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Old 21-03-2013, 00:50   #1
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Hi to all, First let me introduce my self, My name is Terry, I live inland in the far north, Grande Prairie ab ca, I have had a great deal of interest in sailing for a long time, I will be here reading for a while. Years maybe,, LOL
I dont have a boat at this time and no idea how to sail one, But this is the best place to start I am thinking,
I have found over the years that the people who are out and doing things already are most times the best teachers,
So I will say thanks for all the info now,
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Old 21-03-2013, 03:17   #2
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Welcome aboard, Terry! Hope you find yourself on the water soon.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Terry.
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Welcome to the forum. I was born in Ontario and left in 1977. Stay in Calgary for a few years and worked in the fields near the NWT. Now living on my cruising boat in Alameda, Ca. I have had many adventures on the water. So it can easily be done. Never loose the dream.
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Old 22-03-2013, 11:15   #5
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Thanks every one, Its going to be a bit before I get to the ocean going boat, I have a lot to learn and a few course to take first, And a lot of looking.
But I am looking forward to it, I am working in Iraq right now, Not much to see, Sand and 7 trees, LOL
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. Lots of palms, greenery and trees and not too much sand where I am.
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Thanks JohnL I have a lot of reading to do before I get my feet wet, I am researching 40 to 60 ft boats right now,, And No idea what I would like to have but a Ketch is very appealing to me So its keep reading,, I have seen a few that I think are great,, I am hoping this summer to have time to travel down the west coast and do a bunch of looking around,, This trip is on the bike,
And yes I will start to ask question of you people that are out there,,
Thanks again Terry
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Thanks JohnL I have a lot of reading to do before I get my feet wet, I am researching 40 to 60 ft boats right now,, And No idea what I would like to have but a Ketch is very appealing to me So its keep reading,, I have seen a few that I think are great,, I am hoping this summer to have time to travel down the west coast and do a bunch of looking around,, This trip is on the bike,
And yes I will start to ask question of you people that are out there,,
Thanks again Terry

Terry... This isn't meant to be insulting, but informative and helpful... And... Possibly save you some serious financial grief at best, and serious injury or worse..... DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT 40-60 feet of boat until your 3rd-5th+ boat... The skill set required to manage this size range can ONLY+ONLY+ONLY=ONLY be gained through actual experience...

Look up a sailing club in your area... Summer is coming... You won't have to buy a boat to get started... Small boat lessons... YOU WILL LOVE IT! When you feel like you absolutely need your own boat, something around 30' would be my recommendation....

Welcome! And enjoy your new obsession!
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Terry, Welcome to the community and keep us posted with your questions and your learning.
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