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Old 26-03-2014, 23:19   #1
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Hi, I grew up in Florida fishing and sailing. Got to run up and down the east coast in tall ships from Maine where I earned my captains lic. to high tech racers in south Florida and plodding cruisers all over the east coast. I lived aboard a Catalina 27 for some years.

Then I thought it would be a neat idea to travel across the country by way of this thing called a car.

I got stuck in Arizona.

Tried to go back east to the familiar waters but I could never catch the right tide. The water was always running against me.

Then I thought, technically, I could keep going west until I ended up east again. Genius.

"Go west young man," was certainly much easier.

I now have an Aries 32 north of LA. This Aries was built in 1976 by the CC Chen yard and is the doghouse deck version. The boat suits my needs for space and comfort very well. I have been on its cousin, the Southern Cross 31. I find the Aries roomier inside with maybe a bit better side decks. But the cockpit is much smaller in the Aries 32 than the Southern Cross 31. And the rig on the Southern Cross is much more robust.

My Aries is getting some maintenance below the water line and some general TLC.

Then I'll be off to see if the world really is round.

Glad to be a part of the cruising world again.

Now to fulfill the ultimate dream of having my mug published in Cruising Outpost.


By the way, I am a Type I diabetic.

I have had diabetes for 25 years.
It would be great to hear from other diabetic sailors and cruisers.

Thank you.
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Old 26-03-2014, 23:26   #2
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Sweet boat. What are your plans after the boat gets ready?
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Old 27-03-2014, 00:25   #3
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G'Day Ujin, and welcome to the murky world of CF.

Your Odyssey is long and varied.. all the good ones are! Enjoy yourboat and your travels, and let us know how things go for you. If you get to the South Pacific perhaps our wakes will cross.

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Ujin.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. I've been aboard the Aries. Great boat!
kind regards,
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Thank you for the warm welcome everyone.
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