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Old 06-13-2016, 08:46 PM   #1
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Saying goodbye to an old friend...

As excited as we are about ordering our next boat, there is no small amount of sorrow in saying goodbye to the old one. She has carried us through 10 wonderful seasons of sailing. Three Newport to Bermuda races (double handed with my wife!) with a best finish of 4th place. Nine, 6-plus-week Maine cruises.
Innumerable trips to Block Island, Cuttyhunk and Martha's Vinyard. Miles and miles of sailing and cruising. I commissioned the boat myself and do all maintenance other than varnish. She has been a wonderful part of our lives!
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:14 PM   #2
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Great video! I know exactly the feeling you are having. When we sold our Jeanneau 40 I had to go to the boat yard early in the morning and say good by to her.
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:16 PM   #3
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Great video! I know exactly the feeling you are having. When we sold our Jeanneau 40 I had to go to the boat yard early in the morning and say good by to her.
This one will be difficult...
We are looking forward to the American Tug though!
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Old 06-13-2016, 10:26 PM   #4
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Nice video, nice memories. I am not ready for a goodbye to my girl yet.
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Old 06-13-2016, 11:51 PM   #5
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Boy, what a nice boat. I love that photo early in the video of the emerald green wave on the bow. Perfect timing for that shot.
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:58 PM   #6
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I've always been sad every time I've had to say goodbye to a boat. The worst was when I had to say goodbye to a 330 Sundancer that were hit by a BUI while we were on board. It totaled the boat and I almost got teary eyed when they hauled her away.


Have fun with your new American Tug.
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Old 06-14-2016, 06:00 PM   #7
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Boy, what a nice boat. I love that photo early in the video of the emerald green wave on the bow. Perfect timing for that shot.
Wish I could see it but apparently not allowed in Canada
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Old 06-14-2016, 06:21 PM   #8
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Wish I could see it but apparently not allowed in Canada
Huh?
I'm curious why not???
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Old 06-14-2016, 06:52 PM   #9
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worked for me

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Old 06-14-2016, 07:31 PM   #10
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worked for me
Likewise. Maybe those easterners are so into sketchy videos, none are allowed.
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:21 PM   #11
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I can only imagine (and apparently will continue to do so) of buying a new boat like that and having it be your faithful friend for 10 years. At least you've got the video to look at from time to time. I love the shot near the end of the boat heeling with the Admiral at the helm and you cranking on the winch. One can only hope that the new AT will do you better yet!
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Likewise. Maybe those easterners are so into sketchy videos, none are allowed.
Yup....no French subtitles, so probably not allowed.
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:36 PM   #13
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I can only imagine (and apparently will continue to do so) of buying a new boat like that and having it be your faithful friend for 10 years. At least you've got the video to look at from time to time. I love the shot near the end of the boat heeling with the Admiral at the helm and you cranking on the winch. One can only hope that the new AT will do you better yet!
We have been incredibly lucky... No question!
Building and sailing the Sabre has been an incredible experience with memories to last a lifetime. My wife keeps recording things on her cameras and takes great pleasure putting these kinds of videos together. It is amazing to go back and watch them later as you get to relive the moments again and again.

I'm sure the American Tug will be a lot of fun. It's a great boat and we will have a blast!
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:47 PM   #14
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What's a BUI?
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Boating Under the Influence?
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What's a BUI?
Boating under the influence...?
My best guess was the person was plowed!
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