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Old 22-02-2014, 01:32   #1
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It seems the dream finally came true, so:

I sailed small boats around Lake Carlyle and the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers before moving to the San Francisco Bay area in 2008. It was time to take some sailing lessons and see if I had any natural aptitude for this. Now there's no turning back.

A nasty divorce removed the last barrier to closing on a Catalina 470 at the end of 2013. I waited for a sane weather window and spent January moving Flying Saucer north from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Home port is Oyster Point.

Trying to become a better sailor between now and the day I get sick and tired of IT consulting. Clock's ticking

This forum has provided a lot of insight in the last few years and I hope to be able to give something back.

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Old 22-02-2014, 02:02   #2
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Welcome aboard,

May your boat provide you much joy and also, healing.

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Welcome. And welcome to the buy a boat after the divorce club. It's a big club.

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Old 22-02-2014, 05:18   #5
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It seems the dream finally came true, so:

I sailed small boats around Lake Carlyle and the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers before moving to the San Francisco Bay area in 2008. It was time to take some sailing lessons and see if I had any natural aptitude for this. Now there's no turning back.

A nasty divorce removed the last barrier to closing on a Catalina 470 at the end of 2013. I waited for a sane weather window and spent January moving Flying Saucer north from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Home port is Oyster Point.

Trying to become a better sailor between now and the day I get sick and tired of IT consulting. Clock's ticking

This forum has provided a lot of insight in the last few years and I hope to be able to give something back.

--Ken
Welcome to CF Ken! I think you're gunna have a blast with your 470... Won't be long now when you're thinking back ... "to the day ya got her" !

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Ann forgot the joy in heeling too ....

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Indeed.... And full of previous dreamers that are now "doing-it-ers"
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Old 22-02-2014, 05:50   #6
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Ken.
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Old 22-02-2014, 06:14   #7
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Welcome aboard Ken.....congratulations on one fine "Recovery" ship.....
.......that sounds like a good name for your Boat too...

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Welcome from the upper Mississippi where the water is still solid. Enjoy your boat & the waters she sails.
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How was that trip up the coast?
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