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Old 19-05-2008, 20:39   #1
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Hey all,

Just a quick introduction. I have been reading an lurking a bit, and decided it was time to post.

I do not have a sail boat, and I live in Saskatchewan. However, I am moving to Halifax this summer, hopefully as my last posting (will have my 25 years in the Military then). So, that gives me 6 years to see if I love sailing, learn to sail and as much as possible that goes along with Cruising, buy a boat, outfit it, sell all my worldly crap and cut the lines.

So lets see how it goes.

Great forum BTW.

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Old 19-05-2008, 20:52   #2
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Old 21-05-2008, 13:07   #3
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Sounds like a good plan, and keep it GREEN will ya.....lololol...WELCOME
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Old 24-05-2008, 21:30   #5
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Aloha Shawn,
Welcome aboard! Good to have you here. I spent 29 years and some months in the Navy so there is a hope for sailing after the a life in the military. Isn't everything away from Saskatchewan in the Southerly direction?
Good luck and ask any questions you want.
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Old 24-05-2008, 22:40   #6
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Thanks all, today was a great day. My wife and I were going for groceries and she actually started a sailing conversation about what I had learned from the internet and books so far, and if I thought we could get some sailing in this fall when we arrived in Halifax.

That's a huge leap for her and it lets me know she's actively thinking about our future.

I am a happy dude.
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Old 28-05-2008, 12:52   #7
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You will love halifax, we just got our 1st sailboat and the area is awesome for it, plus the city is so much fun, are you going to be posted in greenwood, and if you need any information please feel free to email me

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Hi all - new to this site but have been on Frying Pan Tower, Absecon Sportsman, etc,etc. I've been boating for 60 years now and have had my own boat for 59 years - not bad for someone 64 yrs old! The cruiser I have is a Silverton 29 Sportbridge with twin V6's. Its also a great trolling boat. It is the first inboard boat I've owned.
I have 3 other boats as well, a Kencraft Challenger 206 CC, a 15' Mako CC, and a little Coleman Crawdad for small lakes, fishing oyster beds in the south. I usually fish from Barnegat Bay to south of Frying Pan Tower ( E of South Carolina ).
My first criuse was from Cramers boat yard in New Gretna on the Mullica River in New Jersey to Great Oak Marina on Fairlee Creek, MD ( E of Poole's Island in Chesapeake Bay). Not bad for a starter cruise!!!! What made it even more interesting was that I had to do it on only one engine!! Fun trying to get to the gas docks in Cape May ( not ). The radar came in handy tracking the ships in Delaware Bay ( did that crossing at night ). If I win the lottery I'll probably go on a cruise again - of course we could be in London - over $9 US per Imperial Gallon ( a tad larger than our gallon - Damn English System of Measurements!!!)
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