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Old 13-08-2011, 18:03   #1
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We Just Bought Our First Boat

In march 2007 we joined a fractional sailing group called sailtime. I would have to say it was one of the best things we have ever done, because it help cultivate and grow our passion for sailing. It gave us a chance before buying our own boat to find out if this really was for us. Well I would have to say it really was for us lol.

We left sailtime in June and closed on a 1988 40' O'Day sailboat in July .1988 O'Day 40 sailboat for sale in Florida we do not have pictures yet on our laptop but this is the add for the boat we bought.

We will be bringing the boat up to our home port in Southport,NC
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Old 13-08-2011, 18:07   #2
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Congrats looks like you got a nice boat for the price.
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Old 13-08-2011, 18:12   #3
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She looks like a great boat! Congratulations!!
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Old 13-08-2011, 19:21   #4
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Wow, welcome and fair winds to ya!
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Old 14-08-2011, 20:41   #5
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Thanks everyone! We are excited , we plan to liveaboard full time within 2 years. I will be retiring from UPS and my wife Tina will transfer into the travel nurse program with the V.A. We enjoy this forum and have learned alot from it.
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We....closed on a 1988 40' O'Day sailboat in July. We will be bringing the boat up to our home port in Southport,NC
Sweet boat! I'm in Wrightsville Beach - PM me when you're at the coast and we can meet in ILM for a bite and a brew.

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Old 15-08-2011, 19:33   #7
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Hey John that sounds great. Do you ever make it down the road to Southport for any of the regatta's Like the wooden boat race or the pirate race?
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Congradulations on your new boat, look great......
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Hey John that sounds great. Do you ever make it down the road to Southport for any of the regatta's Like the wooden boat race or the pirate race?
Generally it's easier by road than by water. The trip from WB to CB, through Snow's Cut and down to Southport is not too bad, but the upstream ride can be frustrating. If you need crew for a race, or a cookout, let me know.
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Sounds good
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Old 16-08-2011, 05:22   #11
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Congrats Dstines,

Hope to have our own boat soon too. I am excited for you!

We will keep a look out for you as we are crossing the equator

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Old 22-08-2011, 16:40   #12
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Ok so alot of firsts this month, we got our first boat and looks like we will have our first hurrican as a boat owner. All part of the adverture......
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Congratulations on the boat and update us about any damage. Hope not.
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Old 16-09-2011, 12:26   #14
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Happy to report there was no damage at all fron the hurrican. We also had a great trip sailing our new girl up to Southport,NC from FL, it was a 3 day sail on the outside and I would have to say the boat did great!!!!
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oohhh, nice boat, congrats!
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