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Old 09-10-2019, 14:22   #1
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Hello from San Francisco Bay!

Hi there!

I’m finally joining the forum after having spent countless hours pouring over useful advice and entertaining discussions here.

My wife and I are in our mid to late thirties and recently bought our first boat a 1979 Cape Dory 36. After a few years of sailing in clubs on SF Bay and a few bareboat trips in the Caribbean we decided we missed the freedom of owning our own boat. We are now hard at work sprucing up “La Baleine” but also make plenty of time to sail her on the SF Bay and to our local coastal spots.

“La Baleine” was a bit of a fixer upper when we got her about a year ago but we’ve been hard at work and absolutely love working on and improving our boat (not to mention sailing her). I frequently come here looking for advice relevant to our projects and with time I can hopefully share a thing or two I have learned along the way!

So far some of the DIY projects we have finished;
  • Transmission Replacement
  • New rope clutches
  • New gray water plumbing and installation of macerator pump
  • Replaced the bob-stay backing plate
  • Made a stack-pack Sailbag
  • New Upholstey for the interior
  • Refinished the cabin sole
  • Repainted the deck non-skid
  • Wet sanded and polished all gelcoat.
  • Rebuilt the Sherwood G65 water pump
  • Installed new i70 instrument and transducer
  • and much much more...😅

Fair winds!
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Old 09-10-2019, 14:29   #2
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Hey, Jacob!

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Old 09-10-2019, 14:39   #3
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Welcome to the forum, BlueSwede. Are you feeling good after all that?
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Old 09-10-2019, 15:03   #4
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Welcome to the forum, BlueSwede. Are you feeling good after all that?
Thank you! Yea it’s been very satisfying work and a great learning experience. Couldn’t be happier with the boat!
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Hey Matt! Thanks for keeping her bum nice and clean!
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Welcome! I have found the list to be never ending, which is definitely NOT meant to discourage you. Instead, I believe it is actually one of the things that unknowingly drives people to buy their own sailboat
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Jacob.
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Heya Jacob ~ we were hauled out next to you at BMC. You two have a good thing going with your boat!

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Hey Erik! Check the Freedom Forum for our next rendezvous coming up soon.
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