Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-08-2016, 12:12   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Belgium
Boat: want a Westerly
Posts: 9
hello from a belgian newbie

Hello all,

Let me introduce myself: I'm David, 54yo, soldier, in 1.5 year retired and looking to buy my first boat.
So i'm here to read as much as possible, to learn as much as possible before i go back to school for my skippers licence.

The only thing i want to ask is: excuse me for asking silly questions as I am a complete newbie about sailing and ships.

tgv62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 12:17   #2
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Carrabelle, Florida
Boat: Self-built 44' steel trawler
Posts: 580
Re: hello from a belgian newbie

Lots of people on CR have forgiven my dumb questions, and a few dumb posts as well. Welcome, David
tkeithlu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2016, 12:34   #3
Registered User
Steady Hand's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: traveling extensively 2016
Boat: Still Searching for Her
Posts: 3,092
Re: hello from a belgian newbie

Howdy and Welcome Aboard CF! Or Bienvenue or Welkom!

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 resultsi 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.
Ahoy All Sailors! I love traditional sailboats of all kinds (e.g. gaff rigged, schooners, cutters, smacks, woodies, etc.). See my CF Profile "About Me" page for details.
Steady Hand is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want To Buy: Mercury (Belgian)5hp gearbox WANTED yacht.libertad Classifieds Archive 0 28-03-2014 04:51
Crew Available: Belgian couple looking to be deckhand from Colon to Panama City (Panama Canal) DieterRoussel Crew Archives 1 09-02-2014 15:21
Belgian Sailor in Greece Frederik V Meets & Greets 6 25-05-2011 23:55
Hello Newbie Here with Newbie Questions tbc0460 Cruising News & Events 1 23-05-2011 14:15
Container Ship Capsizes in Belgian Port knottybuoyz Off Topic Forum 21 13-03-2007 08:12

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:55.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.