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Old 24-07-2006, 15:56   #1
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Sailor trying to turn Cruiser

Hello all.

I'm from Bradenton, FL and have been sailing about 10 years now. I started out on a Hobie 16 when I was 15 and progressed to a G-Cat 5.7M about 8 months later. I've sailed the G-Cat ever since. I bought a 1974 Seafarer 24 on the East Coast when I was 18, bought a trailer when I was 19 and finally hauled the boat across the state. Being young and foolish I did a very bad job sanding the hull down and it requires a complete fairing job before it can be painted. I still haven't faired it- or sailed it. I got distracted with Jeeps for about 5 years but am now trying to sell off everything and fix the Seafarer up so I can either sell it or sail it. I'm also working on the design for a 32' Cat Ketch that I'd like to build someday. I'm really a multihuller at heart, but more likely a monohuller in budget.
I aspire to sail around the world (and keep cruising after I've done that), and want to leave on that trip before I turn 30.

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Old 25-07-2006, 01:25   #2
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Aloha Seafarer,
Welcome aboard!! You'll get plenty of answers and advice on this forum. Good luck on your goals (dreams).
There are plenty of multihullers here on the forum. I have sailed Hobies, Cross tris, Piver tris but prefer monohulls. Everyone to their own taste, eh?
Kind Regards, --JohnL--

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Old 25-07-2006, 14:39   #3
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Welcome aboard!

You have got a big advantage over most of us crusty salts; youth! Plenty of time to get the your sh1t in a pile! You will find plenty of good advice to be found here, and lots of freindly folks too.
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Old 25-07-2006, 17:44   #4
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Seafarer, Go for it. Remember, it doesn't have to be perfect to sail. Go with what ya got. Enjoy. You will figure out what you need as you go along.
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