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Old 07-09-2008, 09:33   #1
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Greeting from London...

Heard that this is the friendliest forum on the internet.
Good to be here.
Been dreaming of crossing the Atlantic one day.
Hoping that the day is close by.
Cheers.
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Old 07-09-2008, 11:23   #2
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Aloha Phil,
Welcome aboard! Good to have you here. We're a good bunch of dreamers.
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Old 07-09-2008, 14:29   #3
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Hi Phil,

It was my dream too... and soon we will try it! We are in Spain now and will go to the Canaries in October and then across the Atlantic in December. It's a first time for us and a big step. But we are excited to do it.
Keep the dream, but follow it soon!

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Old 07-09-2008, 14:56   #4
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Welcome, Phil.

Hope to see you over here in the Caribbean one day!
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Hi Phil and welcome to Cruisers Forum. Glad to have you aboard.

And yes we are pretty friendly ;-)
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Old 07-09-2008, 18:23   #6
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Hello Phil... and greetings from Atlanta GA... Can't give you any advice as I am no sailor, yet, but this sure is a great resource for learning...

Perhaps I could bother you for a bit of info, are you familar with St.Kathrine's Marina? I understand it's about the only option for a Sail boat near London. Was wondering what it would cost to get a slip there.. I may have a need to be in London for a year or so and was thinking of doing a liveabord... Also was wondering how hard it is to get a slip for a big CAT...

All the best..

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That's going to be expensive. St Catherine's Dock ? Marina if you want to try a google search.
Right by Tower Bridge (The Lifting One) and currently with several Thames barges and only one Cat in there. Loads of big, wobbly plastic stuff too. Cam full by appearance.
If your mast dismounts there are good canal boat type moorings on the Thames up Tolworth way, a mile or so inside the M25 on Google Earth.
OR Southampton/Portsmouth are an hour away from the City by fast train.
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Thank you for your kind words of welcome. Cant really help on the St.Katharine's Marina question. But I think there are more options along the river. I seem to remember a friend used to have a boat docked near Blackwall station:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=blackwall+station&sll=51 .512695,0.064545&sspn=0.042946,0.154495&layer=c&ie =UTF8&ll=51.505377,-0.0106&spn=0.005369,0.027466&t=h&z=16

May be helpful.

I have posted a seeking passage request for an Atlantic crossing leaving this December. If anyone knows of anyone who needs an eager deckhand please forward my request:

Westbound Transatlantic, seeking passage

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