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Old 09-07-2010, 13:53   #1
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I Finally Wore Him Down ! :)

After years of hinting, begging, pleading, bribery, ect my husband finally caved and we bought our first sailboat! We just purchased it a couple days ago. Its a 1984 Jeanneau 27 and we are still in the processing of naming her.

We live in the Seattle neighborhood of Fremont and are so excited to finally be a real part of the boating community!
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Old 09-07-2010, 13:55   #2
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that totally rocks!

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Old 09-07-2010, 13:59   #3
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Oh I should add we are very novice sailors so if anyone in the Seattle area fancies a sail and wants to offer a bit of advice or instruction it's welcomed!

We have sailed with our family on their Passport 40 and also crewed a 88 ft wooden Tug Boat from Seattle to Mexico, so we know a fair bit, but just haven't sailed too much completely on our own.
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Old 09-07-2010, 14:00   #4
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shaunab - nice going. You didn't wear him down. You're officially the skipper!
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we are still in the processing of naming her
S/V Perseverance ?



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Old 09-07-2010, 15:36   #6
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After years of hinting, begging, pleading, bribery, ect my husband finally caved and we bought our first sailboat! We just purchased it a couple days ago. Its a 1984 Jeanneau 27 and we are still in the processing of naming her.

We live in the Seattle neighborhood of Fremont and are so excited to finally be a real part of the boating community!
We??

I hope so.
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Old 09-07-2010, 15:41   #7
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I predict it will be HIS idea the first time you come back without breaking anything. Us guys are like that.
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Old 09-07-2010, 16:40   #9
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We??

I hope so.
He is excited too, just took some prodding to take the plunge.

I'm pretty sure he is happy with his decision, because he has been to every second hand boating shop near us and West Marine twice in today.

Thanks for checking tho
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Old 09-07-2010, 17:43   #10
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Wellll,
Maybe it was his way of making you think it was your idea.................did he grow up with a lot of sisters around?

Just funnin' here.

Welcome to CF, a really great place to learn.
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Go Girl!!! Now, check out the threads called "Admirals" and "Couples co-captains" for lots of pointers on how to keep him in line.

A word of advice: "never smile till christmas". Hang on, no, that's what my mentor advised me for teaching, not sailing. Let me think..... Oh yeah "Start mean, then you can ease off - but you can't go back the other way". Nope, that's not it. Um. I can't think of any advice I was ever actually given when we bought our first boat together.

But my own advice would be: "Open your legs when your pleased, and purse your lips when you're not". (I just made it up, so I'm not sure if it's very good advice, tho)
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But my own advice would be: "Open your legs when your pleased, and purse your lips when you're not". (I just made it up, so I'm not sure if it's very good advice, tho)
Ah Kate, Eve made that up, but maybe not quite in those words.
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Aloha and Congratulations!
There are a lot of forum members in the Seattle area and its a great place to sail. I hope someone contacts you.
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Well done shaunab,
I have the opposite problem,in that the wife isn't so keen on the rough and tumble of true sailing,which rather curtails my future aspirations,but we'll work something out.
Enjoy the good times.
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