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Old 07-03-2003, 06:41   #1
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Cool Brief Intro - prepping for blue sail

Hi all, just a quick intro., as I only discovered this site today. My lovely bride and I are prepping a 41-foot Coronado for water sailing">blue water sailing and plan to leave the Buffalo area in the Spring of 2005 for parts unknown (Caribbean, of course!). As many others have said, "Until it stops being fun!"

We've owned and sailed a 22-foot O'Day, 28-foot Columbia, and now are ready for the larger Coronado. We're in the Buffalo, New York area, so if any of you are nearby and want to stop in and meet us, please get in touch. We always like to have guests go out on Lake Erie with us.

Anyone who's refurbished a similar production-line boat, we'd appreciate hearing from you. Look forward to being an active participant in this and similar forums.

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Old 07-03-2003, 10:01   #2
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Welcome to the board Roland

Sounds like a great plan. My wife (getting married in July) and I will also start the cruise of our dreams in Spring 2005, when we set off from the Seychelles. Maybe we'll meet one day in the Caribbean?
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Thanks, Gisle. We were married in June of 2001 (second marriage for both), overlooking the bay in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI. My wife trusted me so much that she didn't know where the wedding was going to be (I just told her to bring warm weather clothing!) until the second leg of our flight. After the wedding I surprised her again, and we cruised on a 44-foot center cockpit CSY, throughout the BVI's. All I can say is "FANTASTIC!"
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How nice Roland

Actually Line and I will get married in the tropics too - in the Seychelles. It's very beautiful there. La Digue is a favourite of mine. Cruising with the catamaran will be one of the activities we're looking forward to.







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Congratulations, Gisle

Great, sounds like you two have a topnotch plan. Saw pictures of your boat and it's a fantastic machine. Like many others we're on a limited budget, however, we're more than willing to keep it somewhat simple, although the safety items take priority. Also, excellent photgraphs. Being able to partake of so much of this beautiful planet of ours makes all the work worthwhile. Work hard, play hard!!!
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Re: Brief Intro.

Followup from the original posts. Kathleen and I did in fact, leave Buffalo, NY on May 22nd, 2005.

We spent the next five years cruising as we planned, going as far as Venezuela, Trinidad, Dominican Republic, etc., and we spent a lot of time in the Grenadines. Carriacou was our favorite island.

We both wrote articles for Living Aboard Magazine, Caribbean Compass and other similar publications.

You can find a five-year website with text and pictures at:

S/V M'Lady Kathleen, Sailboat travels

We sailed into Fort Pierce, Florida, inlet in May of 2010, and subsequently sold the boat.

We now buy, sell, and list (as a Florida licensed broker) used double-wide mobile homes.

Best of luck to all those in the cruising community!
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Followup from the original posts. Kathleen and I did in fact, leave Buffalo, NY on May 22nd, 2005.

We spent the next five years cruising as we planned, going as far as Venezuela, Trinidad, Dominican Republic, etc., and we spent a lot of time in the Grenadines. Carriacou was our favorite island.

We both wrote articles for Living Aboard Magazine, Caribbean Compass and other similar publications.

You can find a five-year website with text and pictures at:

S/V M'Lady Kathleen, Sailboat travels

We sailed into Fort Pierce, Florida, inlet in May of 2010, and subsequently sold the boat.

We now buy, sell, and list (as a Florida licensed broker) used double-wide mobile homes.

Best of luck to all those in the cruising community!
Roland & Kathleen,
Thanks for the update. Enjoyed your website blog postings & pics.
May the Sun smile on your flag wherever it goes!

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Welcome back to the forum.
Would you choose the Coronado again?
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