Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 15-03-2014, 06:24   #16
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,980
Re: Hi, I'm New Here!

Hey there "Hi new here ex-lurker Sharon with the mysterious Mistress" !

Welcome to CF!

You now belong to the group that makes financially unwise decisions motivated by emotion, desire... and a good dose of selfishness...

We are all extremely adept at justifying said decisions and shunning advice, Oscar worthy or not...

There's a TON of great CFr's down in the NO area, and somebody in Slidell specifically... (this recollection brain cell is currently dormant though)

Ask... Use us... Do... Sail...

__________________

__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-03-2014, 01:41   #17
Registered User
 
ohYes's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Near Austin, Texas & near New Orleans, LA
Boat: Allied Mistress Ketch 39'
Posts: 38
Re: Hi, I'm New Here!

Thank you everyone for your welcomes!
@o-zone Mike, yes I will eventually have to move her to Texas. She sails well as is, but there are a lot of improvements I want to make. I am still open to Texas marina suggestions preferably below $9 ft. It will be very hard leaving the Slidell/New Orleans area because I now have several beloved friends there. It was hard leaving Carrabelle, FL and Pensacola for pretty much the same reason. Be jealous of the California cruisers when it comes to weather! Texas/Louisiana can be brutally hot and even cold at times. A 30 amp plug only runs one small heater. When your boat and the dock is coated in ice, well.... brrrrr.
@HappyMdRSailor, I somehow still believe that buying a larger boat wasn't selfish at all. More people can spend time on the boat and enjoy it and help me do stuff...so it's kind of a win-win. Right? Of course, it's always easiest to convince people to believe in your delusions if you believe them yourself. lol
__________________

__________________
ohYes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-03-2014, 04:38   #18
Registered User
 
gamayun's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Oakland, CA
Boat: Freedom 38
Posts: 1,231
Re: Hi, I'm New Here!

Hey Sharon, congrats on the boat and the new adventures. I'm originally from Tallahassee so suspect we know the same people by several degrees of separation. I'm also a solo female sailor and bought my boat a year ago. I race single hand, but have met plenty of people who want to day sail so am never short of crew if I need them. You'll figure it all out. Just let us know how it's going. All the best to you!
__________________
gamayun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-03-2014, 08:37   #19
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,980
Re: Hi, I'm New Here!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ohYes View Post
Thank you everyone for your welcomes!

@HappyMdRSailor, I somehow still believe that buying a larger boat wasn't selfish at all. More people can spend time on the boat and enjoy it and help me do stuff...so it's kind of a win-win. Right? Of course, it's always easiest to convince people to believe in your delusions if you believe them yourself. lol
Totally unselfish justification... You're a PRO ALREADY!!!!
You were born for this lifestyle....


Quote:
Originally Posted by gamayun View Post
Hey Sharon, congrats on the boat and the new adventures. I'm originally from Tallahassee so suspect we know the same people by several degrees of separation. I'm also a solo female sailor and bought my boat a year ago. I race single hand, but have met plenty of people who want to day sail so am never short of crew if I need them. You'll figure it all out. Just let us know how it's going. All the best to you!
gamayun's a good'un!!!
Follow her lead!
__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-03-2014, 17:24   #20
Registered User
 
ohYes's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Near Austin, Texas & near New Orleans, LA
Boat: Allied Mistress Ketch 39'
Posts: 38
Re: Hi, I'm New Here!

Hey @gamayun, racing single-handed is intense!!! Racing girls are the coolest ever!

I am like a secret weapon when it comes to racing. When I was a little girl, my "imaginary" friend was the wind. In my starry-eyed dreamer world, it's possible to become friends with an element, especially when you're a child.

Here's what's odd. I have never been in a race where we placed less than 2nd and the last potential hurricane headed straight for my boat (Tropical Storm Karen last October) was torn apart by powerful wind shear. Hmmm...

So hopefully, the wind and I are still pretty tight. Having a boat is a big responsibility and I need all the help I can get. lol

I'm wondering if there some future cruising plans for the Freedom 38.
__________________

__________________
ohYes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:35.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.