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Old 29-08-2011, 07:46   #1
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Boating Noob :)

I'm very new to boating, I thought it might be a good idea to join an online community so I can get some help with my new boat & boating in general. As I mentioned, I'm a complete boating noob. About a month ago my fiancee and I started getting fed-up with our huge 2400sqr ft 3-level house. The yardwork, cleaning up after tenants, and the fact that we'd be in debt for the next 15 years... I jokingly suggested that we just sell everything and live on a boat. Well, 1 month later, this joke turned into us actually living on a boat. We rented out all the rooms in our house, bought a 36' Trojan Tri-Cabin, and moved right in. That being said, I still don't have my boating license (working on it though), I call fenders bumpers, and I still refer to being docked as being parked. There's not much work that needs to be done to the boat, however we've got a LOT of questions about the functionality of the boat (I'll start a new thread in the proper section about these).

So that's pretty much everything in a nutshell. I look forward to chatting with all of you, and posting over 9000 questions about how to operate and fix my boat


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Old 29-08-2011, 07:54   #2
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Re: Boating Noob :)

That's the best way to learn. Enjoy the adventure. The best way to learn a new boat is practice. Touch and go's on a face dock, getting in and out of a slip. Anchoring. The more you do it in various conditions the more you will learn about your boat. Get a second set of dock lines, so you can leave a set at the dock which are all ready to go when you pull in. Welcome to a new way of life...

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Old 29-08-2011, 07:57   #3
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Re: Boating Noob :)

WOW.... In at the deep end! Welcome to the forum, there are a bunch of experienced people here to help you. Good luck with your new adventure.
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Old 29-08-2011, 08:00   #4
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Welcome Aboard Cruisers Forum Punx
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Old 29-08-2011, 08:11   #5
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Re: Boating Noob :)

Call stuff whatever you want to as long as both of you know what you mean where shouting out the names!

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Old 29-08-2011, 08:26   #6
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Welcome. You'll find as you look through the site that just about everybody here is more than willing to answer questions. So if you ask 9000 questions expect about 10x as many answers, all of them worth taking note of.

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Old 29-08-2011, 09:57   #7
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Punx (& bacon_n_legs).
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Old 20-09-2011, 11:31   #8
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. You really jumped in quick and with both feet first. You've got the first few hurdles jumped by getting your significant other on your side and the boat picked out.
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