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Old 04-19-2017, 07:53 AM   #1
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Good morning. I just joined the site yesterday and was directed to this forum.

We are the new owners of a 1985 32' sweetheart of a Grand Banks. We looked a long time before finding this boat, but it was worth the wait. Our launch date is May 15, and then we'll have the surveyor come back and inspect the things that couldn't be done out of the water. The former owners have been terrific. They live just across the harbor, and will be available for a tour of the boat next week and also for tutorials as we get underway.

We knew we wanted this specific make and model because we chartered one for the past couple of summers, ten days each time, and found it easy to handle and very comfortable. We're a retired couple in our 70s. We're pretty sure this is our last boat and we wanted to make sure it was a good match. Previous boat was a 22' C-Dory that we bought new and had for ten seasons.

I'm looking forward to learning a lot from this forum.
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:56 AM   #2
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:28 AM   #3
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Congratulations on finding just what you wanted!
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:47 AM   #4
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Nice to see folks having fun with a boat that found them. Welcome aboard.
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:08 PM   #5
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Thanks for the warm welcome .
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:48 PM   #6
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How about a few photos? We are 32-342.
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:14 PM   #7
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The boat is still in the back row of a very crowded shed, so no photos yet. I'll post some after she's in the water.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:58 AM   #8
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You might want to bookmark the Grand Banks Owners Forum, good source of GB info. IAGBO :: Index

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Old 04-21-2017, 12:08 PM   #9
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Welcome aboard!

We're celebrating our first year aboard Shangri-La. Hope you love Aluya as much as we do our new home.
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Old 04-22-2017, 04:00 AM   #10
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After about a year of searching my wife and I took possession of our GB32 about 6 weeks ago. I hope you enjoy your Aluya as much as we are our 32.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:10 PM   #11
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Hi there OP. Im also coming from a C Dory , 25 cruiser ! Small world. Still waiting for your pics. Congrats
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:20 PM   #12
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Former C-Dory owner here too (2008 CD25). Welcome!
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:26 PM   #13
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Former C-Dory owner here too (2008 CD25). Welcome!
Nice! We should be posting on C Brats right now! Lol
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:35 PM   #14
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Thanks! We're currently two days into our first cruise on Aluya, and she's doing great. We couldn't be more comfortable. Unfortunately we ran all day in thick fog with no end in sight, so we're moored in a mid coast harbor until it lifts, no matter how long it takes. On the mooring next to us is a GB36 with liveaboards from South Carolina.

Sorry not to have posted pictures yet, South of Heaven. I'll try to figure out how to do it, but perhaps not until I'm home again towards the end of July.

Yes, we should be gloating on C-Brats !
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Thanks! We're currently two days into our first cruise on Aluya, and she's doing great. We couldn't be more comfortable. Unfortunately we ran all day in thick fog with no end in sight, so we're moored in a mid coast harbor until it lifts, no matter how long it takes. On the mooring next to us is a GB36 with liveaboards from South Carolina.

Sorry not to have posted pictures yet, South of Heaven. I'll try to figure out how to do it, but perhaps not until I'm home again towards the end of July.

Yes, we should be gloating on C-Brats !
Very nice. I'll have my next boat soon. A Camano 31 troll, very excited!
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:02 PM   #16
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Old 07-27-2017, 02:36 PM   #17
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Welcome. Great boat! I have had two GB 36 over the last 16 years.
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