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Old 15-04-2008, 20:31   #1
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Hello from Brian and Eva

We hpe someday that we know enough to help someone, however, right now we are Newbies, scared and excited.
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Old 15-04-2008, 20:40   #2
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Don't be scared, but do be excited!
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Old 15-04-2008, 20:43   #3
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That is what I like about Yachties, they all want to help. Thanks Steve
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Aloha Brian and Eva,
Welcome aboard!! Are you new to sailing with a 42 foot boat? If so, you've got a pretty steep learning curve but you can do it. Keep up the excitement.
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Old 16-04-2008, 00:43   #5
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Skipper John,

Yes you are correct on all accounts. What a buzz !!! The boat is magnificent and well setup. I have sailed for many years in Dinghies and small cats but this is going to be a lot different. I will keep you all informed on the progress.
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I find docking the only real challenge when jumping onto a bigger boat. Also the reaction time is more forgiving, because it is slower!
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Brian & Eva,
New also with a Cal 39. I was (still am) a little nervous and overwhelmed about all I need to learn/know but this forum has been a great resource. I read it daily and have learned a lot.
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I understand being nervous at times, but don't be overwhelmed. Heck, people who have been on boats for several decades are still learning. I am a great example of that.

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Step 1 we passed the theory for our recreational skippers ticket last night. Eva got one wrong and I got two questions wrong. Ops! I will never get "Areldite" of the helm NOW. Learning costal navigation what a Buzz. Thank you all for the encouragment.
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Step 1 we passed the theory for our recreational skippers ticket last night. Eva got one wrong and I got two questions wrong. Ops! I will never get "Areldite" of the helm NOW. Learning costal navigation what a Buzz. Thank you all for the encouragment.
Looks like she gets to be skipper then.
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David do not tell me about it. The helm is her's I think I am going to have to buy another boat (just joking)
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