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Old 02-04-2013, 16:04   #1
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Greetings from Cape Fear NC

Hello all, thought I would take a moment to introduce myself- my name's Chris, & I'm an avid surfer & kayaker here in the Cape Fear region of North Carolina, so I feel at home on the water. I'd never seriously considered sailing, though (thought it was too difficult to learn, too expensive, and that I was too impatient to travel at sailboat speeds).

Then my best friend bought a sailboat (a Mac 25), and after just one day trip I was hooked, and began to look into a boat of my own. After a couple of months I finally pulled the trigger on my first boat, a Renken 18 day sailer with a shoal keel. I've been having a blast & hope to continue to learn, with the long-term goal of eventually traveling to parts unknown on a larger craft.

Anyhow, just wanted to introduce myself, and to thank all of you that have contributed to the numerous posts I've read here during my research! Fair winds and safe travels to you all.


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Old 02-04-2013, 19:34   #2
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Hey Chris, Welcome aboard. Good luck with your plans. You certainly are in the right place to learn. I always enjoyed stopping at South Port on my way north or south. Summer's coming.

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Old 02-04-2013, 19:48   #3
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Welcome fellow Tar-Heel,good luck with your new adventures..
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Old 13-04-2013, 00:01   #4
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
kind regards,
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