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post #1 of Old 09-23-2008 Thread Starter
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Second Thoughts

Hello Sailnetters,

Well the boat arrived at my shop today. I spent the afternoon trying to clean the interior and after several hours and a sore back I arrived at the conclusion that sailing may not be my bag. Not to mention this boat is in worse shape than I thought. In case some of you didn't catch my introduction post, I inherited a 27' Catalina a few months ago. It had been on the hard for 8 years. My Uncle had been in bad health for several years and the vessel seems to have suffered worse than he. After further inspection I found that quite a few things are missing. I did find the sails, however they were stored where the engine is supposed to be. I'm already in a $1000 cash with back storage and getting it hauled over here and frankly all I see is thousands and thousands of dollars worth of hard work ahead. Fact is, I'm kinda lazy and quite poor compared to some of you.

Second Thoughts? I'm having quite a few. The dream of sipping a cocktail in the cockpit during a breathtaking sunset somewhere in the Bahamas looks pretty far out of reach.

Just Gotta SAIL - James in Alabama
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