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Old 07-06-2014, 22:05   #1
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Hello everyone. I'm preparing emotionally to buy my next liveaboard/cruiser. I've had 2 sailboats so far. A 22'Oday was my first in 08. I bought a Hurley 30/90 in Charleston SC. lived on it for a year and never even tried to sail her. My 1cyl yanmar onboard was seized, she needed new running rigging and a bottom job, but those things didn't scare me. Everyone at the marina seemed to know everything I didn't. I got wrapped up in their ideas of what I needed to the point of paralysis. I sold the boat, made a little money off it and moved back on land. It's one of my biggest regrets. So now I'm in it again, trying to find a nice balance of a bit of speed and good balanced boat. Wish me luck!

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Old 08-06-2014, 04:22   #2
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Welcome aboard, Melinda! Hope you have good luck getting back afloat!
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:29   #3
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Welcome aboard Melinda and good luck finding the right boat for you.
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:45   #4
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Welcome to CF Melinda.. good hunting.
Or should I be calling you Linda..?
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:47   #5
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Melinda.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:42   #6
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No its pronounced normal, it was my mother's spelling. The name wasn't original enough for her

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Old 08-06-2014, 08:05   #7
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Welcome, and best of luck in your search
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:07   #8
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Don't ya just love that learning curve!?

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Old 08-06-2014, 08:19   #9
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Hi Melinda and welcome. Good let the true hunt begin.
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Old 13-06-2014, 16:01   #10
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Best boat & dog, I've ever had found me... Take your time & keep ya eyes open! Are you still in Charleston ?
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Old 13-06-2014, 18:01   #11
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No I'm ib Tn currently
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Old 31-08-2014, 13:19   #12
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you posting here. Some of those "helpful" marina folks can be overwhelming. Good luck in your new search.
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Welcome MeLinda. Get on the water fast as you can.
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Old 31-08-2014, 15:23   #14
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Welcome! I am located in east tn, what part are you in? We were lucky enough to find our Aloha 34 locally and are working on fixing her up to take her out to the big blue in a year or so. Sort of difficult to find a good sized live aboard around here, but it's do-able. Just keep your eyes open, check Craigslist, and cruise around marinas looking for "for sale" signs. Best of luck!
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Howdy Melinda and Welcome Aboard.

Good luck on getting a boat that fits your needs and makes your heart sing.
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