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Old 30-09-2010, 05:12   #1
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Hello everybody,
I have been a "lurker" on the forum for some time while I looked for my first boat. Yesterday I finalized the purchase of a 1989 Newport 28 Mark II. I want to thank the contributors to the various forums I have visited. The information here is so valuable to a newbie like me. Lurker no longer.


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Old 30-09-2010, 05:52   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Paul.
Congratulations on your new boat!

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Old 01-10-2010, 05:32   #3
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Hi Paul and welcome to the forum! The Newport 28 is a great boat - a C&C design that is not only attractive with decent accomodation, but has the typical C&C performance attributes. The Mark II had, if I recall correctly, a redesigned (and deeper) keel and rudder and was not only well balanced, but quite decent to windward. I am sure she will serve you well for both nearshore cruising and club racing, should you be interested.

Anyway, great choice for a first boat!


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Old 01-10-2010, 06:12   #4
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Hi Paul, welcome aboard. We are orginally from CT, but now have our sailboat in FL. Where in FL do you keep your boat.
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:12   #5
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Welcome to the forum Paul, and congratulations on the new boat.
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We're gonna need to see some pictures! Congrats.
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Aloha and congratulations!
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