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Old 09-07-2016, 17:40   #1
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New boat owner in Fort Lauderdale

Hello everyone, just joined the forum, and looking forward to getting to know you all, either virtually or in person if you're in South Florida. Just bought a 1980 Morgan 462 which we plan on using to live aboard and go cruising on in the next few years. We have time to get to know the boat, and learn from all of you, and hopefully make lots of new friends.

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Old 09-07-2016, 17:47   #2
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Hi David.
We are also in Fort Lauderdale.
Does your boat have maroon trim by any chance?
Been docked up the New River for years?
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Old 09-07-2016, 17:51   #3
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Re: New boat owner in Fort Lauderdale

David, Welcome to the community and the joys of live-aboard cruising. I'm not in Fort Lauderdale at this time, but that's my home town where I grew up and did my first sailing. Keep us posted of your adventures!
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Welocome, David. This is a great resource for us all; I learn a bunch from reading other people's posts, and there is a very positive attitude toward newbies, in part because we all stated there, and a lot of us (I include myself) are in the middle ground of contributing when it's a topic familiar to us and reading when it's not. There are some members who have thousands of posts and decades of circumnavigating level experience who are still ready to answer my dumb questions. --Tim.
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Re: New boat owner in Fort Lauderdale

Howdy David, and Welcome Aboard CF!

You are in a great place for sailing and cruising (and I expect "live aboard" too). I am envious.

Since you are new to this forum, let me mention a few things you might miss but that could help you more enjoy your time here:

There is an amazing amount of shared knowledge found in the thousands of threads on this forum. If one has a common question, the answers are usually there, often with different possible solutions. The trick is finding those threads and answers as they can be "lost" in the many threads, which are often not titled well.

Here are my favorite Tips for newcomers to this forum:

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Take a look at the Cruising WIKI that is found via the tab up on the top menu bar of the forum. It has a LOT of information in it you might find fun, interesting, or helpful.
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This is the best and fastest method I have found to the answers I seek here.
Since you are relatively new to the forum, here is my favorite friendly forum search tip: Look at the menu bar on the forum pages for the drop down "Search" menu. Click on that to drop down a list of search functions. From that drop down menu select the GOOGLE CUSTOM search feature (the second box down) and then enter several different descriptive or key terms for your topic of interest. That will do a Custom google search of ONLY this site and it is likely to find answers to your questions or results for you. Note: this is VERY different from using the regular forum search box or field (which I never use because of poor search results). Also note, this is NOT found if you use the CF mobile app. It IS found if you use a web browser such as Safari, IE, Firefox, etc.

Note: The ordinary "search" field on this forum has yielded less helpful results for me when I perform searches. That is why I prefer and suggest the use of the alternative "Google Custom Search" instead. I see a very clear and big difference and find the Google Custom Search much easier for scanning (with my eyes) threads for relevant comments and information.

I am confident if you spend some time trying different search terms (key words) using this method, you will find much advice and many tips.
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Hi David.
We are also in Fort Lauderdale.
Does your boat have maroon trim by any chance?
Been docked up the New River for years?
Hi Tim,

That's not my boat. Mine is still in Fort Myers Beach, and we'll be bringing her around to Fort Lauderdale in two weeks. Found a dock behind a private residence on Cordova Road, just north of the 15th Steet canal. Nice, easy access to the ICW and the Port Everglades inlet.

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I am confident if you spend some time trying different search terms (key words) using this method, you will find much advice and many tips.
Already spent quite some time researching "stinky head" ;-). Thanks for the great advice.

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Hi Tim,

That's not my boat. Mine is still in Fort Myers Beach, and we'll be bringing her around to Fort Lauderdale in two weeks. Found a dock behind a private residence on Cordova Road, just north of the 15th Steet canal. Nice, easy access to the ICW and the Port Everglades inlet.

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No Tim, but I know where Cordova Road is, close to my place.
Can you liveaboard there, or you just planning to dock the boat and live on dirt nearby?
(Liveaboard docks are typically at Hendrics Isle and a few other canals off Las Olas)
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Hey David,

Welcome. There's a ton of great people with great info here. I like it in Ft. Lauderdale but mine is docked in Miami.
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No Tim, but I know where Cordova Road is, close to my place.
Can you liveaboard there, or you just planning to dock the boat and live on dirt nearby?
(Liveaboard docks are typically at Hendrics Isle and a few other canals off Las Olas)
No idea why I thought your name was Tim

No live aboard yet, still on land about 30 minutes away. On a 5 year plan to get to know the boat, and get it and ourselves ready to leave land. Lots of local cruising between now and then, and lots of work on the boat. It's not a project boat, but it does have a lot of projects, if you know what I mean.

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