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Old 17-05-2021, 21:37   #1
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OUR NEW BOAT

I wanted to thank everyone on here for all the help.
Some of you might remember how many questioned I posted.
Many of them going back and forth between boats, each time to find out it was a no go.
After looking for boats for over a year and let me tell you all. There was a very steep learning curve.
We ended up buying a 1978 O'day 27 in January. The more we go on the boat the more we love our boat. It is the smallest boat we looked at but the best boat for us.
We had some scary moments out in the ocean not knowing what to do but we always managed and we learned from our mistakes.
I must give a huge thank you to Don for going with us and showing us some of the basics.
Been sea sick but found that Meclizine helps me a lot.
Over all we found that the boat is in better shape then expected which is awesome.
Still got a long way to go before we feel comfortable sailing in bigger seas and winds.
Every time we go out we feel better and loving our boat even more.
Did I mention just how much we love our boat. Got good in getting out of the slip and back in as well. So now I don't dread the idea of going out there. Oh year we still have 1/2 of the tank of fuel after motoring all the way from long beach and using the boat here as well, might think it runs on air alone.
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Old 17-05-2021, 21:59   #2
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Glad to hear you're happy with your boat, and may she give you many more days of joy.

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Old 18-05-2021, 19:53   #3
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Thank you Ann,
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Old 18-05-2021, 19:59   #4
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Old 18-05-2021, 20:48   #5
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May your O’Day give you much pleasure. Welcome to the sailing life.
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SO beautiful!

Now aren't you glad you didn't let yourself fall for that 37-foot old, tired, Ericson with those weird bracings smack in the middle of the saloon??? (Hey, but you could be bashing your head into them right now!)

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Fair, fair winds Fireant and Spouse,
And many years of happy sailing!
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I'll bet you both love just looking at her...
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Old 19-05-2021, 05:12   #7
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Every time we go out we feel better and loving our boat even more.
the only thing that matters in the end!
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Old 19-05-2021, 18:40   #8
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Cool hand luke, Tayana 42 thank you both.
LittleWing the funny thing is that the Ericson 37 is not far from where our boat is now.
Yes this boat is so much better buy and use then the Ericson.
Now looking back on all the work most other boats needed and thinking that instead of working on the boat none stop we get to go out and enjoy sailing on a boat that needs little work.
SailorBoy that is so correct.

All this thanks for everyone that took their time to answer my questions.
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Little boats go out all the time. Big boats just sit at the dock.
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