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Old 29-09-2012, 11:19   #1
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Greetings from Hampton Roads, Va!

Hello all, my name is R.J. I am located in Norfolk, Va. I currently do not have a boat but am watching the market closely for a 26 to 32' sailboat. I plan to purchase within a year, I need to complete the major renovation of my home that is coming to a close in a few months. My goal is to sail the Caribbean and posibly the Med after I retire (which is still a long way off 15 years or so).

A little background on me. I retired as a USN Chief Quartermaster (navigator) in 2008 an am currently a full time police diver/marine officer. I am hoping to learn as much as I can from your knowledge and maybe even contribute one day.

If anyone in Hampton Roads needs a deck hand I am looking for as much experience as I can get.

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Old 29-09-2012, 11:23   #2
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Re: Greetings from Hampton Roads, Va!

Hello RJ, and welcome to CF!

Glad to see another Chief on here, even if you are a topsider.
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Old 30-09-2012, 08:22   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, R.J.
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Old 30-09-2012, 09:36   #4
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Welcome and thanks...DVC
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Old 30-09-2012, 10:29   #5
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Thanks for the warm reception guys.
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Old 06-11-2012, 15:27   #6
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Re: Greetings from Hampton Roads, Va!

Aloha Chief and Welcome aboard!
Thanks for your service.
I spent a couple of years on the USS Bainbridge in Norfolk and was like a "fish out of water" having spent 22 years on the west coast before heading east.
Hope you can find your perfect sailer.
Quartermaster would have been my first choice had I known that it was all about navigation when I went into the Navy.
kind regards,
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Old 06-11-2012, 15:45   #7
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Re: Greetings from Hampton Roads, Va!

Welcome aboard RJ. I'm in Virginia Beach, off the Eastern branch of the Elizabeth River. I'd be glad to have you along for a sail, but it will probably be spring before I'm back out on the water.
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Old 06-11-2012, 16:43   #8
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Re: Greetings from Hampton Roads, Va!

Welcome, I live in Richmond,VA and not too far....I was the same way I'm only 26 and still getting into sailing, a very fresh newbie and with the help of people on this forum, purchased my first sailboat last saturday (28 Foot 1980 O'Day 28)
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