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Old 01-11-2009, 15:12   #1
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Greetings from Pie Town, NM

Greetings and hello all...........We just purchased a Bayfield 25, our first sailboat, and we are very new at this. Right now the boat is in a marina at Elephant Butte Lake, NM. Our plan is to become familiar with the Excuse, and sailing, then take off to the Baja where we like to winter, and there get to know her even better. My wife Carol and I are looking forward to this new adventure, and we enjoy Cruisers forum very much. Thanking you all in advance for any help or suggestions on questions we might post..........Gary
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Old 01-11-2009, 15:51   #2
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Old 01-11-2009, 17:53   #3
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Congratulations on the Bayfield. From what I've seen they are pretty well put together.
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Grew up in Las Cruces, and used to race J's in Elephant Butt. Warning- once you get out of the sand, it may be difficult to go back!
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Hi Gary,
Congratulations on the new yacht and welcome to the site. I envy the fun you are sure to have learning to skipper your new craft - enjoy and keep us all posted.
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:59   #6
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Hi Gary,
Welcome, just remember, any mistakes are part of the learning curve, and they can give you a good laugh afterwards. Many an evening has been spent among friends with a glass of wine/beer (or two) re-living.... slight !!!! mishaps, that we have all had over the years.

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Old 05-11-2009, 05:25   #7
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Hi Gary,
We are north of Santa Fe for part of the year and in the Caribbean for the other part. My brother in law did something similar with a trailerable sailboat in Santa Fe and sailing on the lakes in Northern NM. He had prior experience in the Caribbean though. Now he owns a larger boat that he keeps in San Carlos and that is working pretty well.

Enjoy the learning and I'm sure you'll love sailing the Sea of Cortez

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Old 08-11-2009, 19:52   #8
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Welcome, just remember, any mistakes are part of the learning curve, and they can give you a good laugh afterwards. Many an evening has been spent among friends with a glass of wine/beer (or two) re-living.... slight !!!! mishaps, that we have all had over the years.

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thanks and hello, mistakes are a big part of my life, even at my age. Good sailing..........gary
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Old 08-11-2009, 19:58   #9
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Congratulations on the new yacht and welcome to the site. I envy the fun you are sure to have learning to skipper your new craft - enjoy and keep us all posted.
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Many thanks John. Your travels look wonderful, stay young, healthy and sail safe. We are looking forward to the expierence. We will post, and keep watching the activity on your end.. gary
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Old 08-11-2009, 20:01   #10
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Grew up in Las Cruces, and used to race J's in Elephant Butt. Warning- once you get out of the sand, it may be difficult to go back!
LOL Newt......we are trying to get out of the sand, and are at the Butte now, with a couple of J's in front of us. Gonna be a great time. Take care and thanks.......gary
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Congratulations on the Bayfield. From what I've seen they are pretty well put together.
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Well SkiprJohn, she is a small lady, and we are hoping that she has a big heart. We like what we have seen so far. As my wife would say, she just needs a little more makeup and we should be off to the races.....thanks for the kind words.
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Thanks Beverly, we really like the mood and friendly atmosphere of this place......plus we do have lots of questions, and pray let the answers begin, lol.......gary
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The Bayfield 25 is a great choice for first sailboat. Good, strong, and pretty forgiving. Great layout down below too. Have fun .
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The Bayfield 25 is a great choice for first sailboat. Good, strong, and pretty forgiving. Great layout down below too. Have fun .
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Thanks Erika, we are looking forward to a new adventure, and the start to a new second life, sailing...........gary
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