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Old 08-08-2009, 21:44   #1
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Hello everyone,

Just wanted to introduce myself and say what a pleasure it's been
reading this forum over the last few days.
I have learned more here in a week than I have scouring the internet for the past year.
I am 49 and have decided I want to live on a sailboat. (I know, you have heard this before)
I had the money to buy a modest 28-32 footer until the economy took a nose dive and I found myself back to square one...oh well.
With a bit of luck I hope to be back in the market in a year.
This forum and all the stories and opinions from those of you who have been there and back have really inspired me to not give up the dream and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I will be living alone on the boat but I really want to sail her too since that's what they are made for.
I want to base out of NW Florida and go south to the keys and caribe and maybe to mexico at some point.
I have read so many of the threads on the perfect seaworthy single hander that my head is still spinning.
I know I'll be spending a lot of time here doing research so please forgive me if I start to drive people crazy with questions.
I promise to do a search though to try and answer my questions before posting them.
Again, thanks for this site and I look forward to posting that magical first pic of MY boat!
Cheers!
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Old 08-08-2009, 22:44   #2
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Welcom Aboard..I can relate to the set backs.

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Old 09-08-2009, 11:19   #3
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thanks still raining. Glad to be here!
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:34   #4
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Welcome Aboard bluwater.

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Old 09-08-2009, 14:57   #5
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Old 09-08-2009, 18:25   #6
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thanks everyone for such a welcome to the community
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I am 49 and have decided I want to live on a sailboat. (I know, you have heard this before)
It happens so I wouldn't let it stop you. Some good ideas go forward and continue. Single handing is it's own special variety. You can go where you know you can. You can get better. You can start any way that works.
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Old 09-08-2009, 22:24   #8
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Thank you sir. Nice to hear from Virginia.
Grew up in PG county MD.
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Old 09-08-2009, 22:47   #9
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Right now the economy is sailing to windward. But the good thing about going to windward is that some people decide that the sailing life isn't for them, and they sell out. You can pick up a good yacht for a bargain price when there is financial turmoil.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:37   #10
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Welcome aboard... You will find this to be a very informative and fun site.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:06   #11
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thanks everyone.
I have noticed some great deals on boats for sure.
Looking and saving right now.
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thanks everyone.
I have noticed some great deals on boats for sure.
Looking and saving right now.
yep save all your pennies, ask our kids...as the motto goes when you see something... do you need it or want it...and for dinner grilled cheese, pancakes, PB&J or steak...hint our kids thought we should have named the boat PB&J. Enjoy your hunt and hope you find your special dream
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