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Old 05-04-2017, 12:25   #1
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48 year old lady dreaming about full time cruising

I'm a 48 year lady originally from China and now an USA citizen living in Ohio. In contrast to to most people from the Far East, I love adventures. I have never sailed, but I have been ocean fishing without ever getting seasick, and I love being on the water.

I would love to go with somebody sailing for a few days or a week or so, but my real dream is to become a full-time cruiser. I'm a really optimistic and positive person, and I think I could make a great crew pretty quick after I learn how to sail. I'm a really good cook and happy to do cleaning out or whatever. I recognize that right now I don't have sailing skills, but I'm a Quick learner. My English is less than perfect, but I can get better that too.
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Hi there Far East.. Welcome to CF..
Sounds like your halfway there.. maybe even 75% seeing as your a great cook and don't get seasick..
Pretty sure there will be a bunch of Crusty Old Salts beating a path to your door in no time....
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Welcome Far East S.
Ohio is pretty big what part are you in?
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Welcome, Far East. You sound like a wonderful addition to someones crew.
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Sounds like my wife except for the 'liking sailing' part...! Wonder if we can work out an exchange scheme...?
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, sailor.
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Old 06-04-2017, 06:34   #8
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Old 06-04-2017, 10:17   #9
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Welcome aboard, how about part time cruising in the Pacific Northwest? It is the most beautiful part of the world, with lots of seafood and gentle winds.
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Hi. If you are in Ohio, you are likely near Lake Erie. There are lots of good yacht clubs on that coast. I suggest you find one close to you, and visit. I'm sure you will find them to be welcoming...and there are always skippers looking for crew, especially crew with a good attitude like you have demonstrated.

And reading over the previous posts, it seems you likely have several crew positions being offered, along with a few proposals of marriage no doubt. A girl who likes sailing is a wonderful thing that many of us male sailors have had difficulty finding...or keeping.

If I still had a boat, I'd be sending you an invite. But sadly, I got tired of sailing alone, and sold my boat. Now I'm looking for something smaller to maybe head south alone. Best wishes to you, and please keep us posted on how your adventure progresses!
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seattle sailing actually sucks unless you like cold weather no wind and lots of rain.


come to san Francisco and ill hook you up with one of the greatest sailing places in the world.


if you can sail here you can sail anywhere
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Man,
Nothing like being a woman wanting to sail
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Re: 48 year old lady dreaming about full time cruising

You can learn all about me on my website, I plan to sail around the world, getting around is not important just want to see the world, I've seen most of the US and Canada. The boat is almost ready, actually it could go now, but there are always things that could be better, just nothing to say "get going."

I'm enjoying life, living on the boat, that's important.
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Nice description.
Now....
How about some pictures...

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