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Old 15-03-2015, 10:03   #1
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Hello all,

I've just joined Cruisers Forum. I'll likely be on the sidelines (shore) for a while but living and learning vicariously through all of you. I have followed for a while but not as a member. Looking forward to the discussions.
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Old 16-03-2015, 14:01   #2
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Re: Hello all,

Like a lot of newbies, my wife and I are looking into the option of spending some of our (early?) retirement years on a boat; likely beginning in the next 18 to 24 months. Although we have both sailed in our younger years we've been away from it for a while other than a charter and helping with a recent blue-water delivery.

Gonna have lots of questions, but the first hurdle will be to find a satisfactory boat given a) the ever shrinking $ Canadian and b) our need to climb the steeper portion of the 'find/highgrade/survey/purchase a boat' learning curve; we haven't been through the purchase exercise before.

I don't expect much help from the Forum with the currency problem but I would appreciate any conventional thoughts on how to navigate the Survey and Purchase exercise. I don't want to waste too much of my time or that of prospective sellors.
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Old 17-03-2015, 05:01   #3
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Re: Hello all,

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Darb.
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Old 17-03-2015, 06:16   #4
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Re: Hello all,

Thanks Gord. I'll likely be sitting in the bushes most of the time but I"m sure that I'll have a few questions for the more seasoned boaters. Are you still in T Bay or in warmer climes? I worked on a freighter in my youth and used to call in their a lot. I spent a couple of nights in the Adanac Hotel waiting to ship out. I expect it's not even there anymore?
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No warmth for me - still in T.Bay.
Actually, the “Addy” is still open, the last of the Simpson St. dives still standing.
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