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Old 09-07-2008, 20:15   #16
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Wow! That is so cool! Enjoy the boat, enjoy the summer!

With such a pretty boat you'll now make lot's of friends with people who haven't yet taken the plunge.

Sounds like you gotta hook up with benjamaphone and do some fun races...

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Old 09-07-2008, 20:40   #17
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It's GREAT to see how people really spend the time to get what they truly love!! Great pics and I love your "fake" snake on the forward part of your new yacht!! Or I least I hope it's fake....!!!! Well done and keep us posted on your new lifestyle!!

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Old 09-07-2008, 21:59   #18
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Congratulations!! My first boat was a fin keel Catalina 22 and it was a great little boat and a wonderful training platform. I wish you many happy sail days. My Catalina had a pop top too and I recommend that you have a way to secure it in the down position when you put to sea.
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:12   #19
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Gratulacje Szymek!!! You are fast .... if you are as fast on the water your racing competitors should start worrying a little.
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Old 10-07-2008, 20:15   #20
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Thanks for the kind words! This boat is excellent and I'm really happy!!! I have lots to learn, and La Bras D'or has already taught me a lot. But I'm already signed up for a course starting July 19th.

It is true it's not a sport or hobby it's a way of life. Sailing has taken over my life recently, even in my spare time at work I'm browsing the forums and already making plans for the next weekend.

Shadow: haha it's a fake snake. It's my little guardian that's looking after the boat when i'm not there :-)... and hopefully it will keep birds of the deck. :-)

Rodz: Dziekuje!!!!! Racing I think I will leave for next season. I need to get comfortable with her first. This season is just to learn and cruise around, plus it's my little cottage on the water. :-) But next season I will definitelly look into some friendly races.

I will keep you guys posted of my progress.

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Old 10-07-2008, 20:56   #21
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Congratulations. You made good choice. Catalina's are very good boats for messing about in and she looks like she's in great shape.

If you maintain her well - you'll probably be able to get your purchase price back when (if) you sell, so you didn't really spend any money - you just converted it for a while

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Old 13-07-2008, 21:13   #22
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She's very piekna Szymek ,congratulations Mr Speedy Gonzales

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