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Old 07-11-2007, 11:11   #1
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Hi There

I just joined the forum, although I have been a lurker for quite some time now (at least a couple of years). I enjoy reading the posts of others, and finally decided to get in the game.

My home port is Horseshoe Bay and I live out the valley in Abbotsford. I cruise up and down the coast a fair bit and in 2006 I did a single-handed circumnavigation of Vancouver Island in my 1976 Catalina 27.

I do contract work as a consultant, so I have some fairly large chunks of time off. This means lots of time on the boat in the summer, and lots of time hunting and fishing in the winter. It's a good life, and I hope to keep it for a while.
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:34   #2
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Welcome – you’ve been lurking longer than me, and from the looks of things more experienced too, so I’ll just be sitting here taking notes…
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:37   #3
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Welcome!

Don't know anything about the west coast, but a long time ago I spent a week sailing on a 70 something Cat 27 with an Atomic 4 engine in Connecticut/Rhode Island. It was a strong, capable, and fairly roomy boat. I think we removed the dinette table and replaced it with something smaller - or maybe that was the Hunter 27, dunno - getting old. Have fun.
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Old 07-11-2007, 15:32   #4
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Aloha RMcBride,
Welcome aboard!! Good to have you here. My first boat was a Catalina and I have fond memories of her and all the sailing fun.
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Can I add to the welcome and trust you do find the site useful and informative.
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Old 07-11-2007, 23:55   #6
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Welcome aboard from another fellow Westcoaster. We probably share the same waters. I am moored close to the southern ferry terminal. Have been through HB many times. I too enjoy the fishing and cruising on the west coast. Enjoy the posts.
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