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Old 29-10-2010, 16:03   #1
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Hello my name is naggi corrigan,
I live near Hobart in Tasmania. I was bitten by the boat bug only 3 or 4 years ago after buying a 22' GPR bluebird (Wagtail) day sailer.
This little bay cruiser has been most forgiving and probably even saved me and the relatively inexperience crew from drowning on more that one occassion. Not understanding the basic fundamentals of sailing at all, we would set sail in 4 to 40 Knots in summer or winter and get the gordblimmys blown out of us, hence, after learning to sail by my mistakes and reading lots of other peoples stories about sailing and the sea on sites like this, I have gained a confidence with one small regret, I should have been sailing years ago / ps / fully intend to make up for lost time,
cheers for now Naggi
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Old 29-10-2010, 16:26   #2
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Naggi hi, and welcome to CF. I think if the truth be told there are more than a few of us on here who fall into the category of:

"There by the grace of God go I"

Everytime we read about someone getting it wrong

and some of us still do

Welcome, nice friendly bunch on here

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Old 30-10-2010, 05:53   #3
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No shame in learning Hard Knocks style. Hell, I don't know anyone who credits their sailing/safety/captain classes/certification process with even half of their nautical knowledge (nau-ledge?).

We've all done some boneheaded stuff, and most of us have learned from those mistakes well enough that we won't repeat them. Good to have you aboard.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here and glad you survived.
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Welcome to CF Naggi... if you fancy a good laugh post some of your 'mis-adventures'.... with a what would you have done....??
Then sit back and watch the fur fly....
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welcome-- i gotta ditto boatman-- gets downright entertaining...
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G'Day Naggi,

Don't see anything wrong with your learning style... exactly how I did it in SF Bay in a 15 foot daysailor just a few years ago! Anyhow, welcome to the CF and keep on sailing.

Ann and I are en route (albeit slowly) in your direction, and have every intention of getting to Hobart for the Wooden Boat Fest. Keep an eye out for Insatiable II and give us a hoy if you see us.

Cheers,

Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II lying Manly, Qld, Oz, southbound
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