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Old 22-08-2014, 18:46   #1
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Hello to all of you Wonderful Sailors!

My wife and I have been working towards our first boat for a few months now, which really consists of saving some money and reading/learning a great deal.

Although I am extremely passionate about this lifestyle, I realize that it requires much more knowledge, experience and money than most other lifestyle choices. We realize that it will probably be a couple of years before we have accumulated the requirements necessary to responsibly purchase a boat.

As a part of my learning, I have been lurking on this forum, as well as others, and must say I really appreciate the passion, knowledge, experience and patience people have shown to others like me. It's amazing how much people are willing to give to others that are just starting this journey.

Anyway, I guess I just wanted to say thank you.

Take care, I've got some learnin' to do

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Old 22-08-2014, 20:10   #2
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Re: Hello to all of you wonderful sailors!

Where are you located?

Here in Southern California, you can get a boat for less than the down payment on a small condo. Our slip fees + storage room + mail box will be about half what our rent was, leaving the other half for maintenance.

We didn't take the responsible route. We purchased a shiny, new 18' pocket cruiser when we first discovered that we were both interested in sailing and had vague images of retiring on a sailboat. After all, that would give us decades to learn to sail well... Two years later, that vague retirement is already turning into a reality. We now have an older 39' boat to live aboard while we replenish the kitty to take off at some point in the not too distant future.

Knowledge, however, can be had for free. Read books and make friends on the docks.
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Old 23-08-2014, 04:17   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Tim.
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Old 23-08-2014, 05:17   #4
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Re: Hello to all of you wonderful sailors!

Welcome Tryguy, Greenhand really and truly said everything I was going to say! Except we started with a 25 footer, then 4 years later we bought a 38 footer, no 2footitus for us.

This friggin' lifestyle is so addictive.
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Old 23-08-2014, 05:40   #5
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Re: Hello to all of you wonderful sailors!

Thanks guys. While we are trying to be responsible...I think my passion may get the better of me. My real challenge is that I want a cruising cat and there aren't many of them up here (Toronto,Canada). As well, our seasons are much shorter.

In the meantime, I will continue looking for an affordable cat to start with, while I work towards my Lagoon 39 OV


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Old 23-08-2014, 06:49   #6
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Welcome to the community,- good luck with your search!
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My wife and I have been working towards our first boat for a few months now, which really consists of saving some money and reading/learning a great deal.

Although I am extremely passionate about this lifestyle, I realize that it requires much more knowledge, experience and money than most other lifestyle choices. We realize that it will probably be a couple of years before we have accumulated the requirements necessary to responsibly purchase a boat.

As a part of my learning, I have been lurking on this forum, as well as others, and must say I really appreciate the passion, knowledge, experience and patience people have shown to others like me. It's amazing how much people are willing to give to others that are just starting this journey.

Anyway, I guess I just wanted to say thank you.

Take care, I've got some learnin' to do

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Thanks guys. While we are trying to be responsible...I think my passion may get the better of me. My real challenge is that I want a cruising cat and there aren't many of them up here (Toronto,Canada). As well, our seasons are much shorter.

In the meantime, I will continue looking for an affordable cat to start with, while I work towards my Lagoon 39 OV


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Responsible???...With a boat???
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