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Old 29-08-2008, 23:48   #1
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Ahoy! Introductions..

Aloha all.

I've avoided boats for a very very long time, perhaps with the understanding that there is a draw to them that I will not be able to fight.

At the age of 37, I went sailing for the first time. Actually, took and passed my Keelboat Cert.

Now my friends and family have to put up with me throwing nautical terms in to everyday conversation.

I very much want to learn more, and perhaps purchase a live aboard.
(Wife has vetoed this already.. but.... )

I have many many questions and will save them for after I've attempted to read all the wisdom here.

Current Meatspace: Lat/Lon 35.33, -106.59 5300 ft
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Old 29-08-2008, 23:59   #2
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Welcome Aboard Maarburg. No worries, its a healthy addiction!
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Old 30-08-2008, 01:54   #3
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Try a weeks holiday in BVI on a catamaran to see if that can get your SWMBO to change her mind!

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Agreed, you will probably have to do the romantic thing on a sailboat to sway her.
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Old 30-08-2008, 18:42   #5
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Aloha Maarburg,
Welcome aboard! There is a lot of information on this forum so happy reading.
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Old 30-08-2008, 22:29   #6
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Thanks all!
I love new addictions, give me an entirely new outlook on life.

I've set a goal..
24 months from my first sail, I will own my own sailboat.
(Not putting any other limitations on that.. ATM)
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Welcome to Cruisers Forums (and thanks for the message on my blog)

As for the Admiral, tell her your dream, sound excited about her, make the story vivid whilst you tell her of exotic places, new people, new adventures. On my blog (Day 5 Step 8) is my "dream trip" and I sounded like a kid in a toyshop when I told her. She has slowly come around to the idea, what finally closed the deal, was giving her access to this forum, show her the "liveaboard" threads and the "cruising with children" threads. The child issue was the biggest factor for her.

Best of luck and hope to "sea" you around on your new home oneday

Try and get that glint in your eye that you only get when you are excited.
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