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Old 07-11-2013, 11:24   #1
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Hello from Canada!

Hello, I'm from Edmonton, Alberta, but moving out to Nanaimo, BC next year to buy a livaboard. I thought I would get a jump start on information and learn as much as I can before moving and buying. I am really enjoying the forum so far and cannot wait to finally have a boat myself!
Greetings, and thank you!
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:43   #2
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Welcome aboard! We have great cruising friends from both Alberta and Nanaimo. Good luck with the boat search...you'll get lots of help here.
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Old 07-11-2013, 17:07   #3
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Re: Hello from Canada!

Welcome Cthulhu, I'm from North of you (the Mac) and have a boat moored in Nanaimo. Still have almost 2 years before I move permanently. Plenty of liveaboard there.
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Old 07-11-2013, 17:57   #4
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Re: Hello from Canada!

Welcome. Maybe we'll see you out there
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:28   #5
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Cthulhu.
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Old 30-11-2013, 11:55   #6
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
kind regards,
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Old 30-11-2013, 12:25   #7
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Re: Hello from Canada!

Welcome, a little late I guess but welcome anyway. We're from Saskatchewan (you know, where the Grey Cup lives now). We spend about 4 or 5 months onboard Gray Hawk which is currently moored in Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island. Lots of liveaboards in Cow Bay if you find yourself looking for a place to call home.
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Re: Hello from Canada!

Hey, welcome aboard from another Canadian crew, recent boat-owners. It was a major pain in the aft finding "the best boat", took us months driving around.

What boat are you considering?
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:22   #9
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Re: Hello from Canada!

Hello, and thank you for the welcome! I'm not looking for anything specifically yet, A sailboat 38-60 ft and up (previously owned) or possibly a cruiser of some sort. That's one of the main reasons I joined the forum was so I could ask around and see the pros and cons of different boats, and what liveaboard folks like.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:28   #10
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Welcome form an ex-Edmontonian
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:06   #11
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Also...welcome from another Edmontonian! I'm presently living/working in Singapore where we have a 38 ft power boat and await our new Lagoon 450 in Feb 14 for Liveaboard/cruising. Eventually we'd like make it up to the Straits of Georgia and beyond.

Lots os success with your plans.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:57   #12
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Welcome, a little late I guess but welcome anyway. We're from Saskatchewan (you know, where the Grey Cup lives now). We spend about 4 or 5 months onboard Gray Hawk which is currently moored in Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island. Lots of liveaboards in Cow Bay if you find yourself looking for a place to call home.
Bobofthenorth. How cold is it in cow bay in winter. What address do u use for residence. ?
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:13   #13
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How great Emerald Sea! And thank-you!
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Old 02-12-2013, 13:39   #14
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Re: Hello from Canada!

Welcome fellow Canuck and Albertan.

Nanaimo is a good jumping off spot for just about all of the PNW.

I have some contacts in Nanaimo.

I might recommend that you charter some boats with different layouts to see what suits you.

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Re: Hello from Canada!

Hey!

We are a couple from Edmonton currently in Annapolis MD getting ready to make the trip around the continent for a slip in Victoria. You sure you know what your getting into? lol
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