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Old 20-08-2011, 13:33   #1
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Hello to everyone reading this post. I joined the forum a few minutes ago. My wife and I have been sailing for a while and have spent the last few years cruising full-time the Gulf and East Coasts of the US, the Caribbean, portions of South America, Panama (including a Panama Canal transit), Pacific Central America, Mexico and the Sea of Cortez. Will be happy to answer questions for those of you who plan on casting off those dock lines for the last time.

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Old 06-09-2011, 13:49   #2
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
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Old 06-09-2011, 13:56   #3
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That was a short "Welcome" thread - must have been sunny weather that day!
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Old 06-09-2011, 14:17   #4
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Pleasure to have the two of you on the forum
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Old 06-09-2011, 15:16   #5
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Welcome Aboard Cruisers Forum
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Old 07-09-2011, 18:00   #6
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Hi we are also new to sailing , we have had 1 month in Tonga on a friends 34 mono. & loved it I have also done 4 race evenings in Australia & a few weekends to Magi Island near Townsville. Other than that no real experience. We have decided to take the plunge & have booked flights to USA where we will be looking for a Catamaran to sail from Florida area down to the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos south to Grenada via all the islands as we are avid scuba divers & wish to explore. We hope to go through the Panama Canal & end up in West Australia. I have been told & read that it is no small thing that we want to do & a few have said that there are not many "Cats" get that far ? We are looking at a Gemini 105 - 34 Ft. & views regarding them. There is so much great info on forums & web pages "but so much negative ness as well" that it get confusing on what to do for the best & how much you should have in $$$ as a back up.
I am thinking that it would be good to find someone who has sailing experience & have them tag along to gain some knowledge. But we have no time scedula so we are also thinking that we will learn while we are doing it. "like freinds did around NZ & the first long over night sail for them was straight to Tonga & that took about 2 weeks for them.
We would be great full for any info & Views thanks Andy & Sonja

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