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Old 03-02-2012, 20:16   #1
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Just wanted to introduce myself and say hello to all of you helpful people. I am in the process of buying my first sail boat - a 1977 Catalina 27 - and while I am super excited I must confess to a bit of apprehension. Which is why I am so thankful to have found such an awesome support group.
I look forward to sharing many tales of bumbling blunders and, hopefully, at least a few blissful days on the water.
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Old 03-02-2012, 20:25   #2
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Welcome, you will like it here.
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Old 03-02-2012, 20:57   #3
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Hi and welcome! Catalina is a great boat! I still have a 25 around here somewhere. She'll treat you well
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This is a great place to learn the ropes. Enjoy.
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Old 03-02-2012, 21:50   #5
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Welcome Jaxmariner, good luck with your search. Advice is free and plentiful here at CF. You may not agree or like it, but none the less it is free.
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Old 03-02-2012, 23:38   #6
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Welcome. I have many a fine memories aboard a sailing a 1976 Catalina 27. I once had everything just right and was able to sit on the bow watching the dolphins play. I was single handing. The boat was sailing herself. Enjoy your new boat!
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Old 19-02-2012, 12:07   #8
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Catalina 27 is a great choice. Congratulations.
If you haven't sailed much before then a basic sailing class will help. Especially important is learning the rules of the road.
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Old 19-02-2012, 14:53   #9
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Welcome aboard, Im new here myself but also have a 77 Cat 27. my first boat, lived on it for a year. great boat.
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Old 19-02-2012, 19:13   #10
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Thanks for the big welcome everyone. I finally get to go meet my new (to me) boat this week. To say that I'm excited would be quite an understatement.
Capt. Dave - just started reading your blog and all I can say is "wow". Blunt Inspiration. Thank you.
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Old 19-02-2012, 19:54   #11
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Catalina 27 is a great choice. Congratulations.
If you haven't sailed much before then a basic sailing class will help. Especially important is learning the rules of the road.
kind regards,
That's great advice! I did take an ASA 101 course some years ago and have been fortunate enough to crew on a few friend's boats here and there. I am also a commercial mariner (200 ton captain's license) and am quite familiar with the rules of the road. I still anticipate quite a few bumps in that proverbial road though, and I'm brimming with anticipation at learning from them.
Thanks again everyone.
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Sorry, didn't mean to imply that you didn't know about sailing. There have been so many here who decide to buy boats without knowing the basics. I kind of go into automatic.
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