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Old 29-10-2007, 17:51   #1
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Newbie - only been cruising since 1973...

Greetings - I've owned one monohull and seven multihulls over the past 35 years. Whoops, just bought a Prout Snowgoose this morning, make that eight multihulls...

Former Professional captain, Vessel Assist captain, delivery skipper, owned/chartered 64' trimaran in Panama, sailed Atlantic ion 27'Wharram (I was MUCH younger!), sailed Med, Caribbean Central & South America, Europe...

Glad to share experiences ...BTW, my wife was tired of living ashore for two years, she insisted we get another boat and move aboard - now! What a woman!!!

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Old 29-10-2007, 18:00   #2
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Welcome aboard! Sounds like you have a wealth of experience to share and a great shipmate!

Where do you hail from? You might consider filling in some more of your profile so we can get to know you better...
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Old 29-10-2007, 18:08   #3
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Originally a Londoner, currently living ashore in Sonoma, CA - lovely wine country!. Bought a Prout this morning, should be moving aboard in Half Moon Bay (25 miles S. of San Francisco) in a month.

I'll be glad to fill in more info - I suppose I missed it! Any idea where I can get new spreaders from ? also, directions on lowering the mast forward in the tabernacle???

Did you sell your lovely boat yet?

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Old 29-10-2007, 18:09   #4
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Oops - I thought you were the chap with the Prout catamaran "Exposure" for sale - my mistake!
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Old 29-10-2007, 18:45   #5
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Greetings -

Glad to share experiences ...
I don't have many.

Please tell me every thing you know?

Thank you.
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Old 29-10-2007, 21:56   #6
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If you find yourself in the next port south, look me up, I'll buy ya a cold one. Congrats on the new boat. And, welcome aboard the forum.
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Old 30-10-2007, 05:57   #7
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Therapy,

Sounds like you need to get out there and start living, not just existing...

Kai Nui - absolutely, we'll take you up on that!
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Old 30-10-2007, 10:46   #8
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I'll echo the others as I'm sure your wealth of experience will be really useful to site users.
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Old 30-10-2007, 10:54   #9
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Whoa - VERY nice boat, Swagman. Westward towards where?
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Old 31-10-2007, 08:16   #10
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Therapy,

Sounds like you need to get out there and start living, not just existing...

You are absolutely right.

Youngest will be in college in less than a year.
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Old 31-10-2007, 08:25   #11
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Good for you, mate. What are you thinking of buying?
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Good for you, mate. What are you thinking of buying?
Looking and reading all opinions.
However I am 6'4" and bunk size and headroom will be an important factor.
Oh yea, Cat only.
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I used to sell multihulls in Florida. I started sailing them in 1972 (when we were considered total lunatics!) Maybe I can be of assistance...
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Is this the Prout Owners section then?
Sems to have a competent skipper already, not only competent but widely experienced.
Looking to buy a Snowgoose 37 this christmas. My brother bought one new as a bare boat, fitted it out in the Middle East while earning shedloads of money and retired.
Originally Meander then Voyager Meander for the Mauritius-Durban race way back.
I was worried I was biased by his descriptions of their safety, speed and grace but if there good enough for Catmariner they'll be good enough to look after a raw beginner without scaring the Mrs back to dry land.
Next two or three years should be spring and autumn in the Med with summer and xmas back in Southampton UK for the grandchildren to learn something useful.
Comments and warnings about Prout buying would be much appreciated.
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