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Old 11-16-2013, 10:58 AM   #41
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She's currently at Cowichan Bay, once I've finished with some maintenance stuff she will be going to the Sunshine Coast. One day I will move her closer to Vancouver but moorage is getting stupidly expensive there. I answered an ad for "Great prices for moorage, new marina etc etc..." And they were asking $22/foot! My response to them was unprintable. I've rented entire houses for less than that.
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:03 AM   #42
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Thanks, Robbie, that's just what I was looking for. I don't like hydrofluoric acid, I've heard its bad for you, but it's bound to do the job. I'll look for a local product as shipping could be an issue.
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:37 AM   #43
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Congrats! Looks like a fantastic boat! Keep us abreast as your make it your own!
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:17 PM   #44
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:21 PM   #45
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:23 PM   #46
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I'm cheered that nobody said it looks like the box a Grand Banks comes in or worse. I'm very sensitive, you know!
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:10 PM   #47
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Hi Ken
Congratulations and welcome back. Have followed you for years........on an other forum..

A little change from a GB but a great westcoast cruiser and a piece of history to boot. Now the work starts to get her to "Polar Star" standards....
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:27 PM   #48
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Thanks Mike, I wondered if Polar Star would fit this boat - jury's still drinking coffee and contemplating. It was a difficult purchase, I had nobody's experience to fall back on. I could personally survey any glass Grand Banks up to about 1990 but this one was a challenge, not to mention the tribulations with the broker and the owner. What a gruesome process, but I survived and if it's not sinking as we speak, there should be plenty of good cruising in her yet.

I can't wait to run the firehose!
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:23 PM   #49
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