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Old 29-12-2012, 09:49   #1
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Hello from Langley B.C.

A bit about me.
Some guy that doesn't even own a boat yet.
But when our son grows up and moves out that will have changed.
Good thing we have a few years to go still, 'cause it looks
like we have a boatload of crap to learn before we do this.
Been lurking a while and it seems like every time I find an
answer to something I find two more questions. lol

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Old 29-12-2012, 09:54   #2
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Hi Bob... Welcome to CF..
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Old 29-12-2012, 10:36   #3
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Re: Hello from Langley B.C.

Welcome to CF, Bob... if you drive around the Langley, BC area you'll find plenty of broken dreams sitting in folks back yard that have never made it to the ocean. I was surprised driving around up there this summer of the number of unfinished good sized boats waiting to be picked up by some enterprising wanna be. Land is relatively cheap in the eastern area according to my son and folks who plan on building their dream boat buy land and start the project, never to complete it. Cheers, Phil
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Old 29-12-2012, 13:58   #4
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Re: Hello from Langley B.C.

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here on the forum. We've all been where you are in the learning curve so if there are questions then just find the appropriate thread and post them. Someone will have an answer.
kind regards,
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Bob.
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Old 29-12-2012, 14:19   #6
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Re: Hello from Langley B.C.

Hi, Bob, welcome to the forum. BTW, why wait to learn to sail? Try joining one of the sailing Co-ops locally, such as the Barnet group, located in Port Moody, but with a fleet of Catalina 27s sprinkled around the coast. After a short orientation, you can sign up right away to crew on both daysailing and overnight cruises, even with no prior sailing experience. You can learn sailing and boat maintenance right away, and eventually qualify to take one of the vessels out yourself, first for daysailing, then eventually for week long cruises to, say, Desolation Sound. Cost is around $100 a month, chump change for the opportunity to own a share in a fleet of cruising sailboats. Maybe its a great opportunity to share a new activity with your son, rather than wait till he leaves home.
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Old 29-12-2012, 15:46   #7
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Welcome aboard. You may also want to look at the Jib Set group on Granville Island in Vancouver or any of the sailing schools there.

You can sail anywhere on the planet and never be more than 7 miles from land - it might be straight down, but its never more than seven miles
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