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Old 06-11-2015, 16:20   #1
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New to sailing and wanting to get into cruising

Hey everyone! Name is Jon. I dont know where to start except to say that i love to sail. My wife and i took part in an ash spreading ceremony for her grandpa years ago on a sailboat out of california. On the way back in the captain let me take the helm. We were motoring, but i still fell in love with the boat and the ocean. I also love to scuba dive and do that off Catalina every chance i get. This past summer i bought a super snark and sailed the crap out of the local reservoir here. I am able to tack and gybe pretty well, and despite the changes in wind direction i can pretty much end where i started. I have had the idea of living aboard with my wife and son for a few years. Wife is tentative about the idea until she gets to spend a few days out on a boat to see what it would be like. I have a job that lets me work from anywhere i have an internet connection so im heading in the right direction. Cant wait to read everything and continue down the road to a sailing life
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Old 06-11-2015, 18:37   #2
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Welcome Aboard, joker.

The key to your plan is to be sure it is fun for your wife, too. There have been other threads on the topic of getting your wife aboard with your plan, some searching here (try the Google Custom Search), will probably give you more input than any sane person can handle in one go. Ymmv.

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Jon.
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