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Old 17-05-2014, 23:17   #1
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Newbie - Returning to Cruising

Hi Everybody,

I'm just returning to cruising after 20 years absence whilst doing a lot of windsurfing. Having forgotten everything I thought I knew there's a lot of catching up to do, so I'm looking forward to participating in the discussions.

I live in the Canary Islands and work in UK. The aim is to get a cruiser in UK or nearby and eventually take it home when I stop working.


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Old 17-05-2014, 23:26   #2
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Welcome to CF Paul. I'm in the same boat, 25 years absence from cruising, so my small boat skills are a bit rusty too.

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Old 25-08-2014, 12:25   #3
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
I am so amazed at the technology for navigation and communications over the years. Also LED has made solar panels a good investment. No need for those big alternators or generator sets that so many folks thought were necessary. If you have a watermaker then there's no need for a lot of tankage.

I did my cruising in the early 80s and a whole bunch has changed since then. I'm still a dinosaur about most the things and can do without a lot of it. GPS is a really nice item though and I don't leave port without it.
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Welcome too.

Living in the Canaries must be nice. I was just looking at some photos of the islands last night and was impressed by the land (and never been there) and the city scenes. Looks like a wonderful place to visit and live.
Ahoy All Sailors! I love traditional sailboats of all kinds (e.g. gaff rigged, schooners, cutters, smacks, woodies, etc.). See my CF Profile "About Me" page for details.
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