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Old 14-01-2011, 22:07   #1
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Hello from the northern gulf coast of Navarre, Florida!

My wife and I both grew up around power boats our whole lives. Our last on was a 38' Owens Aruba.

My thinking has always been that that boat was loud, slow and expensive to run (fuel especially). Why not get a peaceful sailboat, no engine noise, and minimal fuel costs.

Been here a few months before finally getting lessons for my wife and me. We then joined a club that allows us unlimited use of their fleet of Catalina 22's and a 25'.

Even though we just got certified in November, we try to get out at least once a week to build our skills.

Next will be the Coastal Cruising and Barefoot Course then we hope to buy our first sailboat next summer (33-35').

I am getting very inspired reading all the posts here about folks traveling long distances on their boats.

Hope we stay as enthused as we are now.
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Old 14-01-2011, 22:35   #2
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Why not get a peaceful sailboat, no engine noise, and minimal fuel costs.
Welcome. Hope you feel like your quote above holds true for a long time.
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Old 14-01-2011, 23:31   #4
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We just joined the CF today and even though we are new ourselves--Welcome aboard and hope you like this site as much as Kim and I. Seems we have a lot in common--we have been down your way often in our power boat but not yet by sail---a sail over to Destin is in our future soon as we build our Gulf sailing experience.

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Old 15-01-2011, 06:32   #5
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We just joined the CF today and even though we are new ourselves--Welcome aboard and hope you like this site as much as Kim and I. Seems we have a lot in common--we have been down your way often in our power boat but not yet by sail---a sail over to Destin is in our future soon as we build our Gulf sailing experience.

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Hi Ottis,

Let me know if you get near Pensacola, my wife and I can maybe meet you guys and pick your brains a little. It sounds like you are about a year ahead of us...LOL!
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Ottis and Kim and Skabeeb,
Welcome aboard the CF.
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