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Old 25-08-2016, 09:39   #1
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Hello everyone

Just finished my cansail 1...

now looking into learning more about sailing and look into getting my first boat for next spring!


EDIT: is there a good place to post questions to board members about tips on getting my first sailboat?

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Old 25-08-2016, 10:36   #2
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Re: Hello everyone

Welcome to CF! Your question is one of the most frequently asked here so there's a ton of information that will help you.

Up on the green banner to the right of the screen you will see a Search drop down box. Don't use the top search, go down a little way and do a Custom Search, just plug in words like "first boat" - something like that. There are literally thousands of threads on the subject -

Good luck to you! Hope you get a boat soon.

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Old 25-08-2016, 15:38   #3
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thanks !
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Old 25-08-2016, 16:42   #4
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Howdy and Welcome Aboard CF Dustin!

Redhead gave a good tip already.

That's my favorite tip too. Just be aware that the search using the Google Custom search may not be seen if you are using the CF mobile app. Here is more about that:

There is a vast amount of information here and many helpful members who have extensive experience.

My Favorite CF Forum Tip: Use the Google Custom Search Function

I know that most people who are new to this forum might try the ordinary search function of the forum when they have a question in mind. Unfortunately that always yielded few results for me when I tried that when I first joined this forum. In contrast, a standard Google search outside of the forum can produce a bewildering list of links too. It was only later that I learned to quickly and easily find great links to archived or previous threads on a topic.

I only use the Google Custom Search field on this forum when searching this forum, and I find all the answers I need here too using that.

I find it superior to an ordinary search using the standard "search" field and usually get the answers I want very quickly. So, it is my "number one tip" to newer forum members. .

Note! The Google Custom Search field is found under the "Search" menu seen at the top of your browser window when you are in the CF forum on any page. However, it is NOT shown as an option if you are viewing the Forum site using the CF Mobile app. Use a browser like Safari instead.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Dustin.
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Good luck!

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