I am brand new to the forum (about five minutes), though I've read posts
before. I just bought my first sailboat (AHHH! nervous and excited all at once) and immediately admit I'm a novice
. I went on one a few times as a kid and sailed a bit in Europe
, and a few times last year in the US.
I will also list in the Crew Needed section some much needed help
with moving the boat, possible minor engine
work, and berating answers to my newbie "what is that thing used for" questions. It is a wonderfully humbling experience to start from nearly the beginning.
About me: I'm funny
oriented (former lifeguard), and considered by most as having the classic swashbuckler movie
star looks, a bit like Michael Douglas in Romancing The Stone, albeit a tad younger than he was then (ironically, it's the movie
that first inspired me about sailboats).
My boat: a Columbia
32 (9.6 Alan Payne design). It needs minor interior leaks
fixed and replacement panels
around the salon
windows (maybe add port windows vs. non-opening solid plastic). POSSIBLE minor(?) engine
work (I should know in a few days). Needs a bottom job and checking the through holes, and an added tank for the head
to become compliant.
My goal: possibly live-aboard, do some day-sailing and learn the boat. Then maybe some cruising of the inter-coastal. I have some skills but boating
is still new to me. Would love to connect with locals or cruisers passing through to share some laughs, adventures and help me get my feet wet (mostly figuratively I hope). I do need immediate boat help and only know a few local boaters. I'm open to P.M. too.
I'll find a good account picture soon.
I hope to become a wonderful asset to the forum. Thanks for having me.