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Old 23-01-2008, 08:58   #1
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Thumbs up Hello ya'll from PNW San Juan Islands

Hello everyone and thanks for the great discussions. This is my first post. I am a younger custom home builder working currently in the San Juan Islands of Washington (Blakely). I have cruised the inside and outside of Washington and B.C. from an early age. One trip down to San Francisco on a nineteen-teens schooner also. Anyway, I am hoping to buy my first cruising boat as soon as we sell our house, and start cruising with my lovely fiance. We have been entertaining the idea of a cat, though I have no experience on them besides a beach cat. I love this thread for the friendly, educated advice everyone is sharing. Pleased to meet you!
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Old 23-01-2008, 09:11   #2
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Hello everyone and thanks for the great discussions. This is my first post. I am a younger custom home builder working currently in the San Juan Islands of Washington (Blakely). I have cruised the inside and outside of Washington and B.C. from an early age on. One trip down to San Francisco on a nineteen-teens schooner also. Anyway, I am hoping to buy my first cruising boat as soon as we sell our house, and start cruising with my lovely fiance. We have been entertaining the idea of a cat, though I have no experience on them besides a beach cat. I love this thread for the friendly, educated advice everyone is sharing. Pleased to meet you!
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Oh, you're not that Ben Davidson? Sorry for the confusion.

Still, welcome to the Forum, Ben. Glad you're here.

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Old 23-01-2008, 09:12   #3
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Hi and Welcome aboard Ben:

I had my boat up in BC for a year and we spent alot of time in Friday Harbor, for some reason the boat would chose to break down there which wasn't all bad since the kids love Friday Harbor. You live in an incredibly beautiful place. But I guess you already know that. Good luck with your plans.
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Thumbs up Welcome aboard Ben

from another PNW'er. I've spent my fair share of time up and around the Islands and lower BC.

Cats are in my interests too but the West Coast has very little of them, and almost none for sale. And they are a bit more costly as well. To buy one, one needs to go to the East Coast, Caribbean, OZ or EU.

We hope you enjoy the informative forum! ..................._/)
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Aloha Ben,
Welcome aboard!! Hope you enjoy this forum as much as I do. There are quite a few PNWers here.
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Thanks for the welcome! Sorry TaoJones, not that Ben Davidson. I am tough, but maybe not that tough... Anyways, I will look forward to see you all on the board. Yeah, delmarrey, not a whole lot of selection in the cat market here... Why don't people like cats in the Northwest? Maybe it is because most are outfitted with A/C and not a Dickenson Diesel cabin heater... I don't know... 2" fresh Snow today here!
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Hi Benny,
Please to meet yout too - and wish you all the best in fulfilling the plans.
You are not wrong in how helpful the mob using this site can be. We've covered more than a few miles - still learning after 30 years - and the other site members are good guys to learn from.
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