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Old 12-08-2016, 00:21   #1
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Hi everyone, I am Alex. I love everything about the water, above and below ! Born and raised on a Mediterranean beach. Competitive rower, at that time did not like wind... Italian Navy Academy Officer. Swim a mile a day all strokes. Snorkeled all oceans. Obsessed by sharks. Sail 16.5/22/27's and my old Laser out on the ocean every free weekend. Joining this forum to help me start planning in a few years about getting a ~40ft may be back in Italy and sail it cross the Atlantic, Caribbean and the South Pacific.Need to build up more offshore experience first, will try sometime to crew a passage to HI. I am an electronic design engineer with an obvious love for everything technical. Practice daily with my sextant, love astronomy and astrophysics. Interested in fluidodynamics and aerodynamics, boats/hulls/foils and sails/wings design (books keep growing on my desk!). Can fix pretty much everything electric,hydraulic,mechanical. Very good cook and love poisson cru' and wine ! I think I can survive any situation ;-)
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Old 12-08-2016, 01:26   #2
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Well, alexp, welcome aboard CF. It sounds as if you have already got most of the skills you'll need to be a successful cruiser, if what you post is true--no offense intended, but such great quals, I have to wonder.

Beautiful, starry skies, crossing the Pacific.

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Alex.
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Old 12-08-2016, 07:18   #4
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Fair enough Cate, you got me bragging about my cooking skills...at least if you pay attention to my wife :-)

seriously... my neapolitan pizza is top notch :0

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Sheesh, all that and practices the sextant too? Well, welcome here!
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Update and "slight" change of course ! After a lot of dreaming about what boat, when etc... etc... I went by the rule saying that "the worst boat that you can buy is the one you buy next year" and got a Jeanneau SunFast 3200 in SD and now. Eyeing Hawaii and the Coconut Milk Run ! can't stop dreaming...
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alex i am just a tad bit south of ye--please bring pizza--we have none in this area......
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