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Old 28-06-2011, 13:15   #1
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Hello / My First Boat

Hi all,

I just joined the forum and I'm excited to make my first post.

I just bought my first boat a few days ago, a 1979 Columbia 8.3, for $2500. My knowledge of both boats and sailing is very limited, but I am quickly learning and excited to absorb as much knowledge as I can.

I'm sure I will have MANY questions as I go along, but just wanted to say Hi and introduce myself for now.

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Old 28-06-2011, 13:54   #2
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Excellent boat choice...... then again I am biased....

Here's ours ----
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Old 15-07-2011, 12:30   #3
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Re: Hello / My First Boat

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Congratulations on the 8.3.
kind regards,
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Old 15-07-2011, 17:26   #4
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vWelcome Aboard Cruisers Forum
Formerly Santana
The winds blow true,The skies stay blue,
Everyday is a good day for SAILING!!!!
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Old 15-07-2011, 19:15   #5
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Congrats on the purchase! Now use it, and tell us about your adventures!
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air…
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