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SailorMitch,

I am sure that Denr will make the best use of that money, especially since you are getting ready to join him for a sail trip...make sure that he spends some of that 9 mil on food and drink during the time you are on board!

What''s left over make mention that he can send my way...I have huddled masses in NC also that would love a few thousand. And yes, I too know of a grand boat that needs me aboard.

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Kokopuff,

Alas, my trip to the Windy City was cancelled for next week, so the Coast Guard can cancel there Notice to Mariners for all boaters to keep special watch on Lake Michi Gami for this coming Sunday. Captain Denr has a free day to make plans to divy up the $9.8 mil -- or whatever is left after his handling fee. I do hope he sends all his banking info and social security number to Mrs. John ASAP to get the ball rolling. I''m awaiting a call back from Tom Morris any minute now on that sweet 45 footer on some options to price out so I can''t wait for my cut of that $9.8!

Hope you''re doing well down there in Tar Heel country. It''s hotter than blazes up here in Chesapeake Country!
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I sent your boss a piece of my mind, don''t think you''ll have problems getting time off in the future, you might even consider a circumnavigation, yes I got you that much time off!
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I think we can drop the "419" scam thread now! Bakc to the Elan 43 discussion...

Thanks h20ski, twofer, WHOOSH & Jeff_H for your responses. It''s interesting to know about the Slovak connection!

I''ve not made a decision as yet, I''ve got a year or so before I make a purchase.But I will now do some more research, thanks for poining that out Whoosh.

I''ve found another thread on this message board where someone mentions this boat is poor in rough weather. Can anyone elaborate on that? What I''m really saying is does anyone have an any opinions on the following: "Can the boat be modified to be bluewater "friendly"?"
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Matty, considering the sheer number of boats available out there for sale in all shapes, sizes and price-ranges one has to wonder why you (or anyone) would want to attempt to modify a boat designed for one purpose to another? I know this concept has been discussed at length on this board, and there have been a myriad of recommendations for "blue water friendly" boats by others much more qualified than I. I''m just curious, is the price (or whatever) so attractive that it is worth the time and money spent on modification.
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You make a good point. It boils down to money to be honest. The Elan''s 2nd hand value for money is very good!

Ok, so can anyone suggest other _reasonably_ prices blue water capable boats?
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Hello,
I''ve sailed a Elan43 in Denmark, that was back in ''92. This was a charter boat, build in 86 I believe. I remember this boat as being very spacious, but also pretty sparsely equipped, talking about dimensions of the rigging and the running parts. Looked like money was saved by cutting down on the price & dimensions of some vital parts. We had some issues with it, too: The first thing what happened was that the rudder mechanism broke, as a matter of fact just outside the marina. Luckily we somehow made it back and got it fixed. Other than that, the boat behaved reasonably well in the choppy waters of the Kattegat in northern Denmark, but we had some issues with leaky windows for example. Boat speed was not very good compared to other boats that size. Given that most of these boats have probably been used in chartering, I would think very hard before I would buy one and take it out on the ocean.
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Kokopelli, were you just parked on the Washington NC waterfront? If so, you have a beautiful little ship.
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Thanks all for advice.

After much more research I decided to look for a 78-82 Tartan 37. Any comments?

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I've had one for 20 years - and I LOVE her!

We have sailed many thousands of miles together and she is one of the family. I'm happy to talk at length - even phone if you want. You maycontact me directly at my email
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