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Old 31-08-2007, 15:51   #1
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Hello from Vancouver BC

Hi everyone!

Michele and Geoff here. We are in the process of purchasing a boat in Ft. Lauderdale then keeping her in Marathon in the Keys. She will be our holiday retreat a couple of times per year until the three kids are big enough and we can retire to become live aboards. Only 9 years to go....

We have only sailed the west coast of BC and are looking forward to sailing around Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. We'll probably be asking a few questions on this forum until we get used to our new adventure zone!

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Old 31-08-2007, 17:19   #2
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We'll probably be asking a few questions on this forum until we get used to our new adventure zone!
Where you are from is quite different. Not really a bad different but actually very different. CF has members in all places so consider this a great place to ask questions. There are no dumb questions but you might get a few dumb answers. Enjoy! In the end it is supposed to be fun.

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Welcome G & K,
Heres hoping the 9 years passes swiftly and look forward to seeing you out on the water sometime.
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We live in North Vancouver and Qualicum Beach. In about 4 years we are considering selling our NOrth Van home and moving full time into Qualicum (on Vancouver Island). I have already laid the ground work idea (with my wife) of using some of our North Van home money to purchase a used $100,000 - $130,000 sail boat (older but bigger) and leaving it in the Mediterranean so that we can access it about 5 months a year. I figure the flying time isn't much worse than from Vancouver to Florida than to the Med.

Good luck on your idea.
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the gift of giving

sounds good and sounds like you've put a lot of thought into it, but have you thought about how good you'd feel enriching someones life by giving them one of your 2 sail boats, showing them how kind the boating community is.. you could give the boat to a family member or a freind or better yet a work collegue, say a work collegue just getting into sailing with asperations of liveaboarding one day.
Just a thought to ponder
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