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Old 19-11-2008, 18:18   #1
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just joined and just wanted to say, Hay ! I live in St.Pete, Fl. I'm looking into a 30 ft live a board, pros an cons, what to buy and what its all about. I could go on but just think I'll lay low and just read for now. Looks like a great place to learn some thing, thanks, Smitt

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Old 19-11-2008, 19:08   #2
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Aloha Smitt,
Welcome aboard! You'll get lots of advice but it would be good for you to tell us whether you like power or sail and whether you want to sail your liveaboard boat or just keep it at the dock.
Good to have you here.
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Old 20-11-2008, 20:23   #3
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welcome aboard, hope we can answer any questions, we'll be glad to help.=)
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Old 20-11-2008, 22:52   #4
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Nah...jump right in VTX..the more the merrier..what are you looking for...Sail or power?
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Old 21-11-2008, 04:57   #5
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Welcome, lots of good ideas and better yet experience on the Cruiser Forum.
Since this seems to be the flow of the subject. I thought I'd let you know that we have an older [30 yo] Morgan OI and really enjoy it. The best part is going from Point A to Point B is relatively fuel cost free. We are glad it has a motor but most travel is on the wind. So, unless money concerns are not a problem or if you plan minimal travel, I'd reccommend sailing. I know people have done liveaboard on smaller boats but I couldn't fathom doing it for any real length of time with 2 people in less than 30'.
You might check out some of Lin and Larry Pardey's books. They've done a lot on smaller and now larger boats [I believe 45 yrs worth!...they're still going strong traveling around the world.]
A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drowned, he said, for he will be going out on a day he shouldn't. But we do be afraid of the sea, and we only be drowned now and again.

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Old 21-11-2008, 05:28   #6
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G'day Smitt and welcome also.
Hope you find the boat you want and hope you get out her cruising asap.
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Old 15-12-2008, 13:19   #7
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Greetings, Smitt.
There's a great bunch of folks here who love to help the newbies (ME!).

I'm doing the same as you, but have to wait until a few things fall into place.

Hope you can find a boat with a garage for the VTX...LOL

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