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  1. #36
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    Margo, check your Instagram and Facebook feeds, or give me a call (tomorrow is OK). I'm on Mountain time. I think you know my number, but I'll PM it

  2. #37
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    Good morning everyone.

    Merry Christmas and thank you all for your suggestions, support, and kindness.

    I wanted to acknowledge the personal messages and apologize for ones that didn't go through. My inbox is always right at it's quota because I have so many saved - from Meerkat, Chuck, so many of you that expressed kindness over the years - especially when Claudia was ill. Even though they were sent in tough times, they represent good memories and I hesitate to delete some to create more space.

    There have been a couple of good leads suggested, and while I readily admit I may not ever be realistic when it comes to Sarah, I do believe that there is someone out there to love her. I still love her, I just cannot find anyone around here to work on her or to support me in my endeavors.

    James, who did so much work over the years is gone. Gone gone. (That would be a whole separate thread if anyone is interested in that story)

    Over the years I have hired help and I don't mind spending $$$s on her, but it was about 4 years ago that I got taken for thousands of dollars by someone that did good in some areas, horrible in others, then didn't finish the galley and destroyed some original pieces.

    That on top of all of the time and effort spent over the years is what finally broke my spirit.

    But I will not abandon her. I will not walk away from her. And I will not let her go to the wrong person. Paying the yard bill every month is no small expense, but one that I can afford. There is someone out there to love her. I still do. I'm just broken and discouraged.

    Hindsight being what it is, I should have done it years ago, but I've looked at buying a piece of vacant land and putting up a metal building. That way she would be protected and under my care and control until I retire or find a partner or someone new to love her.

    Thank you all again for your kindness and support.

    -Margo & Sarah

  3. #38
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    I also thought she had gone to someone else long ago. I feel your pain but am thankful she has brought us together. I hope you have fun holidays and a grand New Year! Cheers, Thad

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    I'm bumping this, because the person I was hoping might have a lead, did not.

    Here is the listing on Yachtworld https://www.yachtworld.com/yacht/195...-yawl-7446869/

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    While neither is going to pan out, this thread resulted in two positive associations and a little attention toward the project.

    I continue to believe that there is someone out there that would make a good new owner / steward for Sarah.

    While admittedly biased, she is a wonderful boat with so much of the major rebuild (floors, frames, planking) done. New Yanmar w/ <90 hours, new sails, etc. She just needs someone new to love her.

    Thanks for everyone's help so far. Please keep the project in your thoughts and pass this information on as you see fit.

    Until then, Sarah and I will just keep on keeping on.

    -M
    Last edited by Concordia...41; 01-15-2023 at 07:08 AM.

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    We’ll keep thinking of you and Sarah.

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    Heartbreaking. My first real sailing experience was aboard a Concordia yawl, Irene #103. It was a life changing event, and I’ve been chasing that high ever since. I’ve only just recently gotten a proper keel boat, but a Concordia would be a dream come true.

    But as with most of us, the reality of life keeps it a dream.


    All that said, you should post her on the WBF facebook page. That gets a fair amount of exposure.
    There's the plan, then there's what actually happens.

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    Damn...........
    I have the space, but not the physical ability at this point. (Nor the cash that would be involved).
    Wooden sailboats in Florida seem to be a great source of mirth in this area....
    Of course, these people also vote for people like Desantis, and or Trump, so..............

  9. #44
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    Bump. Fresh tarps. Still sad

  10. #45
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    Dear Margo

    It sounds as if it may be "time to say goodbye". Life is change. If there is no near term scenario of an amazing improvement of the situation, you may be better off moving on. As sad as that may be.

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    Have you considered the "Save this boat" in Wooden Boat? Or have you already explored that avenue? I wish I was in a position to save her, but I have neither the youth nor the resources.

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