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We took the cover off our new boat for the first time yesterday, and hey--what do you know--there's a boat under there afterall! :D She had a full canvas cover with frame over the boat when we bought her in January, so we'd never actually seen our boat without the cover. We also got the old name off the transom (Easy Off didn't work--needed acetone), and checked and retorqued the chainplate bolts.

Anyway, this isn't really big news, but we're excited. Next weekend, we plan to head back to the boat and give her a really good wash and wax, if the weather agrees. Here are a couple of pics (pre wash/wax of course):



 

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Been following your buy, josrulz--so that is news. Glad you got a chance to bond with your boat and get that old name off! You're sailing her down to MD?
 

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arf145, yep, we'll be sailing her down, hopefully in about a month. Now if it would just WARM UP. Of course we took the cover off yesterday, and the boat's getting an inch of rain today. Oh well, nothing we can do!

Thanks mgmhead and anthon!
-J
 

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Uh-oh, thought you bought a sailboat. Where's the mast? :laugher

Seriously, many congrats, and looking forward to rafting up in the bay this summer.
 

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Don't forget to load up the big white flapping things... You might be able to use them, unlike a certain Moderator I know... ;)
Yeah, we'll have to see if we can get us one of those mast-y thingies. :)

Looking forward to rafting up this summer too!
 

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Don't forget to load up the big white flapping things... You might be able to use them, unlike a certain Moderator I know... ;)
Hmmm, big white flappy things...I think those might be a good idea. They make the boat "go", right? :D

scottyt, thanks--I'll definitely keep that in mind. The boat's still 350 miles away in new england, so it'll be a while before she's on the Chesapeake.
 

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Hey, maybe you could recycle the shrink wrap to make your own big white flappy things and save some money! Ya think it'd work?
 

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Hey, maybe you could recycle the shrink wrap to make your own big white flappy things and save some money! Ya think it'd work?
I like your sense of efficiency on this one! Maybe I can use our lawn mower to power the dinghy. :D

Seriously, there's a HUGE pile of shrink wrap in the yard where our boat is, and less than half the boats have been uncovered so far. I'm glad our cover is canvas.
 

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Hey Jos & Eryka,

If there's rafting up going on I'd be interested in sharing Sabre 34 thoughts. And, I think Cam would approve of this, ... I have a BBQ grill for the stern rail. :D

Valinor and Rhythm should meet sometime.
 

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Hey Jos & Eryka,

If there's rafting up going on I'd be interested in sharing Sabre 34 thoughts. And, I think Cam would approve of this, ... I have a BBQ grill for the stern rail. :D

Valinor and Rhythm should meet sometime.
Sounds like a plan to me! Now all we need to do is get Valinor to the Chesapeake--simple, right? :)
 
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