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Old 16-11-2013, 20:26   #1
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Hi,
I am a recently retired merchant seaman looking to get into sailing and buy my first boat. I worked as a marine engineer on U.S. flag ships, mostly large container ships in the Pacific for almost 30 years. As an engineer I really didn't pay too much attention to the deck department so now have to learn navigation, rules of the road, etc. I've retired to Costa Rica but will probably buy a boat in the U.S. and live on it in Florida while learning to sail. My plan is to sail the rum line in the Caribbean for a few years.
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Old 16-11-2013, 20:30   #2
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That's terrific man. I wouldn't discount your experiences too much and I'm sure there is a ton of information that others can learn from you.
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Old 16-11-2013, 20:56   #3
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Thanks!
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Old 17-11-2013, 05:24   #4
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, hammockman.
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Old 01-12-2013, 14:44   #5
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
As an engineer your mechanical skills will earn you lots of respect once you get the other learning out of the way. Almost everyone I know has had some propulsion issues along the way.
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