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Old 17-06-2011, 20:57   #1
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Hello everyone. I have been lurking around the forum for a bit, mostly just reading a lot. I figured may be I should say hi. SO... Hi! I really appreciate the discussions and help provided. I am new to sailing and hope to have a boat in the near future.
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Old 17-06-2011, 20:59   #2
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Hi Bill,

Glad to see you have joined the group. So tell us more. What part of the world are you in and to what kind of sailing do you aspire?

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Old 17-06-2011, 21:08   #3
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I am from the US. That doesn't seem to be too popular lately, but there are certainly worse places to live. I love my country, I just wish our leaders would start doing the right thing. I want to cruise the popular places, but have a bug to circumnavigate. I was looking around on the web for sailing websites and Cruising America's Great Loop - on a frugal budget. really stoked a fire under me. I hope to meet him someday. In a few years I will be in a position to buy a boat or build one. I am heavily considering a Bob Oram 44C.
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Old 17-06-2011, 21:20   #4
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Old 17-06-2011, 21:31   #5
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If you are going to do a circumnavigation in the trade winds, you need to consider a yacht design that behaves well downwind. You will be sailing off the wind for weeks at a time. Whatever you get, set the yacht up so that it it makes downwind sailing easy and fun.
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Old 18-06-2011, 04:02   #6
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Thanks folks! I have read the "Exit Only" chronicles, what a trip through the Red Sea. Very daring it seems to most, with pirates and all!! I would love to go through that area, but will probably avoid it unless things settle down.
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Thanks folks! I have read the "Exit Only" chronicles, what a trip through the Red Sea. Very daring it seems to most, with pirates and all!! I would love to go through that area, but will probably avoid it unless things settle down.
I don't know if I would sail through Pirate Alley again. With the problems going on in Yemen, things are even more unstable. We were only at risk for a few days when we sailed through. Hopefully things will improve over time as there is lots to see and do in the region.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
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Hi Bill

I am not able to reply to your PM. I think it because I have not posted enough for the required access to send a PM.

If you want to send me another PM with your email address, I will be able to reply to your questions there.

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