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Old 24-01-2015, 19:34   #1
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Greetings!!

Hello everyone, thanks for having me! I'm the guy in the little Catalina 22 you've seen pulling up to the anchorage with a loudly rattling motor mount and sloppily flaked sails, struggling with his anchor, and then probably drinking way too much after sunset!

My wife and I have been trailer-sailing around Florida for a year and a half or so, learning how to sail better, and how to be comfortable for a few days at a time on a small (okay, tiny) boat. We hope someday soon to take some time off from the rat race and go cruise the Caribbean for a couple years (no, NOT in a C22!). Again, thanks for having me in your group. I hope to learn volumes from your virtually bottomless pool of wisdom!

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Old 24-01-2015, 20:05   #2
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Hi Gene and Carlotta,

Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you're just down the road from me. I'm based in Hogtown aka Gainesville.

Good luck on the cruising plans.

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Old 26-01-2015, 03:56   #3
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Welcome aboard, Gene & Carlotta!
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Gene & Carlotta.
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Old 26-01-2015, 05:04   #5
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People have sailed the world in smaller boats that a 22 footer. Its nothing to be ashamed of. Just love it for what it is
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Old 26-01-2015, 06:40   #6
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Hi Gene and Carlotta,

Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you're just down the road from me. I'm based in Hogtown aka Gainesville.

Good luck on the cruising plans.

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People have sailed the world in smaller boats that a 22 footer. Its nothing to be ashamed of. Just love it for what it is

No shame here Oz, we love our little Daydream! She's an adorable little yacht, and perfect for us at this time, since we need something my Toyota Tacoma can safely trailer. She's just a little small to live aboard (for us at least)! We have spent as long as five days and nights on board without ever touching a dock, and we never miss an "ugly" day to go out and get the kind of practice we'll surely need eventually.

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