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Old 09-09-2009, 17:09   #1
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Hi from Colorado

I'm a displace Mainer living in the Colorado mountains and dreaming of being closer to the ocean- hopefully in the next 2-4 years. I grew up sailing in Penobscot Bay, and a recent charter in BVI relit the fire. I've been lurking for a while, but I'll probably have questions about cruising in certain areas, boats, etc., and maybe even something to contribute, so I figured I'd register. Anyway, Hi, and thanks for putting on such a great source of information and knowledge.

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Old 09-09-2009, 17:58   #2
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We live on the Western Slope and have our boat in Alameda. Many sailors are from Colorado it seems. Welcome!

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Old 09-09-2009, 18:39   #3
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Another one here, we split our time between Gunnison, Aspen and the Caribbean. Just found out that CBCat is from up the road in Crested Butte.

If only Colorado had an ocean....

I do have a Holder Hawk 9 that I take out on Blue Mesa but I usually have a dry suit on, a little different from the Carib.
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:55   #4
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Welcome aboard. Maybe a few quick trips up to Lake Dillon's could tide you over another year or two. With Southwest airlines coming to Colorado, you can now get to a half dozen West coast sailing centers pretty cheap out of Denver.
Good luck and enjoy the fall.
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Old 10-09-2009, 15:01   #5
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If ya gotta be landlocked I think Colorado is the best place to be. Hope you get sailing soon.
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Old 10-09-2009, 16:39   #6
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Another western slope sailor here (Old Snowmass) if you are sailing Blue Mesa, you should come over and give Ruedi a try, or if you spend enough time in aspen, Home Page
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Old 10-09-2009, 16:57   #7
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We are in Durango when not in the Caribbean. Welcome aboard.
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Old 10-09-2009, 17:49   #8
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I'm in Steamboat, so a ways from Blue Mesa- I have sailed on Lake Dillon, which definitely keeps you on your toes. Good to see a bunch of western slope folks getting out on sailboats and thanks for the welcome.
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Old 27-09-2009, 15:39   #11
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Hey TD,

We just traded our condo that was in Vail for a cat and are now living aboard in Texas. We're getting ready to cruise south to Brazil, hopefully we'll be ready by December.

We lived in Vail/Avon for 10 years before we decided it was island time.. Love it up there, but the older we got, the colder the winters became. So, here we are, livin cheap and crusin' the Caribbean. You can do it!


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Old 27-09-2009, 16:06   #12
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Welcome to the Forum, td1, from another former Coloradan and graduate of Colorado State. After I left Ft. Collins, I spent a year in Vail working for the newspaper. Great times!

Yes, there are quite a few people with Colorado connections here. But there are plenty of very friendly folks from all over the world on this site. It's a pretty laid-back, carefree crowd - just the sort of people drawn to cruising in the first place.

You will find the archives absolutely stuffed to the rafters with reams of sailing and cruising knowledge. The small "Search" link on the sub-menu below your name (third from the right end) will open a small window that includes "Google Custom Search." It will search this site thoroughly, so if you have any questions, use that Search button.

Take your time to get to know the site, but don't hesitate to post if there's something you want to know - or something you want others to know. When you have a chance, please read the Cruisers Forum Rules and the Social Knowledge Terms of Service Agreement that we've all agree to abide by when we joined.

Our primary guiding principle is this: "We take the 'be nice' rule very seriously." We like to limit the discussions to boating and boating-related activities, so subjects like politics, religion and guns are best taken to another forum.

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Old 28-09-2009, 14:17   #13
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Glad to see other landlocked Colorado folks here. We are from Mesa, sailed on Lake Dillon a couple weeks ago with Captain Dan just to see what it was like. You're not kidding about keeping you on your toes up there. Headed to Florida or Texas next spring for ASA lessons.
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