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Old 28-10-2010, 07:42   #1
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Hi! Hello! and Greetings Everyone!

I am impressed with this forum and look forward to sharing experiences with others.Sailing brings out the best in all of us.

My sailing experience started 20+ years ago on Lake Washington near Seattlewhen a friend introduced me to his San Juan 21- I was hooked! Years passed.My job took precedence and I had to move. Further away from sailing waters.
Six years ago I met a fellow soon to become a dear friend, who was adjusting to sailing a "new" Pearson 26. He needed crew and wanted to get more experience with the boat, having just bought it. His old boat was a San Juan 24. We've been sailing togrther ever since.

As for my boat "project" purchased this May:
A 1981 United Sailing Yacht 27' mast-head sloop built in Arlington, WA. (aka US 27) Brunswick/Bayliners last,best entry in sailboats. These were bought and built for /by Pearson as their Triton 27.
The estimated time to put her back in the drink is 2 years! Bargains can be passed up, but not this one.TLC and $6500 may do what's needed?! My wife fell in love with her at first site. The other forums will be getting a lot of input with all the details and pieces/parts and pictures.

Good luck to all- sailing or on the hard!

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Old 28-10-2010, 08:15   #2
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Welcome! I too am new here and still getting my feet wet. Everyone seems to be very helpful and friendly, it is a great site.

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Old 28-10-2010, 08:46   #3
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Old 28-10-2010, 09:05   #4
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Welcome... and good luck with the 'Project'... we love good news stories so keep us posted....
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Old 28-10-2010, 09:08   #5
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welcome to the forum.

I shudder at the thought of investing two years labor and $6,500 into a boat that, in the end, might be worth $4,500. Don't get me wrong, the Pearson Triton is a great boat. But like many great boats, it will probably turn out to be a lousy investment, especially if it has the gas inboard.

But, if you're already a boat owner you're probably beyond the point where anyone can talk sense into your head. Welcome to the club!
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:44   #6
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Is that a Triton 28? Well worth the money and effort if you ask me and I'm a cheapskate. They are great seaworthy boats and many have made it here and beyond from the west coast.
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