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Old 15-05-2017, 07:30   #46
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Re: Cruising plans moved forward

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OH, well done mate! Sometimes fortune smiles upon us and we are in the right place at the right time. Enjoy your new love!
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Thank you. That is exactly how I feel. Everything simply fell into place without any effort or worry on my part; like it was karma. The PO even offered to donate a couple of hours with me after the sale is finalized to familiarize me with all of the fancy smanchy electronics and systems none of my other boats had.

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Old 13-06-2017, 05:34   #47
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Last Saturday we splashed the Pearson with plans to sail her to her new marina. However, Mother Nature had different plans as the morning was hot with only 3-5kn south westerlies; certainly not nearly enough to move the boat loaded with cruising gear under sail. So, the PO and I fired up the iron genny and started out for the marina with me at the helm.

This is the first boat I really piloted with a wheel, so it took me a little time to get the hang of not over steering her and not thinking in reverse when I wanted to make a turn (haha). The 15" max prop moved her against the outgoing tidal current smoothly and without noticeable vibration which was a reassuring feeling against my hands.

When we got to the marina entrance, the PO prepared the dock lines while I made a few figure-of-eights and doughnuts to pass the time and learn how very maneuverable the boat was. I handed off the helm to the PO to take her into the slip as I'm going to need a lot of practice before I am comfortable driving her bulk into that tiny, microscopic slot. At least, that's what it looks like to me now....

Dock lines tied off, engine shut down, and we're finally on the water at our new home!!!
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Old 13-06-2017, 06:22   #48
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congrats

btw the slip will always look like a small dot
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What a lovely story. Sounds like you met your dream boat. Congrats and enjoy!
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Thank you!
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