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Patbarbeau 07-26-2008 08:48 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 09:07 AM

Congratulations!

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!

David

max-on 07-26-2008 09:08 AM

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

teshannon 07-26-2008 10:08 AM

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

camaraderie 07-26-2008 10:37 AM

Welcome aboard and enjoy the boat!

chucklesR 07-26-2008 10:39 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 03:43 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 04:12 PM

Congratulations man, cool looking boat.

johnshasteen 07-26-2008 10:30 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 10:41 PM

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


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