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Old 04-01-2016, 18:49   #1
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Hello Everyone

New to the forum. Have been sailing since a kid, grew up on a boat being home schooled in the cockpit while cruising around the Caribbean in the mid 70's. Best childhood ever! As many may have figured from my handle Pete O Static, I ended up in aviation and currently fly a B777 for a living. Not so much for the love of airplanes, but because it gives me the most time off to go Sailing!!

Have had the privilege of owning several boats over the years, a Cal 25, Ranger 22, San Juan 30, Ericson 35 and I now keep a beautifully restored C&C 29 MkII on Lake Champlain in NY and also have a Jeanneau 36 in a charter fleet in the Caribbean.

I hate winter and I live in Canada. Go figure.
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:28   #2
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Hi Pete...Welcome to the forum.
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:35   #3
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Hi Pete, I feel your winter pain, -17C here in Eastern Lake Ontario Region today!
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Old 07-01-2016, 18:58   #4
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Hello Everyone

New to the forum. Have been sailing since a kid, grew up on a boat being home schooled in the cockpit while cruising around the Caribbean in the mid 70's. Best childhood ever!
I was going to say "yeah, yeah, rub it in" about growing up on a sailboat but I live where you can sail year round, so I guess we're even.

Move South!
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Old 09-01-2016, 14:09   #5
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Welcome Pete!


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Old 09-01-2016, 15:09   #6
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welcome Pete - I too took to flying (but not the big stuff) and now can't wait for spring, to get the boat in. S/E michigan sucks this time of year! Welcome
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Welcome Pete! Canada is a wonderful country. I've spent many weeks hunting and fishing in Manitoba and Ontario. There's nothing like taking a float plane into the bush and listening to the wolf packs howl at night. With a boat in the Carribean you truly have the best of both worlds available to you.
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