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Old 15-02-2013, 15:09   #1
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Hello Hello

I'm here to learn. And keep my eyes out for my next boat.

I joined SailNet last month, and I'm here as well because I want to take in as much sailing knowledge as possible.

I'm based in Winter Park, FL so I can be to Tampa, Space Coast, Daytona, and Treasure Coast in no time if anyone wants to offer a ride and share any cruising knowledge.

I'm going to buy my first cruising sailboat next summer. Right now, I'm looking at all of the 70's & 80's 25-30 footers.

Thanks in advance for all the useful tips.

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Old 15-02-2013, 15:13   #2
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Welcome to CF. I hope you find what you are looking for. Its a great group of folks.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Ryan.
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:25   #5
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...........................I'm going to buy my first cruising sailboat next summer. Right now, I'm looking at all of the 70's & 80's 25-30 footers......................
Welcome from another Floridian. What are your cruising plans and where you plan to keep your boat? ,- 'remaining in central Florida; keeping the boat far from home; trailoring; living aboard part time; destinations......?
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:58   #7
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Welcome from another Floridian. What are your cruising plans and where you plan to keep your boat? ,- 'remaining in central Florida; keeping the boat far from home; trailoring; living aboard part time; destinations......?
I'm planning to keep a boat on the Space Coast (Cocoa, Merrit Island) for most of the year because I can reach the slip in 45 min. to an hour.

I have family and friends all around this beautiful state, and also plan to move it around a bit. Stuart, Islamorada, and Tampa Bay are a few targets on my list. I'm 33, with a wife and 5 year-old. I'd like to spend weeks at a time during the summer exploring. Maybe sail over to the Abaco's one day?

I have plenty of power experience. My family settled Lower Matecumbe Key (after native peoples had left) and built the first two homes there in the 1950's. Grandfather founded Sea Lark Boats. Dad is Sales Director for Webasto. Brother is sales broker in the industry as well. I plan to ask for lots of free stuff.

I'm the sailer in the family, but lack practical experience. I've been reading and have a littel day sailing experience.

Again, I am able bodied and eager should anyone want to spend a day or two on the water and need a hand. I especially want experience aboard 27' to 33' monohulls. But I will gladly grind or pull a rope aboard a cat.

Ryan
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