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Old 27-01-2008, 21:16   #1
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SV Estrellita

I registered and the site suggested I post an introduction...and I'm very impressionable

My husband and I are the proud owners of a beautiful Wauquiez Pretorien 35, currently in the US Pacific Northwest/Canadian West.

We sold our house this summer and this week I told my job I'm leaving in May.

Holy cow.
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Old 27-01-2008, 21:29   #2
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Hi Estrellita- I'm a newby to the forum, and your post caught my eye. My wife and I both left our jobs last May in the NW (Mount Vernon, WA), and we moved aboard our boat. We're on our way to Mexico and hopefully, beyond for the next several years.

I understand the 'holy cow' in making the decision. For us, our health is better since we moved aboard. We hope you have many exciting adventures.

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Old 27-01-2008, 21:40   #3
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How exciting! And I saw the Victoria Rose in your profile, beautiful.

We are lucky to be young(ish) and in good health but I'm sure that our "retirement" will only improve things.

For various financial reasons we are just a few years from joining you.
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Old 28-01-2008, 02:57   #4
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Well done guys on making the big step,

I'm certain you'll not regret what you are doing and trsut you realise all the dreams.

Welcome to the site and trsut you find it as useful as we do.

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Old 28-01-2008, 04:00   #5
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Hey congrats!

Just a note of caution. The Pretorien was originally built with washers only as the backing plate for the headstay. They should be removed and a proper backing plate needs to be installed. The mod is well documented and is easy to do. It wouldn't do to have the headsty leave the boat enroute to somewhere.

They are great boats though, you'll have a wonderful time.
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Old 29-01-2008, 13:19   #6
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Aloha Livia,
Welcome aboard! Great boat and good choice. Good to have you on the forum. There is a lot of good advice here.
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Old 04-01-2009, 15:05   #7
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SV Estrellita

We are living on the coast of Norway, in the middle (outside Trondheim). We also own a Pretorien 35. Even in Europe these Yachts is not easy to find for sale.This is because of the seaworthy and strenght of the yacht.
You have done a perfect choise of yacht for cruising!

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Congratulations on the big step and welcome to the forum...looking forward to seeing pictures of SV Estrellita
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Livia,

Welcome. I have been enjoying the posts on this site for just a few days. It is very interesting with lots of good humor and knowledge. Wish I were in your shoes. A few years (3) yet for me.
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Thank you for that important note. We had heard the same and checked and thankfully a good job was already done on adding a backing plate.

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Hey congrats!

Just a note of caution. The Pretorien was originally built with washers only as the backing plate for the headstay. They should be removed and a proper backing plate needs to be installed. The mod is well documented and is easy to do. It wouldn't do to have the headsty leave the boat enroute to somewhere.

They are great boats though, you'll have a wonderful time.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:08   #11
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We love her. We are lucky enough to be a day sail from where a Wauquiez Rendezvous is held so last May we were able to see almost 20 Wauquiez, mostly Pretoriens but also Gladiateurs and Centurions, all in one marina. There was even a "fun" race.

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SV Estrellita

We are living on the coast of Norway, in the middle (outside Trondheim). We also own a Pretorien 35. Even in Europe these Yachts is not easy to find for sale.This is because of the seaworthy and strenght of the yacht.
You have done a perfect choise of yacht for cruising!

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Congratulations on the big step and welcome to the forum...looking forward to seeing pictures of SV Estrellita
Thanks - there are a few on our blog and site.
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