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Old 09-14-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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hi all,
I'm just doing my introduction. I have a 20'6'' Vivacity 20, I call her Nervon, which means The Child of the Sea, and it is Welsh. She is based in Scarbourgh.

I'm struggling with renovating her, as she had numerous owners that have taken her on as a project, but then have realsised that its too much for them. I refuse to let her down again like others have.

She is my 1st boat, and I may have trusted the wrong people for help with her. So I have decided to do it the hard way, and learn by own mistakes. I am looking forward to meeting people here.

And hope that you all enjoy potential a weekend sailing.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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Hi Sinbad. There may not be a lot of people here who are near Scarborough, but most here have been in a similar situation as you at some time during their sailing careers. While we may not be able to lay on hands, you will find that there is an enormous amount of knowledge invested in those who visit this site regularly. If you have any questions, please put them to us in CL. On those days when suicide seems the best option, and there will be some, again, please seek advice. We all love to help and if we can see Nervon as a viable, sea going craft in the future we will all be proud to have helped.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:26 PM   #3
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Hi Sandettie,

Thanks for that.

I must admit I have forgotten a lot of boatwork after I left sea cadets. Advice will be welcomed.

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Old 09-15-2012, 03:33 PM   #4
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I've never heard of a vivacity 20, but a quick google search shows it is a pretty simple and solid looking little boat. If the hull and rig are more or less sound it doesn't seem totally out of reach to fix one up. If it is within 40 feet of your home, that will make a big difference as will a handy bit of shop space and a few basic power tools.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:45 PM   #5
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Hi, thanks for reply.

Yes she is a sturdy boat, alas I don't have storage space and is unfortunately in Scarborough harbour all year round, and its an 1hour and 40 minutes on the train, so time travelling not too bad its the ever increasing train fare and, for many of us boat owners time and other commitments.

But I shall get her there, by hook or crook.

hope you have all been your boats this weekend?
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Is the boat afloat or on the hardstand?
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Mine is "only" 45 minutes.

Yes, I was there all weekend working on wiring and varnishing and a little cabinetry. I at least have an SUV which I can load with my bins of tools.

I try to take as much stuff as possible home for the week so I can work on it at the house. Any removable bits that need varnish, carpentry I can do at home, anything that will easily detach comes home. That way I can save my very limited boat time for things that HAVE to be done there.

I just spent two beautiful days and nights aboard and returned stinky and bleeding. It was a good weekend.
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Yep, definitely aboard this weekend--but we live aboard, no commute at all

Coyote--where do you keep your boat (marina) in the Bay area?
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returned stinky and bleeding. It was a good weekend.
Is there any other way?

True believers can be seen heading back along the piers, dirty knees, smudges on the face, the brim of the saturated sailing hat drooping from the weight of sweat, and small flaps of skin covering bloody knuckles, and awaiting violent removal later on in the shower.

Most are smiling, whistling and generally at peace with the world and looking much as would a mischevious child making his way home after a day of adventure.

Yet, the dressed to impress patrons in the boutique coffee shops above the marina fingers, look at the dishevelled sailor and think he's had a lousy day.

They couldn't be more wrong.
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