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Old 12-04-2017, 12:03   #1
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I'm 16, an artist and animator. My family is moving to live on a Catamaran in May. I would really love to make some experienced friends here, to give me pointers on how to settle into a life at sea!
Hablo el español también. ¡Por favor, charlar conmigo!
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:15   #2
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Bienvenidos a CF NeoEmmons!
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:25   #3
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Bienvenidos a CF NeoEmmons!


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Old 12-04-2017, 13:32   #4
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Buy dive gear. Buy books- real books, not Kindle. Dump cable or satellite TV.

Learn to operate the boat. Learn to maintain it- the engine, the hull, etc.

If you draw, then draw pictures. And not just the beautiful sunny days- draw the miserable, roaring days. You'll be glad you did.

Get a Hotmail or gmail account. Get some personal (business) cards printed with you email address that you can hand out.

Get clothing you can layer. Lots of fleece. Replace cotton sweaters with wool. Wrap around sunglasses and a wide brim hat.

Don't fall in love with everyone you meet. Be prepared to part. Move on.

Thank your parents for this opportunity. Most people can't afford it, and most are happier to spend a gorgeous weekend at the mall.
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Buy dive gear. Buy books- real books, not Kindle. Dump cable or satellite TV.

Learn to operate the boat. Learn to maintain it- the engine, the hull, etc.

If you draw, then draw pictures. And not just the beautiful sunny days- draw the miserable, roaring days. You'll be glad you did.

Get a Hotmail or gmail account. Get some personal (business) cards printed with you email address that you can hand out.

Get clothing you can layer. Lots of fleece. Replace cotton sweaters with wool. Wrap around sunglasses and a wide brim hat.

Don't fall in love with everyone you meet. Be prepared to part. Move on.

Thank your parents for this opportunity. Most people can't afford it, and most are happier to spend a gorgeous weekend at the mall.
Well said.
Good luck with your adventure NeoEmmons.
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Old 12-04-2017, 14:53   #6
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Buy dive gear. Buy books- real books, not Kindle. Dump cable or satellite TV.

Learn to operate the boat. Learn to maintain it- the engine, the hull, etc.

If you draw, then draw pictures. And not just the beautiful sunny days- draw the miserable, roaring days. You'll be glad you did.

Get a Hotmail or gmail account. Get some personal (business) cards printed with you email address that you can hand out.

Get clothing you can layer. Lots of fleece. Replace cotton sweaters with wool. Wrap around sunglasses and a wide brim hat.

Don't fall in love with everyone you meet. Be prepared to part. Move on.

Thank your parents for this opportunity. Most people can't afford it, and most are happier to spend a gorgeous weekend at the mall.


Thanks!
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Well said.

Good luck with your adventure NeoEmmons.


Hehe, thank you!
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The best part about this post is that you are excited about it and are embracing the opportunity. You will grow to be a worldly, well-read individual. Don't be arrogant about it as you grow older, be confident and humble. Share your world!
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The best part about this post is that you are excited about it and are embracing the opportunity. You will grow to be a worldly, well-read individual. Don't be arrogant about it as you grow older, be confident and humble. Share your world!
Yes, very cool how excited you sound. You've been given a rare gift to be able to move your home wherever the winds take you, to meet new people, learn new languages, explore different cultures. I'd be surprised if there are that many young people on this site (am I wrong?), but I bet you'll meet many as you are out cruising. The best part of the world today is that while you might not keep in physical contact, the contacts you maintain through social media can be maintained wherever you go. All the best to you!!
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The best part about this post is that you are excited about it and are embracing the opportunity. You will grow to be a worldly, well-read individual. Don't be arrogant about it as you grow older, be confident and humble. Share your world!

Yes, I am very excited! I can't wait to see new places and meet people from all over. I really am blessed with this chance. Thank you for your kind words!
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Yes, very cool how excited you sound. You've been given a rare gift to be able to move your home wherever the winds take you, to meet new people, learn new languages, explore different cultures. I'd be surprised if there are that many young people on this site (am I wrong?), but I bet you'll meet many as you are out cruising. The best part of the world today is that while you might not keep in physical contact, the contacts you maintain through social media can be maintained wherever you go. All the best to you!!


I would love to meet other young sailors, to share future years' adventures with. Thank you for your support!
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Welcome aboard, NeoEmmons,

I'll second the notion of your keeping your art alive. Perhaps a commitment to a daily journal, art and/or writing. Do it on spec, and decide what to and what not to include.

For me, it has been a good thing, and my husband, Jim, now has (aboard) all his boat logs from all his years of boating. It is good to be able to go back and remember, and clarify.

Most of all, have lots of fun, wherever your folks take you. Learn new languages, 'cause it opens the cultures to you. We've learned a very great deal from people with few material posessions, for instance. Who'd have thought that of a couple of middle class Americans?

All the best to you,

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Welcome aboard, NeoEmmons,

I'll second the notion of your keeping your art alive. Perhaps a commitment to a daily journal, art and/or writing. Do it on spec, and decide what to and what not to include.

For me, it has been a good thing, and my husband, Jim, now has (aboard) all his boat logs from all his years of boating. It is good to be able to go back and remember, and clarify.

Most of all, have lots of fun, wherever your folks take you. Learn new languages, 'cause it opens the cultures to you. We've learned a very great deal from people with few material posessions, for instance. Who'd have thought that of a couple of middle class Americans?

All the best to you,

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Thank you very much! I will make sure to keep a journal, and save all my sketches!
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