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Old 04-27-2012, 10:39 AM   #15
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Thanks. As I imagine most of you know first hand, this first cruising boat is the result of years of dreaming. I wrote a silly story as part of a homework assignment when in grade school about a '36 Foot Sloop'. And I didn't even really know what a sloop was. But I knew I wanted a sailboat someday, a boat I didn't have to hurry home before dark with. Something to take me beyond that horizon, and the next.

and now it's happening.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:30 PM   #16
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We haven't started cruising just yet. We accepted the boat last weekend, and I've just arranged insurance today. Older boat, had to have a couple surveys done. But we did that.

We are flying up to Florida Sunday, and hope to be underway enroute Bimini late next week.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:08 PM   #17
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And now we've bought a boat and sailed it from Jacksonville to the Turks and Caicos Islands.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:45 PM   #18
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Good for you, getting out there and doing it ... how are you enjoying the trip so far?

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after all these years, we finally done it. We are flying up to Jax next week to close on our old english catamaran. After a few days of getting ready and provisioning, we are planning to depart the first week of May, sail down through the Bahamas, and back to the Turks and Caicos Islands. I reckon that's a pretty good shakedown cruise for a couple old geezers in their first cruiser.

Oh, we didn't go for the Gemini. Bought a boat called a Catelac 12M.
Three feet draft, 41 ft. loa Catamaran.
Very good blog; excellent adventure. What does the future hold for your floating lifestyle?
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:37 AM   #20
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Very good blog; excellent adventure. What does the future hold for your floating lifestyle?
It will only be a part-time floating lifestyle for the next year and a half. We figure we'll be making relatively short trips as we get the boat the way we want it. It's floating four inches higher now than it was when we bought it.

Thanks for the kind words on the blog. I should be posting another installment later today, with photos of some of the many DIY projects going on with the boat. We have a lot of plans for it. I suspect most new boat owners go through this.
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You're going to have a great time.
How long is 'The List'?

I really look forward to following your adventures.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:43 PM   #22
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I think the lists for boats remains endless. they are works in progress for as long as they exist, unless abandoned.

I got two new alternators in, fixed one of the bilge pumps, and we started moving stuff back on board today. I think we might go out and anchor off an uninhabited island for the weekend.
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Well, I'm back. after two years of part time refitting in a terrible place to refit, the boat is again habitable. We put the house on the market, and moved onto the boat a month ago. We're finishing up a lot of little remaining on-board projects, getting ready to go sailing. We had no clue how much work this boat needed when we bought it, but now I doubt there's a square foot of the inside of it that I haven't physically been in contact with. It's starting to feel like home. We have a gypsy life planned for the foreseeable future. 8 months a year sailing around the Caribbean area, and 4 months of hurricane season in a travel trailer in the Rockies. We just finished the first four month in a trailer ( Caravan) stint. Looking at the Bahamas for next month, hopefully. Meantime, living on board in a marina with a steady stream of cruisers going through. Three boats and us in at the moment.
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Wow. Now that's inspiring, someone who actually got to the end of the work and is taking off on the adventure. Well done!
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Thanks, but I can't take credit for getting to the end of the work. We realized that in an old boat like this, and perhaps in any boat, the work is never really completed. There will always be something else to fix/replace/modify. Boat is full of parts for planned projects.
Recognizing that time was passing, and we aren't getting any younger, we decided to not put off the cruising part and to just GO.

We don't NEED to replace the radar before going. We don't HAVE to finish the design on a new hard top, and replace the RIB and davits with a Porta Bote etc. We might look like the Beverly Hillbillies coming into an anchorage for a while, but so be it. No more excuses.

Doesn't hurt that we REALLY want to get out of the Turks and Caicos, either.
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