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Well, a little about me. I'm 30 years old and I grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast from Galveston Bay on down to Laguna Madre primarily on fishing boats, but some floating condos to. I've always had a traveling bug, hence the moniker of TravelinJack, a nickname my dad gave me as a kid. He's called me T.J. for short ever since. I live up in Austin, TX for the time being and a military school buddy of mine got me addicted to sailing a few years ago on a Laser and a Catalina 27'. I've always been a bit of an adrenaline junkie, and discovered that going 35 knots flat out on a power boat isn't near as exiting as 7 knots heeled over on a sailboat.

This past weekend I saved a C-22 from getting cut up and sent to the landfill. I believe it's a 78 or 79. I'm waiting for the guy I got it from to locate the title. I got started on the resto in no time and have the boat almost stripped down. Since this is my first foray into an overhaul of a boat, I plan on starting a thread to document my progress and ask my questions there. My fiance is in the navy so the build needs to be finished by June as I am Chicago bound for 6 months, and then who knows where after that when she gets her duty assignment. The traveler in me is definitely happy about this arrangement.

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Congrats on the "new" boat!

I would suggest starting a blog also to document your progress. I have a few of them and they are super easy to start and keep up. I like using Google's Blogger system.

Anyhow, what kind of work is the boat needing? How about some pictures?

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Welcome T.J. and good luck on your boat.

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Much appreciated!! Hey Perithead, I started a resto thread (hopefully in the proper forum section) here: My C-22 Project

Pictures and all. I set up a blog as you suggested, seems like a good idea as it would be cool to be able to document my upcoming travels as well.

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