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Old 18-01-2011, 10:32   #1
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Hi all, someone complained about us lurkers. So I'll come out and start being sociable.

I am a 30yr old dialysis patient that lives in Kansas City, MO. I've never seen the Ocean, and the largest boat I've been on was a pontoon in a lake. But I want to go sailing! Specifically around the world, but right now that is a lottery dream, so I'm indulging myself here and a few other places. My dream boat is an Antares 44i. And once I get that retirement package I'll have her commissioned.
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Old 18-01-2011, 10:35   #2
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Welcome to CF..... good to have a convert.... keep that dream alive and it'll happen... maybe not an Antares 44 but what the hell.....
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Old 18-01-2011, 11:16   #3
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Welcome neighbor!

You might be miles from the ocean, but with Smithville up the road, you have sailing right in your back yard. You might even be able to crew on one of the boats there and we even have a yacht club.... sort of. If you are interested check out the website and come to a social.

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Old 18-01-2011, 11:19   #4
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Hi all, someone complained about us lurkers. So I'll come out and start being sociable.

I am a 30yr old dialysis patient that lives in Kansas City, MO. I've never seen the Ocean, and the largest boat I've been on was a pontoon in a lake. But I want to go sailing! Specifically around the world, but right now that is a lottery dream, so I'm indulging myself here and a few other places. My dream boat is an Antares 44i. And once I get that retirement package I'll have her commissioned.

I didn't complain about the lukers, just challenged you all to join.

If you get your hoped for response to your drinking and drugs thread will that help your boat dreaming

Welcome to the light.
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Old 28-01-2011, 12:34   #5
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We're all dreamers here. Some are able to live it.
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Old 28-01-2011, 14:36   #6
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Welcome,
Absolutely nothing wrong with your dream - and make sure you enjoy making it happen.
And do not be shy - take up that local yacht club invitation.........you've nothing to loose.
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Old 28-01-2011, 14:47   #7
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I plan to go up to the yacht club in the spring. Start watching the races. I can't participate until I get a transplant though. I do what's called peritoneal dialysis, where I have a catheter in my abdomen. That means I can't swim, and hence can't pass the test to sail at the YC. But I can still watch and get to know everyone. And once I do get a transplant, we are off and away!
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Sounds like a plan or at least a great start. and welcome to the CF
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