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Old 09-07-2015, 16:26   #1
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Newbies from Alaska!

Greetings! After years of dreaming (I think that is a requirement), my husband and I are suddenly the new owners of a 30 foot Hunter, named "Perspective" located in Seward, Alaska.

We are 45 & 46, almost empty-nesters, and live in Wasilla, AK.

We have already appreciated the wealth of knowledge to be gleaned from this forum, and look forward to continued support now that we have something specific to talk about!
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Old 09-07-2015, 16:48   #2
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Re: Newbies from Alaska!

Welcome and congratulations!
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Welcome to the community,- 'keep us posted of your adventures!
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Re: Newbies from Alaska!

Howdy and Welcome Aboard CF!

Alaska is such a GREAT place! What a wonderful place to have a boat.

There are several CF members in Alaska.

There are also some "social groups" that are more focused on special interests, and as I saw, they can be fun for their members.

Cruisers & Sailing Forums - All Groups

Here are a couple you might find interesting:

Mermaids Group (206 members)
It is for women sailors and boat owners. It has 206 members. Cruisers & Sailing Forums - ~~Mermaids Group~~

Pacific Coast Sailors Group (74 members)
Cruisers & Sailing Forums - Pacific Coast Sailors

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And, make sure you check out the Cruising WIKI that is found via the tab up on the top menu bar of the forum. It has a LOT of information in it you might find fun, interesting, or helpful. It has cruising guides too.

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Old 12-02-2016, 22:26   #5
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Welcome,

We are located in Soldotna if you have any area specific questions. We also keep our boat in Seward.

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Re: Newbies from Alaska!

I would love to cruise Alaska, but getting the boat there would be a real chore. I guess the solution is to purchase a boat in Alaska to make a cruise.
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Old 13-02-2016, 00:20   #7
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I would love to cruise Alaska, but getting the boat there would be a real chore. I guess the solution is to purchase a boat in Alaska to make a cruise.
Dave, we are heading south, crew will be needed for a few legs of the trip...

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Re: Newbies from Alaska!

Congratulations on your new boat, AKshanmar, and welcome to the forum!

I kept a boat in Seward many years ago [right before the coal loading facility was built...] I tried Whittier as well [back when the train was the only option through the tunnel...] and ultimately settled on Valdez for several years.

You have a great area to explore while becoming familiar with your new boat, and are 'just around the corner' from Prince William Sound when you get ready to stretch your wings...

Best wishes with your journey, and safe travels.

Cheers!

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Old 13-02-2016, 13:11   #9
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Re: Newbies from Alaska!

Bill-
Thanks for the positive encouragement. Sailing in Alaska is a whole different can of worms than most people's idea of sailing! I was visiting with someone from FL, and she couldn't imagine sailing in anything more than a bikini... layers of neoprene, raincoats, hats, and gloves.... was beyond her comprehension.

We almost bought a boat in Whittier, but are really glad we settled on Seward. The drive to get to our boat is and hour and a half longer, but it is nice to have services when we get there, and the sailing is much better. (I kind of miss the giant shrimp outside of Whittier however!)

We are looking forward to more sailing this summer... maybe I'll get to wear a long sleeve t-shirt a day or two!

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Welcome,

We are located in Soldotna if you have any area specific questions. We also keep our boat in Seward.

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Joel & Jeanette-
What is the name of your boat? Maybe we will run into you this summer!
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Re: Newbies from Alaska!

And for the Woman in your party, I suggest joining Facebook groups: Women Who Sail, and Women Who Sail in the Pacific Northwest. Both are terrific sources of female (only, closed groups) information, and comradery.
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What is the name of your boat? Maybe we will run into you this summer!
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She is at the very end of 'O' dock.

Hope to meet up! As soon as we get things wound up here on land we are hoping to sail south by fall.
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Welcome to CF AK...
Good to see your connecting so quickly..
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Old 13-02-2016, 15:12   #14
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Re: Newbies from Alaska!

Hey our boat is in Seward as well. We crossed from Japan this year. We are down in the lower 48 now trying to earn some beer money for cruising this summer. We plan to be back in Seward in April sometime. Hopefully catch up with you then.

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Re: Newbies from Alaska!

Welcome!

We are neighbors of yours in Seward. Come on down to H Dock, we are right near Sari Timur on Sassona. Hope to see you out sailing!

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