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Old 30-03-2009, 15:59   #1
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Looks a good site and I hope to gain a lot of knowledge from a lot of you! I've done some of the RYA courses and am presently negotiating the purchase of a 36' Stewart motor sailer - wooden hull, (my first boat). I'm sure I'll have many questions over the next few years as this is a change of lifestyle for me. Time to lay back a little although I'm pretty sure it will be anything but!
So greetings to one and all and maybe I'll meet a few of you somewhere in the future.
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Old 30-03-2009, 19:01   #2
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Welcome aboard. This is a good site for a lot of information, advice and entertainment. Having owned a wooden boat previously, all I can say is, I hope you like painting and maintenance. Enjoy.
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Old 30-03-2009, 19:06   #3
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Old 31-03-2009, 15:26   #4
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Old 02-04-2009, 13:36   #5
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Aloha Richard,
Welcome aboard! I'll second what Lancer said. I owned an all wood ketch many years ago and if you liveaboard and can keep up with the maintenance and keep her in cold water areas then wood is ok. I had to leave my boat for nearly a year at a time and it broke my heart to have to sell her but if your schedule is such that you aren't aboard often a wood boat is not the way to go.
I'm certain you know all that already but its good to be able to share experiences.
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Old 02-04-2009, 16:06   #6
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Thanks for the advice John - and you're right, the maintenance has been on my mind. It isn't a liveaboard as I still have to work, but I didn't buy it alone - there're 2 of us and there should be one or the other of us there regularly, (and believe me the water's cold - although I hadn't thought of that as a plus so another useful tip). The boat shouldn't be unattended for more than 10 days at our estimation, but generally it'll be closer to 3 or 4.
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