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Old 14-03-2009, 05:34   #1
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Hello sailor...

I seem to remember this being a fairly cheeky way the English regard their men in the Navy. Sort of a "pick-up" line I think? Anyway we are NEW to the forum having just plunked the deposit for our dream boat now being commissioned in Annapolis. Our first sail is scheduled for mid-April. VERY nervous. Have lived and sailed the sea since I was 4 but my wife is newish having started with charters for the last 8 years on monos and cats around the world. We actually seem to be at our best together on the boat - is that an exception or a rule? We hope to snowbird in the winter (we live in Vermont) and charter her in the Chesapeake over the summer for the next few years and see how it unfolds...I am a closet reader with this being my first foray into the "public" - please don't bite. We are already shell-shocked from having put our money where our heart is...
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Old 14-03-2009, 05:50   #2
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Welcome aboard. I assume since you will be hiring her out (the boat silly) you have a captains license and approprite insurance.

That hysterical laughter you hear as you sail a way in your "new" boat ..... is the seller.
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Old 14-03-2009, 05:52   #3
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... We actually seem to be at our best together on the boat - is that an exception or a rule?...
Greetings, welcome aboard, and congratulations on acquiring your dream boat!
We don't bite, so enjoy your reading, and don't be afraid to contribute or pose questions.
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Old 14-03-2009, 05:54   #4
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Could be one of the best investments you have ever made in your personal happiness. Brilliant to hear your wife and yourself are at your best together on a boat.

Being English, I would point out that I am not of the hallo Sailor variety as I think it has become a phrase refering to a gay person. But whatever floats one's boat.
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Old 14-03-2009, 09:23   #5
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A few years ago I took out some money from a stock account and paid cash for my "Dream" boat. More than a few people told me I was nuts.... Told me I should keep the money invested.

As it turned out, it was the best investment I've made in several years! It's value has been more preserved than all the other stocks by far, And the amount of time I've been able to spend on her would never have been possible with charters or the Mooring type Charter I was looking at.

So don't be too shell-shocked at your cost... just think that you may have invested it in Citi or Country Wide and be happy your boat is floating!
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Old 14-03-2009, 10:46   #6
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Old 14-03-2009, 11:01   #7
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Aloha Nameste..The Buddha in me greats the Buddha in you. May all your dreams be realized. Welcome to the forum... aummmm
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Old 14-03-2009, 20:00   #8
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Welcome to the forum. You may hear from another member whose screen name is Hellosailor. I do believe he also appreciates the humor behind the greeting.

Best of luck with the new boat. If you are nervous and shell shocked then then you have found a great growth experience to go with the purchase, no extra charge.
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G'Day guys and welcome also.

Great to hear of your dreams turned into reality - so sail free and enjoy!

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Old 15-03-2009, 11:39   #10
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Aloha Namaste,
Welcome aboard! The full greeting in the context which has gotten some noteriety is, "Hellooo sailor, new in town?"
Did you mention what boat you are having commissioned. Just curious.
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