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Old 09-09-2016, 04:17   #1
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Not quite a noobie

Hello all.

I am Mike, from Norway.

I have not owned a boat in many years, but I used to liveaboard in a small sailboat (31 ft) with my family (two little babies and the wife) in Annapolis until the decision was made (not by me) to move to Northern latitudes.

I miss the water and I dream of getting back to it one day, so until that can happen, I need to keep in touch with my soul brothers and sisters.
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Old 09-09-2016, 05:31   #2
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Re: Not quite a noobie

MJKobernus,


Welcome to CF. Yes, life does not always hand us what we thought we wanted. Very glad to have you aboard, and hope that real good comes of it.

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Mike.
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Old 10-09-2016, 04:18   #4
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Mike, Welcome to the community. When you need some connection with those of us on the water, we'll be here for you!
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Old 10-09-2016, 05:36   #5
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If you ever travel thru San Diego, let me know I'll take you for a spin on one of the bays.


A house is but a boat so poorly built and so firmly run aground you would never try to refloat it.
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Old 10-09-2016, 09:47   #6
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Yes Welcome aboard...
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Old 10-09-2016, 10:01   #7
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Er du norsk? Uff da ;-)!

Welcome aboard from an FDP — Former Danish Person :-)

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Hi Mike,
Try a 14to 16 foot catamaran, real sailing, comfortable for wife and 2 babies with the sails down, like a picnic blanket, nice place for young kids to jump into the water when beached. Good place for young kids to fish from.
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Hello all.

I am Mike, from Norway.

I have not owned a boat in many years, but I used to liveaboard in a small sailboat (31 ft) with my family (two little babies and the wife) in Annapolis until the decision was made (not by me) to move to Northern latitudes.

I miss the water and I dream of getting back to it one day, so until that can happen, I need to keep in touch with my soul brothers and sisters.
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Hey, Mike, my cruising got cut short by a 40 year career on top of a mountain - academics have to go where the job is. But, I spent my spare time in the last ten years building a boat, and have lived on or with it for the last four. There is hope, and I hope you get that chance to return as well. In the meantime, you learned a lot back then that you can share with others on CF, and I hope you will.
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Hi Mike,

Welcome to CF!
And also welcome to the "Moved-to-a-not-so-great-place-for-sailing" club

I also moved, but it's even worse... I ended up in a land-locked country!
For me it's sailing in the lake until more promising times arrive!

Anyway there are lots of ways to still be "connected" to boats. CF is a great place to start.
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Hai po dai ...did I spell that right. I had many Norwegian friends as a Medical student many years ago. Wonderful people and wonderful country. If you come to the Caribbean give me a pm andI will take you for a sail in the BVI. Welcome to the group.
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You can spell Norwegian anyway you like - they themselves are not too sure ;-0)!

But tell you something: Danish, of which Norwegian is but a dialect, has changed in the sixty years since I lived there, and what I hear there today absolutely grates on my ear. I'm always telling people that there are only two people in all the world that speak "proper" Danish any more - me'n'the queen :-)

But Norwegian - ever euphonic, ever pleasant on the ear!

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Hello folkens!

Such a nice welcome, and I appreciate it.

I am not actually Norwegian, but I have lived here over 15 years now.

I have lived in the US and the UK. Now, I am based (stuck?) in Norway.

This weekend I took my wife and our 4 year old out to look at a boat. It was not quite what we wanted, but there is at least hope so long as I can get my wife to come and take look.

But she admitted she was only playing along to keep me happy. (sigh...)

Maybe I should take her aboard something fancy, to fire her imagination?
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This weekend I took my wife and our 4 year old out to look at a boat. It was not quite what we wanted, but there is at least hope so long as I can get my wife to come and take look.

But she admitted she was only playing along to keep me happy. (sigh...)

Maybe I should take her aboard something fancy, to fire her imagination?
Only if you can afford a €1 million boat.. in my experience, non boating women have plenty of imagination....

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What sort of boats are you looking for/at.. maybe get your wife more involved where the interior layouts are concerned.. a 'mans boat' is invariably hell on earth for women.
However if they have a sense of contribution to the search it can make that important little difference..
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