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Moving aboard in San Diego

We are very anxious to be back aboard, made the deal over the week-end and should be back on board by the 1st of October. We bought a 1973 45 foot Columbia sailboat, which we found on the classifieds on Sailnet, and are very happy about it.

The owner has done a lot of work to the boat and it shows. Looks almost like it did when it came out of the yard the 1st time. New hull paint, new house paint, most items overhauld, and mechanics are in good condition. So we are happy to have found and purchased her.

We'll be living in San Diego, transferrable live aboard slip, for a few years until we are comfortable with the boat. We lived aboard a power boat for years but new to the sailboat lifestyle. We have a lot to learn about sailing and have made arrangements for instructions.

It feels great to be moving back aboard, living on the mud is not as fun.

I'll be hanging around the forum and asking questions. Posting when I think I can offer good suggestions.
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