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Old 27-10-2009, 16:24   #1
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Hi from Cornwall UK

Hi All

I found this forum by accident yesterday and like what I see.

I have been messing about on boats since I was a kid and started with sailing dingys then sea canoeing, fishing boat and now back to sailing again over the last 6 years.

"Gala" came out for the winter at the begining of October and I am now doing a major internal refit, lots of questions to come!

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Old 28-10-2009, 16:19   #2
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Welcome, As a Brit who understands English winter I am now sailing in the Caribbean.
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Old 28-10-2009, 16:43   #3
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Welcome!

As Kimarah's captain is a Brit ex-pat, we hope to sail around Cornwall some day. So far, all we've managed is a day on Falmouth Bay in a chartered Contessa 32.:-)

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Old 28-10-2009, 23:41   #4
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Many memorable recollections from Penzance and Mousehole, stayed at the Lugger for a week. Delightful. Beer was not bad either.
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Old 29-10-2009, 04:22   #5
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Old 29-10-2009, 06:01   #6
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Hi Bruce and welcome.

I live next door in Devon, it's always good to have some 'locals' on the site.

Good luck with the refit and don't be afraid to ask questions.
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Old 29-10-2009, 07:59   #7
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Hello from tother side

Nice to have you here! I too live in a winter climate and imagine sailing south and staying there one day. I hauled out at the end of Sept. and launch in May...thats a 4-5 month long sailing season, thats a winter climate, probably similar to Northern UK.
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Old 30-10-2009, 00:55   #9
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Thankyou, this is a friendly forum.

Good sailing

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Old 06-11-2009, 13:32   #10
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Hi Bruce we have been to cornwall a few times and loved it as it is just like the channel islands that we come from. We live aboard our Colvic Watson 32 full time and spend the winters in Morlaix Brittany. Very much like Cornwall. Welcome to the site if we can help at all please ask. My wife is an accountant and very experienced sailor as am I also I was a boat designer and builder for over 40 years. Regards Pete and Sally
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Welcome

We bought our Cheshire (ex Hi-Fi) in Saltash in 2004 from the couple that had built her over 30 years previously. Many great British sailors and voyages started from Cornwall, so we felt we were following in a good tradition. David has fond memories of the Union Pub and Boogie Nights. We've sailed halfway round, which is enough for us for now. Hope to see you here in NZ one day!

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Hi Bruce
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:05   #13
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Welcome!

I too am a Brit...home is Rock, near Padstow, currently sailing the Caribbean.
Learnt my skills in The Camel estuary!
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Old 09-11-2009, 13:17   #14
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How did you get out of the Camel estuary, a sailing mate of mine had his 22 moored there three years ago and got out to sea two times in the season, he then moved to a mooring in Penryn.

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Old 12-11-2009, 16:51   #15
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Ummm, never found it a problem!!

Watch the tides, they run like buggery at times.I Remember my dad in his Newbridge Navigator with a 4hp outboard motoring like mad and still going backwards trying to head out to sea one afternoon decades ago!
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