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Old 30-05-2010, 08:47   #1
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Greetings from Connecticut.

I am so glad I found this forum. I am a complete newbie just getting started and I want to learn everything possible about sailing. This place looks like a great resource.

I look forward to lurking and learning.

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Old 30-05-2010, 10:03   #2
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Have you got plans to start sailing? Whats the waters like in Connecticut?


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Old 30-05-2010, 23:04   #3
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Old 31-05-2010, 09:45   #5
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Thank you so much for the warm welcome. I've been sailing a few times but, for the most part, I'm a complete newbie at this. My immediate goal is to get some time on a boat here in Connecticut to learn the ropes.

I admit I have no business looking at boats but I'm doing so anyway. I was a guitar builder in my younger days so I have woodworking skills. I wouldn't mind finding an old Catalina to work on while I build my chops.

Thanks again. Back to lurking/learning mode.

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Old 31-05-2010, 10:09   #6
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G'Day Bob,
Can I add my welcome also. Good luck in finding the right craft and hope one day to see you out there sailing.
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Old 08-06-2010, 19:22   #7
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Well I bought a boat. A 1987 Catalina Capri 18. The original owner had her on Long Island Sound. The current owner has it on a freshwater lake about 20 minutes from my house. He will sail with me a few times to show me around. I can't wait.

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Congratulations on your new arrival! A great choice for a starter boat - enjoy!

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Old 09-06-2010, 07:00   #9
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Welcome Bob. Nice boat. Fair winds.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:12   #10
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Welcome to the forum. Wow ... it didn't take you long to pull the trigger! This forum is awesome ... you will learn so much.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
My first boat was a Catalina 22. I'm not certain how the Capri 18 is similar but mine had a fixed keel.
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