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Old 30-09-2010, 13:36   #1
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Pleased to Meet Ya !

I'm just an ol' goat who loves the sea and boats. I have just purchased my first sailboat, a 1973 South Coast 22. It is now sailable but needs some work here and there. I will post some photos of her soon. I live in Ohio, so I will sailing in this area. I will be learning to sail in a reservoir near to our home. Eventually I want to sail in Lake Erie. When I retire I would like to sail her around the great lakes.

I look forward to getting to know you and learning from you.

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Old 30-09-2010, 15:42   #2
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I added photos of my boat "Three Amigos." Let me know what you think. I'm especially interested in your comments on the needed repairs. There is a small crack in the rudder. Could you comment on that, too? Thanks do much.
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Old 01-10-2010, 16:49   #3
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Hi Butterchurn, welcome to the forum. I didn't see your pictures, am I looking in the wrong spot?
Believe it or not but I lived on a 22 South coast for a summer, I was between boats and my friends let me live on her boat until I found my Pacific seacraft. It was a great little boat! Sailed like a champ.
Hope you have a blast on her.
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Old 04-10-2010, 06:30   #4
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Erika,

Here is the link to my photos if you haven't found them, yet.

- Cruisers & Sailing Photo Gallery

There a renumber of things on her that needs repaired, but I am already falling in love with her.

Someday I would like to sail across an ocean (not in the SC 22) or sail to the islands of the pacific. I don't know if it will ever happen. I'm approaching retirement age and a reduced income. The economic downturn wiped out my equity in my home and etc. However it has been a life long dream to own a sailboat and now I do. So, I am happy.
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Sailing can be a reasonable expense, even cheaper than land. Go for it.
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Welcome Aboard....nice Goal...sounds like fun!
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Thanks Erika and Stillraining.

I have much to learn but the learning process will be very enjoyable!
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
My first boat was a Catalina 22 and I really liked it size and ease of getting underway. It was a fin keeler so I can't imagine it would handle too much differently than your Southcoast.
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