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Gary here. Currently in Iowa. Will likely have a cruising capable boat before next spring on Lake Michigan. Two years will be spent preparing the boat for cruising and myself as a sailor. After that, I plan to see places that I have only been able to dream about since elementary school. I am currently a kiteboarder (my sailing experience) and I love playing acoustic fingerstyle guitar. I have spent quite a bit of time surfing over the years. I plan to see/experience world class surf spots around the globe. My boat will be my ticket to fullfil my dreams.
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Welcome aboard! It sounds like an interesting plan. I hope it turns out even better than you imagine.

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My new boat....
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It is a 1984 Beneteau First...35 foot. I'm not an expert, but I believe it is quite a good find. Single owner with light usage. More than a little excited.
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It ALL starts with that dream!

Welcome aboard, from another dreamer who fulfilled many of those dreams!
I grew up looking out over lake Michigan and dreaming myself.

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NICE! Best of luck with her!

I do have one complaint...we need MORE pics!!!

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Falling in love causes temporary brain damage. I was hugging her so much, the camera didn't make it out.

Status so far: Made an offer, offer accepted. Next step is the survey. Should be my set of problems by mid Dec.

Wow, I can't believe I just did this.
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Welcome. There are most likely half a dozen folks here who have refitted just that boat. Enjoy the ride.

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I hope the survey goes well! I also hope, after the survey and when she's yours, you won't be saying that with a slightly different tone.

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Sounds like a great plan. We are leaving November 2016 for the Bahamas. Where are you heading or are you staying around the Great Lakes?
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