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Old 29-04-2009, 01:49   #1
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Hello all

Wanted to take the opportunity to say hello to all in the forums. We are new to the liveaboard idea. We have been in the Army for nearly 22 years and approaching retirement at 24. We have always dreamed of owning a sailboat and love the idea of living aboard going where the wind may blow us. Although have practically nil sailing experience, tend to be somewhat landlocked in the Army lol
We'll be lurking in the forums for a while taking notes of others experiences and preparing ourselves for our purchase and move aboard.

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Old 29-04-2009, 04:27   #2
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Old 29-04-2009, 05:30   #3
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Greetings, and welcome aboard Bobbi & Mike.
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Old 29-04-2009, 06:09   #4
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Old 29-04-2009, 13:49   #5
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Welcome, Suggest you take a sailing vacation. Spend a week or two on a boat taking some classes. You will love it or it will change your mind! As a past student I loved the Maryland school of sailing and seamanship. There are several live aboard type schools, but I have no experience with them. I am sure you will get all the advice and more that you need. Just search and ask away! Congratulations on your coming retirement. Your days will be much longer as you count down. It will be a long two years. Best of luck.
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Old 30-04-2009, 12:34   #6
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Aloha Bobbie and Mike,
Welcome aboard! I've had a few retired Army friends who have really taken to sailing. I'm retired Navy.
Classes are always a good idea and are offered via MWR at lots of different bases throughout the world. Of course, there needs to be some water around.
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