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Im a Retired Land Lubber that wants to go to SEA, I have very little Expr On the ocean, although I was raised in San Diego and did some Deep Sea fishing a few times. Im looking at buying a Sail Boat to Live on.
Looking for as Little Maint as possible, although If its All i have to do. ?
I did Boat Waxing and Maint for ONE Summer in SD, it was very fun, I loved swinging from the Yard Arm.. LOL.. Doing Mast varnish & Calk removel
Did do Paint and Sanding as well, Just Loved being on the water
SO, I am now thinking very hard about Leaving the Land, Cruising the Carib to get my Sea Legs and then mov/Sailing to American Samoa.

Im an Old Viet Nam combat vet, so Not easly rattled and looking to have a Change of Life ..... Oh.. No ... not that kind of change..



Thanks and Howdy fro Montana . Paul...

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To add, I see Boats like this

( 1986 72 Feet Bodrum Yard Turkey Gulet for sale in BODRUM, Turkey-Selymar Yachts )

Seems like a Hell of a lot of boat for very little money.. a bit Stripped down, but ????
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Gee, 68 peeps looked. but NO, howdys...

Mabee i Dont want to be a Sailor..


Never mind..
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Dude, live by the numbers die by the numbers. Heh-heh.

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Dude, live by the numbers die by the numbers. Heh-heh.

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I dunno, you look kinda Angry


ummm


anyway... Thank You
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Howdy, Pickle. That 72-footer is quite a boat. Can you handle all that woodwork?

I'm not sure I'd want a boat called a "Yard Turkey". Seems like tempting fate to me.

Whatever you do, pick a winner.
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Howdy, Pickle. That 72-footer is quite a boat. Can you handle all that woodwork?

I'm not sure I'd want a boat called a "Yard Turkey". Seems like tempting fate to me.

Whatever you do, pick a winner.

All that Wood ?? Nope, but it Would be perty fpor a couple of weeks

I REALLY Love This one.. WOW, Nice price, nice size and Great inside
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Hey Pickle, that ketch does look great. I'd go check it out if I were you, while wondering what's wrong with it to make it so cheap...let us know how it goes.
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That is one gorgeous boat! How much sailing experience do you have? Do you know where you'd keep it? I'm not trying to question what you're doing, but since I want to do the same thing eventually, I need to know how people think about these things.

Used to refinish wood on boats for a while, and for any boat woodwork, I'd remove the varnish (a pain) and use a wood oil. I don't know if I'm allowed to mention the name of the product we used on this forum, but it was wonderful. Saved lots of labor and time, and if it started to get a little thin, you'd just rub a little on the offending place, wait half an hour and wipe off the excess and it's gorgeous again! It's also a green product, sustainable, and non-toxic! It's made from the brazilian rose wood nut. Suddenly, maintaining the wood on my clients' boats became a breeze. It would be one season of hassle, but then it would be done and gorgeous forever.

If you don't do it yourself, be careful hiring people to strip your varnish if they're using heat guns. Unless they love the wood, they'll scorch it.
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Welcome.

Let us know when you reach the Carib... I'll be about full time in the area after December. If we cross paths maybe a Red Stripe will find its way to your hand.

I prefer a sailboat to a motorboat, and it is my belief that boat sailing is a finer, more difficult, and sturdier art than running a motor.... Jack London
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