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Old 05-09-2008, 13:15   #1
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Hello from Lake Norman

Hello everybody,
Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. My wife and I live just north of Charlotte, NC on the west side of Lake Norman. I'm not exactly new to sailing but then I'm not exactly experienced either. My first experience with sailing was close to 25 years ago when I was a kid and learned to sail on a local park lake. Shortly after my parents bought me a small sabot which I used as much as possible growing up (considering the 3 hour drive to where it was stored).

Well now I'm all grown up and have my own power boat on Lake Norman but I've recently gotten the bug again and have started restoring that little ole sabot so I can teach my wife to sail and hopefully get her hooked. Our dream is to eventually retire on a live aboard so I want to make sure we both have the knowledge we need BEFORE then.

Eventually I'd like to get my hands on (either build or buy) a multi sail boat so I can learn how to handle a jib and main.
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Old 05-09-2008, 16:56   #2
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Welcome to the Forum

lots of folks here will be happy to give you and your wife all the encouragement you need to retire onto a live aboard boat.

Desperately trying to do the same myself. Have two issues first to resolve: #1= $$/buying boat and #2 - retiring ;=>

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Old 05-09-2008, 17:32   #3
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Hi, CK. Welcome! Sounds like you've got a Plan!
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Old 05-09-2008, 20:40   #4
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Have two issues first to resolve: #1= $$/buying boat and #2 - retiring ;=>

F.M.

Thanks for the welcome. I have the same two problems myself. Our problem is we currently are living in too much of a house and not enough left over to save for the boat.

I've seen lots of plans online for some really nice boats. Maybe I'll go that route.
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Plan yes. Means to carry it out? We'll see.
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Old 06-09-2008, 17:10   #6
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Aloha CK,
Welcome aboard! Good to have you here.
Hope we can help you find your dream
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Me too. thanks for the welcome
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Welcome. Is the lake any deeper this year?
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Yes it is. I think we're pretty close to full pond right now.
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