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Old 09-08-2021, 07:34   #1
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New cruiser (at least I hope so - soon)

Hi everyone.
I am a long-time small keel-boat racer who is now in the market for a small family cruiser.

I hope to be on the water before the 2021 season ends. Wish me luck.
2021 is not an easy year to buy a boat...

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Old 09-08-2021, 07:41   #2
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Hi everyone.
I am a long-time small keel-boat racer who is now in the market for a small family cruiser.

I hope to be on the water before the 2021 season ends. Wish me luck.
2021 is not an easy year to buy a boat...

Ram Miller
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No, it certainly is not! But just be patient and keep your eyes peeled.

East Coast Yacht Sales just posted a lovely Tartan 34-2 (lying: Boothbay, Maine) this weekend: https://www.ecys.com/boat/1986/tartan-yachts/34-2/2294/ Not sure what size you're looking for, but that would be a great family cruiser perhaps for a couple with two kids...

Welcome aboard, Ram and Fam!
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Old 09-08-2021, 07:51   #3
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East Coast Yacht Sales just posted a lovely Tartan 34-2 (lying: Boothbay, Maine) this weekend: https://www.ecys.com/boat/1986/tartan-yachts/34-2/2294/ Not sure what size you're looking for, but that would be a great family cruiser perhaps for a couple with two kids...

Welcome aboard, Ram and Fam!
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That is a nice boat!
Thanks for the welcome.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Ram.
Good luck!
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Hi and welcome from Ontario Canada
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Old 28-10-2021, 17:35   #6
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New cruiser (officially now!)

So I just closed on my first boat today; a 1977 Pearson P-35.
Since it is autumn in New England, it is already out of the water, but I am looking forward to some maintenance tasks over the winter in anticipation of the 2022 season.
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“Looking forward to some maintenance tasks”.

Snicker. Join the crowd!

Wax the hull now. Easier and faster now than spring, and you can do touch up work in March.

If you store outdoors ensure the hull does NOT slope down at the bow, you want ice and snow to run aft, and out. If you don’t know how to winterize a boat say so now.
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“Looking forward to some maintenance tasks”.

Snicker. Join the crowd!

Wax the hull now. Easier and faster now than spring, and you can do touch up work in March.

If you store outdoors ensure the hull does NOT slope down at the bow, you want ice and snow to run aft, and out. If you don’t know how to winterize a boat say so now.
Thanks for the advice. I will try to wax the hull before it gets too cold.
I have a rudimentary understanding of winterizing the boat, but fortunately I have until the winter of 2022 to get it right. This season it was winterized for me.
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Welcome.

I would suggest updating your profile with your general location and your boat make & model or “Looking” in the "Boat" category. This info shows up under your UserName in every post in the web view. Many questions are boat and/or location dependent and having these tidbits under your UserName saves answering those questions repeatedly. If you need help setting up your profile then click on this link: https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...ml#post3308797

I would happily help more if the link above is not enough.
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ramron76, hearty congratulations on the new to you boat. She looks like a beauty. Many safe and exciting travels on your new adventure.
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Gorgeous!

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Hi and welcome from Ontario Canada
Fantastic sailboat. I bet it really moves!

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Fantastic sailboat. I bet it really moves!

Fair winds
Thanks for the greetings. Although I currently live in the Boston area, I am also originally from Ontario (Ottawa).

Regarding the boat, I hope to get it moving in the 2022 season, but I don't imagine that it will move particularly fast. Built for cruising, not built for speed.

See you on the water...
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