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Old 25-06-2009, 08:10   #1
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Hello All:

New to this forum and back into sailing after an absence of 40 years. When we started raising a family back then (1970) we got out of sailing and into airplanes and motorcycles. Our last boat was a Pearson Ariel (26' I think).

Last September we purchased a new to us 1992 COM-PAC 27/2 in Gaylesville, MD. Good sound boat. Had to forgo flying as no longer could pass the FAA medical. Am working on getting it back, a work in progress. Therefore, we sold the plane and back to ragbending. Brought it down over two days to Regent Point Marina, Topping, VA. Since then we've had standing rigging and roller furler replaced. Most of the running rigging is now replaced with merely a few lines to complete. Also new head installed - what fun that turned out to be.

Sailed for the first time (in 2009) last weekend, Saturday, June 20th. As we remember how to sail, we'll start covering more water. My wife really wants to get fully up to speed as do I before undertaking too much. Slow and steady wins the race.

In the past we sailed the great majority of the bay north of Solomons Island to Delaware. Used to base in Back Creek, Annapolis, MD. Many trips to St. Michaels, Oxford, Popular Is., etc.

We're really looking forward to picking up where we left off. BTW, the fellow sailors at Regent Point Marina and very nice.

Looking forward to meeting more folks and taking the rest of this season to get the boat fully in the shape we'd like it to be. Plan on taking it down the ICW in the future and playing around in Florida and the Islands iof I ever retire. Currently having too much fun to retire.

Best regards,

Gary & Kathy
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Old 25-06-2009, 08:23   #2
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Welcome aboard, Compacs are great boats.
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Old 25-06-2009, 08:35   #3
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Hi Ocean Girl:

Got cut off trying to send a thanks for the welcome. At any rate thanks for the welcome and yes the COM-PAC seems like a nice craft thus far.

Regards, Gary
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Old 26-06-2009, 08:30   #5
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Hello, Gary, and a warm welcome to both of you! I know exactly where you keep your boat. We used to live on Tabbs Creek, east of White Stone, and had some friends who kept their boat at Regent Point. Great area for sailing! Hope you enjoy CF.
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