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Old 18-06-2011, 20:44   #1
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Greetings all!

New to cruising and this looks like a great place to learn.

Quick bio, from Ohio have sailed on small lakes until getting a 19 foot pocket cruiser, now my wife and I will be exploring Erie, and possibly the Chesapeake next summer.

Thanks in advance for all the help I know I'll receive here!
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Old 18-06-2011, 21:39   #2
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Welcome Aboard Cruisers Forum, glad to have you here
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Old 19-06-2011, 02:20   #3
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We definitely are going to need to hear more about that pocket cruiser!...Pics?
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G'Day and can I add my welcome also.

Enjoy the site - and the cruising!

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Old 19-06-2011, 09:00   #6
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Thanks all for the welcomes!

My lil' boat is a MFG 19. She's currently having a sliding hatch installed and the inside re-carpeted, the old head liners in the mfg's were a little shagarific!

We've already had her for a short daysail on Erie 3 or 4 times, and this summer hoping to stay overnight on Put in Bay.

My wife never sailed before we got married. I had only sailed 12 and 14 footers on small inland waters growing up.

I'll post pics of the boat when I can. Thanks again for the warm welcomes!
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Old 19-06-2011, 09:12   #7
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Oh, I forgot to mention, my wife and I have already out grown the 19. We are considering something in the 27 foot range.

We found we like the Catalina 27s and the Tartan 27s the best. In our price range and seem to be readily available (probably not buying until 2014 when we free up some funds!) so if anyone has any advice it's greatly appreciated!

Thanks Again!
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. Catalina or Tartan are good choices in that range. I believe the Tartan would have a centerboard and could get into shallower water.
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