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Re: Newer member finally ready to say Hello!!

Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Welcome, you're off to a good start already!
Thanks for the welcome.

Originally Posted by Lake Superior Sailor View Post
Good you found Sailnet ,lots of help around here! So what's the present project?....Dale
Yes, I found the site while doing research on some of the boats I looked at. As to the current project, well lets see, there is the 8 inch by 18 inch cut in the cockpit sole from when they put the Edson wheel in, or at least when someone was working on the wheel. Then there is the fact that the wiring on the boat appears to be original. The bilge pump is wired though the panel and the wires in the bilge are so corroded that they are black when I stripped them back to replace the pump and float switch, so right now I have the pump and switch hooked to a battery with auto jumper cables. The last safety issue that I know about at the moment is that the teak grab rail on the cabin roof have been sanded down to the point that the first time I grab them, my 250 lbs is likely to break them off rather then stop myself from falling off. After all these issues, there are many minor things that need a lot of work as well.

Originally Posted by kellysails View Post
Hey egent,

Welcome aboard. This site is great as you have probably figured out by now. I learned a bunch of new stuff here and it all directly helped me with my boat ownership. Good luck.
Thanks for the welcome. I certainly will be needing a lot of help and guidance with all the things I am learning that this boat needs.

Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Welcome aboard!
Thanks for the welcome.

Originally Posted by fryewe View Post
Glad you're here. You'll find it's the best investment of your time you can make if you are working on your boat or want to learn more about sailing. Stay away from the politics/religion/government threads. They remind me of family reunion discussions...arguing for the sake of argument with the same cousins about the same thing over and over again year after year. And nobody is EVER persuaded by anybody else that they should change their position or views.
I am hoping to get the help I am sure to need here, as I have many things that need to be delt with before I can even begin to think about learning more about the sailing itself.

As to the topic warning, isn't that a pretty standard warning for just about any web forum, no matter what the site topic is?
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