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Old 18-05-2010, 22:53   #1
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Hello all, I would first like to introduce myself and send greetings to all those who may read this.

I am a complete novice to sailing, however it has been my life's dream to do so.

I know next to nothing other then that a boat floats upon the water (hopefully), and have many questions in all subjects related to such.

It is my wish that I will become a valued member to this community and the sailing community as a whole.

Good day and good sailing.
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Old 18-05-2010, 23:37   #2
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Old 19-05-2010, 05:49   #3
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Welcome aboard Wind Traveler,

You will find this board informing and fun. Good luck with all of your sailing plans..
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Old 19-05-2010, 06:34   #4
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Welcome Wind traveller . Just keep right on reading here and you will soon know a lot .
( I am a newbie,too) Best wishes that your dream comes true soon.
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Old 19-05-2010, 21:57   #5
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Thanks all, I have already been reading for a few weeks and decided to make a login so that I may be able to communicate.
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Old 19-05-2010, 22:05   #6
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My ideal boat would be a hunter 38 I believe.
Hunter 38

But I would settle for water wings and dive knife honestly..

I would like to live on the sea and travel the world to everywhere with a coast or access by decent water ways.

Also I very much want to learn scuba, snorkel, and spearfish.
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Old 20-05-2010, 06:14   #7
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Hi Wind.... welcome to the clan...
Question to others.. and maybe of interest to you..
Ever since Hunter brought out the 'No Backstay' set-up I've been somewhat skeptical as to its strength in a blow... I know a few cats have a similar set-up but the much wider angles of the stays would counter the stresses... anyone survived a major blow in one of these rigs...??
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Old 20-05-2010, 11:20   #8
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Welcome, I'm a noob too. We can learn lots of stuff here. Looking forward to actually contributing to the board.
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Old 20-05-2010, 16:43   #9
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Hi Wind.... welcome to the clan...
Question to others.. and maybe of interest to you..
Ever since Hunter brought out the 'No Backstay' set-up I've been somewhat skeptical as to its strength in a blow... I know a few cats have a similar set-up but the much wider angles of the stays would counter the stresses... anyone survived a major blow in one of these rigs...??
Hmm.. Honestly I do not know many details about the hunter boats other than that I think they are beautiful, but you've definitely raised my interest on that question.
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Old 20-05-2010, 16:44   #10
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Welcome, I'm a noob too. We can learn lots of stuff here. Looking forward to actually contributing to the board.
I sure hope I do! I wonder how long the learning curve on sailing is.. I would imagine quite a while.
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I sure hope I do! I wonder how long the learning curve on sailing is.. I would imagine quite a while.

The learning curve is about a hundred and fifty years, and thats conservative! We are all newbies, just different levels of blissful ignorance and humbling knowledge. Welcome to the forum I thought your introductory post was great, you sound like a sailor to me.
Check out the Beneteau and the Catalinas great boats too.
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The learning curve is about a hundred and fifty years, and thats conservative! We are all newbies, just different levels of blissful ignorance and humbling knowledge. Welcome to the forum I thought your introductory post was great, you sound like a sailor to me.
Check out the Beneteau and the Catalinas great boats too.
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I'd best get started then!

Thank you Ocean Girl for the links, I will most definitely look into them.

I just want a boat that I, and perhaps a +1, would be able to do a lot of coastal cruising and have the option to do some voyaging as well.

It's a great big world out there and I very much intend on seeing as much of it as I can in a very peaceful and simple way with little impact on the environment and minimal waste.
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Ahoy&Gidday Windtraveller , good khama will give one fair seas (im hoping anyway) enjoy the CF and the many many inspirational images in the phto gallery.
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Hi Wind Traveler! Welcome aboard, and I know you will find this forum helpful in so many ways. My husband and I are currently live-aboards on the Gulf Coast of Texas, and are looking forward to the day we have Echo up to par and set sail for Cozumel and the Honduras for some primo diving, we too are scuba divers, and I love sailing and diving and wouldn't trade my life here for anything!! Go for your dreams, and may the wind always be in your sails!!
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Thank you both very kindly.

I am currently a college student in the US, right now I am declared as environmental science with an emphasis in biology, but I am very seriously considering going as entirely biology so that I can pursue marine biology as a graduate degree perhaps.
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