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Old 30-05-2011, 15:02   #1
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Hello everyone, I have been looking at this forum for years and decided it was time to join. I have found a lot of good info on this forum.

Our boat is a 41' Formosa ketch that I, and my better half, are rebuilding as we live aboard. It can be very challenging, but also very rewarding experience.

My goal is to completely refit and bring our boat to current standards,in 5 years when I retire. We are about 60% done now,but an unfortunate mishap happened.Our marina suffered a bad storm in which the breakwater wall ship gave away and hit our boat,breaking the bowsprit off and a lot of other damage. The storm sank 7 other boats. We were lucky. The insurance paid our boat off. I bought it back for salvage. The insides are completed now. Just waiting for the weather to break, to finnish the decks and masts. We have been able to do most of the work ourselfs and therefor haved saved alot of money. Thanks to a lot of good info in these forums.

Other than that,we our just people getting ready to retire.

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Old 30-05-2011, 15:30   #2
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Old 30-05-2011, 15:31   #3
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Old 30-05-2011, 18:21   #4
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Thanks all. Glad to be here.
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Old 30-05-2011, 19:16   #5
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Welcome Aboard Bert and Bonnie!
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Old 30-05-2011, 19:31   #6
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Welcome Bert, I sure hope your luck improves, it must be tough living on a building site that is hammered by your neighbours...I admire your spirit and dedication and wish you all the very best of luck with your impressive project. James
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
You've got a great boat there and I wish you lots of sunny days this summer to complete her to the best of standards.
I once had an all wood smaller version of your vessel (Bill Garden Ketch) and it was a delight.
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