses, recycled the transmission fluid, done brightwork, used a sander and restored the bronze port holes, re-surfaced the cabin sole, repaired the V Berth water tank, and of course cleaned and painted the bilges.

I have multiple projects in line involving every major system on the boat and so far I have learned alot from the different threads and from the links people have posted to illustrate their respective points.

Like others, I wanted to say hello before I started asking a ton more questions.

Thank-you for providing such a valuable resource.

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Old 30-08-2007, 17:33   #2
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Welcome aboard Michael.

Always loved the name of that place "Twentynine Palms".

Have you posted any photos of your project?
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Old 30-08-2007, 19:28   #3
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Hi MV - Originally an LA basin native. My dad was big into sailplane racing and twentynine palms was a frequent turnpoint. I have a zillion miles driving the sailplane trailer all over the high desert.

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Welcome also Michael,
And congratulations on taking the BIG STEP to make it all happen.
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welcome, MV

"MV" Marine Vet? just wondering, as my ex's dad was a former base commander there at 29 Palms. sounds like you have done some good work on yer craft. do you have pictures? i suggest taking some and letting us see the progress.
do good things and keep it up. and again, welcome aboard!
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I have multiple projects in line involving every major system on the boat and so far I have learned alot from the different threads and from the links people have posted to illustrate their respective points.
In every way that matters you are just like all of us. There is the list and then there is the things you add to the list. When the list is done you must have forgotten a few things.
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Old 03-09-2007, 17:50   #7
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welcome, MV

"MV" Marine Vet? just wondering, as my ex's dad was a former base commander there at 29 Palms. sounds like you have done some good work on yer craft. do you have pictures? i suggest taking some and letting us see the progress.
do good things and keep it up. and again, welcome aboard!

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Yes, I am down here at the marina taking some pictures of some likely soon to be distressing keelbolt problems. I am not a Marine; MV are my initials. I do work at the Naval Hospital on base though!
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