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Old 07-07-2008, 23:18   #1
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Hi All,

I've been reading this forum for the last year. Honest good advise, and plenty of co-miseration when I most need it! I've been a sailor since I was a teen, mostly catamarans, racing & more recently some cruising. Thought it about time to join in as my experiences may be of some help to others. I am at the moment chasing my dream...
Some quick advice: Be careful what you wish for, you just may get it!

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Old 08-07-2008, 00:43   #2
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G'day Dreamseeker,

Not to sure about your advice. I've been wishing my kids to get me my new 60ft Cat but as yet it has not arrived. I will continue to wish and hope it is just a timing issue

Good to see a like minded soul jump in with us. So spill, what's the dream you are chasing?

Mines the 60fter mentioned above but I am willing to settle for 50.....45... OK a nice 40 would do.

My daughter has just seen your avatar and now 'needs' a cute seal. Last week is was a kitten and the week before guinea pigs.

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Old 08-07-2008, 02:04   #3
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Well, I'll try to be vague for fear of jinxing it. Last year I ordered a new cruising catamaran which is being built in Europe. As this is comming to it's conclusion, it has been everything but smooth, and I'm not talking about the manufacturer. I should be able to take a big breath sometime next week. Since I can no longer sleep, I have determined to read every post on the forum. Look for future posts from me titled: Bank Nightmare, Who To Trust?, I need WHAT Coverage?, Who really owns this boat?, and The Worlds Greatest Consolation Prize (maybe). I'm sorry I can't say more, but you should get the idea. If all goes well, I will be crossing the Atlantic on my new catamaran (assisting the delivery crew) before the years end. Right now I'm wondering is it worth it? At the very least I will have a wealth of advice for someone contemplating the purchase of a new boat!

My dream is to cruise in beautiful warm locations all over the world, for as long as it is enjoyable and rewarding. I will start in the Caribbean. I think I am ready. I will not be cruising full time just yet, but I will get a good taste of it. I suppose second thoughts are natural.

The photo of the little seal was taken when I flew to the Galapagos Islands a couple of years ago. I hope to sail there on my own boat someday. I do not recommend the seal as a pet. Guinea pigs and kittens are fun. Whatever you do, don't ever let anyone talk you into a pigmy goat. Very cute, very messy, and VERY LOUD! That story will be filed under "Dumbest things I've ever done".

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Old 08-07-2008, 03:13   #4
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You seem to have a good out look on what sounds like a not smooth process. Handy to have a good sense of humour when things don't go well. I look forward to those posts.

I do like your style, very good.

Advice taken and I just told D1 (daughter 1st) that I have it on very sound advice, no bloody goats. Our neighbour had one a few years back and it ate everything. You could tell visitors cars, they parked within reach or if they had been there a while they had no tyres left Must have had one hell of a digestive system.
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Aloha Dreamseeker,
Welcome aboard! Hope you enjoy the forum discussions as much as I do.
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Welcome Dreamseeker,
I am still dreaming. If we did not dream life would be pretty boring. May you make the Carribean instead of the corner of your street.
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