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Old 08-07-2008, 08:58   #1
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Ahoy Mates, I've been on my GB42 for 17 years now and just retired with plans to cruise. I have many friends who are in Mexico and on South to Panama. Hopefully one day i will do the hardest chore ever and drop the dock lines for the last time here at Cal Yacht marina.

I hope to gain lots of knowledge from you experienced cruisers and to share with you my experiences of working on and protecting a wood boat. This boat is covered in epoxy with multiple coats and I am in the process of finishing it with Sterling LP.

I am also looking to hear from you about anchors, and I know that is a subject like religeon and politics, but I will soon be making a new anchor pulpit to accomodate two anchors and plan on installing a dual capstan windless.

This boat came from Boston, Mass on it's own bottom and has the same Danforth that the original owner put on it. I really like Danforth and have been in Santa Ana blows of 60+ Kt winds so be kind when you knock the Danforth.

Enough said, let the party begin!

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Old 08-07-2008, 09:41   #2
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Welcome aboard Captain Head. You'll find a recent thread (as well as various past ones) on anchors, so let the search ( if not exactly 'the party') begin!


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Old 12-07-2008, 19:40   #3
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Welcome aboard! Good to have you here. Anchors = lots of discussion.
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