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Old 29-10-2008, 19:44   #1
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I'm new here, but I am completely hooked on the idea of the simple life, living on a sailboat. I currently have an Interlake 18, which is very similar to a Flying Scot. She is lots of fun - FAST, but a little to exciting for my tastes. Sometimes I want to just kick back instead of hanging my butt over the rail. I have never sailed a keelboat - what is it like? Very stable I would assume. I am looking to get my feet wet (or keep them dry?), so to speak, and crew on someone's 'big boat'. Anyone in the NC area looking for crew?


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Old 29-10-2008, 22:24   #2
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Welcome aboard Max and good luck with your crewing efforts.

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Old 03-11-2008, 12:44   #3
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Aloha Max,
Welcome aboard! Good to have you here. Keel boats are much more stable than what you are used to with the Interlake. We do have some forum members from NC so I think if you go to the crew section and start a thread you'll find someone. I went through your neck of the woods a couple of years ago heading for New Bern and the coast from Lexington, KY. Very nice.
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:44   #4
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Heres hoping you get that lift out to try a keel boat. IMHO the motion is one that grabs you - or doesn't. It grabbed me.
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Go spend time in Oriental or Beaufort. Tons of folks passing through heading south. You might find a ride south and you can figure out how to get back north to your car.

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