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Old 02-07-2010, 21:37   #1
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Hello fellow sailors and rogues!
Sidney has finally quit lurking and joined the group.
I am a mostly self taught sailor with 2 + years of experience.
I am interested in living aboard and doing some cruising.
I am 48 yrs young and still need to make a living, my needs are meager and I have less than $1000 of debt. and my bills are less then $1000 a month.
If anyone can offer advice on how to finance my obsession let me know.
I hope to find a way to go cruising without having to work a job I hate just to get by.

I hope to meet at least some of you, and also hope I can help if needed.

At present I have a Catalina 22 swing keel, and plan to upgrade as soon as financially possible.
If you have any questions or even if you want to have a chat let me know.
And even though you can be who you want to on the internet I will be honest and Honorable while I am here, or in person.
Well I guess that's it for now. Sid
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Old 02-07-2010, 21:42   #2
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Welcome aboard Sid! Good luck with the upgrade.


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Old 02-07-2010, 22:15   #3
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A Catalina 22 is a good start. My first boat was 22 feet, and it took more than a few years to move up to a larger boat. At least you have a lot from which to choose.

Keep on keeping on. It's worth it.
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Old 02-07-2010, 22:15   #4
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:05   #5
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G'Day Sid and welcome.
I am sure you'll get the help and support you need to any question via the site - and I am pretty sure few users on this site would bother to tell any little fibs or pretend they are anything other than they are.
You enjoy and good luck in achieving the dream.
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:11   #6
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took my captain class on a catalina 22... sweet little sailor for singlehanding! Don't be in too big a hurry to get bigger... that little girl has lots to teach you! Bigger is mostly just, well bigger... and bigger usually costs more by orders of magnitude. Welcome!
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Old 12-07-2010, 14:22   #7
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Bigger means bigger bills. My first boat was a Catalina 22 pop top fin keeler. I truly loved that little boat and was out sailing more often than when I stepped up to a 35.
Hope you enjoy the forum as much as I do.
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