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Old 09-09-2016, 20:45   #1
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Following my dreams ( finally )

Greetings!
Although I have just joined have been reading these forums for over a year. So much knowledge and wisdom on this site! Using as much information as I could glean from here I carefully browsed, researched, redid my lists of boats. Then I searched, eliminated, walked decks. Now am the proud owner of a very well taken care of Allied Princess! 3 weeks of various upgrades and will be ready to live aboard. Have been wanting to do this since I was 16. Finally at 54 I hope to actually meet some of the people on here as I travel south down the ICW and learn a great deal more.
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Old 09-09-2016, 20:49   #2
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Congratulations and welcome here! Sounds great and though I have not seen the Princess I have heard great things about the Allied boats. Are you from Santa Cruz? Is that the reason for your moniker?
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Old 09-09-2016, 21:08   #3
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Finally at 54 I hope to actually meet some of the people on here as I travel south down the ICW and learn a great deal more.
Congratulations on both the persistence as well as taking the big plunge. It's easy to dream, acting on it can be hard for some!

Bravo!
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Old 09-09-2016, 23:12   #4
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Steamer, better late than never! Enjoy your boat, yyour travels, and the learning... and maybe get out of the ICW now and then!

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Steamer'.
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Old 10-09-2016, 10:09   #6
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I lived in San Diego for 13 years. Sailed a 27 ft Catalina with a friend up the coast to surf the Monterey Bay area all the time. East coast for about 12 years now. 9 in Vermont 3 in Virginia. At some point will sail back? Caribbean first. Hoping next winter for that. Still have a lot to learn.
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Steamerlanes, congratulation on your beautiful classic boat. We all still have a lot to learn.


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ahoy ..i am from jbay and recently aquired a 30ft steel...i hope to get up to morroco and europe in a while more like 2yrs from now and hope to cross paths someday...and maybe enjoy some surf together..
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