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Old 28-06-2014, 08:41   #1
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Good day everyone,

Well, after an 11 year stint in Northern Manitoba I have made the decision to head back to Vancouver Island and begin a new journey. I will be purchasing a vessel upon my return and will begin a new chapter in my life. I have studied all I can find regarding sailing and after two years of preparation I feel it is time to step forward. Looking forward to learning from as many of you that are willing to answer my questions (I am sure I will have many).
Wonderful to be aboard.
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Old 28-06-2014, 08:46   #2
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Sail or power?
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Old 28-06-2014, 08:58   #3
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Sail, Bluewater capable. Looking at three vessels at the moment, unfortunately I am still in the middle of Canada. Once I reach the west coast and can view them properly with some professional guidance I will be making the investment. Should be back there by Aug 20th. 2014
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Old 28-06-2014, 19:09   #4
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Welcome here. Vancouver used to be an old tromping ground. Never sailed but dove in that area. Ever hear of the Vanquatics?
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Old 28-06-2014, 20:35   #5
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Thank you AdventureBound,

Sorry to say I have not, but curiosity did get the better of me and I Googled it. I found a wonderful bit of great history there. Were you there in the begiinning?
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Old 28-06-2014, 20:55   #6
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I was there 2 years '68 and '69 but been to Courtenay many times since. Lot of sail boats around Granville Bridge-you can inspect many just from there. Was going to sail from there to Australia, but ended up buying a $600 plane ticket. Good luck in your adventures.
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Old 28-06-2014, 21:45   #7
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Thank you sir.
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Old 30-08-2014, 15:59   #8
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An update.........I found her!!!! Well after looking at an endless amount of vessels she finally found me. A wonderfully cared for Swedish built "Vindo". 36' full keel. 9 tons of art. The previous owners were reluctant to let her go to just anyone. We spent 8 1/2 hours together looking her over from bow to stern, shared many stories and I made an offer. (with some conditions of course). She is a heavy girl but with a nice gust she picks up and sails well. I have had her out 3 times now for some day sails and we get along just wonderfully. I am putting her on the hard next week again for some bottom paint. Time was not a luxury on the first haul out unfortunately.

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Aloha and welcome aboard!
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