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Old 03-17-2015, 11:45 PM   #1
City: San Mateo ca
Vessel Name: Christy
Vessel Model: CHB 39 Golden Gate
Join Date: Mar 2015
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Hello all,

I purchased my first trawler about 6 months ago, a 1980 CHB 39. I have been busy removing the teak decks and fixing the water damage incurred by numerous leaks through the hundreds of holes used to secure the teak to the deck. The entire rear deck had to be removed due to rot, but she's coming together nicely. I have twin Volvo diesels(TMD40A's) and have learned that parts are a bit pricey,but the engines run well even though they only have 280 hours on them since new. I was concerned that 280 hours in 35 years would mean a bunch of maintenance issues, but so far they seem to be fine. I look forward to reading and learning from this forum.

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Old 03-18-2015, 12:14 AM   #2
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City: Miami Florida
Vessel Name: Possum
Vessel Model: Ellis 28
Join Date: Aug 2011
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Welcome aboard! Sounds like you've put a lot of work into the boat. I think enjoying working on a boat is an important part of enjoying boat ownership.
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:15 AM   #3
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City: Valley Springs
Vessel Name: Lollygag
Vessel Model: 1979 42' CHB Europa
Join Date: Jan 2012
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Welcome aboard. We have a '79 CHB Europa so I know your situation. Ask a lot of questions. Most of your problems have been encountered before and you can get a variety of opinions.
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