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Old 30-07-2012, 21:59   #1
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Hello from a cruiser wanabe

I've been lurking here on the CF a few months now absorbing all the advise and experiences of the members. What a great group of members....thank you.

Cruising and liveaboard has been a strong dream for the past 15 years. I've read most of the books by Pardy, Hill, Casey, Toss etc. I have a Pearson Wanderer that will be ready to splash next year. I think she will be a good boat to start with for coastal and Caribbean cruising but I'm always open to constructive critique. I really want a boat with a shower so a Pearson 365 or the like may be in my future. I posted a couple of pictures in my profile.

All my sailing experience was on a local lake in a 17 ft Oday day sailer many years ago before children. I'm going to clean off the rust by getting ASA 101, 103 and 104 certified next month. I have concerns single handing since I lost my wife 3 years ago who was going to be a partner in this venture.

I hope that I will be able to contribute to this forum in the coming months and years and give back a little of what I have taken. I'm pretty good with diesel and gas engines so that may be a start. I've been working on them all my life not in boats though.

Again thank you for a great forum.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, dit.
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Welcome aboard! Hope the dream comes true soon.
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Old 31-07-2012, 20:05   #4
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Thanks for the greetings...appreciated.
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Good luck on your sailing endeavor, Dit.
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Home port on Lake Ontario? (I Goggle mapped Hartwick, NY)
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No home port yet. Next year Oneida Lake then the canal to Hudson or Lake Ontario. I like Oswego but want to go south for the winter. Don't know if I will get enough experience by then though to be reasonably safe. PM me.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
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