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Old 03-11-2015, 10:07   #1
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Hello everyone,

I've lurked for a few months and found this forum to be quite helpful, so I signed up!

I first learned to sail in Milwaukee on the Q class sloop Questa in the early 80's. My position was "Running backstays" for the first race season and later became headsail trim. A few years later, I was crewing on a New York 36 in Chicago. After 10 years on "Craukkan", I was burned out on racing and moved on to land-based activities, including technical rock climbing, mountainbike and road bike racing.

Early this summer, I was asked to crew on my friends boat for the Queen's Cup. I went along and caught the bug again. This led to my wife and I purchasing our first sailboat, a 1999 Jeanneau S/O 36.2, on which we plan to spend lots of time together, cruising the Great Lakes.

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Welcome to the forum Mike
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Welcome aboard, Mike!
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Welcome aboard from a fellow lake Michigan sailor...
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Another sweet water sailor!

Don't forget to check your rigging every 30 years or so, and the keel bolts before you sell!

Unless you're a real hardy type, the boat is up on the hard for the next six months :-(

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Mike.
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If you get to Georgian bay ,and Parry sound call me ill find you a place to live because you will never want to leave,and we like Yankees. Welcome Ole
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Just saw your post, and welcome to CF. Hope to see you some time on Huron or st claire or Mich, etc. Welcome!
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Another sweet water sailor!

Don't forget to check your rigging every 30 years or so, and the keel bolts before you sell!

Unless you're a real hardy type, the boat is up on the hard for the next six months :-(

Chuck

Haha! I have another 14 years to go then. Yes, it's on the hard after a very short season (purchased Aug 29th).
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