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Old 29-07-2013, 13:24   #1
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Hello from the SF bay

Hello hello,
Have read/referenced these forums for about a year, finally signing up. The names Stephen, I live in the SF bay area. Love to sail (at least once a week) and own a San Juan 24 right now. It's only my second sailboat (I'm 20 and have only been sailing for 3 years) and my first was a 1964 Islander 32

I plan on sticking around and posting semi-regularly as I probably spend 1-2 hours a week on CF. I hope to get to know you all better, especially those of you in the SF bay. I've done some racing (not much, like a dozen+ races) but it's not really my thing. That doesn't mean when I sail I'm lazy and let the boat sail itself; I'm all over it constantly adjusting trying to maximize speed and learn about the boat and myself.

I've had many a dream of building a boat (a smaller, fiberglass over ply boat, mind you) but don't know if I will ever bring that to fruition.

I'll update my profile a little bit later and check back here in a few days (on vacation right now ).

Thanks for all the information I've picked up over the last year!

And... attached is a few of my favorite pictures I've taken from Richardson's bay.

Ah well, one last thing I wasn't going to add into my intro but I suppose I will:
I'm an anchor out in Richardson's bay. I live full time at anchor. For those of you in the area, you most likely have a negative view of the occupants and their ways of life. If you are one of the people who has a negative opinion of that area and donít actually know anything factual about the community (which is 99% of the people with an opinion, hence my hesitation to even bring it up), I please ask you to withhold your unwarranted negative view of me until you chat with me. I would love to talk about all the good and bad things (there are many of both), what's going on in the community, the pros and cons of the lifestyle, things to do in the area, the wildlife, the overzealous and simultaneously seemingly purposely ineffective law enforcement (is that proper?), sailing in and around that area, history of the area, laws of the area, kitesurfing, windsurfing, snorkeling, mountain biking, etc. A few of us are banding together and attempting to create a floating community center right now. Thatís a topic for another chat!

Once again - thank you, CF community, for the shared wisdom I have been able to glean from reading the forums.
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Old 29-07-2013, 13:48   #2
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Hi... Welcome to CF..
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I probably spend 1-2 hours a week on CF.
That's all? Lightweight.
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Old 29-07-2013, 17:13   #5
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Welcome, Stephen! It sounds as though you have a huge amount to share about your neighborhood afloat.
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Old 29-07-2013, 17:37   #6
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Welcome to CF.

Now get that San Juan 24 up there and take some (lots of close-ups) of the Flyin' Hawian.

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Welcome to the forum and our back yard. I'll be anchored in Aquatic Park this week.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
I once lived in a sailing commune that most mainstream sailors didn't have a very high opinion of. Too bad for them because they missed out on the best lifestyle you could ever hope for as well as the most generous and talented of souls for the most part.
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