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Old 24-04-2010, 12:27   #1
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Hello to All !

First of all let me thank you all for the informative, interesting and humurous posts I have enjoyed over the last few months. What a great venue! The exchange of opinions and ideas, quotes and information will go a long way to educating me in the ways of our salt water world.I am getting very close to my first sailboat purchase and have a lot to learn on and off the water. Thanks again , and I look forward to hearing from you all.
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Old 24-04-2010, 16:56   #2
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Old 24-04-2010, 17:00   #3
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Old 25-04-2010, 21:47   #5
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Thanks for the nod.....Portugal eh? Would love to hear all about that some time
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Old 25-04-2010, 21:51   #6
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Hey Lancerbye, thanks for the hello. I'm just up the coast in Nanaimo. Racing whenever I get the chance and patiently searching for my boat
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Old 25-04-2010, 21:53   #7
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Hello Scook1, love the fact that everyone from any location can be a part of this. Thanks for the hello
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Old 25-04-2010, 22:09   #8
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ah, I see that your boat is a TBA.

One of the best boats I've even owned, that TBA.

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Old 25-04-2010, 22:12   #9
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hehe yeah i'm workin on it, everyday. Tryin to make a choice thats half assed intelligent
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Old 27-04-2010, 19:44   #10
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
I recommend the TBA 32 or up to the 36. For some boat ideas you can check out the links after my signature or the book recommendation.
You've got a great place to sail there.
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Old 28-04-2010, 14:54   #11
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Thanks John,
I have read the links u sent me (and everything else I have been able to find in the past couple of years) about sail boats. I am still looking for advise and comparing lengths and models, gear, rigs etc. I am currently drooling over a Cape Dory 36 that is probably a little beyound my budget,(but who knows if she doesn't sell for a while).
I am thinking of something in the 36 foot range. Love the layout of a Hunter or Catalina, but want the blue water capability of that Cape Dory. Whatever I buy it will have to be as easily single handed as possible so things like a Dutchman flaking system are a must. I will either buy her or make additions to her in order to be as self sufficient as possible. IE solar, wing gen, watermaker etc.
I am currently getting some time on the water by crewing on weekend races, and soon Regattas here in the Nanaimo area, and picking every brain that will sit still for it. Any advise, news, etc that you can send my way will be GREAT and I look forward hearing from u again.
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Welcome to the forum, Keith! The Cape Dory 36 is certainly a capable vessel, although as I'm sure you are aware, there are many other similar designs out there if that is what 'clicks your switch' (for example, Canadian-built Alberg 37's that may be available for less money in your market).

In any case, if you are looking for advice on boats/gear you have come to the right place. A good place to start may be to check out some of the earlier threads contrasting full keel and fin keel designs for offshore purposes and then working forward from there.

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Old 29-04-2010, 09:44   #13
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Thanks Brad, good thinking on both counts (i love this forum), I'm on it.
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