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Well I went and did it, we are now the owners of a baby. The Boreal 44 will be started in the fall and completed in June 2013. I couldn't say no as I went for a all day sail on one of the owners 44. The day on the Britteny coast was sunny and warm and we started out with 9 knots of wind. The Boreal sailed on a broad reach at 4.8 knots without a spinnacker up. I thought that was amazing but when the winds increased to 18 knots she flew at between 8.8 and 10 knots. Better yet after the wind hit 12 knots on a beam reach I didn't have to touch the helm for over 45 minutes and the boat sailed as strait as an arrow. That gives us so many options when thinking of power consumption when the auto helm is on, there won't be a lot of juice being used. The crew who build the Boreals were top quality and their workmanship was beyond anything I've seen in a boat yard. The two owners of the company are outstanding and have years experience cruising, coaching the French olympic Finn team, managing Puma in the Volvo cup team and running the french team in the America's cup. It's a different boat than anything I've ever sailed and had offers to buy it from Frenchmen who want one as soon as possible. Tracy and I feel lucky that we contacted Boreal when we did or else we would have been late, the company is now booked for the next couple of years at 6 boats a year.
Now back to fishing steelhead for awhile.
 

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W O W

There probably aren't any words that will do justice to the life adventures that lie ahead but if there are Tracy will find them, and I will be reading!

Congratulations!

(BTW - will pole for food)
 

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Congrats! Looks like an amazing boat.

Now you need to build a casting deck off the front so your fly line doesn't get tangled in the lines.
 

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Thanks Guys,
Fred, hopefully that's what we have you for from time to time. Mind you we are booked for the Atlantic crossing already. Tracy's brother and Nolan demand first crossing. But we will need polers in the East Indies, yes?
Teflon their is a stern platform but the idea is to go into the flats and drop anchor fish awhile till the tide goes off the flats and then set the BBQ beside the boat and enjoy. They have been doing that over in France a lot with the Boreal.
 

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Nope 2013, I trust you will still be in good enough shape to push a pole by then? It takes 18 months to build one of these boats. They start in the fall of this year.:whoa: :eek: :Eyecrazy:
 

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Steve, congrats on such a major commitment; I like the way you walk the walk.
 

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I gave up on Picassa; Photo-bucket (free) works like a charm.
 

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Juro, I just got the site in my post to work from Page two. Also the new house pics are there, we just broke ground yesterday. The river is directly below house site. The boat pics are from France.

http://picasaweb.google.com/1h/myphotos

Juro just go to post #29 that url works now and it is the same as the one above, maybe you can fix this one.
 

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Steve - you messin' wit me? ;) That link generates a 404 (not found).

How's that sweet river been fishing lately?
 

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If you go to post # 29 where I first posted the link that one is now working anyway for me. Fishing is awsome but I'm too busy with track and field coaching.
 

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Steve, the link just brings me to the home page. Do you have album names we can search on?

On a related note I tried getting on to photo bucket per loons post but couldn't get past the sguigle letters in the sign-up routine. After 5 trys I typed in F**k it. That didn't work either.
 

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Fred, there should be two thumbs on that home page, one for the house and one for the boat. Just click on the pics and you come to all the photos. Anyway that was how it was maybe I should just type F it too anf them go have a drink or joint or something.:smokin:
 

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Well we are down to three months and counting on the new flats boat. I'm working full time on boat stuff and Boreal is working full time on getting boat done for the end of June.

I think this will work.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos

There should be pictures from my first trip to France and the last trip Tracy and I took in September. The new pics are in with the older pics not the end file. There are some house pics of the new house we built in Hood River too.

Cheers

Steve and Tracy
 

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Hi Steve -

Back on the Hood River project again now, and will probably be there late March or early April thereabouts. How's the fishing on the Hood then?

Couldn't see any pics on that link but I can only imagine how the vessel is coming together by now

best to your family,
J
 

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Sorry about that Juro. I can click on it and see all the pictures. See you in spring.
 
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