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Old 21-08-2012, 22:53   #1
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Well Holy Crap We Cut the Docklines and are Officially Landless

It's been like 96 hours so far and it's been insane, not to mention the months and weeks work beforehand. Started off with a fizzle but life has been steadily improving. We're putzing around Catalina this summer to dial some stuff in before we go south into Mexico. Myself, my wife, and our two year old daughter.

Really wanted to say thank you to this place. Cruisersforum can drive me insane sometimes but if it wasn't for a lot of the advice and input from people on this board I really don't think I would have gotten to this point. I've done a lot of sailing and I do a lot of boat handling, but "cruising" itself, and I still don't like that word for some reason, is a whole unique set of challenges. It's been wonderful to have so many helpful people and their advice.

I'm in Two Harbors right now and I'll put my little Cruisersforum burgee thing on the spreader.
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Old 21-08-2012, 23:15   #2
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Happy Sailing, may the wind be at your back.

I have always appreciated your posts and the learning you have passed on to us!

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Old 22-08-2012, 00:01   #3
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Re: well holy crap we cut the docklines and are officially landless

Hey, if you're headed to Mexico you're going the wrong way - LOL...

Congratulations Eric - You should be an inspiration to many would be cruisers. I remember one of the earliest posts I read was some dude upside down is his bilge rebuilding the toilet system on his boat - I literally thought "holy crap", what a PITA that is...

Anyway congrats to you on getting out there.

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Old 22-08-2012, 00:24   #4
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Aloha and congratulations! Hope you get over this direction when you're through with Mexico. Permanent moorings are hard to find but temporaries can be had.
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Old 22-08-2012, 00:29   #5
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Hi Eric

Good luck with the new stage in life. Look forward to reading your posts from wherever you go.
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Old 22-08-2012, 00:57   #6
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Congratulations guys! Hope our GPS tracks come within hollering distance of each other one day!
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Good Fortune Eric may the gods of the deep look kindly at your wake.
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Re: well holy crap we cut the docklines and are officially landless

Good for you Eric, congratulations, or should I say felicitaciones now that you're Mexico bound! Wish I was accompanying you, only a couple of years left...
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Congrats!

Cruiserforum burgee thing? Where did you get that from and how do I get one!
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So excited for you and your family! Enjoy your adventure, hope to meet you out there someday. Cheers, TCG.
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Just in time for the elections.

How long at sea?

This will be a time your daughter will remember for all her life.

Fair winds.
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Old 22-08-2012, 01:33   #12
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BTW: 33N 118W is nowhere near the middle of nowhere.
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Old 22-08-2012, 03:06   #13
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leaving is the hardest part!
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Good for you! Always remember schedules do not work real well when cruising and are not the same as weather windows. Fair winds!
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Great news, looking forward to hearing more about your new life
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