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Old 18-01-2008, 01:30   #1
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hello Ijust signed up my wife and I are starting to gather infirmation about cruising
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Old 18-01-2008, 03:38   #2
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Welcome aboard, Do you have a boat yet? You will find this forum to be both informative and fun. Good luck with you dreams.
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Old 18-01-2008, 05:23   #3
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Good news. We have already done that part for you! Lots here to help you find everything you think you need and all the things you forgot or never knew you needed.
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Old 18-01-2008, 10:58   #4
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Thank you for the welcome. I've never been involved in a on line community so I apologize in advance to any blunders. We have not purchased a boat yet, we have been sailing on the columbia river around Portland. We belong to a sailing club which allows us to use the clubs boats.I'm certified up to basic coastal.We intend to retire on a boat and expect to pay up to 175k (hopefully less)for a turnkey operation( ready to cruise). Winter in the gulf of mexico and caribean, summer LI sound and chesepeak bay.I'd like some input on boats(we'll be sailing to long Island sound).Also input on moorage and slipage fees. Thanks in advance
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Old 18-01-2008, 11:25   #5
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G'day matey,
Welcome to the site and best wishes in achieving your dreams. I know you'll find all the advice you need from other more local site members........
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Old 18-01-2008, 13:37   #6
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For just looking at boats from home it's pretty hard to beat

New and Used Yachts for Sale - YachtWorld.com

They have most all the brokerage listings. While the weather isn't very nice this is a great time to look at boats on line. Then you can start looking at them at docks close by. Just looking is a valuable education. There are no perfect boats and few new boats in your price range but in between there is probably a fit in there.
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For just looking at boats from home it's pretty hard to beat

New and Used Yachts for Sale - YachtWorld.com

They have most all the brokerage listings. While the weather isn't very nice this is a great time to look at boats on line. Then you can start looking at them at docks close by. Just looking is a valuable education. There are no perfect boats and few new boats in your price range but in between there is probably a fit in there.
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thanksfor that information
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Old 18-01-2008, 15:10   #8
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Aloha Harumph,
Welcome aboard!! We've had quite a few Portlanders and other Oregonians checking into the forum from time to time. Hopefully they will respond and welcome you too.
Hope you enjoy the forum. There are so many boats available and now is a buyers market. For a couple I wouldn't go over 36 feet on deck (others will disagree). I like fiberglass cutters with diesel engines and aft cockpits. You'll find lots of those easily within your price range.
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Aloha Harumph,
Welcome aboard!! We've had quite a few Portlanders and other Oregonians checking into the forum from time to time. Hopefully they will respond and welcome you too.
Hope you enjoy the forum. There are so many boats available and now is a buyers market. For a couple I wouldn't go over 36 feet on deck (others will disagree). I like fiberglass cutters with diesel engines and aft cockpits. You'll find lots of those easily within your price range.
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Thankyou John I'm starting to feel very welcome.

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Hey Andre, welcome from across the pond! You are in the best brain collective to cross reference your needs and wish lists on this forum. I think you'll find the support overwhelming! Just be sure to ask the pertinent questions and the answers and opinions will flow back! Fair winds!!
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G'day Andre,

Welcome to the boards

As Pblais has already said, you will found out about stuff that you never know existed and of course never knew you really needed.

Just another tip, get used to the term 'Boat Units' This is a very handy term when trying to justify to the Admiral, why you really really need this gadget...See Honey, its only 10 Boat Units...

This is the start of a neverending journey.

Cheers from the other side of the pond (landlocked home)
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