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Old 29-04-2011, 15:40   #1
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Hello All - New to Sailing

Hello to everyone as i said i'm new to sailing but that is probably an understatment as i've never been sailing just power boating. However i do love being on the water and sailing interests me VERY much. So hopefully i can gain more knowledge from the vast yrs of experience on here. I think i heard somewhere it's cheaper to learn from others mistakes :-) That being said if there's anybody on the northern chesepeake bay needin a crew member i'd love to learn. I'm also pretty handy and can fix or rebuild about anything and i am a machinist so i could help with repairs as that's just about as big a part as actually boating. Thanks for reading and good to meet you all.
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Old 29-04-2011, 21:00   #2
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Welcome aboard.Others mistakes are cheaper but it's more fun to make your own. lol
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Old 29-04-2011, 22:33   #3
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WELCOME

A great start to sailing that you can fix just about anything..........i2f
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, SKI.
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Old 30-04-2011, 13:01   #5
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Re: Hello All New to Sailing

Welcome aboard. On boats, as you already know, if it 'aint broke, look again because it probably will be soon...Knowing how to fix stuff is an important skill. Good luck with your search for some sailing time. James
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Re: Hello All New to Sailing

think about taking a sail lesson - lots of good schools up there - then when someone tells to pull the sheet you won't head for the bunk -- a bit of humor but know how to make the boat go will go a long way in someone taking you on as crew
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Old 30-04-2011, 23:06   #7
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Re: Hello All New to Sailing

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You will find the Upper Chesapeake a great place to learn. Good luck to you.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:49   #8
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Thanks all for the welcome. James as you also obviousaly know machinery breaks weather industrial machinery,motorcycles or boats there all just machines which will all undoubtably fail usually at the worst possible time ..... although when is a GOOD time haha. chuckr sailing lessons are a definate possibility i just thought maybe i could be of some assistance to someone who no longer wants to or can't stand on his head to replace a bilge pump or adjust a packing gland. Regardless thanks for the welcome and i hope to have more to contribute someday soon.
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A 'good' time is when you're at a marina, right next to a chandler.... doesn't seem to happen often though! Welcome aboard!
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Your skills will be helpful to many sailors.
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Old 09-05-2011, 15:38   #11
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Thanks skiprjohn i'd like to think i'll have some to contribute on the mechanical side for now. With all the knowledge on here you'd think we should be able to build a space ship instead of playing with boats....... But where's the fun in that :-)
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Re: Hello All - New to Sailing

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With all the knowledge on here you'd think we should be able to build a space ship instead of playing with boats....... But where's the fun in that :-)
Lot's of fun doing that, did it for years and it's even more expensive than owning a boat...
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Welcome to CF, SKI... there are few rules to which there are not exceptions on the water. If you have mechanical skills, be sure and mention that to whoever takes you aboard. Folks like you are worth their weight in gold when things go south mechanically. Just remember, lines are for boats, ropes are for sex... cheers, Capt Phil
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Old 10-05-2011, 14:47   #14
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HAHAHA I think that aerospace would be fun job James, I enjoy building things. I get a good sense of accomplishment turning a piece of raw material into a custom machined part I couldn't imagine if I could watch it fly. Capt. Phil I will do that. I certainly don't know everything but an understanding of mechanical systems goes a long way in diagnostics. I think I could be fairly helpful to the right person but time will tell. There's always lessons until I'm comfortable enough to buy my own boat.
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