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Old 01-01-2011, 09:23   #1
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We roam the lower 48 in a fifth-wheel and winter in Alaska. We will spend this spring learning to sail either by buying a small boat or sailing with other couples. We are in our sixties, and very fit. Location does not really matter since we live in a fifth-wheel. If anyone would lives near the water and likes to sail and would not mind teaching us the ropes we would appreciate it. If you have a place or know of a place nearby to park the fifth-wheel it would be great.

We hope to learn and then purchase a boat as a live-aboard. We have been living in a 35' fifth-wheel and just recently lived in a small truck camper for over 17,000 miles so we know small living spaces will not be a problem for us.

Thanks for reading and any input would be appreciated.

Jim and Lynda
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We roam the lower 48 in a fifth-wheel and winter in Alaska. We will spend this spring learning to sail either by buying a small boat or sailing with other couples. We are in our sixties, and very fit. Location does not really matter since we live in a fifth-wheel. If anyone would lives near the water and likes to sail and would not mind teaching us the ropes we would appreciate it. If you have a place or know of a place nearby to park the fifth-wheel it would be great.

We hope to learn and then purchase a boat as a live-aboard. We have been living in a 35' fifth-wheel and just recently lived in a small truck camper for over 17,000 miles so we know small living spaces will not be a problem for us.

Thanks for reading and any input would be appreciated.


Jim and Lynda
Why not take a sailing class together? Learn to sail, there are good schools in the San Juans, and Bellingham area, and then charter their boats enough to get lots of experience in all kinds of conditions.

I would expect that you could keep your RV parked at their place during the school (live aboard schools would be ideal, I think) and if renting from them.

That way, you get to learn to sail, you get good instruction, you meet nice people, and you will be well on your way to being liveaboards.

p.s. Winter in Alaska? You must be tough birds to want to winter there when you could be somewhere warm.
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