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Old 25-02-2010, 20:31   #1
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Greetings from Miami

Hi- my name's Jack Jensen. I am an airline pilot, based in Miami, but with an "official" residence of Telluride, Colorado.

I am planning to buy a 40-45 foot catamaran sometime this coming fall or winter to keep in Miami. I will live on it for the two weeks that I fly out of Miami, and then plan to sail it around the bahamas or keys on my two weeks off each month.

My sailing experience is fairly limited. I owned an Ultimate 20 for about 4 years when I lived on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle, but that's about the extent of my sailing experience.

Anyway, just wanted to say Hi.

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Old 25-02-2010, 21:11   #2
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Hi Jack,

(something I would never say that if I saw you going through security at the airport but then I guess you've heard that one a few hundred times before).

Welcome to the forum, even if you are joining the ranks of cat sailors. Great place to pick up details on sailing if you need to. In my experience pilots don't seem to have much trouble making the transition to sail. Already understand aerodynamics so sail trim, lift and related issues aren't a problem. Already know about navigation so that's not a problem. Beat the hell out of most sailors in problem solving since you flyboys don't have the luxury of heaving to while you sort out what's wrong. Maybe we can give you some pointers on how to swab the decks.

The water is always bluer on the other side of the ocean.
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Old 08-04-2010, 15:05   #3
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here and it seems you have lots of experience compared to a lot of folks just joining the forum. Pilots make wonderful sailors. They know about aerodynamics and how to use checklists.
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