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Old 20-01-2008, 06:03   #1
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Hi All I have just started to learn to sail, once we get the hurrican repairs done, bought a 38 ft Oday wrecked in the last hurricane, hull is fixed and just putting a new 40 hp engine in her, sails and rigging is good, but needs lots of work most other places, will be a day sailer, I live in freeport grand bahamas, and an building a new resort ,we have the 200 ft dock done and have parked a few rescued boats here, so far. I am a medic and board memeber for BASRA bahamas air sea rescue, If I can help sailers in the northern bahamas, let me know. I am retired ( electrical eng) and looking forward to scaling down and running the resort ( only 12 apprtments so should not cut into sailing and fishing time to much). If you find your self in the grand bahamas area drop in. If I can help with cheap dockage or repairs/water give us a yell We are located west of the running mon entrance on the main cannal. I will be posting with lots of question on fixing the Oday

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Old 20-01-2008, 09:53   #2
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I have sailed quite a bit in the Bahamas, but I have never been to Freeport or anywhere on Grand Bahama Island. That might change.

Good luck.

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Old 20-01-2008, 17:29   #3
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I am new to the sailing and marina bussines, with lots to learn. We have 200 ft dock serviced and 200 ft for tie ups and live aboards. To start we will not charge much as we learn and build the resort. so far for the sailers we have put in a pool , hot tub, shower, laundry room, the water is to the dock and 120 volt power and cable and wireless ( we will have 50 amp 220 soon.) the first 4 units are almost ready , 2 bedroon exeutive short term rentals . should be fun. the boat we bought is a 3,7 Oday with lots of work to do , now to keep learning to sail the wind here is most of the time 10 to 15 mph, which at 6 mph seems like your flying . the canel is deep water with at least 6 ft ALT. we need to keep working at the dock and services and 8 more apprtments to build . During the building we welcome sailers to come on in , if we can help with water , a trip to the store or bahamas sailing advice whatever we can help with. for now we will only charge .55 / ft/day or .35 per ft in long term stays plus what electric you use. Now to keep working on getting the new motor in , first have to find a diffrent coupling to the trani then paint the topside, and get the stearing back working .
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Old 23-01-2008, 13:27   #4
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Welcome Pixie!

Jim & Linda here. We too are just starting our sailing adventure. We have a Gloucster 23 we sail in Lake Stockton, Missouri. Never been to Grand Bahamas, we have a condo in Marsh Harbour, Abaco. We are usually down for Reggata Time in Abaco each July. Not sure if our G23 would make it safetly over the crossing to the Bahamas, but we would love to sail the Bahamas someday.
I am a ham radio operator (KB0SI US call), and have a Bahamian call of C6ASI. I usually take some of my radio gear down. I have helped out several years back during hurricane Bertha with Hopetown BASARA.
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Old 24-01-2008, 12:15   #5
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Aloha Pixie,
I'm certain you'll be popular on this forum as folks see what you have down there. You might even get some free labor for a few days at a time.
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