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For years my wife and I have dreamed of owning a sailboat and some day becoming live aboards. After sacrificing and saving, we are on our way to Kemah, Tx this weekend to buy our first sailboat. Its a C&C 27 foot. We have been taking lessons on sailing (big shout out to Capt. Ken!!!!!) and we are starting to feel comfortable with our sailing knowledge. If could just last about another few months at my present job and save a little more and put a few more $$s in my retirement account, I think our dream will be reality.
With the purchase of this boat, I feel excited with the knowledge that I'm one step closer!!!!! I am 37 years old but I feel like a 10 year old on Christmas day.

Joey
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Cool! 27 is a perfect size boat for a starter if you're thinking of living aboard someday. It's big enough to overnight, yet small enough to move around by hand in a pinch, and agile enough to feel what you're doing when you're sailing. (Our first boat was an Erickson 27, got us so hooked on sailing that 2 years later we bought the boat we'd live aboard for the next 8+ years ... and still going.)
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Congrat on your purchase....great boat
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Congratulations and Welcome to Sailing and Sailnet. I'm new to this myself and am having a blast.
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