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Old 07-05-2018, 14:15   #1231
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Thanks, I'll do it again, stay tuned :-)
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Old 07-05-2018, 18:30   #1232
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Thanks, I'll do it again, stay tuned :-)
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Old 08-05-2018, 10:40   #1233
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You're welcome :-) I would like to urge everyone to keep their eyes opened, just in case. Thanks again!

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Old 26-02-2020, 08:31   #1234
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Hello Everyone.
It has been four years since I lost Dagny. Since then I have been living in France, now in Antibes, right on the coast. Once more I would like to thank you all for your support. It took me a long time to let go. For years I couldn't even watch sailing videos on YouTube... The dream never left me. Being near the sea for a year now, I couldn't help but seeing boats... It was time to try again. So I started looking at used sailboats. Few matched my set of requirements, full keel, solid, inboard diesel and double-ender if possible. My choices were also limited by the cost of renting a slip here on the French Riviera... Last month I went to Spain to inspect a Swedish boat, Havsfidra 20 built by Fiskatra. It is actually a 21 footer, well built and in good shape. It was it, if that makes sense. Smaller than Dagny which was 26ft OAL, though the interior seems in a way bigger, probably due to the cabin. Dagny had a flush deck.
In two years it will be paid off and I will be actively preparing to leave again. I can't not give it another shot. In the meantime, I need to sail it back from somewhere North of Valencia to Antibes, which in itself will be an adventure, albeit semi-coastal sailing. I will start a new YouTube channel then.
For those who like details, the boat came with two mains, two jibs and a spi. There is a removable auto-pilot but no wind-vane. It has a GPS, VHF and depth sounder. The engine is a Volvo Penta 10hp.
For me (6'2") it might be a bit small, but I will mostly sail alone and again, the interior did not feel cramped. It does need a bit of work of course, but mostly aesthetic, plus solar power, wind-vane, HF radio, AIS receiver and paint/varnish. I am starting from zero again.
Stay tuned for more!
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Old 26-02-2020, 09:23   #1235
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Congratulations on the new boat. It takes courage to get back on the horse.
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Congrats!
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Old 26-02-2020, 10:00   #1237
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Now that's just wonderful!
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Good on Ya!!
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Very good news. Congratulations and welcome back to sailing. I've been wondering if we would hear from you again.

Have to say I'm still somewhat mystified that Dagny never showed up anywhere. After four years you would think it would have washed up on shore in Ireland or somewhere on the US east coast. Maybe out sailing with the Flying Dutchman.
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G, excellent news.
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Great news Good luck !
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CONGRATULATIONS, and welcome back, Gil.
Happy for you!
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Old 26-02-2020, 11:53   #1243
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Thanks guys. Indeed I never heard from anyone and no trace of Dagny. The boat was shut tight and the automatic bilge pump was fed by the battery, charged by solar power. I assume someone must have found it and kept or scuttled it after taking everything, but who knows...

This new boat will have a tracker in it!

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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Hey Gil,

Been wondering about you. Noi and I wish you good luck!

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Thank you! Are you still sailing?
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