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Old 07-12-2008, 19:34   #1
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Taking the plunge

Hello all,

40yo, lifelong dreamer here. About to take the pruchase plunge and begin my spiraling decent into the abyss of "fixer-upper". Will be looking to this board for advice once the dastardly deed has been done. Looking forward to everyone's experience and experiences.

I am posting on the monohull board.


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Old 08-12-2008, 01:32   #2
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Greetings, and WELCOME aboard Barry.
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:03   #3
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Hey Barry...welcome...send plenty of pics once the deed is done.....or before!
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Welcome and good luck matey
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangereous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. T.E. Lawrence
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Welcome, Barry. Get your wallet limbered up first. Saves time when whipping out the Boat Bucks.
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:50   #6
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Don't let thjese old salts scare you! lol. It's a lot of fun.

And expensive.
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Aloha Barry,
Welcome aboard! Choose your boat well. Let us know what you are looking at and how much you want to spend. We might be able to steer you in a better quality direction. I have a friend with a Columbia 28 who is very happy with the boat but he isn't living aboard yet. He's thinking of moving all the way up to a 30 or 32.
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