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John - WanderingStar

Thanks John, we will join the wooden boat forum for sure. Shelly and I are really looking forward to restoring/modifying our new wooden boat. We are still in the planning stages but we do intend to post our progress as we go along. We would like to receive as much advice as possible. We are heading off to San Blas at the end of the month to have a bit of a holiday and to bring the other boat to Florida to sell before starting our new project. I see your from Long Island. It's the first place i got my ass kicked in a sail boat. I was single handing my 35 foot IOR "Rapid Transit" in Long Island Sound when I got 35 knots of wind against a king tide. I got pooped alot, uncontrolled jibe, tore out the main sheet traveler, got knocked in the head by the boom, & drowned a brand new mobile phone. I finally got into a bay at 3am, dropped the anchor, opened a beer and waited for my heart rate to return to somewhere near normal. Gotta love learning.

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