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Old 08-07-2008, 13:13   #1
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Hello from the Chesapeake Bay!

I recently took possession of my dad's sailboat which had been out of the family for 20 years. There are lots of things that need attention, since she has been on the hard for the last 10 of her 30 years in Marblehead, MA, but she sails fine so far - thanks to great boatyards in both MA and MD.

As a novice sailor, I look forward to learning from everyone on the forum.
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Old 08-07-2008, 13:28   #2
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Welcome 2nd Lady. Wish you fair winds and pleasant memories.
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Old 08-07-2008, 13:32   #3
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Thank you and same to you!
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Old 08-07-2008, 15:12   #4
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Welcome to the Forum.

Glad you got the family boat back! That'll be a great boat for cruising the Bay and beyond. Don't hesitate to get involved in the discussions here.
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Old 08-07-2008, 18:19   #5
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Thanks so much!
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Welcome to the Bay as a sailor with a boat. It looks a lot different from your own boat than from shore. Nothing worse than letting family members use your boat. I'm sure you won't let that happen again.

Having a history adds a lot to the mix I think. You start with a used boat and you end up with one too. What goes on in between is all up to you. About all you need to know is you start with what you know and go from there. If it is still fun at the end of the summer you may be destined to use this boat a while longer. You just need to make time for sailing. It gets easier when you really know why you like it. Everyone does it a little bit different. Find the way that works for you.

All the best and should you get to fat end of the Bay give a yell.
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Old 08-07-2008, 20:20   #7
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As a novice sailor, I look forward to learning from everyone on the forum.
Hi 2nd lady - so glad you were able to salvage something so personal and it looks like we're both in the right place. All the best.

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Old 08-07-2008, 21:30   #8
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Thanks, Paul! Luckily she was well taken-care of. She will definitely stay in the family now though.
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Old 08-07-2008, 21:31   #9
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Thanks, Liz! I'm in Pasadena - where are you?
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Hi 2nd Lady,

I'm from the Gold Coast (Queensland) Australia.
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Hi from NZ 2nd lady,
I recently read a book all about the crabing industry in the Cheasapeake, it must be an amazing piece of water, perhaps similar to the Kaipara harbour close to where I live, except for the crabs that is, we only have what we call paddle crabs.
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Old 09-07-2008, 19:29   #12
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Yes, Maryland is well-known for crabs and they are definitely tasty!
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Aloha 2nd lady,
How lucky to get a piece of family history and a great boat too. I hope you enjoy this forum.
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Thank you for the good wishes. Much fun so far. Three day-sails in a week - lots of "learning points" (I became briefly acquainted with the muddy bottom of the Chesapeake on the 2nd day, for example!)
Happy sailing to you!
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Hi from Perth Western Australia,

You will find the crew very friendly and helpfull, even in a full sea. Great sailing
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