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Old 16-09-2009, 12:17   #1
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Hello, from Tim in Tennessee - Get the Hint...

Hi, My name is Tim. I live in TN. Last year my brother Terry bought a Macgregor 26S. We've been sailing it and got the "bug". Now I'm looking for a fixed keel that may be not perfect since I'm a cop and my wife is a school teacher which puts the $100,000 boats way out of my league. Hope to move to Stuart one day so we can sail other than the lakes where we live. We are going to sailing school in May 2010. We had some nice people show us "how to" for two days and off we went. We all wish we could quit and jobs and join the full timers but ?? I hope to learn alot from this site and look forward to reading stories and adventures while posting some of my own. I posted the sailing Mac 26 to the Bahamas? thread. Guess I put it in the wrong spot. Newby mistake. At least I haven't made any mistakes sailing! ha ha, yea, right!

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Old 16-09-2009, 18:40   #2
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There are plenty of fixed keel, used, sturdy boats that fit most peoples budgets.

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Old 17-09-2009, 17:16   #4
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Welcome aboard, I was in Nashville this week, Think your area lakes probably rose another inch or two yesterday. You have a lot of great lakes/rivers in TN to learn-by-exploring. Glad to see both of you are going to sailing school, sharing the process makes it a fun "family" experience. Good luck on your new adventures.
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Old 27-09-2009, 19:08   #5
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Aloha Super,
I visited Barkley and Kentucky Lake last week. Great place to learn to sail. You are lucky to have nice marinas and a boater friendly place to learn. I was impressed.
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