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Old 27-04-2017, 05:30   #1
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Greetings from sunny Portland, ME

Just kidding, it's rainy and kinda cold. But I love it here. 4 years ago I bought my first boat, a Bristol 22, and learned how to sail on it. I realize that's not advisable (being terrified of making mistakes has definitely steepened the learning curve). A couple years ago I traded in my Bristol for an Irwin 25, with the goal of luring friends onto the boat for weekends of cruising. My plan worked and I've spent the last couple summers exploring the islands of Casco Bay.

Like many novice cruisers, I've got lofty aspirations for the future. I look forward to continuing (been a lurker for a while) to use the CF to further my cruising knowledge by soaking up information from the those who know more than I.
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Old 27-04-2017, 06:54   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Sean.
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Old 27-04-2017, 09:51   #3
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Greetings and welcome from the left (west) coast
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Old 28-04-2017, 05:11   #4
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Thanks Mike and Gord
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Old 29-04-2017, 07:41   #5
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Re: Greetings from sunny Portland, ME

Greetings
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Old 30-04-2017, 17:37   #6
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Thank you Pilou
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Old 01-05-2017, 09:59   #7
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Sean, where do you keep your boat during the summer?
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:51   #8
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I bet you can guess it with a 1 word clue: Dilapidated.
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Re: Greetings from sunny Portland, ME

Hi SeanMaine, I love Portland. Spent 6 months on the Willamette River baby sitting an
883 foot oil tanker that was in wet layup prior to sale. Had a ball up there.
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DiMillo's right? I live over on peaks
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Oh that's funny, I actually meant Aspasia. I love it there but it's not the prettiest marina around town. They did actually just redo the flotation on their slips though. Peaks is great.

Bill, I actually live in Portland, Maine, or, as I like to call it, the original Portland.
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