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Old 05-10-2012, 05:33   #361
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

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I know what happens to some wannabees. They buy a boat and park it next to the other boats at the marina and start a garden growing on the hull.

This is my second year of monohull ownership, and I have never seen so many awesome boats that never leave their slips. We're talking Contessa 32, Vega 27, Pacific Seacraft 37, Cape Dory 30/31, several CSY's, and many others I can't name...........
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Old 06-10-2012, 19:54   #362
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I am a wannabe too,

I joined the C.F forum over a year ago, bought a boat with no idea what we were really looking at, got it transported home and have been learning the ropes in every aspect since. We are in no hurry to circumnavigate the world tomorrow but just venturing further afield step by step.

Best thing i have done is joined the local yacht club (were i berth my boat). I have met a bunch of great people and made some good friends in the process. There is a cruising group at the club and regularly have social functions were club members and guest present a topic relative to cruising. Lots of advice about sailing, equipment, repairs etc. I also started racing to get experience on other boats and look like getting my boat out this summer club races.

We are also taking our boat in a cruise in company Bass Strait cruise early next year.

Although i originally posted on CF the typical "I'm new to sailing" post. We are still here and taking things step by step. We are really enjoying our sailing and can see a long term passion really growing.

I probably dont contribute extensivley on C.F as I need to spend the time actually sailing and working on the list of repairs, mods and upgrades but have certainly got a lot of info from C.F from the experienced people on here.

I dont know where we will end up cruising to in the future but isnt that the point. Its all about what each individual considers their own destination and distance at their point in their lives. Is a cruiser someone who travels the world or just the inlets and bays of their home country? I think it is all types that make up any group.

I hope we do go further afield in the future and who knows we may bump into you at a pub near you. Ill buy the first round.

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Old 06-10-2012, 20:33   #363
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I am a wannabe too,

I joined the C.F forum over a year ago, bought a boat with no idea what we were really looking at, got it transported home and have been learning the ropes in every aspect since. We are in no hurry to circumnavigate the world tomorrow but just venturing further afield step by step.

Best thing i have done is joined the local yacht club (were i berth my boat). I have met a bunch of great people and made some good friends in the process. There is a cruising group at the club and regularly have social functions were club members and guest present a topic relative to cruising. Lots of advice about sailing, equipment, repairs etc. I also started racing to get experience on other boats and look like getting my boat out this summer club races.

We are also taking our boat in a cruise in company Bass Strait cruise early next year.

Although i originally posted on CF the typical "I'm new to sailing" post. We are still here and taking things step by step. We are really enjoying our sailing and can see a long term passion really growing.

I probably dont contribute extensivley on C.F as I need to spend the time actually sailing and working on the list of repairs, mods and upgrades but have certainly got a lot of info from C.F from the experienced people on here.

I dont know where we will end up cruising to in the future but isnt that the point. Its all about what each individual considers their own destination and distance at their point in their lives. Is a cruiser someone who travels the world or just the inlets and bays of their home country? I think it is all types that make up any group.

I hope we do go further afield in the future and who knows we may bump into you at a pub near you. Ill buy the first round.

Scott
thanks for posting

i hope you do get out there cruising,just in your back yard is one of the best unspoiled cruising grounds in the world!

mines a guinness or rum whatever is easie
cheers atollr
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Old 06-10-2012, 20:48   #364
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

better add this one for posterities sake!
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Old 06-10-2012, 21:46   #365
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

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I am a wannabe too,

I joined the C.F forum over a year ago, bought a boat with no idea what we were really looking at, got it transported home and have been learning the ropes in every aspect since. We are in no hurry to circumnavigate the world tomorrow but just venturing further afield step by step.

Best thing i have done is joined the local yacht club (were i berth my boat). I have met a bunch of great people and made some good friends in the process. There is a cruising group at the club and regularly have social functions were club members and guest present a topic relative to cruising. Lots of advice about sailing, equipment, repairs etc. I also started racing to get experience on other boats and look like getting my boat out this summer club races.

We are also taking our boat in a cruise in company Bass Strait cruise early next year.

Although i originally posted on CF the typical "I'm new to sailing" post. We are still here and taking things step by step. We are really enjoying our sailing and can see a long term passion really growing.

I probably dont contribute extensivley on C.F as I need to spend the time actually sailing and working on the list of repairs, mods and upgrades but have certainly got a lot of info from C.F from the experienced people on here.

