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Old 02-07-2012, 13:24   #1
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Hi all!

A quick introduction. I live in a small town in Ohio minimum 45 minutes from a body of water. Something hammered me over the head about three weeks ago and I have the sudden need to learn to sail. I hope this begins a journey for me and my family. I'm 35 years old with a couple of kids and by next summer I'll have a boat in the water.


As I've begun this journey I've spent a lot of time on here reading your forums and have to tell you that I'm blown away. It's really hard for me to believe there there is a more active, helpful, and insightful collection of people anywhere on the Internet. If this forum is any kind of a reflection of the sailing community, I can't wait to join it. I'm not an owner yet and it will be a little while before I hit the water. I'm reading what and what I can and doing my best to learn from all of you. I just didn't feel right lurking around your board without commending this site and its members.


Thanks everyone!
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, BuckeyeGuy.
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Old 02-07-2012, 15:21   #3
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Hi all!

A quick introduction. I live in a small town in Ohio minimum 45 minutes from a body of water. Something hammered me over the head about three weeks ago and I have the sudden need to learn to sail. I hope this begins a journey for me and my family. I'm 35 years old with a couple of kids and by next summer I'll have a boat in the water.


As I've begun this journey I've spent a lot of time on here reading your forums and have to tell you that I'm blown away. It's really hard for me to believe there there is a more active, helpful, and insightful collection of people anywhere on the Internet. If this forum is any kind of a reflection of the sailing community, I can't wait to join it. I'm not an owner yet and it will be a little while before I hit the water. I'm reading what and what I can and doing my best to learn from all of you. I just didn't feel right lurking around your board without commending this site and its members.


Thanks everyone!
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Welcome aboard! I agree!
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you posting here.
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Welcome to CF... more praise... more praise....
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Old 23-07-2012, 20:41   #7
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I agree. Something happens at about mid-thirties which causes one to say, "Wait a minute, I have things that I need to learn to do, I have a life I need to pursue!" I am proud you are "going for it!" I am too! It's gonna be a blast!
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Welcome...gonna start with a boat on the Great Lakes? Good training.
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make sure the wife is on board with your plan. Talk about it lots, get the kids involved from the start, else like me you may be sailing alone. :-(
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Welcome aboard!

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Something hammered me over the head about three weeks ago and I have the sudden need to learn to sail.
So, he got you too? Probably the field-rep for CF...he gets around. By sailing, naturally.
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Welcome to CF, you have found the right place. My first live aboard cruising was before the Internet, GPS, and weather FAX, and at anchorages we were a tight knit group. Back then the only way to stay in touch with each other was via HAM radio, and most had their licenses back then. Now cruising has come of age, the two big scary unknowns (where am I, and where is the weather?) are just a push of a button away, so many now are joining the ranks and think a sextant is an adult toy.
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.... If this forum is any kind of a reflection of the sailing community, I can't wait to join it....
I think you will find the real world cruising community is very much like this virtual community.
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