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Old 08-04-2007, 09:12   #1
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New boat & new to forum

Hello to everyone.
Just aquired a new to me aluminum ketch rigged motorsailer.
She's 46' on deck, 16' beam 7' draft, displacing 55000 lbs.
Will be doing a major refit on her during this summer, then living aboard in the PNW.
Am hoping to tap into the vast knowledge base available here, for help and guidance on some of the issues I'll be faced with during the refit.
Thanks in advance for your patience and generosity.


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Old 08-04-2007, 09:44   #2
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Welcome aboard, Lou . . .

. . . and congratulations on your new toy! She sounds impressive. I hope the refit makes her the boat you want her to be, and doesn't break the bank in the process.


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Old 08-04-2007, 12:35   #3
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Aloha Lou,
Welcome aboard!! Wow, big boat for certain. Impressive. Good to have you here and hope you enjoy the forum.
Kind Regards,
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Old 09-04-2007, 22:13   #4
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G'Day Lou,
Congrats on the new boat. Enjoy!
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Old 10-04-2007, 00:40   #5
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Welcome aboard

from a PNW'r. Are you in the Sound area now?
Sounds like you have some work ahead of you. I hope she's in fairly good shape. Anything over 40' starts to get spendy.

I'm sure you'll get the answers you need. We have a seasoned crew aboard. Ask away..............................._/)
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