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Old 26-08-2014, 16:55   #1
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Hi all! My name is Wilma. I have been living aboard a 26' Grampian sailboat with my boyfriend Ryan since December last year. He has been living aboard for several years now. Never in my wildest dreams would I ever have thought I would not only be living on a boat but loving every minute of it. We live in New England year round right now. Our goal is to eventually sail south and live in sunny bliss. In the meantime, we recently decided to take on a "restoration project" that we plan to call home. It is a Formosa 41'. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but I just know that in the end she is going to be a beauty and well worth the time and effort. I look forward to cruising the forum and learning as much as I can.


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Old 26-08-2014, 17:04   #2
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Old 26-08-2014, 17:12   #3
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Welcome Wilma.

I almost had a deal on a 26' Grampian about 3 weeks ago. It broke my heart when the deal fell through. It was a sweet boat. Come to find out the marina had a lien on the boat, and the owner was a sleazebag. I ended up with a Islander 26' that I am slowly falling in love with.

Good luck with the Formosa. I hope everything goes well.
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Welcome aboard Wilma! Good luck with the project and plans!
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Old 27-08-2014, 06:01   #5
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Hi hun! Now you'll know why I'm on my tablet all the time :-)

The Grampian has been an outstanding boat to sail and live on, It'll be nice to have an enclosed shower once the Formosa is done though :-P

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Old 27-08-2014, 06:18   #6
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Welcome to CF Wilma!

I suggest that the dream may be more of an uphill battle with Ryan laying about like that...
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Old 27-08-2014, 06:24   #7
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Welcome aboard!

I see your in Quincy, are you at Captain's Cove?

We live aboard in Hingham for the summers. We are going to Constitution Marina in Charlestown for the winter. Where do you guys plan to winter?

Good luck and fair winds,

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Wilma and Ryan,
Congrats on the Formosa. Those are beautiful boats. Good luck with getting her back in shape.
Ryan is right, You'll see soon enough why he (or any of us) are on this site so often.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Wilma.
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Old 27-08-2014, 14:32   #10
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Hi hun! Now you'll know why I'm on my tablet all the time :-)

The Grampian has been an outstanding boat to sail and live on, It'll be nice to have an enclosed shower once the Formosa is done though :-P

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Yes, my dear, I do now understand the obsessions...lol. And the Grampian has been a fine home so far...but just think of all that space.....


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Thank you all for the warm welcome. I am really looking forward to chatting it up about boating and learning as much as I can here. Some very interesting stuff...


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Welcome aboard!

I see your in Quincy, are you at Captain's Cove?

We live aboard in Hingham for the summers. We are going to Constitution Marina in Charlestown for the winter. Where do you guys plan to winter?

Good luck and fair winds,

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Yes we are at The Cove and will continue to winter here. I hear it is the least expensive marina so I am down with that. Our plan is to have the Formosa (I prefer to call her Victory, the name the previous owners gave her) in the water by May, I think. We have not decided if we will stay here at that point or try somewhere new. Eventually we plan to sail her south to Crystal Springs, FL


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Yes we are at The Cove and will continue to winter here. I hear it is the least expensive marina so I am down with that. Our plan is to have the Formosa (I prefer to call her Victory, the name the previous owners gave her) in the water by May, I think. We have not decided if we will stay here at that point or try somewhere new. Eventually we plan to sail her south to Crystal Springs, FL


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Definitely the cheapest but the amenities leave a little to be desired. No bathrooms, no showers, no water at the dock and no heated pool. Some good friends of ours did a winter on their Freedom 32 a couple of years ago. It's nice and protected but the negatives are too much for us.

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Definitely the cheapest but the amenities leave a little to be desired. No bathrooms, no showers, no water at the dock and no heated pool. Some good friends of ours did a winter on their Freedom 32 a couple of years ago. It's nice and protected but the negatives are too much for us.

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True, but there's a YMCA with all that within walking distance. Plus a sauna and steam room, basketball court, indoor astro turf arena, indoor walking track, cafe, etc. There's always a way
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