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Old 16-06-2011, 14:28   #1
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Hi all,
found this site the other day and decided to join because it seemed like it has a wealth of info and advice. My parents just sold their Macgregor 26x earlier this summer. At first, It didnt bother me. Now, though, I feel the ocean calling me!! We live north of Atlanta and spent a lot of time on Lake Lanier. We also towed it to Key Largo one summer and spent a week sailing and diving there. Although it will be a LONG time before I can afford my own boat, I definitely am interested in finding bareboat cruises and the like. Looking forward to learning a good bit and eventually getting back out on the water.

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Old 16-06-2011, 18:34   #2
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Welcome Aboard Cruisers Forum Joseph

There are placed in the keys where you can rent houses that will have small 24' or so sailboats included.
Regular bare boats are there also..

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Old 16-06-2011, 19:18   #3
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Welcome aboard CF!

What Unicorn said. I've personally stayed at Key Lime Sailing Club, he has a couple of 25' Catalinas you can use to sail the area.

For what you will spend on a bareboat charter, you can pick up a nice day sailer/weekender of your own. I bought my Chrysler 22 for a song.
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Old 16-06-2011, 21:12   #4
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Although it will be a LONG time before I can afford my own boat, ....
Why not. Used Lasers can be had for a grand or so. If you want something trailerable $2-3k will get you a Flying Scot or a Holder 20. The Holder even has a cuddy cabin so you could overnight on it.
A house is but a boat so poorly built and so firmly run aground no one would think to try and refloat it.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:17   #5
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
Sometimes the big charter companies require certification from a sailing school to do charters of larger boats so you might want to look into that if that's the direction you are heading.
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