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Old 23-07-2016, 10:32   #1
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Good day mates

New to the forum spent 15 years sailing thru out the Caribbean during which I owned two sailboats then along came the child now she is off to college and I'm ready to get salty again rrr back in the market for my next sailboat

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Old 23-07-2016, 11:29   #2
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Re: Good day mates

Welcome! My gap was about 40 years, and what a difference! While I did a bunch of small boat stuff in between, when I came back I'd never seen a self-tailing winch or used electronic navigation off shore. The concept of a 40' sloop that could be single handed! Best wishes as you feather your empty nest with the boat you've been dreaming about.

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Hah my first boat didn't have self tailing winches and gps hadn't been invented for the public ..the days of ,,.what did they call it ?dead recon ing and charts...I tell you the more I look at the sailboats out there ...too many systems to give you trouble and keep tied to a dock.once along time ago in the middle of the Mona passage at night I had a sailboat hail me they were hove too because their gps had gone out ..and they were lost..well I let them know they could follow me as I didn't think it was wise to just sit out there in the rough seas and if they just sail I think it was east south east they where bound to hit Puerto Rico ..old memories I'm used to real simple systems but do like gps and self tailing winches
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Gpa.
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