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Old 19-03-2008, 12:00   #1
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My first cruise!!!

Just got back from a week long live aboard ASA class in the BVI!!! Must say it was great and I can't wait to buy a boat now!

Never thought I could so sail around all day lone, catch a ball, eat dinner, sleep and never leave the boat and have a GREAT day of it- and want to do it all over again the next day!

Missed the swells, not sure if that's a good thing or not....

This whole "cruising" thing might get addicting...
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Old 19-03-2008, 12:15   #2
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Congratulations! Sounds like the bug has bit you. That's a good thing!
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Old 19-03-2008, 12:17   #3
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Whada ya mean Might?? I think it's too late for you mate. You've caught it and there ain't no known cure.
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There's no hope for you now. What were you thinking?
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Old 19-03-2008, 12:45   #5
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Yea... Girlfriend already met with her financial folks to mock up a budget to allow for a circumnavigation..... Nothing like planning ahead right?

Now, all I need is the winning lotto tickets and I'm all set! As I sit here working up slip pricing for the '08 season up here in chilly Minnesota... those things cost more than the boat itself! Almost...
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Old 19-03-2008, 12:48   #6
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Well done Marty,
And having a partner prepared get involved in financing the plan also - you are a lucky bu@@er.
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My first time I came down with tonsilitus. I was a sick dog for the last 4 days. We had crummy weather, and the last day I thought I was a deadman. Well, I lived, and came right back, and the sailing sickness set in. The only cure is to sail, and when your not. It's just about all you think about. I second Swagman also.........ENJOY, and show some pics of your trip
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Aloha Marty,
We do our first classes in 14 foot Sunfish and get up to 26 foot Folkboats so you really are in the lap of luxury. Congratulations on getting the bug! Hopelessly hooked.
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Aloha Marty,
We do our first classes in 14 foot Sunfish and get up to 26 foot Folkboats so you really are in the lap of luxury. Congratulations on getting the bug! Hopelessly hooked.
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I started in the 14ft boats too...then the 22ft ones. We call it the class of death! Was on a small city lake that had really high winds those evenings we had the class. Boats were flipping all over the place, learned what it meant to "turtle" a boat there! 2/3's of the class did not show up for the last class.

And we came back for more!
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BVI is great... I was down in December thru Feb this year and heading back in May for about 8 weeks or so. Love it... just gotta get the solar pannels and wind generator installed... gotta have ICE...
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Was that with Rob Swain Sailing School?
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Was that with Rob Swain Sailing School?
No was actually a local outfit here in Minnesota, Northern Breezes.
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