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Old 21-09-2013, 07:32   #1
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Hi guys!

I just registered with the forum, I love sailing and since 15 years ago that I sail my 470. now I'm preparing some years of cruising with no special destination. I already read a lot of informations in here that I'm grateful and will get a lot more hopefully I will help others with knowledge.

Good work and better winds

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Old 21-09-2013, 17:14   #2
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Welcome to the forum Joe.

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Old 22-09-2013, 06:19   #3
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Welcome aboard. You know we'll be expecting pictures of that boat!!
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Old 22-09-2013, 06:34   #4
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Joe.
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Old 22-09-2013, 07:21   #5
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thank to you all. I still just have my olimpic 470. Done lot of races in Lisbon, Portugal, with benetau first class 8 and Jod 35, we had won some... Yeahhh! lol... the east/weast crossing of sweden trough the Gota Kanal in a Maxi 680.

I will join some cruiser as crew next year to give me some crossing experience,I plan to do at least two before getting my own, any ideas on geting a boat in europe to crew?

and now one of main goals in registering with ypu guys is chosing a good boat to have several circumnavigations. But I will get it in 2 years, still some money to be raised and the last license to be obtained. and lots of essential knowledge to learn.

I will sail with my family, wife and two young kids, the youngest would be around 4. Until now myerfect choice woul be HR 44, but unfortunaly our budget will make us go in a production boat like benetau 461 or bavaria 46, or something similar. I already read a lot of opinions in the forum about the best choice, and I reckon that production boats could have a compromise in bluewater safety, but I prefer going in two years than in 10.

Another big theme on forum is the budget, I already read several pages of the sailing with 500€ thread, I'm happy to say that we don't need such a low budget, we will target more towards 1500€ would be around 2300 US. What you reckon about that?

And as soon I have pictures I will post them,

See you guys
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Old 03-10-2013, 21:31   #6
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
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