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Old 29-12-2009, 11:09   #1
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Hi, I am Missou

Hello everyone, Hubby and I have a dream of living the life at sea. For now, we go on cruises since he is 45 and I am 42 with a lot of obligations. Our girls are 20, 19, 17 and more than ready to start their lifes. In about 10 years, we should be ready to start our own new life. It is not one you start with debts and no security fund. We still have a long road ahead of us, we are still only in the dreaming stage, but we are doing a lot of planifications.

I dream a dream... A beautifull dream... A sweet dream!!!
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Old 29-12-2009, 11:15   #2
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Old 29-12-2009, 11:27   #3
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Glad you are here,
Hopefully you will find that this is a place where your dreams can take root and begin to grow. You have come to the right place if you have any questions.
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Old 29-12-2009, 12:21   #5
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Missou.

You’ve found a wonderful place to share, nurture, and develop your dreams.

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Old 29-12-2009, 17:17   #6
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Thank you all for a warm welcome. You can be sure I am having sweet dreams GordMay. Merci
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we are still only in the dreaming stage, but we are doing a lot of planifications.
Dreams are a great way to start. In the mean time maybe some sailing on the cheap. If it would be fun later it would be fun right now. You can get ready and still take off when you are ready later. There are too many ways to sail to not get a taste now! In the mean time you can read a lot right here now too! We never close.
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Old 29-12-2009, 20:18   #8
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I am in the planning stage for getting some kind of education. I got a book that I am giving Hubby for his bday. I am activally surfing the net for catamarans, their features. I have a little balance problem, so I am looking at different ways I can facilitate my life on board. I don't think a monohull is good for me.

I will probably get some king of course for me and Hubby, it will make him feel more secure.
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Old 30-12-2009, 10:55   #9
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Include in your planifications the book "Start Sailing Right!" to gain a little skill in sail handling. Just a recommendation.
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Old 30-12-2009, 11:32   #10
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Thank you John L, I just ordered it from Amazon. Another bday gift for Hubby
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Old 05-01-2010, 21:21   #11
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Hi Missou,
Sailors at my marina are always looking for company on a day cruise. You might check out a local marina and post a note on their bulletin board. Presently all my customers have monohulls and I'm looking to change that!
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The Lynn and Larry Pardey movies are a great source of information on sailing and are some of the most educational DVD's I have ever watch and continue to review them monthly, there are available on Amazon.com. Threre are three that I know of. I have been working on my wooden sweetheart for 4 years now so don't feel alone and please, please, make sure which ever Yacht you decide on is user friendly and has at sea safety features. (ie) hand rails everywhere. Never think that any question is a silly one, I ask them all the time on this site and have the best support I could ever have.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:09   #13
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Thanks for your advices. I have several little handicaps such as a balance problem, a very partial paralysis and a shorter leg. I am thinking about different ways to adapt my Cat so that it is not only user friendly, but easily accessible for me. I will have to raise the hand rails, I have got to find a way to board it with a lot more facility, I also have to find a way to make the shower a safe place for me.

Their will be a boat show in Montreal at the end of the month and I will go and talk to several people about all of this.
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