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post #23 of Old 03-22-2011
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Glad there were no surprises and now you've got a new boat with a new engine. Nice!..

Originally Posted by Ilenart View Post
Having fun with the bigger boat?
Getting there.. It's been a year already and she's cost me a small fortune having a shipwright show me what to do and the right tools for the job (Forstener bits aren't something I needed on the Hartley!). Finding crew can be a challenge, but we've had some great times aboard her already.

I do miss the other boat sometimes, but then I think of the excitement of trailering and rigging up on stinkpot-laden boatramps and then I don't miss her any more.

"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
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