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Hello. Checking in from Grimstad in southern part of Norway.

Started sailing an Optimist Dingy when I was about 8 year. Sailed mostly dinghies while younger, was crew and skipper on boats 20-32 feets yachts in local regattas when I was around 15.
I had smaller dinghies until I was 20 year.
Had a smaller sailer (~18-21 feet) 20 years ago for a year.

Spent most summers in a 24 feet motorboat (My parents) until ~6-7 years ago.
 

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Our "First boat"

We bought a 28 feet wooden sailboat 6-7 years ago, which we had in water during summertime for 2 years.
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It had problems with rot, and was put on hard while I spent time managing the boats for the SeaScout group where I was a leader at the time. After 4 year in our front yard, the rot was so bad that the boat was chopped to pieces (literally).
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While the boat was rotting away, we had a nice time using the scouts boats, ranging from 24 feet coastal sailors, up to a wooden 45 feet sailing wessel built in 1996, and well maintained.
 

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New project

After the old boat had spent some years in our frontyard, I got a question if I wanted to buy another one cheap. We had already decided against buying another boat, but the word cheap somewhat trigged my mind. After looking on the cheap boat, and offererd 500 NOK (approx 800 USD), which was first declined, We bought another boat for 7000 NOK (~1150 USD).
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The boat was without hatches, windows, engine, electrics, a few old worn sails, and almost no interiour.
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Another project

This year our own boat has kind of been "put on hold", due to my oldest child (20 year old son), and his wish to live abord his own boat while studying in Trondheim.

"We" (I asked the bank to loan me the monay, while he is paying the interests and the downpayment) bought this Nordship 28 motorsailer in february/march, and sailed it from Haugesund to Grimstad in March. Due to some bad weather, it took some time, but all in all, it was a nice trip.
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Part of the trip home included 6 meter waves after some 44 knots wind (I was asleep in a safe harbour then), and a seasick :puke co-sailer (my daughter), and since I mostly used the weekends to get the boat home, it took 4 weeks to get it home, even if it was only 200nm.
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