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Old 09-08-2017, 09:57   #1
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Introducing myself!


I am a 50 year old guy who has always wanted to sail around. I will be taking the ASA basic keelboat course this week, and hope to eventually get up to Coastal Cruising and Bareboat.

I doubt I will be able to buy my own boat for quite a while, so my hope is to maybe be part of a club in my local area (Pensacola Fl) and occasionally do bareboat charter thing in interesting places. That may be too expensive too, though.

I don't have a ton of sailing experience, but have loved what little I have done.

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Old 09-08-2017, 11:52   #2
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Welcome aboard Kyle, go get yourself a Laser and get out there with the kids! You'll have a blast and you'll learn the basics at light speed!

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Old 09-08-2017, 17:24   #3
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Howdy and Welcome aboard CF!
Ahoy All Sailors! Need experienced crew for a passage or delivery in Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, Med, PNW, ICW, coastal or across an ocean anytime in 2017? I am available on 24hr notice. See my CF Profile "About Me" page for details. Happy to lend a hand!
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Old 09-08-2017, 17:44   #4
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Hi Kyle, Welcome to the forum. Boats come in all price ranges. My first cost me $10.00 to build. Two sheets of plywood and a handful of screws.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Kyle.
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Old 11-08-2017, 19:21   #6
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Thank you all for the encouragement!! I'm doing the ASA keelboat class starting tomorrow! Hoping that there's no lightning in Pensacola bay tomorrow!!

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