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    04-24-2018, 07:53 AM
    John, I agree, Swallow Yachts' BC23 is a genius design, and very pretty to boot. It was the boat I was considering before I tripped over Kishmul -...
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    04-10-2018, 10:20 PM
    Brightwater replied to a thread H28 Genesta in Building / Repair
    Looks a million times better - well done!
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    04-09-2018, 06:57 AM
    Chris, Thanks for chiming in - I was hoping you would. Your posts are always very well-informed and I'm sincerely glad to hear your good opinion...
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    04-06-2018, 08:14 AM
    Jay, The current stick is indeed aluminium - about a ton of it. What it lacks in spreaders, it makes up for in diameter. I was thinking of more...
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    04-06-2018, 08:02 AM
    Thanks Gypsie! JB is on the 'possible' list, though I know the facilities are, as you say, few. I think a marina has been in the works there for...
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    04-06-2018, 12:58 AM
    Thanks Peter (and Phil). She's a keeper...my partner, that is. Zane, I appreciate the tips. Makes sense re not sailing DDW. Kind of makes one...
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    04-05-2018, 04:40 AM
    Garret, there are few reasons in a man's life that make him glad to be of average height, but owning this boat is certainly one of them. I'm 5'10",...
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    04-05-2018, 04:27 AM
    That's reassuring John, thank you. I don't think she even has a kite at this stage! Financial considerations aside, what do you think of the idea...
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    04-04-2018, 08:10 PM
    Cheers Garret - I didn’t know about those! I agree the bolts aren’t super attractive and a bit dangerous. They are dome nuts so could be worse....
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    04-04-2018, 08:07 PM
    Ted, I agree, but see my post above - unfortunately finances dictate the current course due to import tax and the need to replace quite a bit of...
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    04-04-2018, 07:52 AM
    Thanks Rumars, I appreciate it. I'll look into charter courses specifically, though I think some sail handling, trimming and navigating courses...
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    04-04-2018, 02:02 AM
    Thanks, everyone, for all the comments and kind words! Great to know I'm not alone in my lunacy and I'm glad others think she's as gorgeous as I do....
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    04-03-2018, 08:22 AM
    A few months ago, I posted a thread asking for advice about keeping a boat in New Zealand's Bay of Islands while living in Australia. Lots of great...
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