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Old 30-09-2014, 08:56   #1
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Well, we officially took delivery of our new (to us) boat yesterday. It's an '84 Aloha 32. Survey showed her to be in overall good shape, but (like all boats) it still needs a few things. I believe the original owners had twins and afterwards didn't have the time to really care for the boat. Fortunately, she only sat for about a year, and I think he was still able to come down and give her a bath on occasion.

She seems to be pretty well outfitted for a 32' boat. Autopilot, chart plotter, radar, forced air heater, Full cockpit enclosure, lectrasan, new water heater, 4 batteries (3 g31, 1 g27), and lots of spares and tools.

We brought her to her new home yesterday, so we learned a few things on the way that we need to check out (Think I'll make separate posts for specific questions though). We had good wind for a while (though in the wrong direction), so we got to actually sail for quite a while. Ended up motoring part of the way back just so we could get back before it got too late. Even with the motoring it was still dark when we got back. I think I have mixed feelings about the full enclosure. It's definitely nice to be out of the weather (it rained on us most of the way back), but when trying to sail all the canvas just gets in the way. The winch handles don't clear it in spots and you can't see the sails! Still, it'll keep my wife warm and happy, and that is definitely worth the inconvenience.

Already have quite the list of wants, but I think needs are going to keep me busy for a little bit.

Anyway, this is her yachtworld listing if anyone would like to see some pictures
1984 Aloha 32 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
We'll get our own pictures once we have time, but for now the listing is all I have.
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Old 30-09-2014, 09:01   #2
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Congratulations on the new boat. She looks like a beauty. Hope she will give you great pleasure and happy cruising.


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Old 30-09-2014, 09:14   #3
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Congrats! All of the wood inside sure looks nice! Enjoy!

We followed some fellow Texans blog aboard their Aloha 34. s/v Kaleo » Blog Archive » Kaleo Has A New Captain Now owned by a member here at CF - Don1500 I think. Click new owner in link above to follow his travels.

That should be a great boat for you.

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Old 30-09-2014, 09:38   #4
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Must be that time of year. We just closed on our new to us boat this morning too.

Congrats, now get out there and enjoy it!
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quick, get out there and enjoy her, before winter sets in!

Isn't it a lovely feeling to have this sense of a whole new future awaiting?!

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Isn't it a lovely feeling to have this sense of a whole new future awaiting?
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Nicely said!

Good luck with your new boat, Blinker!
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Thanks everyone, we're definitely excited to get out and explore some with her. Hopefully this coming weekend we'll be able to get through the needed engine maintenance, then I'll feel better about taking her out. Lots of friends already wanting to go for a sail
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