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Old 06-05-2008, 12:17   #1
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simple greetings

Having just joined the forum, thought I would say hello to all. I don't have any questions at the moment, but i am absolutely positive that I, like most of you will ask for advice and assistance from the community.

My boyfriend and I are working on putting the Pearson 42' in at the 1000 islands in the coming weeks. We still have lots to do, getting the fundamentals functional, cosmetics will happen sometime down the road. As I fit in the 5' deep bilge, but rather narrow opening 14" I was given the task of chipping out a solid mass of hard foam insulation that was saturated with rather nasty stuff, accumulated and permeated over at least 15 years of everything including the kitchen sink. I persisted and got it done and am glad to see the light of day again. Most current task for me is to some fibreglass work , alas its in the bilge, so it seems I will be back in there again for another stint.

I wouldn't do it if I didn't love the idea that the work we put into her will make her stronger, fitter and more reliable when she's asked to carry us around the globe. All our efforts, no matter how smelly, tricky or arduous make the journey an experience worth living. Its the beginning of the voyage.

Will keep you posted on our progress.

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Old 06-05-2008, 13:26   #2
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Welcome aboard your royal highness. :-)


She took my address and my name
Put my credit to shame
Sunspot Baby, sure had a real good time
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Old 06-05-2008, 13:30   #3
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Welcome, and good to read you have come up for fresh air..........
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Old 06-05-2008, 13:32   #4
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Welcome, TQ.

Don't let the Captain stick you with all the nasty jobs! You outrank him, after all. Good luck on getting your boat ready to sail.
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Old 06-05-2008, 14:18   #5
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Welcome TempleQueen,

Glad to hear you are out of the bilge. I am foever in the doghouse. I think it has to do with royalty.

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Old 07-05-2008, 19:03   #6
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Aloha Queen,
Welcome aboard!! Bilge work is never fun. Once its done thought, happy days are here again. I think you have a great boat. Good luck on the rest of the refit. Don't go back in the bilge though.
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