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Old 26-10-2013, 08:29   #1
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Hello From Newfoundland

Hi all,
Looking forward to meeting some new people here and hoping there maybe someone from Newfoundland aboard.

I'm new to big boats, I have just purchased E.E.S. she's a 38' Northumberland style, converted lobster boat, unfortunately it was too late to sail her over from New Brunswick to Newfoundland this year, so she's laid up over there for the winter, I think it was a good decision to leave her there as I don't think I'm ready for a 650NM solo cruise just yet, I will spend the winter brushing up on my navigational skills and trying to control my excitement, I can't wait to get her out on the water, I did get to take her to sea for a couple of hours for the sea trials, there was a heavy swell but I had an absolute ball and she behaved perfectly.
I obviously have a lot to learn, so stand by to be bombarded with questions

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Old 27-10-2013, 06:10   #2
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Re: Hello From Newfoundland

Welcome aboard, Robbie. Pick up and read "The Boat That Wouldn't Float" by Farley Mowat and it will teach you everything you shouldn't do with a boat in Newfoundland...then you can just do the opposite. Happy cruising!
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Old 27-10-2013, 06:24   #3
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Coming to Newfoundland for a summer is on my bucket list. Which weekend does summer happen on each year?
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Old 27-10-2013, 06:54   #4
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Hi,

Amazing. All this cold like the other extreme of what we have here - summer 365 days a year.

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Robbie.
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Old 27-10-2013, 07:27   #6
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Re: Hello From Newfoundland

Thanks for the welcome guys,

Mike, I will certainly have a look at that book!.

RDW, We had a superb summer this year, but July and August are the visitor months, also it's cod fishing season so we will all be out stocking up the freezer.
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Re: Hello From Newfoundland

We spent 4 years there in St Johns tied up to the Quidi Vidi Brewery living aboard will be back in 2015 to jump off for the Azores I would say that Newfoundland is the best kept secret Canada has.
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Old 27-10-2013, 08:42   #8
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St John's to the Azores..that's quite a leg, 1181 nm?, how long would that trip take you?

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Welcome aboard! Beautiful area, planning to sail the maritimes and points north next summer
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Welcome!

I look forward to some tales of your Newfie traditions and sailing.

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Hi Robbie, great to have you here. I'm hoping to make it to the Rock in 2016. We leave Lake Superior next spring, with plans to meander down the St. Lawrence and eventually south. Would love to spend as much as time as possible in the Maritimes and NFLD. Any recommendations of where to winter haul?
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Old 27-10-2013, 10:47   #12
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Re: Hello From Newfoundland

I'm very new to the island myself having retired this summer, I moved from Montreal where I'd lived for 20 years since emigrating from UK.

I'm in the North of the island in a little place called Jacksons arm, the majority of the coastline in uninhabited up here, I plan on cruising around next year to get my bearings, and yes it's a picturesque area, after that I really want to head south to the US North East coast, in particular Maine.

Most of the major ports down South have good haul out facilities, for me up here the closest is a 6 hour cruise around the coast, I will make the trip this December with a friend on his 75' crab boat, that will give me a chance to see how things work ready for next year.

So any cruisers planning on visiting the rock will always find a warm welcome, just drop me a PM, there's a small, deep water dock right across the bay from my place, a great place to overnight and provision.
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Looks like your at the end of the road.

Call over to Lewisporte Yacht Club and buy a copy of their guide to Notre Dame Bay. The is also the Cruising guide to Newfoundland by Puffin Press, excellent.

Pilot Press - Cruising Guides to Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

I've had the small boat in NS and NL for about 7 years, one down here for a refit.

Great country.
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So any cruisers planning on visiting the rock will always find a warm welcome, just drop me a PM, there's a small, deep water dock right across the bay from my place, a great place to overnight and provision.
Be careful what you offer Robbie. I may just show up at your dock in 2015 . And thanks for the great references hpeer. I don't suppose they are available as digital books? I'm trying hard to get rid of most of my physical books these days ... all part of the downsizing for when we move onto the boat full time next spring.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
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