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Patbarbeau 07-26-2008 09:48 AM

Finally bought my sailboat!
Hi everyone,

I have been reading and dreaming about sailing for a few years. Every spring, I would buy all sailing magazines I could find and surf on the web for information. Since I have very little sailing experience, I was looking for a forgiving boat to start and I settled for a 1975 Grampian 26 that I bought last week. It does not have too much work to be done on it so I hope to start sailing soon. I will also get the help of my uncle who built his own 31 footer in his garage completely himself (took him 6 years).

I am just really excited and I like reading the sailnet forums. So much to learn and nice adventures to read about.

A new and happy sailboat owner...:)

djodenda 07-26-2008 10:07 AM


Let's see some pictures, shall we?

Also, one bit of advice, if I may....

Summer is short. Get the safety and operational problems fixed and start sailing her as soon as you can. Worry about the cosmetic stuff later. Don't waste the summer!


max-on 07-26-2008 10:08 AM

Congrats on your purchase, and welcome to the board! Post a few pics when she is splashed!

teshannon 07-26-2008 11:08 AM

Welcome to Sailnet and best of luck with the new boat.

camaraderie 07-26-2008 11:37 AM

Welcome aboard and enjoy the boat!

chucklesR 07-26-2008 11:39 AM

Congrats, concur on priorities - fix for sailing, sail, buff and polish during down time.

My first boat was a Grampian 26, it's a forgiving boat.

Patbarbeau 07-26-2008 04:43 PM

Here are some pictures of her
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Thanks for the replies! Here are some pics of her taken by previous owner last summer:

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Drifter2869 07-26-2008 05:12 PM

Congratulations man, cool looking boat.

johnshasteen 07-26-2008 11:30 PM

Welcome aboard, and don't say you "settled for a Grampian 26", you've got yourself a really nice boat. For years a friend of mine right down the dock had a Grampian 26, he loved the boat.

landlockvasailor 07-26-2008 11:41 PM

Nice pics, wait till it cold to work on, get out there !

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