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Old 05-06-2008, 23:47   #1
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Hello from the Puget Sound

Hello,

I am new to the forum and a novice sailor. I am looking forward to learning more and getting to know you all better.

I currently own a 26 ft McGregor but divorce is forcing the sell of that boat. Which is fine, I am now beginning the adventure as a single mom of 1, 5 and 7 y.o. kids. I am looking forward to finding a new boat. My goal is to move aboard in 3 years and cruise the coast to Chile in 8 years.

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Old 06-06-2008, 07:42   #2
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Hi KCH:

Sorry it has taken so long for anyone to welcome you aboard. Sounds like a nice dream. Good luck with it. This is a great place to gain info that will be useful to you in fufilling your dream.
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:06   #3
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Aloha KCH,
Welcome aboard! Sorry for the loss of the McGregor. You are really in a great area in which to find a replacement. My experience with the Puget Sound is via Navy and a sail that started in Hawaii and ended at Bremerton aboard my old Mariner Ketch. I really like the Wooden Boat Festival at Port Townsend too.
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Aaahhh... The PT Wooden Boat festival and living in Poulsbo is what first turned my eye towards sailing a few years back. Although I don't have the knowledge or courage to own a wooden boat they certainly are beautiful.

I am sure you don't miss the rain here in the NW.


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Aloha Kerry,
I had friends living in Poulsbo in the mid 80s. Beautiful little town! I really liked walking the docks, main street and the shops.
The rain there is different than my rain here. We average 120" a year but it is intermittent with gobs of sunshine so easier to put up with.
I won't own another wood boat because of the constant maintenance but they certainly are one of humankind's most beautiful creations.
Good luck to you. Summer is coming, you know - August and September!
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G'day Kerry and can I add my welcome also.

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