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Old 24-02-2012, 07:36   #1
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New Here, New To Sailing

Hey there, my name's Trey and I'm actually a in college right now studying to be a marine biologist. I've always loved the water (even though I'm from land-locked Kansas, go figure).

My family has had a boat lying around for a while now (Tiara 2500) that's in rough condition but doable. I'm hoping that in the next year I can get er' fixed up and water ready by the time I get into graduate school and head to the coast, lord knows I'd love to live on the water. I'll probably try to pick your guy's brains and learn a thing or two about what is most important to look at restoring in my boat (looks aren't that important). I'm kind of a newbie at the whole boat thing but if you have questions about animals I might be able to help .

Glad to be here and future thanks for the help.

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Old 24-02-2012, 08:00   #2
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Welcome and congratulations on your course of study.

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
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Old 24-02-2012, 09:03   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Trey.
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Old 24-02-2012, 09:34   #4
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Welcome aboard, Trey!
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Old 24-02-2012, 14:30   #5
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Re: New Here, New To Sailing

Welcome to the forum Trey
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow - what a ride!"
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Old 24-02-2012, 14:44   #6
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Welcome to the CF and enjoy, lots of good people here
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Old 15-03-2012, 13:29   #7
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Re: New Here, New To Sailing

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. Let us know if you have specific questions about restoring. Lots of time some bleach and water will clean things up enough to really have a good look at what needs replacing. If there is any dry rotted plywood in the boat and you intend to replace it then remove that with care so you can use it for a pattern.
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