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Old 15-02-2011, 18:21   #1
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Hello, Sailor ;)

Hi all,

I've been browsing this forum for a few days and thought it about time to join and contribute.

I'm an infrequent sailor and plan to become more frequent. I learned to sail back in the mid 70's with a mate who had a Mirror and occasionally went out on his father's Red Jacket trailer sailor.

About 4 years ago I bought an aging Hartley 16, with all the intentions of doing it up but soon learned that my fitness level was not up to the task. After a couple of trips out on Port Phillip Bay, I ended up having to selling it with great reluctance.

Now, a couple of years later, my wife and I are hoping to sell up the house, buy a 50 footer (something like a John Pugh), investing the balance and living aboard for a couple of years.

Yes, my fitness level is on the improve, and by the time we do this, we're both expecting to be a lot fitter.

We're doing all the homework at the moment, with the expectation that we'll finally be on the water in about 18 months. We're both looking forward to it.

The "no-live-aboard" policy around much of our waters is an issue I've come up against and have been grateful to read all the postings in here on the issue.

Anyway, that's me in brief. I look forward to reading and posting.

Cheers!
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Old 15-02-2011, 18:25   #2
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From the Chesapeake Bay in the good old USA, hello and welcome.

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Old 16-02-2011, 02:24   #4
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Thanks for the welcome guys.
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Old 16-02-2011, 03:03   #5
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Old 17-02-2011, 12:46   #7
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Great plan and I hope you can put it together soon.
kind regards,
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Old 23-02-2011, 01:26   #8
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Re: Hello, Sailor ;)

Hi and welcome aboard I,m Tim also from Melbourne and I have been siling for about 7 / 8 years now with some off shore experience... I have a great boat a Beneteau Oceanis 39 fitted out for off shore cruising ...I welcome contact with like minded sailors and can be contact at my email address ...tim1945@optusnet.com.au
Best regards Tim & Sheryl
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