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Old 24-01-2013, 20:40   #1
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Good day!

We have decide to take the plunge and do some sailing. Never did anything wind powered. Our goal is to in a few years to become live aboard and kiss Winter good bye while sailing of to the more civilized weather areas of the world.

We are looking a different boats as to get our feet wet and learn as much as possible. Though we would like to spend weekends on the boat, and enjoy the pleasures that this lifestyle offers.

Nice to be aboard!

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Old 24-01-2013, 20:55   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you have a plan in place. Have any particular boats in mind?
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Old 24-01-2013, 21:25   #3
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Thank you its our pleasure to be here.

Yes we are looking at C&C 27 mark1 also looking at an O'Day 28 There where a few Colombia's..

But then my wife likes Cats , she likes the roominess , the stability and looks.
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What part of the world are you in? I have a friend that is selling a Columbia 26.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Hope you can find the boat of your dreams and take a basic sailing class as well.
kind regards,
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Old 24-01-2013, 22:24   #6
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@Skipmac,

We are from Montreal, Qc at this very moment I am seeing the Polar bears heading south on the 87

Its a balmy -22C

@SkiprJohn

Thank you, looking forward , though we have many things to learn , we are very eager to get started.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, TG.
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Old 25-11-2013, 19:50   #11
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Update:

Finally bought our boat, a smaller C&C 25 , 1974, in perfect condition. The marina is about a 20 minute drive from home. So we will be sailing every weekend. As soon as spring arrives.
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:58   #12
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Just a quick note to those who are on the fence about purchasing a sailboat.

BUY NOW ! get into sailing asap. You will learn how to sail, derive immense pleasure and start to get a feel for what you like.

This is NOT like buying a car by feature list.

We had a great season sailing in 2014, learned how to sail, made new friends, went out on other peoples boat, crewed on others and cannot wait to start our 2015 season. And all this from a small older 25 footer

GO NOW !!
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