My first lift-in - what should I do?

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Congratulation on it all going so well. Hope you found all the advice useful.
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Thank you, and yes, thank you :)

Not quite perfect, as you'll have read, but satisfactory. Someone's volunteered to keep an eye on it, and I'll go down for a visit some time in February and do the things I was too tired for yesterday. Then in March it'll be rigging on, mast up, check & adjust engine alignment and then go sailing! Still lots of jobs to do, but not many that can't wait.
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Cor I am tired out after all that excitement.

At last her keels are properly wet. Its all easy from now on :D :D :D :D

Good luck and may the 2017 season be kind to all of us.

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Tired? You should read the rest of it! I've chronicled the whole saga from deciding to buy the boat two years ago until this this week's events.

Anyone know a publisher?
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Tired?????? Broke I think would be a better description. Oh the joy of being a PBO (poor bloody owner)!

Just wait until you get that old stick up and them old rags set, you will wonder why you ever needed that new engine. Happy sailing in 2017 and beyond.
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Ha.. Ha... Broke is right. My first boat, a Kingfisher 26 (great boat) I bought jointly with a mate I first met at Day Skipper night school. As joint owners we started off keeping a detailed record of what we were spending. Eventually we stopped a. We trusted each other, b. It was a bit too depressing and c. Most importantly of all there was always a danger that our wives would find out.

Well done for a mostly successful launch... Have a great season.
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Certainly expensive, and I haven't had the engineer's bill for Wednesday yet. I, too, stopped keeping records of how much I've spent; suffice to say that the engine and having it fitted has cost me as much as the boat did originally. After all this, I certainly shan't be reluctant to fire it up at the slightest excuse.

I look forward to being able to manoeuvre in and out of my marina berth under sail, but until I've had plenty of practice.....

A few weeks off (well, curing the damp problems in the house and getting the book finished) and then back in Feb to tidy up and do a few more jobs; in March I shall enlist some help to get the mast up, and then I can get going!
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Great news. I've enjoyed reading your success. Hope you get out plenty this summer.
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Thank you - and glad to know that somone finds it interesting. If I knew how I'd turn the whole saga into a blog.

The engineer's bill for his (almost) full day's work was considerably less than I'd expected! I just hope she's still afloat when I get back.
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