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Big day tomorrow

So I have the haul-out, survey and sea trial tomorrow afternoon. Fingers crossed!

I tell you what though, it has been a massive PITA trying to arrange a haul-out, a surveyor and the owner coming from Arizona to all happen at the same time.
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Good luck Paul... long time coming!
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Thanks, part of me hopes it gets a clean bill of health and I own a boat, part of me hopes it's a nightmare and I can pull out and leave the money in the bank for other "more important" things.
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Good luck Paul. Keep us posted.
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Well, that was an eventful afternoon!
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What could be more important than living for the moment. You aren't guaranteed anything past now. Get your boat and sail the * out of it!
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Indeed, the sea trial ended in a rather interesting finale after quite a pleasant sail.
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What is this??? The installment version? Tune in next time for details??
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Let's just say an outboard works better with a propeller. Fortunately it was a loaner unit and not the one that was supposed to go with the boat, and I bought a sailing instructor friend of mine along so there were 2 experienced people to get it docked safely (if a little way from home) under sail.
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I had a prop fall off an outboard on my old V-21 once. Luckily, I carried a spare.
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