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Old 08-11-2012, 04:15   #1
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Hello to all you lucky cruisers out there in your different time zones, a pair of newbies here who have recently sold a motor cruiser (boo hiss I hear !!) and looking to join the sailing cruisers club (if you will have us ?). We are looking to purchase a second hand live aboard of around 39 - 45ft for our favourite location, the Caribbean all of the islands of course. To be fair we have limited sailing experience but willing to learn and can make a nice cup of tea when things go wrong !!.
Feel free to let us know if you know of a good prospect, for a pair of "poor" Brits looking to "live the dream".
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Tea is a panacea for most things isn't it . I have a pot of Earl Grey at my elbow at the moment.
Hope you find a suitable boat soon.
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Welcome, whereabout in the Uk are you. We are busy selling up to live our dream.
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Welcome aboard! Hope you find the perfect vessel and take to the wind. Happy sailing!
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Hi again, well we are presently in Torbay in "sunny" Devon ..lol, very close to that Mecca to sailing that is Dartmouth. We have just returned from Prickly Bay, Grenada looking at possible purchases and this is where we are looking to base ourselves to explore those beautiful islands, hopefully very soon. Where are you Bluewaters ?.
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Hi again, well we are presently in Torbay in "sunny" Devon ..lol, very close to that Mecca to sailing that is Dartmouth. We have just returned from Prickly Bay, Grenada looking at possible purchases and this is where we are looking to base ourselves to explore those beautiful islands, hopefully very soon. Where are you Bluewaters ?.
We're in Oundle, about 100m North of London, sadly. About as far as you can get from the ocean in the UK lol. Can't wait to get out of here and back to the ocean. This is the longest I have been based away from the sea.
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Hi Seaworthy Lass, have you seen my PM?
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We're in Oundle, about 100m North of London, sadly. About as far as you can get from the ocean in the UK lol. Can't wait to get out of here and back to the ocean. This is the longest I have been based away from the sea.
Yeah, we know it, we have lived (for our sins) in Rushden, Northants for a while, looks like you are after the same type of cruising as we are, and similar sized yachts, don't you gazzump us now will you ..lol
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Yeah, we know it, we have lived (for our sins) in Rushden, Northants for a while, looks like you are after the same type of cruising as we are, and similar sized yachts, don't you gazzump us now will you ..lol
Lol, no promises . Yeah, Rushden a short distance away down the A605/A45. Good luck with your search and keep in touch. I wish we could just get everything over and done with right now and get out there and get our boat!
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Hello to all you lucky cruisers out there in your different time zones, a pair of newbies here who have recently sold a motor cruiser (boo hiss I hear !!) and looking to join the sailing cruisers club (if you will have us ?). We are looking to purchase a second hand live aboard of around 39 - 45ft for our favourite location, the Caribbean all of the islands of course. To be fair we have limited sailing experience but willing to learn and can make a nice cup of tea when things go wrong !!.
Feel free to let us know if you know of a good prospect, for a pair of "poor" Brits looking to "live the dream".
Have a look at this:
Keepturningleft.co.uk 03-2008 across the Solent to Itchenor - YouTube
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Thanks for the pointer Tar34, yes, very interesting clips, a bit chilly out there in the waters around the Solent though isn't it
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Thanks for the pointer Tar34, yes, very interesting clips, a bit chilly out there in the waters around the Solent though isn't it
Nah, the sun is shinning in through the office window as a I type and I might go for a quick sail tomorrow around the Solent to try out the new sail. Welcome to the forum btw from sunny Gosport.


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