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Old 22-09-2007, 05:05   #1
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Hello eveyone,

I have decided to pursue the sport of sailing. My wife and I have always talked about sailing from Nova Scotia down to the Florida Keys. I am two years away from retirement and we are just starting out on the adventure.

We still do not have a boat yet, but plan to purchase one in the spring of 2008, are there any suggestions as to what type and size we should be looking at?

We will be sailing around Nova Scotia for the first few years before heading out so I feel we have plenty of time. At any rate I am trying to obtain as much information about sailing as I can, so I would appreciate any information on this subject

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Old 22-09-2007, 07:01   #2
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Welcome Mike, this forum has been a gold mine on information for me and if you do a search you will find MANY posts on exactly what you are asking about. If I have time (im at work...oops don't tell the boss) I will post a link to some for you later.


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Old 22-09-2007, 16:07   #3
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Hey Mike, Welcome along! Great dream, but a few more specifics would be helpful, is it just the two of you? Is there a permanent move from land in the plan? What sailing experience? Any range of boat in mind? Post a few more details, and I'm sure you'll get lots of help!!
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Aloha Mike,
Welcome aboard!! I hope you enjoy the forum as much as I do. Lots to learn but the first thing is to learn to sail and find a marina that you can walk the docks at. Ask all the questions you can before buying a boat.
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Welocme to the site and thanks for sharing your plans. We all look forward to hearing more as things progress and as others have said - you'll find the site and it's members really useful.
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