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Old 30-12-2012, 01:20   #1
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Cold, sore, and tired... Let's do it again!

Greetings to all, from the new(est) kid (55--ya, right...) on the pier... The beginning of November opened with the "bucket list" opportunity to crew on a delivery of a spankin' new Catalina 445 from Newport, RI to Ft. Lauderdale, FL. with my delivery captain bro-in-law. A few years of smaller boat sailing (up to 22') sorta kinda, well, maybe not really, prepared me for this voyage--it was an eye-opener for me, for sure... Although the theory, the physics, and mechanics of sailing were there, everything just happened on a lot grander scale; the equipment, the forces, the weather, the water, and the route (and did I mention, the $$ spent by the owner?--glad it was his bill, not mine...). Not a pleasure cruise by any stretch; a "working vacation" to be sure, and certainly an adventure, with a story longer than I should speak here. Anyway, I got "the bug"... My tastes are eclectic; I fell in love with the British Fisher pilot-house motorsailer that tied up behind us on the Mega-Dock in Charleston; and the very clean Nor'Sea 23 that sits on a trailer across from my workplace just teases me unmercifully, and calls me like a siren's song... Glad I found this forum, and look forward to reading your sea stories!
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Old 30-12-2012, 05:14   #2
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Re: Cold, sore, and tired... Let's do it again!

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Humboldt Viking.
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Old 30-12-2012, 05:30   #3
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Hiya Humbolt...
Happy New Year and Welcome to CF...
May your adventures continue...
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Re: Cold, sore, and tired... Let's do it again!

Welcome to the community, Humboldt Viking. I always liked the look of those Fisher's too!
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Re: Cold, sore, and tired... Let's do it again!

There are a lot of "My first Delivery" stories out there. It has hooked quite a few of us. I suspect we will be hearing from you again and thats a good thing! Happy New year....and perhaps ..New Life.
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Welcome to CF. Your mention of Buckets caught my eye........

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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. You are way too young for a bucket list.
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