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'New' boat - excited and a little scared.....

I've been lurking and learning for a while now but we have gone and done it. If the survey goes well we will shortly be the proud and slightly anxious owners of a Bristol 38.8. Our last boat was 22' in Australia so this will all be very different. We have chartered up to 44' so the sailing is not the major concern in fact, right now, sailing it appears to be the least of our worries. Getting insurance, finding a mooring, avoiding another state's sales tax, it goes on and on....
I've already learnt a LOT here. Perhaps in a few years i might be able to add some value back. Right now it is all going in...

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Congrats!

As John McClane said, "Welcome to the party, pal..."
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Welcome and congrats! now your first guilt trip! post photos asap!
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Cheers! I have always been fond of Bristols. My uncle had a 35.5, loved that boat!

We went from a 22 ft Buccaneer to our Tartan 37...and glad we did.

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Welcome aboard! My wife is from Melbourne, we live in Durham N.H. We have an Ericson 27 . . . keep us posted . . . pics?
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Congratulations and welcome to SN.
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Re: 'New' boat - excited and a little scared.....

Thanks for the welcome!

We still have the survey to complete so it is not a done deal quite yet. Only pics we have at the moment are on the Yachtworld posting.
The hull is being repainted before delivery and I will post separately on the dark vs light hull dilemma.
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We have a dark hull Graham. I love it......but also hate it!
That is a nice looking boat.
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Welcome, As hard as it is to wait for the survey it is worth it in the trouble it will save you down the road. Good Luck, and Great Sailing, Richard
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The guy two slips down has a Bristol 29.9 with a blue hull and is restored to perfection. I admire it on the way to my boat every time (although I try not to let her see me).
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