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Old 06-11-2009, 08:46   #1
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Hello from a Fort Lauderdale Newbie

Hello to all. I'm newly registered...been lurking here for awhile before I registered so please accept my apologies. This is a great forum that has helped me pass many a rainy day and sleepless night...and yes I'll admit, I get on in the middle of the day when I should be doing other things too. :-) I am impressed by the civility here as opposed to some of the other forums and I'm glad to be a registered member.

I live aboard and having been in that lifestyle for about 15 years I like to think I take things with a grain of salt and a dose of reality without being thin-skinned. I am "apolitical" which comes from 26 years in the military (retired now).

Unfortunately, my old girl has been a dock queen since the war started in '01 so I haven't had much time underway since then. Back-to-back military deployments are hell on cruising plans. I'm looking forward to getting back to my favorite Bahamas cruising grounds (Exumas) next summer once I put some extra cash in the slop chest. Well anyway, I'm glad to have finally come aboard the forum.


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Old 06-11-2009, 09:22   #2
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Welcome. Thank you for your service to our country. I admire you for it. And good luck getting back to your favorite cruising grounds in an expeditious manner!

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Old 06-11-2009, 10:18   #3
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Welcome aboard and thank you for your service. The Bahamas have changed a lot over the past 26 years. Every time I return to a previous visited location, I am upset how the area has become modernized.
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:42   #4
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At least the change is slow, island time! Welcome, thanks for the service, and joining........i2f
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Old 06-11-2009, 19:14   #5
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Bill, John and i2f, thanks for the warm welcome. I really appreciate your kind words. I'm hoping to be ready and geared up for an extended voyage to the Exumas and other areas for the summer of 2010. I have heard that Georgetown just isn't the same anymore...but I'm flexible. Plenty of great areas in the general vicinity.
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Old 06-11-2009, 20:02   #6
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Old 07-11-2009, 17:16   #7
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Aloha Dave,
Welcome aboard! Thanks for your service. Only 26? Army?

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