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Old 05-10-2009, 08:49   #1
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Hello from FL

Hello all !!

Just found this forum a few days ago researching different boats. My wife and I are wanting to start cruising in 5 to 8 years. It seems like a long ways out, but I know time flys. Ive been around boats all my life and was in the USCG back before 9/11. So Im not a complete boating newb. I do have limited sailing experience, but I have sailed, my Dad had a 33 OI a few years back... but no formal school instruction like I see some couples taking.

I currently have a little Yamaha Jet boat that has been nothing but awesome.... but I would like to get something with alot longer legs for some blue water cruising.

Call it a midlife crisis or just want to get out of the normal daily grind... but my wife and I are seeking a lifestyle change. Hopefully we can save up and just buy something decent within our time frame. So Im here to learn all I can. The typical Mono vs Cat, what electronics, what anchor, how to check in and out of customs, bringing our German Shepard on board, broad beaming... all the correct terminology.... you get the drift.

Anyways.. if you see me post dumb questions to simple answers, be sure to just kindly put me on the right heading and I will take it from there!

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Old 05-10-2009, 11:14   #2
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Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you will get a lot of information and opinions on the subjects you indicate you have interest in.

You should do some review of the archives as most if not all your initial questions will probably have been covered in some detail. It will be up to you to filter out what you need but some great information is available.
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:55   #3
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Ren,
Welcome to the forum. There are no dumb questions, but sometimes you'll get stupid answers. I asked on one forum how to get my dog (80lbs) in the dingy. One answer received was " I throw mine in the dink." Other answers were very doable.

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Old 05-10-2009, 13:28   #4
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Welcome. Good luck in getting there! My wife and I are on the journey as well. Remember what they say...it's not the destination, it's the journey... or something like that... enjoy each day!
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Old 05-10-2009, 13:49   #5
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Thanks for the welcome guys. Right now the journey is saving up for the boat!



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Welcome. Good luck in getting there! My wife and I are on the journey as well. Remember what they say...it's not the destination, it's the journey... or something like that... enjoy each day!
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Old 07-10-2009, 17:38   #8
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It is all here.
Start reading backwards.
You have plenty of time.
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Old 07-10-2009, 18:41   #9
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Welcome, I think you will find this formum helpful in all respects, I know I have. Good luck
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