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Old 13-01-2009, 18:15   #1
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Hi all,

First I want to say that this is the most informative and fun forum I have found. A lot of real characters. And thats a good thing.

Bought my first sailboat last summer. A Cal 25 MKII that is in Kenosha, WI. Sailing Lake Michigan for now. My wife and I own a 21 acre farm in Nebraska. Quite a commute. Plan on learning on it for a couple years and then move up to a 34-38 boat. 3 years till retirement so that will work out great. Final destination is unknown.

Hope I can add something to this forum.


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Old 16-01-2009, 04:15   #2
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Welcome Aboard! the Cal 25 is a nice boat. Good luck with your sailing and future plans.

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Old 16-01-2009, 05:04   #3
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G'Day Ray and enjoy the learning.

As most find out - its one of the most enjoyable times - lotsa new things, new experiences - always great.

Anyway - thanks for joining the site and look forward to hearing more of your journey as it happens.

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Old 16-01-2009, 06:00   #4
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Welcome aboard Ray. I bought a Cal 39 last year and am now a liveaboard in Hampton, VA. There is a wealth of information on this board and you will enjoy it. May see ya in a few years if you get to the East coast.
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Old 23-01-2009, 12:08   #5
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Aloha Ray,
Welcome aboard! Great first boat! Good choice.
What I like most about this forum is the ability to ask questions and receive nearly immediate feedback.
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