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Old 14-05-2011, 20:00   #1
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Hello everyone. I have viewed several on the discussions on your forums, and I like the vibe here. Seems to be lots of lively discussions, and I have learned a few things just by a few visits.

Look forward to joining in the discussions. Sherie and I have recently bought a boat (a '86 Celestial 48 ketch) and are counting down to our planned departure summer of 2012. Lots to do, like get rid of jobs, house etc.

I am currently working as an engineer (saving up money) after working as a ski patroller for year. Sherie is a elementary school teacher. What we really want to do is make a life change and get into the cruising life style. Any help we get from you guys making that happen is most appreciated.

I do have some experience with boats, my last boat being a Pacific Seacraft Dana 24, which I sailed in Mexico, California, and British Columbia. Sherie and I have chartered a few times in BVI, but have much to learn before we are comfortable calling ourselves cruisers.
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Old 14-05-2011, 20:05   #2
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Hey Dennis & Sherie.... Welcome to CF...
sounds like your a man with a plan alright...
Enjoy the years ahead...
PS; Your 2012 departure is'nt tied into the 'Doomsday Thing' is it....
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Old 14-05-2011, 20:10   #3
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Doomsday for my job
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Welcome aboard mate! Going from the land of skiing to the land of sailing..

Meant to ask, where is the boat located, not a lot of places to keep one up in Park City.
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Old 14-05-2011, 20:24   #5
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We visit the boat while it floats in warm sunny Mexico
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Hi from Montana mountains

Hi back at ya. We're neighbors. I live in Bozeman and ski Big Sky and Bridger. Was last season a blast or what? Best snow in 15 years. I don't have a boat yet but always manage to go sailing somehow. I'm saving my pennies for that cat. My dog on a cat. Now that's a visual experience. Maybe more information than you need. BOB
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Old 14-05-2011, 21:08   #7
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Yes, tons of snow. We still have about 4 feet in our yard! Spent some of today shoveling (we are still walking on packed snow on our path out the back door). I am ready for warm weather already.
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Re: Hi from the Mountains of Utah

Welcome aboard and enjoy Cruisers Forum.
A great site to visit.
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Only to VISIT....??? no wonder there's so many 'lurkers'....
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Re: Hi from the Mountains of Utah

Aloha and welcome aboard!
I babysat a Celestial 46 for a year while the owners were away. Great boat. I crewed interisland on her and she was comfortable with six of us aboard.
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Re: Hi from the Mountains of Utah

Hey, Dennis. By any chance did you buy "Reba" which was recently for sale in San Diego? If so, you can thank me because I'm the one who backed out of the deal immediately before the next person bought it (you?). Right after I made the offer, I took a ferocious hit in the markets and decided to nurse my wounds.

Great boat and if it is Reba, you got a great deal. Wish you and Sherie all the best (my wife is "Sheri").
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Re: Hi from the Mountains of Utah

Crazy place this forum, I ski patrol in park city utah and my wife and I have a westsail we lived aboard for several years. planning now our return to her soon.
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Re: Hi from the Mountains of Utah

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Missed you earlier post. Yes, the boat was Reba. It is now named Ahmeek. In 9 months we will be moving on board. For now we have to visit her in Mexico. We do love her, so I guess yes thanks for making her available for us to buy.

Sherie and Sheri - too funny.

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I patrolled full time at Park City Mountain Resort 2001 - 2007. Was also a volunteer patroller, for a total of 18 years of ski patrol. I know that I will miss the mountains (we live in a cabin at 8,000 ft), but do find that the ocean can fill much of the same yearning for wilderness.

There was a Westsail 32 in the Great Salt Lake a few years back. That wasn't yours was it?
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Re: Hi from the Mountains of Utah

That wasn't our westsail, she lives in Fl. Sent you a pm about your video for sale, might be perfect for our daughter to watch.

We missed the mountains and so here we are, trying to do both. Could have timed the economy better, but we're getting there.

Cabin at 8000 feet, only a few neighborhoods here i can think of that "cabin" can be used at 8000, we used to live in somewhat dark and were at 7600.

Hope to bump into you here and the horizon.
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Well, congrats, Dennis. She is one of the nicest boats I've seen. Let me know if you'd like some crew sometime (Ron Gullan can vouch for me ... Kent Grether).

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