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Old 04-05-2021, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default The Story of how we chose and bought our First Boat

Our first boat is a Hurley 20, but the process of buying it was a story of its own.
After becoming becalmed, it was a convenient time to tell that story - and why we finally settled with the boat that we have now.


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Old 04-07-2021, 12:37 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting your video. It's a great yarn...and one with which I can easily identify. Being chronically short of cash as a young man, I bought and restored a wreck. Then I moved to a longer wreck; then an even longer one. Then I bought a hull and deck which I fitted out. Over a 40 year period I went from a wrecked 23' drop keeler to a 55' ocean passagemaker. I learned a lot through making mistakes and have sailed far and wide including single handed ocean crossings.

I would do it all again. I hope your sailing life provides you the same fun, fear and satisfaction as mine gave me. Please keep us informed.
"if at first you don't succeed....Redefine success"!

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