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Old 29-04-2011, 11:18   #1
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A Warm Hello

I sit and write this while on my last day of a 4 day mini vacation in Ocean Shores, WA looking over the Pacific and listening to the sound of waves crashing through my windows. The sea is calling me back after a short 20 years of being away. I have been reading your forum and I am so glad to have found this. It is a priceless resource. I hope to be in my new sailing rig within 2-3 years. As I would call myself a rusty captain and I am attending the ASA courses out of Anacortes and taking the 4 day course that takes you to Bareboat level. I have experience in both sail and power but more so on the power side. I have held my 60 ton master small craft (Canadian Coast Guard) as well as my whitesail CYA level 3. (Also Canadian) Biggest boat sailed was a 32 foot cutter. Grew up on the great lakes in Canada and spent many a day on the water on the St Clair River in Ontario. Was in the sea cadets and later the Navy Reserves and spent a good amount of time crusing the west coast (BC) during the summers. Well now I live here (Seattle) and these awesome crusing grounds are at my doorstep and they call me once again. I am searching for something in the 40-45 foot range. I am drawn to a ketch rig for reasons stated many times in the forum. I am in learning mode and welcome (and need) all the help I can get. I fully intend on returning to my crusing grounds in Desolation Sound and even further north. As well I have goals of sailing somewhere warm in the winter months. Its going to take a bit of confidence to get me to go to places like Hawaii. Maybe in 10 years.

Anyways, enough ramble. I am sincerely appreciative of all of you having me on here and I hope to participate in some discussions. When I actually nail a few boats down I am going to need your advice and take you along every step of the way.

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Old 29-04-2011, 11:47   #2
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SC welcome to CF, nice to have you on board

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Sailing Cowboy.
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Welcome aboard Sailing Cowboy. I was in the Navy myself, always happy to welcome another seaman. Looking forward to your wisdom.
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By wisdom are you referring to the Lambs Navy or the Bacardi? A tall dark and dirty was always my choice. lol
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Welcome aboard, and I have a question for you Cowboy:

Although I have no doubt that having a horse on board would be useful driving winches and capstans and stuff, I'm wondering where you would keep it unless you plan on building an Ark?...
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There is the horse latitudes to consider ...
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By wisdom are you referring to the Lambs Navy or the Bacardi? A tall dark and dirty was always my choice. lol
Cowboy, I've never actually heard the term "Lambs Navy", what is that? You would think being a non-com in the Navy I'd have heard.
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Lamb's Navy Rum.
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oic, never had it before. My one trip to the Caribean was a week trip to the Dominican, where we took a catamaran day trip which is when I was bitten by the cat bug. No, I was in the US Navy. Although, I would be more than willing to serve time in the Lamb's Navy.
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It's a Canadian brand made by Henry Corby's company. It's not as quaint anymore as in his day.

Corbyville, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Welcome aboard, and I have a question for you Cowboy:

Although I have no doubt that having a horse on board would be useful driving winches and capstans and stuff, I'm wondering where you would keep it unless you plan on building an Ark?...
I would no doubt entertain the idea of an ark and have a couple steeds that would actually enjoy the trip but I will be damed if I'm gonna bring the hay recyclers anywhere near my boat. I have to spend 1/2 the year with them as it is. The other half gives my butt a rest and allows it to reshape back into a butt again.
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oic, never had it before. My one trip to the Caribean was a week trip to the Dominican, where we took a catamaran day trip which is when I was bitten by the cat bug. No, I was in the US Navy. Although, I would be more than willing to serve time in the Lamb's Navy.
The Lambs Navy was a fine Navy indeed. If your ever in Canada and have the chance pick up gallon I think you would find it very pleasing and fitting.
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