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Old 07-26-2008
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Smile 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...
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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!

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Congrats on your purchase, and welcome to the board! Post a few pics when she is splashed!
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Welcome to Sailnet and best of luck with the new boat.
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Welcome aboard and enjoy the boat!
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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.
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Here are some pictures of her

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

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Congratulations man, cool looking boat.
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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.
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Nice pics, wait till it cold to work on, get out there !
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