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Thumbs - I'm with SF on this one. We re-named our Morgan about three weeks ago, after almost 7 months of ownership. She did have a name, but it had never been written anywhere on the hull. We used the approved de-naming and re-naming ceremony (including the bubbly) and then put the name ("Selene") on the transom. I was amazed at the positive vibe that this created. The boat felt different in a really good way. And, of course, we covered our backs my making sure that the gods of the sea and the wind were duly appeased!

Your jam-cleat idea is interesting. I might try that myself.

Stuart

PS "Selene" is the goddess of the moon, but it also reminds me of the Rod Stewart song. You know - "We are see- lene, we are see-lene etc".
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I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky - I left my shoes and socks there, I wonder if they're dry?
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Well, I'm not a supertitious type. I'll take my chances.
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Well, I'm not a supertitious type. I'll take my chances.
Hmmm. I'm not at all superstitious either, but I decided not to take the risk!
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Leith (rhymes with teeth) is the port of the City of Edinburgh in Scotland. A Leither is someone who comes from that area.

I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky - I left my shoes and socks there, I wonder if they're dry?
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Wow. This is my first post after lurking here for a few months. I just want to say what an excellent job you did restoring the boat. You have given me the inspiration do try to do the same! Hey, you don't want to come down to Ohio to help out a fellow sailor do you?
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Thanks! Sorry, too busy sailing!
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Some of our sailing adventures from last summer on this boat:







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Looks like your boat found a friend. Any chance of breeding them? It's a maker I'd never heard of; what's your assessment of the DS20's sailing qualities?
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It sails allright. Neutral helm and points ok. I don't have anything to compare it to but it seems to keep up with other boats of similar size. I ordered a new main and genoa this winter so it should be even better next summer.
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Wow, that was a great thread. Thanks.
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I want to start my interaction with SailNet by thanking you for the great story about your learning and industry.

I bought a 21' foot trailer sailer for $400 and quickly found that costs are measured in "boats". For instance, the cost of buying the material to recover the cushions was one boat, or roughly $400.

The details of your success and perseverance encourage me to be thorough, make it beautiful, read lots, and keep at it.
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