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Old 23-04-2013, 13:04   #1
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Hello From The Green Mountain State

Hi all, my first time posting, although I have enjoyed cruising about the site quite a bit. I am about a year away from retiring from teaching and setting off on my next adventure. I can't wait. I am looking for a boat and currently working with a broker towards that end. Look forward to any and all insights, conversation, etc.
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Old 23-04-2013, 13:09   #2
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Hi! I bought my last boat on Lake Champlain and sailed her south via the Champlain Canal and Hudson River. It is a beautiful place to sail and a fun trip when you decide to head south. You might want to check out my boat for sale, but feel free to ask questions and you will get at least 50 different answers--some of them might be correct! What type of boat are you looking for?
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Old 23-04-2013, 13:44   #3
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Hi, yea, not sure....pretty open. I'm just starting to work with a broker from Eastern Yachts, Shep, he comes with some really good recommendations, and I have really enjoyed the process so far....I have a along ways to come in the education department and he seems very willing to help me along that trail. I did take your advice and check out the for sale area of the forum, and of course immediately got side tracked. I will say, since I am planning on living aboard with at least one person most of the time, and more at other times, I'm looking for something in the 35-45 ft area...probably something in the middle of that depending on accommodations, and layout. I'm curious about the pros and cons of different hull material, i.e. fiberglass vs. steel vs. wood etc. So much to learn, a little overwhelming at times...but still all fun.
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Old 23-04-2013, 16:10   #4
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Cwake.
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Old 23-04-2013, 16:22   #5
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My own two cents on material is that if you aren't sure, a fiberglass production boat is the way to go. Steel and wood are only for those that know they want steel or wood, and know what they need to do to maintain them properly. For the vast majority of folks fiberglass is easier to maintain and you will have a vastly larger pool of boats to choose from. Steel and wood can be great materials, but you have to really know what you are doing to get the benefits.
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Old 23-04-2013, 19:18   #6
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Welcome to Cruisers Forum Cwake. Good luck with the search. Ask all the questions you have. There are many knowledgable and experienced members here.
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Cwake,

Welcome aboard! I met my girlfriend of 5 years while teaching sailing in North Hero on Lake Champlain! I love going up there in the summer time... Can't say the same for winter time!!!

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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. Wood vs Steel vs Aluminum vs Ferro-cement vs Fiberglass has been a continuing discussion here on the forum so you'll find a lot written when you search.
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