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post #11 of 20 Old 11-16-2016
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Be sure the surveyor knows sail boats and does a thorough job inspecting sails/rigging as well. Some actually go up the mast, some use binoculars.
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Survey set for Tuesday, so will be taking first of what I hope are many "just taking a day off work to go play with the boat" days.
It's blocked in, so no getting in the water for now.

Also made my first sailing purchase.
A copy of Royce's Sailing Illustrated for the princely sum of one shiny penny (plus shipping and handling)
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Survey says.... it's a well maintained boat with no major problems.
And I now know a whole lot more about sailboats than I did this morning.
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Congratulations on your L30 purchase!

Feel free to PM me if you'd like to chat more about our L30s. I'm new to mine as well, but maybe we can narrow down the questions we've got.

I've sail another L30 and found it to be fun and responsive. Looking forward to springtime to get out there and really have fun.

Congrats again!
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Thanks @bacinmass . Closing mid Dec on the boat.
Really excited about getting it out on the Chesapeake in Spring and looking forward to learning every thing I can about it beforehand.

My Royce's showed up yesterday. Time to start reading.

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Thanks @bacinmass . Closing mid Dec on the boat.
Really excited about getting it out on the Chesapeake in Spring and looking forward to learning every thing I can about it beforehand.

My Royce's showed up yesterday. Time to start reading.
It's getting close! Will the boat be on a trailer? As you read the book, if you can put the boat facing (or close to) the prevailing winds and get the sails up, see if you can reef and check all the running rigging. It'll help to know this before you go out and can check the conditions of the sails and the slugs on the mast. Happy T'day
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It's getting close! Will the boat be on a trailer? As you read the book, if you can put the boat facing (or close to) the prevailing winds and get the sails up, see if you can reef and check all the running rigging. It'll help to know this before you go out and can check the conditions of the sails and the slugs on the mast. Happy T'day
No, boat is on hard in Rock Hall. I neither have trailer, nor truck to pull trailer, nor storage for a 30' boat. It's the storage fee for me

Survey is in, and there is nothing major to do. A couple of essential items needed to pass CG regs but mostly buying things like in-date flares. One valve in the head to fix.

Started buying stuff - filling out a tool kit based on threads from here, fire blanket for the alcohol stove that needs adjusting, new voltmeter, etc etc
I also started working on my house projects more - since every weekend in the good weather will hopefully be on the water. Or at least close to the water, painting and fixing and tweaking and maintaining and improving....

Reading a lot, especially the Royce's. I can confidently say I know 1000% more about boats than I did 3 weeks ago, but also less than 2% of what I think I need to know.
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The deed is done. I am now a bona fide boat owner!
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So looks like we're staying in Gratitude for at least a year, I committed to the 2017 season and next winter storage due to some nicely timed marina incentives.

Christmas got me a couple of books on sailing, one Calder book on diesel maintenance and one on electrical and mechanical fixings, as well as a fire extinguisher, a fire blanket, new voltmeter, electrical tape and some tie wraps to round out my boat tool kit.

How soon does April get here???

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How soon does April get here???
Yikes! This is why I sail year-round on San Francisco Bay. I'd go crazy waiting for winter to be over, but it can also be a problem when trying to get boat projects finished!

It was nice that Santa treated you so well with the boat goodies Have fun!
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