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Old 15-09-2010, 00:47   #1
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Hello to everyone here.
Yes right now it is a dream, but hopefully soon. My youngest turns 18 in three years, so my plan is to start the process now. I live about an hour from Newport Beach in southern California, so i do have access to the ocean and sailing classes. The wife is not really on board yet (ok maybe a little pun there), but she did say if I took the classes and went out on my own a few times, she would go. It seems the biggest problem I am going to have is finding permanent mooring when I get a boat.

The dream is to leave this "you owe me" society and find others who take responsibility for their own lives, and to go see the world.

I also just purchased a used Tamaya sextant which I have no idea how to use. I plan on getting a bubble horizon to practice and then go to the beach and practice. If anyone knows of classes being held in so cal, please send me the info.
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Old 15-09-2010, 01:11   #2
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Hi Alan - good luck with the dream. Sailing is a wonderful pastime and being on the water the best therapy. This is a good place to get answers to any questions you might have. My son is aproaching 30 now and we love to go cruising together. Hopefully your family will embrace it too.
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Old 15-09-2010, 01:17   #3
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I's fortunate. My post-previous-boats Girlfriend is a bit excited with my future boat acquisition and is looking forward to take boating classes. Wish you the same.
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Old 15-09-2010, 03:50   #4
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It seems the biggest problem I am going to have is finding permanent mooring when I get a boat.
I'd agree with that. What about a slip. Much easier to find and work on your boat. Newport is one of the mo$t co$tly place to start.

You don't say which direction you are from Newport, but there's plenty of slips in San Pedro area right now I believe.
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Tousche, (think thats how you spell it). my youngest also is out in 06/2013, and so am i...setting sail to take advantage of still being young and saying to heck with the 9-5, keep up with the jones, contribute to a 401k, and retire at 65 attitude..good luck with your dreams and see you out there...

p.s. which way is east?
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[QUOTE=Alansdream;521713]The dream is to leave this "you owe me" society and find others who take responsibility for their own lives, and to go see the world.


Hi Alan and welcome! New to this life as well. We had a dream and now it is coming thru. Kids turned 21 and 19 and now they need to take care of themselves. Purchased a boat, 45ft Trawler and will be closing on it 10/15/10. Will become full liveaboard early 2011. We waited long enough.
It is our time to go and see the world wonders.
Go for it Alan!!!
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If youi plan on your wife going with you, take the classes with her or get her to take classes on her own. The city of Newport Beach offers, at least they used to, basic sail training classes in sabots. I can't emphasize how much better it is to learn the basics of wind, sails and waves in a small boat. The reaction to input is so quick that you are forced to learn quickly. It also helps to learn how to sail in a ghost of wind to keep from having to paddle home.

My wife took the training. She'd sailed with me from St Pete to the Chesapeake, two deliveries from SF to Newport and a year of sailing around SoCal. Sailing on a big boat, she just hadn't got the idea of making the boat move under sail. Since we were leaving for the Marquesas, she thought it might be a good idea if she learned to handle the boat if I fell overboard. The courses turned on the light for her and she transfered the knowledge to our W32.
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welcome--goood luck and smooth sailing. san pedro isnt a bad place for sailing either-- good winds most of the time.
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