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We were saying good-bye forever to a dear friend. Ohana had taken us to some amazing places, shown us some of the happiest times of our lives, and she always kept us safe. the steady and dependable ones; the hot-tempered ones; the old, ponderous ones; the stubborn ones; the prima donnas; and the misfits. The character traits of boats can inspire our love and devotion, or just drive us crazy. Unhealthy relationships can’t end soon enough, but we hope that good friendships go on forever. So it’s a shame when circumstances conspire to keep good friends apart. Sabre 36 refit ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Three years ago my wife, Janet, and I moved from Florida to Maine. The move was a great opportunity for us: good jobs, closer to our families, and the chance to move back to a beautiful part of the country. The only misgiving we had about the move regarded the fate of Ohana, our 1977 Pearson 28. We grappled with what we should do with Ohana. We mused about sailing her to New England; after Two full service locations Refits & Restorations Transient moorings & slips Marine systems 50-ton haulout capacity Heated & cold storage All mechanical, rigging, & carpentry Repowers Finest brightwork & paint KITTERY POINT YACHT YARD Builders of the PYY22 ® Member 207.439.9582 Points East August 2012 41

Points East Magazine, August 2012

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