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Old 16-11-2010, 12:13   #1
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Ahoy from So Cal

I am new here (CF) but I have sailed the So Cal areas years ago. I started out in a 7' sailing dingy on pudding stone lake (LOL, more like a large puddle), I sailed there a few times as a kid, then as I grew up surfing I always longed to sail. As a young adult (mid 20's) I bought a venture 21, restored it and had a blast day sailing and racing it, but the wife wanted a bigger boat to haul the kids to Catalina Island so we sold the Venture 21 and bought a MacGregor 25, we sailed that for 4 years and migrated to a Catalina 30. We had the 30 for 5 years and sold it in 97' to invest in something that didn't give a return. We all miss the Catalina 30 so now I am once again looking for a boat in the 30 foot range, I have no plans for ocean crossing (yet) so a coastal cruiser is Ok for now.

Nice to have a place like this to gather info and read about others adventures.
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Old 16-11-2010, 13:00   #2
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Good to have you returning to the fold, my child. Say five 'Ancient Mariners,' read Moby Dick cover to cover and be sure in the future to not to do anything so foolish as sell the boat without at least keeping a dinghy and outboard in reserve
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Good to have you returning to the fold, my child. Say five 'Ancient Mariners,' read Moby Dick cover to cover and be sure in the future to not to do anything so foolish as sell the boat without at least keeping a dinghy and outboard in reserve
Oh I still have that 7' sailing dingy that I learned to sail on, it's in storage. My 20 year old son wants to dig it out and start sailing. I like the idea BUT... he needs to find a job so he could afford gas in the car to get to and from the marina LOL.
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Oh I still have that 7' sailing dingy that I learned to sail on, it's in storage. My 20 year old son wants to dig it out and start sailing. I like the idea BUT... he needs to find a job so he could afford gas in the car to get to and from the marina LOL.
Ok, in that case you can cut the cover-to-cover Moby Dick reading and just watch the movie. Except, you simply have to read the first three words in the book. Maybe one of the best beginning phrases to a book that went all downhill from there


As to the job for gas, if you don't want him to end up as a bona fide Boat Bum, it's probably a good idea. For me though, I love the idea of no bills, no evil mail and relaxation in some tropical bay somewhere.

Seriously, good to have you on the forums
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you back and interested in sailing again. Lots of SoCal boats for sale according to the ads.
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