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Old 11-10-2014, 03:47   #1
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Hello all,
Been lurking around here on occasions for a while, but as I am now in the process of trying to buy my first boat, thought actually registering might be a good idea.

My handle is OldPierre for historical reasons and one I use for all sorts of social media - whilst it may be partially accurate, it does not represent my attitude to life and I try to live life as a 27 year old, but the body often refuses to act in the similar manner

I learned to sail in my fathers dayboat on the Bristol Channel in the late 50's or early 60's - can't really remember when now. When he replaced this in the late 60's I took every opportunity to sail this out of Brixham, but by then I was heading off to a more permanent job on the water.

My seagoing career started in 1967 when I went to sea on commercial ships as a deck apprentice, I left the sea full-time in 1979 when I got my masters certificate and then taught navigation to students studying for their master's certificate in Brunel college, Bristol.

It is only comparatively recently that I started sailing again when a cousin's husband bought a 27 foot Prout catamaran. Until then I was firmly a mono hull afficianado and had been considering buying one, but the experience of a cat in a good blow on the quarter convinced me that catamarans are MUCH moore comfortable and having looked at a number of larger cats find that the additional space makes them the ideal solution for me.

So, yes the boat under consideration is a cat - Keeping fingers crossed for a successful purchase!!
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:17   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, OldPierre.
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:26   #3
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Welcome sir.

I live in the Bristol area.
There are a number of older Catamarans for sale on the ebay uk site at reasonable prices right now.... a good offer on one is bound to be accepted. If you need advice on certain models, or indeed on specific boats for sale..... feel free to Personal message me on the Board.
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Howdy and Welcome Aboard OldPierre!

You have an interesting background and I am sure your experience will be appreciated by many here.

I like both monos and cats so I am someone who enjoys reading, learning, and sailing on both. I must admit that the cats in the 40 foot range seem very appealing to me, if I had a family crew.
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Hey Old Pierre..
Welcome to CF...
Have some fond black holes of Brixham..
Was there in the marina for a coupla 3 months..
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here even though you've gone over to the "dark side."
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Have always been on the 'dark side' not just with boats!
Thanks all for your welcomes.
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