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a bit...shall I say tentative?

Well Monday I take a (new) to me 1979 catalina 22 home. This is my first sailboat. It was the only sailboat within 400 miles where I live so I did not have a lot to choose from. I sorta freaked the the guy out when I paid in silver bullion. All in all I think I got a okay deal. Three sails, boat, 9.9 honda and trailer with new galvy axels and bearings for 4k. The boat does not smell moldy and except for one tender spot near the deck forward cabin interface everything was solid. The iron keel was a bit pocked marked but the swing keel will make it a lot easier to haul to the lakes and on a loooong weekend to Valdez. I hope this boat is easy to learn and to sail. I am looking forward to starting this relationship off right. The old owner is going with me to take it out for a shake down cruise. I am a bit nervous!!!!!! This is a lot of responsibility!
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