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Old 07-01-2012, 18:01   #1
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Another g'day from Adelaide, South Australia !

Hello all, had cruisers app for about a month now , saw a new member today from my town so thought I might also join. Have had jet skis for many years (since 1994) having owned 6 jet skis over last 15 years and still have 1 today, thought as I was getting to many aches and pains after using them (age does that) I decided to purchase my first boat in October 2010. It is a 2004 Four Winns Vista 288 . I keep it moored at my home which is water front. But now over 12 months on,my curiosity for sailing seems to be taking over. I am seriously considering purchasing a sail boat around 32 to 40 feet. Whilst this is a few years away for now I like to start my research early, I know nothing about sailing and very little about boats for that matter so here I am sucking up all the knowledge and ideas of all on these forums. Seriously considering the swap from cruiser to sailor in a few years,I'll keep you posted.

Ps:Nick Brock are you the Nick Brock that grew up in Gawler as a teen I the late 80,s?

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Old 07-01-2012, 19:01   #2
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Re: Another g'day from Adelaide,South Australia !

Welcome to the group mate. It will be great to lead you from the dark side to the light. (psst dont mention jetskis -the work of satan.) I wont bore you with all the reasons sailing is the best pastime on the planet. But, a good way to start is a course here or there or even crewing down at the local sailing club on a sunday arvo. Great to hear from you
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Re: Another g'day from Adelaide,South Australia !

G-day Darrell - I am the one from Gawler - you?
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Re: Another g'day from Adelaide,South Australia !

G'Day Darrell,
Anyone planning to bin a jetski and take up sailing deserves 100% support!
No, seriously, anything on the water is good. Just some things are gooder than others.
Good luck on the change - and go look at the Adams / Lidgard 40's if you fancy a cruiser with a racing attitude.
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Re: Another g'day from Adelaide,South Australia !

Hi Darrell - another couple of Adelaidians here - you'll find the forum a wonderful resource.

Michael and Caitlin
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Darrell.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
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