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Old 24-06-2019, 13:24   #1
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Hi Everyone! Iím a newbie old guy.

Iíve been lurking around the forum for a few weeks and itís time to jump in. Iíve sailed off and on my entire life and always intended when I retire to buy a boat and go cruising. As we know, men make plans and God just laughs... Anyway, I retired in 2015 and promptly had my first severe health crisis that took 3 years to diagnose, treat, and recover. Now, at age 68, Iím good to go! Iím a former triathlete and was heading for the Kona world championships when I got ill, so Iím far from decrepit. However, I definitely hear the clock ticking. If I intend to do any world cruising I had better get at it!
This forum looks like a great place for information and technical support. Iím actually ďpracticingĒ on my brotherís 35ft. Island Packet this summer while I hunt for a boat that better fits what I would like to sail on. My intermediate goal (sometime in 2020) is sailing across the Atlantic and then knock around European ports for a while.
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Old 24-06-2019, 16:17   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Dave.
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Old 24-06-2019, 18:35   #3
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Hi Dave. You are fortunate to have an IP 35 to practice on. And a nice brother to let you. Sounds as though you have a good start on your plan.
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Welcome! Are you planning to go singlehanded or take crew?
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