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Old 28-07-2007, 08:35   #1
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getting ready to go cruising

My partner, Graham, and I found this forum while surfing the internet. We have minimal sailing experience, but have been dreaming of going cruising for the past 3 years. We've quit our jobs, have been driving around Florida, camping and looking for a nice offshore sailboat. After looking at numerous boats, we have found the right boat for us, a 34' Creekmore cutter. The boat is in Miami, FL, so I guess that is where we will be for the time being. We have some work to do on the boat. Because of our minimal sailing experience, I am sure we will have many questions and need lots of advice. When we are finished getting the boat ready, getting familiar with the boat, and after waiting out hurricane season, we plan to head south to the Carribean. Not sure how far the adventures will go, perhaps the South Pacific and beyond? We will see where the winds take us.

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Old 28-07-2007, 08:52   #2
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Welcome aboard. Diana & I became full time liveaboard cruisers last
December and we couldn't be happier.
There is alot of wisdom and experience on this board, so feel free to tap into it. Best of luck. Jay

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Old 28-07-2007, 08:59   #3
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Originally Posted by Schweinsberg
We will see where the winds take us.
That sounds like a cool plan
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Old 28-07-2007, 16:42   #4
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Aloha Sue and Graham,
Welcome aboard!! Sounds like you've picked a good boat. Good luck in your quest.
Kind Regards,
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Old 28-07-2007, 22:36   #5
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The Creekmore 34 is an affordable dream machine that can take you anywhere you want to go. Thirty-four feet of yacht is a good size for two people to handle, and it's big enough to live aboard and sail offshore. One of my sailng mentors did his circumnavigation in a Tartan 30. He and his wife had an awesome four year adventure. The size of your boat isn't nearly as important as the size of your dreams. Go for it.
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Old 29-07-2007, 09:53   #6
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Good luck with the dream. Learn as much about sailing and repairs before you take off and have a great time.
Fair Winds,


Between us there was, as I have already said somewhere, the bond of the sea. Besides holding our hearts together through long periods of separation, it had the effect of making us tolerant of each other's yarns -- and even convictions. Heart of Darkness
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Welcome Aboard,

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