I dont know where we will end up cruising to in the future but isnt that the point. Its all about what each individual considers their own destination and distance at their point in their lives. Is a cruiser someone who travels the world or just the inlets and bays of their home country? I think it is all types that make up any group.

I hope we do go further afield in the future and who knows we may bump into you at a pub near you. Ill buy the first round.

Scott
Hi Scott, where do you keep your boat, I am at Yaringa,
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Old 06-10-2012, 22:03   #366
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Mr B,

I was referring to Atoll about shouting a drink! But it would be good to catch up will another C.Fer.

I will pm you.

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Although i originally posted on CF the typical "I'm new to sailing" post. We are still here and taking things step by step.
Just out of interest, how did you find the welcome / initial comments on any plans (dreams?!) you shared?
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Just out of interest, how did you find the welcome / initial comments on any plans (dreams?!) you shared?
DOJ,

All positive, but i didn't claim that I was going to circumnavigate the world the day after i bought a boat with no experience and then ask what boat I should buy.

In general I think that C.F is postive towards newbies.

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All positive, but i didn't claim that I was going to circumnavigate the world the day after i bought a boat with no experience and then ask what boat I should buy.
Yeah, that usually does it . (actually I quite the enjoy the odd(?!) one - as often enough throws up good comments, despite the OP ).
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

Ok, I’ll bite.

In just eight short weeks, my employer will give birth to a brand new retiree. After having been employed almost continuously for the past 50 years – my first job was pumping gas and washing cars at my dad’s service station for the then munificent salary of $5 a day – I am looking forward to my next career as an intemperate slacker and permanent drain on society. It only makes sense to do that on a sailboat.

I began preparing five years ago by reading everything I could find about the life aquatic, followed by a series of US Sailing classes through bareboat chartering. I day sailed regularly on a buddy’s 28-foot Edel catamaran appropriately dubbed the S/V Raggedy Ass and chartered in the Grenadines before finally learning enough to offer myself up as delivery crew.

A few coastal trips later I found myself on a Swan 57 rocketing north from Sint Maartin to Long Island Sound on a beam reach in 25-knot winds. If I wasn’t hooked before, that definitely did it. I started crewing for whoever would have me. I went up the mast, below the waterline and into tight little crawly spaces previously occupied only by geckos. I became a boat slut. I had no shame.

Next spring I’ll spend some time in Gibraltar attempting to gain sufficient proficiency to come away with an RYA offshore yachtmaster certificate. Then, when I have enough knowledge and experience to be something less than a complete danger to myself and others, I think I’ll buy a boat.
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Ok, I’ll bite.

In just eight short weeks, my employer will give birth to a brand new retiree. After having been employed almost continuously for the past 50 years – my first job was pumping gas and washing cars at my dad’s service station for the then munificent salary of $5 a day – I am looking forward to my next career as an intemperate slacker and permanent drain on society. It only makes sense to do that on a sailboat.

I began preparing five years ago by reading everything I could find about the life aquatic, followed by a series of US Sailing classes through bareboat chartering. I day sailed regularly on a buddy’s 28-foot Edel catamaran appropriately dubbed the S/V Raggedy Ass and chartered in the Grenadines before finally learning enough to offer myself up as delivery crew.

A few coastal trips later I found myself on a Swan 57 rocketing north from Sint Maartin to Long Island Sound on a beam reach in 25-knot winds. If I wasn’t hooked before, that definitely did it. I started crewing for whoever would have me. I went up the mast, below the waterline and into tight little crawly spaces previously occupied only by geckos. I became a boat slut. I had no shame.

Next spring I’ll spend some time in Gibraltar attempting to gain sufficient proficiency to come away with an RYA offshore yachtmaster certificate. Then, when I have enough knowledge and experience to be something less than a complete danger to myself and others, I think I’ll buy a boat.
way to go....i must say it is nice having someone else pay all the bills for you to go sailing......very sluttish,the freedom to be a slob on your own boat also is appealing
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In just eight short weeks, my employer will give birth to a brand new retiree. After having been employed almost continuously for the past 50 years – my first job was pumping gas and washing cars at my dad’s service station for the then munificent salary of $5 a day – I am looking forward to my next career as an intemperate slacker and permanent drain on society. It only makes sense to do that on a sailboat.
Indeed. I'll be looking forward to future posts. Meanwhile I've borrowed a phrase.
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FYI the proverbial societal bathtub is emptying quickly, leave soon before you have to go back to work.
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Maybe we should change the name from CruisersForum to Boatsluts.com.

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Indeed. I'll be looking forward to future posts. Meanwhile I've borrowed a phrase.
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