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Old 19-10-2010, 14:36   #1
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HELLO ! Wooden Boat Owner and Liveaboard !

hello! i've been lurking here for a few weeks and thought i would introduce myself and say hello!

currently, i'm on a 30' wooden gilnetter (named "Puff") that was converted into a pleasure craft about 20 years ago. i live aboard and don't really have any aspirations of traveling outside of the puget sound / straight of JdF area.

however, eventually, i will set sail for mexico/central america/SA and beyond.

in the mean time, lots of valuable advice here - thanks so much for the wise words thus far and i look forward to learning a lot more in the future!

take care!
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Old 19-10-2010, 14:43   #3
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<--fiberglass hull, everything else above that is wood. So I can't wear my "wooden boat" badge around but can be smug around plastic fantastic owners.
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Old 19-10-2010, 15:05   #4
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Have to admit, sail a glass hull, but pass up all the other mags for "Wooden Boat"-well -almost all.
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I'm a former wooden boat owner that still can remember how beautiful she was.
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welcome--i love wood but i do also have a glass hill and wood topsides...old gilnetters are cool boats....
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Welcome aboard,

We are former wooden boat owners, love wood. It was a 1934 ACF, most people never heard of it, I digress... You will love this board, lots of info, conversation and spirited conversation. It really is a nice forum. Good luck with Puff.
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Hi from another liveaboard wooden boat owner. I'll probably be moving away from wood soon as i'm currently selling her to buy a sailing vessel but with the right care, wooden boats are 'proper' boats!
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welcome. can guess where your boat as berthed, since she is wooden - you must be in either Port Townsend or know all about Port Townsend. You noted you sail only in the Puget Sound at present.

We sailed into the wooden boat festival in action on the water this fall. The wooden boats there are absolutely fantastic! Poetry in motion as the old saying goes.

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Welcome aboard, is your boat a Petrovich conversion? He made some beautiful conversions Under the Murrey Morgan Bridge about 20 years ago. Lots of history on that old waterway.
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Welcome also,
Your boat sounds super. I've owned a number of yachts but never yet a wooden hull - but that's about to change.
Not drastically though.
We've just ordered materials to build a timber 8 foot sailing tender. Hopefully next spring will see it hanging off our stern..........hopefully.
Good to have you on the site - enjoy and sail safe.
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