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Old 10-10-2006, 09:20   #1
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Soon to be Sailing Caribbean

I am a new member and joined as I am going to be leaving on my first cruising trip in November - a four-week trip - on a catamaran in the Caribbean. If all works out, I am hoping to make a life change and go sailing full time. The person I am joining has circumnavigated once and plans on sailing for another five years plus.

From what I've read in print and on the internet, everyone is hooked on the cruising lifestyle quickly. Sooooo - here goes.

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Old 10-10-2006, 14:01   #2
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My wife and I moved from Minneapols about 4 years ago to the Chesapeake Bay to be able to do more sailing. We learned to sail in MN for the most part. While getting hooked on the lifestyle may be quickly it would serve you well to get into the details of the business of working a boat. Lots of god information here so explore the waters and post questions that are of interest to your goals.

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Old 10-10-2006, 14:17   #3
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Aloha Mnsail,
Welcome aboard. Ask anything you like on this forum. Sooner or later someone will come up with a reasonable answer.
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Old 13-10-2006, 09:25   #4
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Welcome!!!!!!!!!! YUP, it's easy to get hooked!

We bought our boat last September and spent the winter cruising the west coast of Mexico (San Carlos to Manzanillo). By May, "I" was ready for some 'land time' so we sailed back to San Carlos, put her on the hard and headed back home (mountains of Arizona). After about three weeks, I was ready to hit the seas again . . . soooo it was a looooong summer 'landlocked' here in Arizona!

We just put her back in the water and are ready to head south next month! This year we plan to go on down to ZWhat and attend SailFest!

Have a wonderful time . . . it's quite an adventure!!!!!

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