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Old 28-08-2009, 14:27   #1
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A Big Hello from Flashmutt007

Howdy there folks. Bill (flashmutt007) reporting for duty.
Little about myself.

Been out on boats for many a year. My uncles all had boats growing up (power) and I was always the designated pilot after a day out on the Chesapeake. When I finally got old enough, bought my own boat and loved every minute of it. Loved going to Havre de Grace MD and cruising the upper bay. After I got married, had to do one of the hardest things, sell the boat so we could afford a new house and then setting up the nursery.... we've all heard that story before.

Well, here we are 13 years later and I'm ready to get back into it. This time around, not gonna mess with power boat, gonna go with a sailboat. Have signed us up for a 7 day sailing class in Key Largo next spring and if we all like it (I'm sure we will) we're gonna start the search for a boat of our own. Probably one with a trailer to start with and when the bambino goes to college, work up to a 35-40 footer that we can move onto. Only have 13 more years until full retirementůI know it's going to go fastůso gotta get started!

OK there it is. Hopefully short and sweet and not to boring.

Catch ya later!

a.k.a. - Flashmutt007
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Old 28-08-2009, 14:29   #2
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Welcome aboard Bill. Nice to have you here. Jump right in. Plenty of knowledgeable sailors to help you in the transition to a sailboat.

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Old 28-08-2009, 16:50   #3
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Welcome to CF bill. Hope your plans work out. You probably have a few boating yarns to share as well.
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Old 28-08-2009, 21:41   #4
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Welcome to the forum. Sounds like a great plan, have fun in Key West!
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Old 29-08-2009, 19:13   #5
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Aloha Bill and Welcome aboard!
Good to have you here and great decision on the sailing lessons.
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Old 30-08-2009, 03:05   #6
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Welcome Bill hope to here about some of your adventures as the "designated pilot"

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