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Old 10-02-2014, 08:27   #1
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Power to Sail

Hi from a long time lurker (8 years maybe). Long story short. I wanted to buy a sailboat years back but couldnt find the "right" boat. I actually was doing more working so I wasnt able to cruise anyway. I didnt want to be a dock Queen. Then I bought a 43' Hatteras. It really was the only way I could get my wife hooked on living aboard. Three years later we have been traveling the ICW and making new friends and loving every minute of the cruising life style. We have been in Boot Key for the last three weeks and taking off for Cape Coral Tomorrow. We will end up in Stuart, Fl. as too work (yuk) a couple months. We have seen some fantastic cruising sailboats here and were asked to go out sailing on a mono and a Cat. I think we are hooked. We love our Hatteras, so it will be hard to part with her. I look towards finding that "right" boat again to do some long range cruising.

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Old 10-02-2014, 15:46   #2
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Re: Power to Sail

Welcome to the forum and good luck on your's half the fun.

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow - what a ride!"
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Old 16-02-2014, 18:36   #3
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
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Old 16-02-2014, 19:08   #4
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Re: Power to Sail

Welcome "Magnawake".........when you find that "right" sail boat'll have to name it "nowake"........
enjoy the winds for they are free

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