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Old 19-08-2012, 08:08   #1
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This is BigJohn of HopeFloats. I have been away from my Bristol 40 for 5 years, and am now in the middle of a refit. I had arthritis in both hips could not sail any longer (mostly just could not walk due to the pain and no mobility). Last summer I had both hips replaced with brandie new ones. Once my rehab is over I'll be out sailing again. yea!!! Righg now I'm in Deltaville Va. putting Hopefloats and me back into cruising shape. So just sayin hey, and I'm back. Peace all....out
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Old 19-08-2012, 08:12   #2
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G'day BigJohn of HipFloats.....great news!
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Old 19-08-2012, 08:12   #3
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Welcome back BJ, good to hear that hip refits were successful - now to that Bristol back into shape .
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Old 19-08-2012, 08:54   #4
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Great News! Good luck with the refit
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Old 19-08-2012, 20:22   #5
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Sounds like both you AND your boat have had/are getting refits!

Congratulations on being back in the froth. Wishing you all the best.
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Old 19-08-2012, 22:59   #6
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Thanks everyone! It's good to be back. My little 4-108 engine should be put back in this week a little welding to the bimini frame and pushpit. Test out the dc systems and then back in the water. First time in well 5 very long years. I'm stoked! Peace all....out
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Old 14-09-2012, 19:50   #7
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Aloha and welcome back!
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Old 14-09-2012, 20:40   #8
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Best of luck with the new bones!
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