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Old 04-09-2010, 17:03   #1
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Just Getting into Sailing

Hi Everyone,
Just wanted to say hello. I'm looking to doing some reading around here. Ive just bought a 26' Thunderbird that needs a lot of work. I'm going to fix that up and learn how to sail on Georgian Bay. Then I am going to step it up, either buying or building a bigger boat. Dream is to build my own boat.
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Old 05-09-2010, 02:55   #2
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Hey Steve...welcome to the forum.
Have you got any picture of your new boat.
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Old 05-09-2010, 07:06   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Steve.

Congratulations on your new boat.

Are you aware of the International Thunderbird Class Association (ITCA)?
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Old 05-09-2010, 07:45   #4
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STeve, that's a great looking boat, looks like fun to sail. Are there others around for races and raft-ups? How long is your sailing season in Georgian Bay? Good luck.
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:51   #6
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Thunderbirds are great boats to learn with.
My boat building experience has taught me that it is much cheaper in the long run to just buy a fixer boat in sailing condition.
kind regards,
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Old 22-06-2013, 19:43   #7
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Re: Just Getting into Sailing

Well I kinda got overwhelmed with my 'cheap sailboat'. I now know what people mean when they say that there is no such thing as a free boat.

I've spent more on storage and repairs than the boat cost me.

GordMay, I did look at that site, and it has been inspirational. I'm still attempting to work on Allegro, it's been tough repairing a boat that is stored at a marina...Its been kinda in their way since I got it.

For some reason I can't post an image. I'll try again tomorrow.
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Notice my na´ve smile ;-)
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That's one of my dogs, Homer.
Acquired a boxer recently too, they both love being out on the water.
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