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Old 16-09-2012, 02:58   #1
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Oldie Becomes a Newbie.......Update

Months of searching and looking at loads of yachts I have done it.

Found my new love in Croatia and, with a bit of haggle, bought her at a reasonable price.

She is an SAS 39. Built by Vector Yachts of Zagreb (who normally make boats for the military)

Sailed her back to home, Turkey, a passage of ten days. Not easy as it was a learning curve for both the boat and myself. Got hit by the 'Bora' in the Adriatic with the winds maxing at 54 knots. Learned how to re-sew a partiallly shredded genoa and then became becalmed in the Cyclades.

How impressed I am with her. She can certainly take more that I can!

Now she's home and it's time to sort out all the little wrinkles that the trip has shown up.

Oh nearly forgot. Also managed to cross one more of the sailors 'bucket list'. Came through the Corinth Canal; amazing!
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Old 16-09-2012, 14:11   #2
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Found my new love in Croatia and, with a bit of haggle, bought her at a reasonable price.
Good stuff and a cool trip.

Pics would be nice .
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Old 31-10-2012, 23:20   #3
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
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Old 01-11-2012, 00:17   #4
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Months of searching and looking at loads of yachts I have done it.

Found my new love in Croatia and, with a bit of haggle, bought her at a reasonable price.

She is an SAS 39. Built by Vector Yachts of Zagreb (who normally make boats for the military)

Sailed her back to home, Turkey, a passage of ten days. Not easy as it was a learning curve for both the boat and myself. Got hit by the 'Bora' in the Adriatic with the winds maxing at 54 knots. Learned how to re-sew a partiallly shredded genoa and then became becalmed in the Cyclades.

How impressed I am with her. She can certainly take more that I can!

Now she's home and it's time to sort out all the little wrinkles that the trip has shown up.

Oh nearly forgot. Also managed to cross one more of the sailors 'bucket list'. Came through the Corinth Canal; amazing!
Hey there we also bought in Croatia however stayed the season opting to head for Turkey early next year, Bora is a shocker however his brother Hugo aint much better we had 70knots last night sitting safely in our Marina with enough decklines for Croatias entire seagull population to roost upon....

Did you stop in Montenegro or just keep going?

S&s 39 = great boat, take care Frank
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Old 02-11-2012, 13:45   #5
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Hi Frank.
gave montenagro a miss, intentionally, which is how we ended up in the middle of the adriatic when the bora arrived! good trip though.

yeah she's a great boat and certainly is turning heads at our marina.
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Welcome aboard, lots you can learn here.
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Great. There's no better way of learning than casting off.
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Ahoy sahil
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Thanks for all your kind greetings. Being a bit of a technophobe I can't seem to get pictures an the forum. However I have started a blog,for the boat, with pics and details of the trip home. Enjoy!

www.1boat2people4dogs.blogspot.co.uk
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