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Old 23-09-2009, 11:57   #1
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Hello, from the State of Washington

Didn't notice there was an introduction section before so thought I would post to introduce myself.

When I was growing up my parents were far from well-to-do but we always had a small sailboat to go cruising on, for probably a total of 2-3 months a year when you include the weekend trips, in the Puget Sound, San Juans, and gulf islands. So, I developed a love of cruising early on.

After being a poor college and then graduate student and missing out on boating, I moved up to WA knowing almost no one and started my own business so I could be close to the cruising grounds I loved. I finally am making a modest income and bought a 50% interest in an ericson 27 for basically nothing around March of this year. It's a pretty stripped down boat (porta potty and camp stove) but it's fine for weekend trips and I've really enjoyed it.

Now I'm thinking about buying a larger boat and living aboard, which has always been a dream of mine. Just trying to save up and figure out the logistics of it, as well as deal with some of my concerns about living aboard in the winter up here. I lived aboard during December of last year on my parent's boat and it wasn't the most comfortable experience at times, particularly walking up steep icy ramps all the time.

Nice to meet you all and I'm very grateful there's a place with so many knowledgeable people willing to disperse their pearls of wisdom.
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Old 23-09-2009, 13:47   #2
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Welcome. Lived aboard in Seattle for 3 years and it was great. You get used to the trials and tribulations.
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Old 24-09-2009, 12:07   #3
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Best of luck!.. Enjoy the beautiful NW sailing

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You live in a wonderful corner of the world, and now that it has cooled off a bit, hope you enjoy a great fall season sailing.
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Old 24-09-2009, 22:01   #6
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Old 25-09-2009, 10:14   #8
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Nah.......

.... most are doing important boat work like removing the green patina from their bronze thru hulls and installing brass dolphin toilet paper holders.....
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.... most are doing important boat work like removing the green patina from their bronze thru hulls and installing brass dolphin toilet paper holders.....
Ya mean like this?.....Now where can i get me one of those dolphin thingies at?...
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