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Old 07-10-2009, 15:30   #1
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Hi from Connecticut

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I just recently became a member of this forum. I use to own a sailboat, sailing in Lake Erie. I gave it up and moved to California and then to the southwest where I have been staying till quite recently back to Conn. where I have grown children. I have been crewing for sailboat races and enjoyed it so much that I wish to return to the sport. I hope to find some crewing positions this winter and possibly purchase a sailboat next year for live aboard and off shore sailing. i am a digiital artist and have the following website for those interested:
koyote11's Photo Galleries at pbase.com. I would love to sail and document the trip with images taken.
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Welcome! Hope you find what you're looking for this winter! Good luck.
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Welcome Koyote,

We are from CT as well, left Old Saybrook last October and started South, we are presently in Jacksonville. Where in CT are you?
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Old 11-10-2009, 21:27   #6
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Thanks for the welcome. right now, I am staying with my daughter in Meriden, Ct. Will be here for the winter unless I can get a crewing position down south this Year. John M
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There is a beautiful little marina just south of you the on the CT River, Brewers, Deep River. We stayed there for a season, quaint little town. Hope you get the crewing postion in the south....Good Luck
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:52   #8
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Hi,

Nice to meet you, welcome aboard. I am new to these forums but have a similar question.

My family lives in south west Conneticut and they are wanting me to move back from LA where I now live.

If I were to move back and live aboard my boat, what sort of cost are live aboard tolerant marina's in south Conneticut?

I'm sure my question is oversimplified but I'm just trying to get round numbers to see if is even feasable.

Also, are heaters of live aboard sailboats, lets say 40 feet-50 feet, capable of providing comfortable heat?

Is it possible to cruise year round in Conneticut?

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Old 12-10-2009, 11:09   #9
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It really gets cold here in the winter so unless you are a polar bear, cruising here is not very popular. There are boats that are kept in slips all winter long. The price is around $700 per month all around. I'm sorry, I can't answer the other question regarding heaters in boats. i lived aboard my 36 foot columbia during a very cold winter in Detroit, it took three electric heaters to just keep my teeth from chattering. Hopes tis helps. John M
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