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post #5 of Old 01-13-2012 Thread Starter
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Hi Jeff, that all makes sense..I guess I'll take 'er out and see what happens...the channel will be plenty enough for now anyway, but I was thinking of it being capable to do the jester challeng for example (a single hand run from UK to Azores) or terms of safety I will fit out as much as I can or is possible anyway..a good friend of mine said that structurally she'll be fine its more to my ability to handle her...his view is that gaff cutters are easier handled than modern sloops (or this one anyway)....and when he had a look see was suprprised how good the wood was stating that she was redone and well conserved before glass was in with evidence of oil soaked into wood or something along these lines (no history for her unfortunately hence coming in at quite a reasonable price)...anyhow I'm going to put down a deposit down anyway as I think I fell in love with er
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