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Old 12-13-2009
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Older Sailboats are like Victorian Houses they look pretty but once you start to fix the wiring you find out you have termites, then you get a cold spell and the old furnace calls it quits. And it keeps on going and you still have any this old Victorian that looks pretty. So if you like old sailboats and like restoring them to their former glory and you are happy doing it and have deep pockets, go for it. But if you want to go cruising find a boat that someone but a lot of TLC into and fix it the way you want and be gone. Eric Hiscock once said go simple but go now the hands of time don't stop ticking. I read his books many years ago and got the urge to go. But if you are just going to gunkhole in the U.S. or Canada buy simple to start and work your way up to a bigger boat and then you will know what you want to have on the next boat but remember that the hands of time don't stop ticking so don't wait to long on trading up. Fair winds and smooth seas on your journey! Cap'n Rich
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The years thunder by, the dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed. Sterling Hayden
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