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Old 19-11-2008, 20:51   #1
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New To the board and newer to sailing

I have reacently obtained a American 7.0 sloop. I have some experiance sailing simular vessals, and moterate experiance sailing my Force 5. But was looking for somthing more fitting to take my 3 children out sailing with me. so that leads me to the larger boat. Soon to be moored somewhere in the northern part of the Puget Sound.
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Old 19-11-2008, 20:57   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Great place for questions, answers, and learning about all aspects of sailing.

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Old 19-11-2008, 21:00   #3
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Welcome Aboard Neighbor...Spread the word we need more PNW'ers in here.

Where is the east coast anyway?..
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Old 20-11-2008, 00:29   #4
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Welcome Aboard Neighbor...Spread the word we need more PNW'ers in here.

Where is the east coast anyway?..
Well I went looking for it and ended up in the Middle East. Does that mean I haven't gone far enough? If I continue to go east I will end up back on the west coast. I think the east coast is a myth. Welcome aboard PNWester.
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Old 20-11-2008, 07:57   #5
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Old 20-11-2008, 23:01   #6
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Aloha Jim,
Welcome aboard! Tell us about your boat. Is your American like the American 23? Shoal draft. Step down cabin sole where you stand on the keel?
Just wondering. I did quite a bit of work on one here in Hawaii. Patched up the bottom on it after it ran aground on the breakwall.
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Old 21-11-2008, 05:07   #7
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quite the same

I guess I have seen it called an American 23 also. it has a good hull and from what I have found it has never been in the saltwater. It has no elecrtonics and has been fairly well mantained. I have only had it for a few weeeks and still have yet to get her in the water yet, do to some isues with the paper work. but I have spent a good amouont of time thinking about what things I need to add. Any sugestions would be appreciated.
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Old 23-11-2008, 11:25   #8
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Welcome aboard Jim. My brother has a Force 5 and I love that boat. Just enough bigger than the lasers and picos so that my big butt is confortable.

I'd love to figure out how to get a Force 5 for my 11 y/o.
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