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Old 30-09-2018, 10:52   #1
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Introducing myself

Been around boats for many years, but it's been all freshwater. Now moving to a bigger boat and and salt. I'm here to learn. I suspect that there will be a steep learning curve. Thanks!
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Old 30-09-2018, 14:38   #2
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Well, welcome to CF. With luck, we can help with flattening the learning curve a bit, so ask away when you have questions. You will likely get lots of advice, some of which may be good. Your job then is to decide which is valid and which is BS... a thorny question, but with some diligence you will find which posters to respect and which to ignore... good fun!

And thanks for filling out your profile. So many new CFers fail to do this... the basic info there sure helps us when answering questions.

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Welcome aboard Nortonguy! I can't imagine the learning curve is whole lot steeper in salt water than fresh! Except that you may really miss those days when you didn't have to worry about corrosion so much Got any shots of your Tayana? That's a great way to get introduced to and familiar with the bigger saltier ponds!
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Welcome to CF, I'm sure you'll get lots of help
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Hi, I am a kiwi guy that can sail anything with a sail, I own a 20-foot trailer sailer (Alan Wright Tasman 20) and a 1961 16 foot Hartley (the first yacht to be called a trailer sailer). I have campaigned a 12 footer and a Javelin in my younger years.
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Hi, I am a kiwi guy that can sail anything with a sail, I own a 20-foot trailer sailer (Alan Wright Tasman 20) and a 1961 16 foot Hartley (the first yacht to be called a trailer sailer). I have campaigned a 12 footer and a Javelin in my younger years.
colin, you should really post a similar note in your own "meets and greets" thread rather than hijacking Nortonguy's introduction. You will likely get more reads and welcomes that way.

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Sorry, my bad, I thought I was in the meet and greet. Yachts I can handle...computers not so much.
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Sorry, my bad, I thought I was in the meet and greet. Yachts I can handle...computers not so much.
No worries, Colin. What you need to do is go to the top of the page and find the button that says "forums". Clicking here brings a drop down menu, and at the bottom of it there is a button labeled "start a discussion". Clicking it produces a box with a drop down list of forums, and near the top of that list is "meets and greets". click it and then "go"... and at last, you can post your greeting. It's also a good idea to go to your "user cp" and fill out your profile, with enough detail to help us answer any queries you may come up with.

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Welcome, Nortonguy! There is a wealth of knowledge here that I certainly have enjoyed
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Nortonguy.

"Norton": Security, motorcycles, or ... ?
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Sorry, my bad, I thought I was in the meet and greet. Yachts I can handle...computers not so much.


On the upside, you have awesome taste in boats! Hartley TS16 is the goods!
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Nortonguy.

"Norton": Security, motorcycles, or ... ?


Please... not the “security” package.
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I was an aircraft mechanic for 25 years. Had a Norton motorcycle. Worked in a small shop and would sometimes wear a jacket with a Norton patch on the back. One day the owner of the aircraft I was working on came in and was asking me about a problem. Later he was talking to the boss and said " Norton says...
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Phew! A much better reason.
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Norton 850 Commando? My dream bike when I was a kid....
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