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Old 26-02-2011, 13:40   #1
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We Actually Did it !

After 4 years of dreaming and being a CF voyeur my wife and I finally bought a sailboat. We bought a Catalina 27 from Challanged America in San Diego. It was a donated boat, but it is in pretty good condition. We motored it from Shelter Island to Chula Vista Marina a couple of days ago and have been staying on it for a few days. (We aren't allowed to liveaboard because it's too small) So far we like it. We have a pretty long to-do list but I'm determined to get her ready to go by summer time.
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Old 26-02-2011, 13:54   #2
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Congrats and welcome aboard....
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Old 26-02-2011, 18:15   #3
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Welcome aboard and congratulations!!!!
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Old 26-02-2011, 18:28   #4
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Bajacch,

Congratulations on the new ride.
Catalina !!! very sweet boat. We owned a Catalina 30 and 380 and really loved both of them.

Enjoy,
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Old 26-02-2011, 18:33   #5
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Congradulations on your venture, I am curious who said you werent allowed to live on the boat because its too small?
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Old 26-02-2011, 18:36   #6
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Good luck with her and have fun....

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Old 26-02-2011, 18:38   #7
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Cool boat. Congrats!

Nobody's gonna believe you, however, until you post a pic or two.
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Old 26-02-2011, 19:28   #8
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Re: We actually did it!

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. The Coronado Naval Sailing Club used to have Catalina 27s in the 70s and I really enjoyed sailing them.
Many years ago I lost my Chula Vista home to my ex but have lived there in several different apartments many years past before there was a marina. I've heard it is a nice place to have a slip.
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Old 26-02-2011, 21:17   #9
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I am so happy for you, keep us posted on the updates
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Old 27-02-2011, 17:21   #10
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Thanks everyone.
@ Cdunc - The Marina rules state that it has to be over 35 feet to liveaboard. This is actually pretty common in Socal. It might be a city ordinance or something.
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Old 27-02-2011, 17:58   #11
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Thanks Bajacch, I was just wondering who or what would put such restrictions on where someone lived. Understandable if its the marina, if it s the city what do they do with the homeless in their carboard boxes, give em a ticket?
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Thanks Bajacch, I was just wondering who or what would put such restrictions on where someone lived. Understandable if its the marina, if it s the city what do they do with the homeless in their carboard boxes, give em a ticket?
Municipalities, at least those in California, that own marinias, are administrated by city/county councils that don't have a clue what a boat is.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:22   #13
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Yes actually, In San Diego they will give you a ticket if you are homeless and sleeping outside of the city approved homeless sleeping parking lots. You also can't sleep in your car here.
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Yes actually, In San Diego they will give you a ticket if you are homeless and sleeping outside of the city approved homeless sleeping parking lots. You also can't sleep in your car here.
Dear god, talk about kicking someone when they are down.

Anyway congrats on the boat purchase, exciting times. You should get busy with the camera so you can do a before and after thingy. Always good to look back in a couple of years to see the difference.

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Old 02-03-2011, 09:06   #15
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Yes actually, In San Diego they will give you a ticket if you are homeless and sleeping outside of the city approved homeless sleeping parking lots. You also can't sleep in your car here.
A ticket LOL. I can see that one Police: Can I see some ID? Homeless: I don't have any. Police: What's your address? Homeless: I'm homeless.
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