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Old 08-03-2008, 07:51   #1
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why did they let me do it!

Greetings all. i've been a lurker for a very long time now and decided it's probably time to introduce myself.

i have found so much great info on this site and had a few laughs while wading through it. by far one of the best sailing forum out there. unfortunately it is now time for me to take my very long walk down a short pier, to "stand under a cold shower tearing up $100 bills". i'm headed up to st augustine this weekend to do survey and sea trials on a beautiful tartan 33. here's hoping for a successful survey so that i can truly understand the joys and misery of boat ownership

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Old 08-03-2008, 07:57   #2
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Good luck with the survey! Let us know how it goes and post some pictures in your gallery.
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:47   #3
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Good luck Mike! The Tartan 33 is a beautiful boat indeed. As to what you are getting yourself into - for every $100.00 bill you tear up (and every frustration you experience), you will be rewarded with moments of pure bliss and others that can only be described as a rush. Assuming she passes the survey/sea trial, the only thing you need to be apprehensive about is how short a time it takes to become hopelessly and permanently addicted, like the rest of us.

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Old 08-03-2008, 09:50   #4
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Welcome. I too lurked for a long time, still mostly read, post a little. We will wait for the pictures.

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Old 08-03-2008, 12:27   #5
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i'm headed up to st augustine this weekend to do survey and sea trials on a beautiful tartan 33. here's hoping for a successful survey so that i can truly understand the joys and misery of boat ownership
Welcome aboard Mike

Hope the Survey and Sea Trials go well.......pics would be great

Me likes pictures, cos' they are easier to read
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Old 08-03-2008, 15:30   #6
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tearing up $100 bills"
I think you better add another Zero to that denomination of currency Mike! More like $1000 bills will fly out of your wallet faster than you can count them! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but that's BOATing!

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Good luck with your survey. Looking forward to hearing how it goes and welcome aboard.

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Good Luck with it don't know the tartan 33 but Tartan has a good rep.
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Old 08-03-2008, 19:19   #8
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Aloha No,
Welcome aboard! Hope the Tartan survey goes well. I am kind of partial to them, having sailed on a couple.
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