Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-01-2012, 08:38   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 4
New Member from Canada

Hey all, I came across this forum from doing google searches. It seemed every time I was looking for information it would direct me to this site. Have been reading for a couple weeks now and have decided that I need to be a member.

So a little background on myself. Don't own a sailboat and don't know how to sail. I gained an interest while doing a 10 day charter with my girlfriend in the virgin islands. We have decided to buy a boat and learn to sail. We plan on doing this out of British Columbia. After a couple years of learning we hope to sail to the carribbean. We will be living on the boat as being relatively young we can't fund both a house and the boat. As we both enjoy the minimalist lifestyle we feel this is a good choice for us. We hope to some day gain enough experience to sail the world. I need help picking a boat but I will look for the right forum to do so.

Loving the wealth of information available here so far!
__________________

__________________
Tylerbjh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 09:13   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
Lancerbye's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ladysmith,BC, Vancouver Island , Canada
Boat: Lancer 44 Motorsailer
Posts: 1,758
Images: 32
Re: New member from canada

Welcome aboard, from a Canadian west coaster living aboard by Vancouver Island.
__________________

__________________
The basis of accomplishment is in never quitting
Mengzi Meng-tse
Lancerbye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 09:15   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,583
Images: 240
Re: New member from canada

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Tylerbjh.
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 10:03   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Montegut LA.
Boat: Now we need to get her to Louisiana !! she's ours
Posts: 3,421
Re: New member from canada

Your sure in one of the finest cruiseing grounds in the world !! I miss it up there,as all who have sailed there will !! Welcome on here, Maybe Connie and I will see ya in a couple of years as we are headed that way next yr. gonna make a long cruise to our old home waters!! you will find a lot of good info on here, most all of the members really do try to help!!(sometimes you have to sort out the kidding) Your looking forward to a wondefull livestyle, we hope you enjoy it as we have ! Have FUN Bob and Connie
__________________
bobconnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 11:37   #5
Sponsoring Vendor

Community Sponsor

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Heathsville, VA
Boat: Gemini 105Mc 34'
Posts: 1,459
Re: New member from Canada

Welcome aboard! Hope you find your perfect boat. I loved cruising through the islands last year, even if it was by ferry!
Waterway Guide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 14:49   #6
Senior Cruiser
 
jackdale's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 5,048
Images: 1
Re: New Member from Canada

Welcome fellow Canucks

I will second the notion that you are headed for some of the finest cruising grounds in the world.

If you have any questions about sailing instruction in BC, please feel free to ask me. I have worked with and for most of the sailing schools and know the owners of the larger ones.

I will PM you my email.
__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203,204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
jackdale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 16:11   #7
Registered User
 
Amapola's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Florida
Boat: Matlack, Trawler, 48 ft
Posts: 809
Re: New Member from Canada

Welcome! Best of luck following your dream. There's a wealth of information among the CF members.
__________________
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
—Jacques Yves Costeau
Amapola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2012, 15:30   #8
Registered User
 
DutchTreat's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Muscote Bay, Ontario
Boat: 27' Vollenhovense Bol
Posts: 30
Images: 6
Re: New Member from Canada

Welcome!
__________________
Blog - MuscoteBayPirate
DutchTreat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2012, 14:46   #9
Senior Cruiser
 
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,192
Re: New Member from Canada

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
kind regards,
__________________
John
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 18:16   #10
Registered User
 
Scottster's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Sidney, B.C.
Boat: Lagoon L400S2
Posts: 241
Re: New Member from Canada

Welcome, I to am new to the forum as well.
Currently living in Sidney B.C.
I am closing my bussiness down and going multihull sailing.
Lagoon 450, we have a 400 in the Sidney marina.
__________________
Scottster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 18:50   #11
DRS
Registered User
 
DRS's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Vancouver BC
Boat: Lagoon 380
Posts: 351
Images: 7
Re: New Member from Canada

welcome from another BC'er
__________________
You can sail anywhere on the planet and never be more than 7 miles from land - it might be straight down, but its never more than seven miles
DRS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 06:48   #12
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,583
Images: 240
Re: New Member from Canada

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Scottster.
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 07:44   #13
Senior Cruiser
 
jackdale's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 5,048
Images: 1
Re: New Member from Canada

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scottster View Post
Welcome, I to am new to the forum as well.
Currently living in Sidney B.C.
I am closing my bussiness down and going multihull sailing.
Lagoon 450, we have a 400 in the Sidney marina.
Welcome fellow Canuck

I often sail out of Sidney Marina.
__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203,204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
jackdale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 08:19   #14
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wandering around North America
Boat: Defever 43 - Gray Hawk
Posts: 602
Re: New Member from Canada

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tylerbjh View Post
I need help picking a boat but I will look for the right forum to do so.
While the forums have a wealth of ideas and some useful information its hard to beat a real live human being when you start walking onto boats. If you hang around marinas and start learning to sail you'll eventually meet someone who can come with you as you start looking at boats. The most important rule of buying boats (or anything for that matter) is don't fall in love with the first one you see - or even the 31st one. There's lots out there - look at all of them.

You didn't say exactly where you are but if you do there's enough BC residents on here that maybe somebody can point you at some specific local resources.
__________________
bobofthenorth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 09:36   #15
Wayfaring Mariner
 
captain58sailin's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Homer, AK is my home port
Boat: Skookum 53'
Posts: 4,045
Images: 5
Re: New Member from Canada

Greetings and welcome to the forum eh?
__________________

__________________
" Wisdom; is your reward for surviving your mistakes"
captain58sailin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
Canada, canada

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Atlantic Canada - Haul and Storage Mike OReilly Atlantic & the Caribbean 7 20-08-2012 09:10



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:57.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.