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Old 16-04-2012, 21:01   #1
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Gettin' our Feet Wet...

So we're finally taking the plunge!!..and the first step toward a life aboard. Just finishing up the deal this week (knock on teak) on a wonderfully kept '73 Hughes-25. :-D
Now comes the steep learning curve of fun...anyone on here know how to tie a 'bowline'? ;-)
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Old 16-04-2012, 21:32   #2
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Congrats and welcome aboard,,and to your question,,,i probably do,,but don't call it that,,,i'm on the same learning slope as you are,,looking forward to having fun getting it all backwards..
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Old 17-04-2012, 10:33   #3
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Great website for knot tying :-)Boating Knots | How to Tie Boating Knots | Animated Boating Knots
Welcome aboard, have fun on your new boat
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Old 22-04-2012, 11:17   #4
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Thanks for the wishes, and the link!
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My Grandmother taught me most of my knots!

Welcome "aboard" to the world of boat ownership. (that lot pretty much covers it!).
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lol, nice! Actually I've got the knot thing in hand. Apps, practice rope, links. etc
Looking forward to the whole adventure. Just pocket cruising on the weekends/eves up here on the St. Lawrence for now; Our training grounds I guess. Almost too excited to sit down!
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Re: Gettin' our feet wet...

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here and congratulations on the "new" boat. Let us know if you have questions. Yes on the bowline. Most useful knot ever.
kind regards,
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Welcome to the forum.

Rule of thumb for knot tying ... if you aren't good at it, then just tie lots.
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lol, got the bowline and several others now too.
We just craned-in on Friday at the club. Mast went up today with some unsolicited, but greatly appreciated help from other members! Will be tuning up the rigging, setting up the radio and gps mount on Monday, along with a good first 'in the water' scrub down.
Most importantly though we had our first sundowner aboard tonight!! Biggest moon of the year and it was gorgeous!
Not living aboard her as we still have other obligations, but looking forward to doing so with our 'forever' boat.
Learned a ton over the weekend 'hands on', and as always we're scouring this site for info on everything.
Thanks for the welcome aboard all! Looking forward to chatting with and meeting as many of you as we can.

M&C

ps. we haven't even made it out of the bay or raised a single sail yet...but we're hooked; good, bad, or in between, we're in for the long haul.
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I am so jealous!! Congrats on your purchase, i am still on the hunt for my beauty
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I am so jealous!! Congrats on your purchase, i am still on the hunt for my beauty
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Cheers! and good luck as you search for Ms Right!
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Our sailing teach showed us a bunch of knots today (day 1) but told us we'd be just fine to learn a couple basics and always use them so that's our strategy.
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