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Old 03-02-2006, 21:14   #1
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Hi out there in cyberspace. I have been reading this forum for a couple of months now & have found it equally informative & enjoyable. On the anvils of experience comes the best advice. I am in the process of selling my home & hope to be living onboard by the summer.
Thanks for continuous encouragement from all of those who have stepped from the shore.
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Old 03-02-2006, 21:30   #2
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Well hell man!! It took ya long enough to post something!!

Welcome aboard Jerry.

Yeah, this forum is a good forum. I joined over 4 months ago. But even before I joined this forum. I have been researching sailboats for over 2 years.

But, I have learned tons more ever since I joined. Actually more!!

THIS IS WHERE THE TRUTH IS!!

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Old 07-02-2006, 22:25   #3
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Good luck in your endeavors to go full time. I don't know if I'll ever be there, but I do hope to do some couple of month sails to the Queen Charlottes and possibly higher from Vancouver, BC. Keep up the posts with questions and mistakes and we all learn. I make lots of mistakes but so far I haven't drilled a hole through the hull while the boat was in the chuck...... yet.

What type of boats are you looking at?
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Old 08-02-2006, 03:00   #4
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Good morning(at least it is morning hear on the east coast of the US),
I bought an Island Trader 37 last November. I previously had an Ericson 29'. Actually I still have the Ericson though she is for sale.
I am looking forward to Spring because I have had the Island Trader on only one voyage & I know there is a huge learning curve because of the larger vessel & also going from a sloop to a ketch.
A friend of mine said it appears I have traded my pickup truck for an 18 wheeler. Maybe so, but I feel that living on the bigger boat will provide a lot more comfort. I lived on the Ericson at one point for about 6 weeks but in the summer in Virginia in order to have any level of comfort at all, AC & refrigeration are very important. At least to me they are.
I will say that at times I already miss the simplicity of the smaller boat with fewer systems.
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