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Old 07-01-2008, 22:32   #1
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New here, and to sailing I guess. My wife has infected me with her dream, and I must say, I'm more into this than I was prepared for. She learned to sail a few years back during a separation, and has wanted her own boat since.
November of '07 she realized her dream, and is the proud owner of a Cal 25 of 1969 vintage. Solid deck, new bottom paint, beefier rigging and good sail inventory. I've been busy installing a depth sounder, making new hatch boards, galley modifications for storage, and actually have made time for sailing. That's one good thing about Vegas, the winters aren't too harsh. One good thing is, the previous owner installed a Mermaid marine a/c-heat system. It'll make Miller time in the slip more enjoyable when it's 110 degrees outside. This is the boat we'll learn on while I get my years in at my school district job, the final plan being to move up to something large enough to cruise on at retirement. Not too big, after all I realize the bigger the boat, the bigger the hole in the water to be filled with money.
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Old 07-01-2008, 22:48   #2
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Well welcome I see you have this whole boat thing figured out already
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Old 07-01-2008, 23:01   #3
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She bought the boat but you're doing the work on it? Smart cookie your girl!

And, for the geographically challanged (I'm in Australia) Las Vegas is in the middle of the desert last time I spun a few coins onto the roulette table. So you are high and dry?? Or are the artificial water features of the casinos getting bigger?

Weird!

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Old 08-01-2008, 00:11   #4
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She bought the boat but you're doing the work on it? Smart cookie your girl!

And, for the geographically challanged (I'm in Australia) Las Vegas is in the middle of the desert last time I spun a few coins onto the roulette table. So you are high and dry?? Or are the artificial water features of the casinos getting bigger?

Weird!

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BIG azzed lake right outside of Vegas, and I mean REALLY big

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Old 08-01-2008, 00:19   #5
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Hi to all from the new lad

Just a short note to say hello. I love this site! I sold my boat about 12 months ago and am getting the itch to see the blue water again.
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Just a short note to say hello. I love this site! I sold my boat about 12 months ago and am getting the itch to see the blue water again.
well, looks like you hit the pendulum at just the right time course just as then was a good time to sell, now and the immediate future are going to be great times to buy

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BIG azzed lake right outside of Vegas, and I mean REALLY big
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Lake Mead is the largest man-made reservoir in the United States.
The 158,000 acre Lake has a length of 110 statute miles and 550 stat. miles of shoreline (when full).

See:
Lake Mead - Destination Boat/US Magazine, Jan, 2004 by Tony Gibbs
Lake Mead - Destination | Boat/US Magazine | Find Articles at BNET.com
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:49   #8
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Lake Mead is the largest man-made reservoir in the United States.
Well thats one place to strike off the list of boat buying areas!

It must look pretty funny towing a boat through ther desert lol
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:06   #9
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I've only owned three sailboats in my life -- a West Wight Potter 15, a Cal 25, and a Pearson Triton. The Cal 25 is a GREAT boat! Not a lot of headroom, but a good, solid boat that sails well.
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Can I add my welcome ot the site also?
I recall like yesterday our first boat - a 21 foot trailor sailor - and its hard to recount just how much pleasure she gave us as we started out.
If you get half as much pleasure you'll be pleased....
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Old 08-01-2008, 13:20   #11
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Not a lot of headroom, but a good, solid boat that sails well.
Ain't THAT what I know!
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Well thats one place to strike off the list of boat buying areas!
I counted 114 MASTS in the marina the other day. And we are in the small marina.
The weekend cruise by the sailing club, and the sunset so common here.



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Old 08-01-2008, 16:28   #12
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Any plan that includes sailing is a good one! The more sialing the better the plan!!! Good luck. Let us know how things are going.
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