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Old 18-08-2009, 20:17   #1
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Hello from Florida

Hi. We're new to boating. Working on our "new" 1990 boat. Glad we found this site. Lots of good information.
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Old 18-08-2009, 21:52   #2
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Hi there llm and welcome. A great site - lots of fun and information. What sort of boat do you have?
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Old 18-08-2009, 22:00   #3
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Old 19-08-2009, 03:30   #4
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Old 20-08-2009, 10:58   #5
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Hi. We're new to boating. Working on our "new" 1990 boat. Glad we found this site. Lots of good information.
welcome

this site is the wikipedia of boating.

just ask and quite a few people will tell you. it's priceless.

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Old 22-08-2009, 05:24   #6
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Hello! We have a 1990 Carver Montego 2557.
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Old 22-08-2009, 05:44   #7
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Welcome Iim119. I live just up the road in Celebration. You will indeed find a very friendly, (though somewhat opinionated bunch—like me ) here, but the information is free, so you can’t knock it can you? For instance: I thought to myself, great, somebody local, but then I looked at the boat. Arrrrrr! A stinkpot!! Just the job for the middle of Florida of course, but you will have to ignore about seventy five percent of the chat, because it appertains to things like rigging, sails, spars, weather helm, etc. which you don’t have.

Now! If you were to start a thread about how to convert a Carver into a ketch?? That would throw up some interesting stuff I’m sure.
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Old 22-08-2009, 05:57   #8
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Hello to Jolly Roger

Thanks, I think. Sorry we're POWERBOAT people - 28ft, sleeps 4, nice enough for us now, and we go when the wind doesn't blow! Looks like I stumbled onto the wrong type of "cruisers" site, sorry! Say, how's the sailing in Celebration?
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Old 22-08-2009, 06:28   #9
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Ups! Now that’s a strange term I have never heard before—power boating ? It must be some new fangled American term—I’m British—hence the odd humour. Actually I do a lot of sailing on the Celebration lakes, in my fifty foot ketch.
It’s a scale model of a Colin Archer double ender, 5’ long, radio controlled on all sails and with an engine. Does this make it a “power boat” I wonder? It has a crew of four and two cats, but they don't work as hard as I do to sail it.
If I can figure out how to do it, I’ll include a picture.
Unfortunately, it’s all I have at the moment. I’m what we sailors call, “on the beach.”
Have fun whizzing about, but watch the wake and the manatees.

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Aloha llm,
Welcome aboard! Many of our sailing friends need to be reminded that as soon as they start their inboard engines they become powerboaters.
Jolly certainly has a neat model. I sailed on a Colin Archer Ingrid 38 with tanbark sails looking very much like his model except it had marconi rigged sails.
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Old 23-08-2009, 10:42   #11
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Thanks, I think. Sorry we're POWERBOAT people - 28ft, sleeps 4, nice enough for us now, and we go when the wind doesn't blow! Looks like I stumbled onto the wrong type of "cruisers" site, sorry! Say, how's the sailing in Celebration?
under THE FLEET - POWERED BOATS are definitely a topic. Please hang around - I might need you to tow me in when the winds die and my backup engine doesn't work. You might have better weather equipment than me and warn me to pull up anchor and head back to harbor!

A boat is a boat. We all run into each other at the marina and "out there" where we anchor or run into trouble.

The water and getting out onto it is the overall common bond of this forum.

Please stick around. You're not the only power boater here. There is an enormous amount of info here and not any one person will be interested in every bit of it.

As far as I know, this site is as appropriate for a power boat enthusiast as it is for a sailor.

Welcome aboard.
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Great bunch of power crowd here at cf! welcome to the forum
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