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Old 23-02-2010, 18:01   #1
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Hello from Annapolis, Maryland

Hi, I'm new to this forum, but not to sailing. I have cruised/worked/raced for a number of years in the islands and the med. (from age 21-34)
I captained a number of boats, Swan 651, Shuttleworth Cat.etc, I also like to yacht race, I have campaigned a few boats and even raced around the world.

I have now settled in Annapolis with the best wife one could wish for and have two beautiful kids. I don't spend much time on the water anymore, I get most of my fix online.

I still work in the marine industry, I bought Apex Inflatables in Annapolis two years ago, renamed it to Annapolis Inflatables.

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Old 23-02-2010, 18:14   #2
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Kiwi Boyd,
Welcome to the forum. We are just up the road in Severna Park.
Annnnnnd, we have an apex inflatable.

And welcome to the drinking town with a sailing problem!
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Old 23-02-2010, 18:45   #3
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ah the joys of self employment ; -)

I'm a porta-bote girl myself but we are equal opp sailors around here and I am sure you will be able to answer many questions folks have about their blow ups!
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Old 23-02-2010, 18:52   #4
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"ah the joys of self employment ; -)"

not the best timing on my part to buy a business in this industry.
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Old 23-02-2010, 20:41   #5
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Yea, but at least you know if you can't make it in Annapolis selling good inflatables, it likely isn't the product's fault.
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G'Day Kiwi,
Good luck weith the business and well done with the family. Hope you enjoy the site and get something from others stories until you are able to get the lot of you back out on the water.
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Welcome. Is it time for another CF Annapolis meet and greet?
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