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Old 21-01-2010, 20:09   #1
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Hello, y'all.

My name is Mel.
I do research. On everything. For years.
I'll be lurking for a while, getting ideas, pulling information, compiling data.
Just wanted to say "hi" and let ya know I'm watching you.

Scared yet?

Yeah, didn't think so.

In all actuality, I'm a fulltime RVer. I'm land-bonded until I can get the money saved up to buy a liveaboard (because at some point I'll run out of land to explore). I've maintained this lifestyle since I was 11 (I'm 23 now). Many things in the marine world can be used in the RV world and vice versa, so I hope to learn as much as possible before I take the leap.

Learning to swim might help.

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Old 21-01-2010, 20:28   #2
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Hello, y'all.

My name is Mel.
I do research. On everything. For years.
I'll be lurking for a while, getting ideas, pulling information, compiling data.
Just wanted to say "hi" and let ya know I'm watching you.

Scared yet?

Yeah, didn't think so.

In all actuality, I'm a fulltime RVer. I'm land-bonded until I can get the money saved up to buy a liveaboard (because at some point I'll run out of land to explore). I've maintained this lifestyle since I was 11 (I'm 23 now). Many things in the marine world can be used in the RV world and vice versa, so I hope to learn as much as possible before I take the leap.

Learning to swim might help.

-Lurker Beast
Hi Lurker!

I considered moving to CC but things change over time.

The first thing you need to learn is boats and RV's are like a horse and a jackass. They may seem the same but are quit a bit different.
Sailboats are built to take a beating and even roll over in some cases, you don't want to do that with an RV.

Boats have to be fairly water proof inside and out.
Boats, power consumption it highly monitored.
If a boat gets a flat you just can't pull off to the side of the road, your in it to the end.

I could go on for a while here but I'll spare you (and others ).

But hey if you want to get into boats it's best to start out with a few courses and work your way up.

Good luck to ya!
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Old 21-01-2010, 21:05   #3
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I know the difference and am happy to learn. I'm pretty much a "professional" student, with the exception that I have no intentions of going to college (come on, sometimes there are certain things you can only learn by doing).

Teach me.
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Old 21-01-2010, 21:10   #4
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The school of hard knocks could be costly on a boat, more so then college.
So what is it you want to learn??? This is the place to ask!
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Old 22-01-2010, 09:18   #5
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If you are in Corpus Christi, stop by the Bay Yacht Club on Saturday evening. 6:30 or 7. Dinner, with bottomless beer, wine and sodas is $7.50. The club is very informal. It's on "B" pier, off of the Lawrence Street T Head.
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Old 22-01-2010, 09:19   #6
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Everything. The liveaboard lifestyle is something I never considered before I hit Corpus Christi, so I don't mind learning.

Spending over 10 years in a bus wasn't exactly cheap or easy (try getting a "local" job when your address is on another coastline entirely). Jumped headlong into that one without thinking.

So I'm here to learn and do the research this time around. (<-- Can't seem to stress this part enough)

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If you are in Corpus Christi, stop by the Bay Yacht Club on Saturday evening. 6:30 or 7. Dinner, with bottomless beer, wine and sodas is $7.50. The club is very informal. It's on "B" pier, off of the Lawrence Street T Head.
Don't drink, sorry. I'll try to find it, though.

If anyone happens to spot a yellow-blue-red-and-purple Hot Dog Cart while on Padre Island or the Flour Bluff area, stop by and get a dog, that's me an' my Dad.

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Old 22-01-2010, 11:03   #7
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Lurker;
You missed the part about Soda's in that bottomless beer message. Sounds like the Bay Yacht Club is a good place to start.

You can learn plenty on these forums, but nothing like meeting some boaters at a club, showing a willingness to sail and help with the maintenance.

Good luck on your journey!
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Old 22-01-2010, 12:24   #8
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My wife and I are new to CC. She's there living & working and I'm still here in KS working on trying to get there. The folks the BYC are great. We plan to join as soon as I can get things tied up here and get my toys moved down there. Can't come to soon.
If you're wanting a starter boat talk to me... I'm selling 5 of them. 4 projects and 1 turn key trailer sailors. Cheers! Chris

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Aloha and welcome to the forum of many opinions. Sounds like you've got a few too.
Sailing courses are a great idea even if its just a basic.
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