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Old 12-07-2010, 06:59   #1
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Hi everyone. We are new to this site, though we have been reading your postings for several months. We have taken the plunge and decided it is time to go cruising before life passes us by. We just bought a 44 Cheoy Lee aft cockpit cutter (wow there are alot of deals out there) and are getting her ready for what we hope are many happy years of being boat bums all over the planet. I have to confess that I am a life long power boater and spent my whole life poo pooing blow boaters so here I am eating my words. I look forward to your knowledgable input on many topics in the future, and particularly on our current refit.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:29   #2
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Welcome Guys,
And good to greet someone coming over from the dark side.
Good luck with the new plans and hope one day to see you on the oceans.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:34   #3
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I have to confess that I am a life long power boater and spent my whole life poo pooing blow boaters so here I am eating my words.
Yer in good company... my misspent youth was dinking on chris craft in the delta... it is possible to love both stinkpots and blowers... ; -)
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Old 12-07-2010, 19:42   #4
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Welcome Rourkeh, I too have spent time aboard sail and power. If I had to choose, I think that time and health permitting, I would opt for sail. Living aboard a good size powerboat is comfortable, roomy and costly (fuel). Living aboard a sailboat I found efficient, cheap and loads of fun. The cruising community is thousands of miles long and about a mile wide so you keep meeting the nicest of people. As long as you have your health and a desire for adventure, sailing is impossible to beat in my opinion. My best memories are cruising aboard my Transpac 49 to Mexico and living off the sea. My major expense was cervesa... go for it!
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Old 13-07-2010, 03:44   #5
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Welcome to CF

I know the Chey Lee’s quite well having overseen a few new builds when they were still on Lantau Island in Hong Kong

Hope we can help.

Ps… I know cutter means sailboat…
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Old 13-07-2010, 08:30   #6
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Hi Rourkeh, congrats on the new purchase and welcome to the forum. I'm sure you will find answers here to virutally any questions/issues that arise now that you have made the change from power to sail.

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Old 16-07-2010, 19:45   #7
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Sounds like a great boat. I crewed aboard an Offshore 41 yawl a couple times. It was a really great sailer.
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Glad you've seen the light!! You'll save a fortune on fuel! Welcome aboard.
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