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Old 06-12-2016, 08:30   #1
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Greetings to all!

Excited to join this chat board and read about all the adventures, words of wisdom and just general experiences from all that take the time to post on this forum.

I'm new to sailing and kind of new to boats in general. I've been on a hobie cat a few times when i was younger sailing it across our local lakes with a neighbor. I've been on deep sea fishing boats out of NC coast about 5-6 times, but that's about it if you take canoes and white water rafts out of the equation.

In general i'm an adventure enthusiast who has traveled all over the US in my toyota land cruiser. I've spent a months here and there living out in the deserts, mountains and forests relying on my solar panels and provisioning. It's been some of the greatest times of my life.

Now i'm wanting to open a new chapter of life and start the ultimate adventure which i believe will be sailing. I've got my GF talked into it and so we are just now educating ourselves on boats and sailing in general. We are going to try to see if we can get on a charter at the BVI this winter and experience living on a cat for a week. i think that will help get me and the GF 100% committed.

Right now the only thing that has me worried is motion sickness. I think i can get past that and know my limits but to be honest that is really my only fear. I can just imagine now getting out in a boat and being sick for two days

Anyways, hope to add to the community and look forward to seeing where this goes.

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Old 06-12-2016, 08:32   #2
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I also wanted to add a HUGE thanks to the S/V Delos crew and Vagabond crew for their youtube videos! Those have been the biggest inspirations to us.
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Just remember. Delos and la vegabonde do an ok job of posting the not so great moments. But the videos don't portray what the reality of living in a small place that is constantly moving with no ac in the tropics is really like. Plus they now have pretty decent budgets with the success of their YouTube channels.
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I realize that for sure! I know the amazing times will also have a share of less than amazing times. I do hope to have AC on our boat. Not something i will run all the time but to have the option will be critical.
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Haha yeah I figured out real quick ac is crucial when you are tied to a dock
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Check out S/v prism, YouTube page as well if you haven't already
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Alex.
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Thanks for the welcome and the suggestions. Another great youtube blog is sea change. Those guys look like they are living.
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Hey Alex, welcome to the world of sailing from another Cruiserhead. I recognized your username from Mud right away! Congrats on taking the first steps, you won't be disappointed. Shoot me a PM if you need any tips on where to try and how to find good deals on a charter.
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Greetings and welcome from SW Florida! Try ginger for the motion sickness.
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