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Old 26-10-2012, 09:33   #1
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Worked on my boat more than sailed it

I have a 1977 Columbia 9.6 designed by Allen Payne. It has been restored, and I currently live on it at Indiantown Florida.

I have spent too much time restoring it and am looking forward to sailing it more. It was at Sandusky Ohio, Lake Erie for a few years, then Georgia, and then sailed it down here.

I have been a lurker on this forum for a while, and decided it is time to really be involved. Love to read it on a rainy day, or any day.

Kirsi (same as boat, but I did not name it. My ex named it, as he said it would never have been finished if it were not for me)
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Old 26-10-2012, 09:40   #2
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i guess a boat is never finished -- SoulMates was new when i bought her and each and every year - like any good French Mistress - she demands something new,upgraded or refinished -

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Old 26-10-2012, 10:03   #3
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Welcome to the forum.
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Old 26-10-2012, 10:16   #4
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Re: Worked on my boat more than sailed it

Welcome to the club . I reckon if I only put in one man/hour of labor in repairs or maintenance, per hour of sailing, I'm doing pretty well . Nature of the beast . . .
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i guess a boat is never finished -- SoulMates was new when i bought her and each and every year - like any good French Mistress - she demands something new,upgraded or refinished -

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Welcome Aboard!

Agreed, the project list for a boat never goes away. It just gets longer and shorter.
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Old 26-10-2012, 10:33   #6
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Re: Worked on my boat more than sailed it

I hope you are on the downhill slope of repairs and can do some sailing now! Have fun.
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Old 26-10-2012, 11:05   #7
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Agreed, the project list for a boat never goes away. It just gets longer and shorter.
Yours gets shorter? How does that work exactly? Mine only gets longer.
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Old 26-10-2012, 13:47   #8
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Glad you've got the boat in sailing condition. I hope to be at that point someday.
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Old 26-10-2012, 18:00   #9
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Thanks everyone. I am on the downhill slope. I do a walk through the workyard every day, to remind myself of all the work. Good luck to all who are still working towards their dream.
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Old 26-10-2012, 18:17   #10
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Re: Worked on my boat more than sailed it

Welcome Kirsi.

I've been working on my (first) boat for the last several months so I can get her in the water and sale a local lake.
Enjoy yourself around here.
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Old 26-10-2012, 18:42   #11
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If it wasent for working on the boat as we cruise, the boat would never sail !! LOL Im a firm believer i at sea repaires! I guess it's a personal thing ! but I know a lot of cruisers who feel the same !! get it ready and go sailing !!
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Old 26-10-2012, 20:03   #12
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Welcome Kirsi...I can say that after 15 months and gobs of money, I am in the water and living aboard. All systems are working and now I am working on rigging and storage compartments for next years trip.
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Old 26-10-2012, 20:35   #13
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Re: Worked on my boat more than sailed it

Hi Kirsi... nice to see you again, and welcome. I'm glad to see you've splashed.

Currently Skipper and I are over on the west coast, where Sunday's predicted low is 40. BRRRRR! I'm waiting for a chartkit to arrive and then heading south. Maybe we'll run into each other at some point. Are you still on the east coast?

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Old 28-10-2012, 04:53   #14
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Hi Janice and Skipper,
We sre in the Indiantown marina until yhe end of hurricane season. It is east of Okeechobee nesr Stuart.
Hope we meet up.

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Old 28-10-2012, 07:24   #15
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What Dockhead said: 1 hour work = 1 hour sailing. After many years of monitoring this equation and one must be willing to "go out" (cruise ) with many nonessential items unfinished.
If you get too anal regarding every thing being 'perfect' you will never have time for even a daysail. The true seaman has a resourceful mindset and will find a way to achieve his/her objectives when the world is serving up obstacles. Furthermore getting out and about on your vessel will give valuable input regarding what is essential / lacking/or superfluous.

If you are on the hard, and up your kneecaps in saw dust; getting a kayak or some such will help remind you what your ultimate objectives are and help you to stay the course. Fair Winds!
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