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Old 15-02-2015, 19:47   #1
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Hello from Tukwila

Hi I have been lurking a bit decided I should get on board. I am an old wood boat enthusiest. That is not to say expert, I love the things they love my time and money. As of now I have a 1957 wood powerboat and a 9 ft glass sailing dinghy with a sail but no mast. My wife and I hope to retire on a boat so we have been working ourselves up to bigger and perhaps better things trying to decide if we can stand each other in close quarters for more than a weekend. once that is solved we have to decide weather to run a smoker or learn to sail.

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Old 15-02-2015, 22:40   #2
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Re: Hello from Tukwila

I see this isn't your first post, wooden head, but welcome aboard anyway!

Lovely area you're in. There are threads here, and there was a book mentioned on the subject of how to get your wife aboard for cruising. Also currently running is a thread about why cruising couples quit cruising, and you guys might find that of interest, too.

Other than the environmental impact, motor boating works well for some. Depending on your wealth, ocean crossing MB's cost lots, plus the noise, and fuel bills.

Sailing, for ocean crossing, involves different skill sets, experience, costs, and compromise.

Enjoy, life is short, and dead is long.


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Old 16-02-2015, 03:30   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, wooden head.
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Old 16-02-2015, 07:04   #4
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