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Old 14-10-2010, 12:06   #1
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Hello Guys !

hello guys my name is John. i recently joined this forum!

i joined this forum to help me in my search for the proper hull material in which to build my boat in. and just to talk to amazing people like you.

a little bit about me. i am 18 years old i grew up around boats but do not have to much experience on them. i have had a job since i was 13 and have put into savings over 80% of each paycheck. i decided not to buy a car so i could buy a boat! in the past 6 months i have been extensively researching boat designs and boat designers. i have decided to build new then buy used. i am currently finishing up college and will with any luck be enlisting in the coastguard and be off to basic training by the end of December! ill be posting more questions about hulls and materials in the appropriate forums.

have a great day! and happy sailing

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Old 14-10-2010, 12:31   #2
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Hi John, I'm Kate and I'm a schoolteacher. Sentences start with capital letters.

Apart from that - you are a cool dude!!! Welcome Aboard, and keep us informed!
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Old 14-10-2010, 12:46   #3
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Hi John, I'm Kate and I'm a schoolteacher. Sentences start with capital letters.

Apart from that - you are a cool dude!!! Welcome Aboard, and keep us informed!
but i dont use them, why does he have to!!?? welcome--i wont use caps--
have fun cruising this forum--many points of view and attitudes-- have fun!!!!...
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Hi John! I thought I'd round out the female triple play we've got going. There are more than 'guys' here.

Welcome to the forum!
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Old 14-10-2010, 13:05   #5
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I would think anyone who can finish college at 18 would know about upper case to begin a sentence. Good luck with the USCG and have fun!
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Old 14-10-2010, 13:08   #6
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... hahaha

Thank you guys for the welcomes. I was writing that fast and did not take the time to use correct grammar.
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I love how punctuation and capitalization are such a big deal to some people. The best part is when that becomes its own internet meme, and people who don't actually care about it start commenting on it.

I had high school finished at age 14, so I'm glad to hear someone else is working ahead of the curve and has a goal or two in mind. Good to see you posting, Samson
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Hey Samson... Welcome to Critic's Forum....
Oppss....!! Sorry Cruisers Forum...
Seriously tho'.... they're not a bad bunch... good luck with your plans and I'm sure you'll get some helpful advice/tips from here....
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Old 30-10-2010, 16:51   #9
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
It's good to have you here on the forum. Having gone through building and rebuilding I would recommend buy a sailable boat that needs some repair but nothing major. The reason is that you'll be able to sail immediately and you will save money in the long run. Building the hull is about one tenth the cost of the boat. The rest is finish and fitting out.
Good luck in whichever way you decide to go.
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In the Coast Guard you will get a very large and fast boat on which to sail. Some of us will probably see you out there on the high seas.
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Old 30-10-2010, 19:22   #11
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Don't listen to these folks with punctuation issues. You're very understandable and in today's education system thats better than most. Meanwhile, where are you going to find time to build since you're going into the USCG ? Get "Backyard boat building" by George Buhler. It cuts thru most of the crap and is easy to follow. It also goes over different building materials.
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Welcome samson, good luck with your dreams. With regards to the female comments, your safest response is "yes dear". Or in the case of someone unfamiliar to you "yes Mame" in a respectful tone.Even if you are right you will be wrong.
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Re: Hello Guys !

Thank you guys for all the welcom notes. After reading on the forum for awhile you guys seem pretty cool. I started college at 15 and this is now my last semester. english has never been my strong point.

As for finding time to build the boat. I was hoping to be in and done with basic and A school already and with luck would have gotten an asignment 5 miles from home ( not a mama's boy) just that we have land and would have made building an option.

As it stands i have finished meps been signed scored 95 on asvab but have been delayed 11 months to go to basic training. yippie! at least i am signed that is the hardest parts these days they disqualify you for anything and everything at meps now a days.

so i have just been hanging out at the local marina started crewing with a buddie got me a sailing dinghy.


thanks for the book info ill look into it.

thanks
John

ps flame me on spelling and grammer if you want to
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Re: Hello Guys !

G'Day John,

Welcome to the site, good luck on reaching those goals and hope one day to see you on the water.

I doubt others will flame the grammar - and don't be too hard on our Saucy Sailoress - I guess her teaching background led her to try and help out.

Lots of people think spelling / grammar is a bit like sailing / boatbuilding in that you can always get by ok - but if you can get it right - then why not.

Enjoy, sail safe.
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