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Old 16-06-2012, 01:09   #1
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Hi everyone, just joined the forum and glad to be among like-minded people. I've been refitting my 30 ft wooden Hartley cruiser for the last 6 years or so, a task which I estimated would be done by Christmas of the first year. Yeah, right.

Almost there, and the initial burst of enthusiastic energy has been somewhat displaced by the need to just enjoy the thing instead of getting to it and working, working, working all the time.

So many projects are in the "at least it's working for now" stage and will be attended to "in the fullness of time".

From Melbourne, Australia, and envious of the comparative dirt-cheap equipment you have in the United States.

I'll soon start posting about equipment like portable generator, air conditioner etc.

Till then, bye for now
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Old 16-06-2012, 01:53   #2
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Welcome aboard SC. Hoping your refit will be completed soon(ish). I know the feeling after sending 7 years refitting a 31ft Van De Stadt Dogger (ply).

The end result will be worth it (so we tell ourselves )

When you have a moment, tell us more about the boat and work done so far!
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Old 16-06-2012, 02:55   #3
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Wotname, thanks for the welcome. I see I'm not the only laggard here . I'll probably post some before/after pics at some stage. It's a 30ft Hartley designed plywood cruiser with flybridge controls. A bullet-proof but unfortunately not well looked after 120 hp Ford 6-cylinder Lehman diesel. Waiting for warmer weather to slip, tear out some plastic non-opening windows and install the sliding aluminium framed ones that have been gathering dust patiently in a spare room.
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Old 17-06-2012, 15:36   #4
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Welcome to Cruisers Forum
Hope a picture is coming soon
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Old 18-06-2012, 05:44   #5
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Ocean Girl, thanks to you as well for the welcome. Yes, pictures coming very soon.
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Old 20-06-2012, 23:38   #6
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As promised, some initial pictures, of the kitchen restoration.

Restoration of Inspiration
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Old 21-07-2012, 11:54   #7
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good job.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, starcruiser.
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