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Old 12-09-2014, 19:18   #1
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Another Hello From Texas

I'm new to this forum and new to sailing. I've never owned a boat, or even wanted one. After I had open heart surgery 13 days before my 60th birthday last Feb., I began feeling drawn to the water. I thought it strange, but went with it. I did a little research and found myself at Bay Area Sailing School in Kemah TX, I had never heard of Kemah. The folks there were very nice and welcoming. I took the basic keelboat course and loved it! This was the first time my foot had stepped on a sailboat! Before I left, I signed up for a combo course of Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Chartering. I haven't taken that yet, but am looking forward to spending 3 days on a boat. In the mean time, I was looking at boats online, trying to learn about the different kinds of sailboats(swing keel, centerboard, fixed keel ect.) I ran across a 16' Paceship Peregrine,and since I live only 4 miles from Lake Somerville, I bought it thinking I would enjoy playing in the lake and would get there more often than making the 2 hr. trip to the coast. I still like the idea of coastal sailing better, but this should get me started.
Thanks for having me.
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Old 12-09-2014, 19:22   #2
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Greeting!

Somerville is a fun lake to sail, I do the ides of march catamaran regatta there!!


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Old 12-09-2014, 19:27   #3
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Howdy and welcome aboard this forum. Sounds like you are off to a good start.
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Old 12-09-2014, 21:08   #4
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Welcome to the group.

I did sailing lessons, ASA101 at a different place in Kemah. I had a great time getting out on Galveston Bay.

Getting a smaller boat is good for the lake. It's a good way to build sailing skills before upsizing and going on the coast.

Have fun with your sailing.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Joe.

http://www.paceship.org/model_boat.asp?model_ID=9
http://www.paceship.org/downloads/manual-Daysailor.pdf
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Old 13-09-2014, 20:39   #6
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Thanks for the resources Gord. I'm sure they will come in handy. I've had the boat a couple weeks but still haven't had a chance to get it on the water. I think I have everything ready now, so the next chance I get I'll take it out and see how things shake out.
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Aloha (Howdy) and welcome aboard!
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