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Old 05-04-2008, 14:21   #1
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Wyoming Sailor goes Bluewater - New to forum

Short hello - in an accidental imitation of Lyle Lovett's "Boat and Pony" song, we from Wyoming have finally followed through on the long held cruising dream and put it into concrete action ---

Last year, put the place in Wyoming in "cold storage" (so to speak), scoured the coastal US and ended up buying a beautifully equipped Mason 33 in San Diego a year ago (March). Out cruising, ended up here in San Francisco Bay area this January for awhile, earning $$ for the cruising kitty, gaining valuable cold water / current experience for northern adventure dreams, and working on boat projects.

We both have extensive ocean travel backgrounds on little sailboats, kayaks, and other people's larger sailboats. Having crewed on a handful of passages, it is fun to be out working towards that big dream and leap on our own.

Looking forward to contributing to and gleaning from the wonderful cameraderie of cruisers that we have experienced for years out on the water --- nice to have access to that online!
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Old 05-04-2008, 14:41   #2
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Howdy neighbor--doing the same thing: Newport, Oregon from Pocatello, Idaho. Had enough snow to last a lifetime! Welcome to the forum.
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Old 05-04-2008, 15:06   #3
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it look like the Mason 33 are beautifull , great boat.
when i look in google at San Diego or San Fransico, i see big cities ...
look a bit dounting where where i am " Noosa Australia"
i am in Australia , and will be coming in June to try to find a similar sailing boat.
i try to see , or imagine places of sailing there is San Diego and San fransisco i do search and go on "your tube" , it is a bit confusing.
do you know any areal video , we can see on the internet like we have here about Sydney harbourt or other part of Australia?
are you on a marina there or an anchorage?
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Old 05-04-2008, 16:38   #4
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Welcome Windsaloft:

I lived in Montana for 10 years and now have my boat in Astoria OR. I'm heading down the coast in May to SF. Perhaps we need to organize a sailing get together for Cruisers Forum members in SF.

Good luck with the boat.
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Old 05-04-2008, 19:13   #5
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You know, a June gathering would be fun --- Angel Island / Sam's could be a decent destination involving food and good anchorage nearby.......

Has something like that been done before?
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WINDSALOFT,

You're making me miss home. It's worth the fee to overnight at Angel Island. Even better if you have a bike, or can walk the circumference of the island. Beautiful views with a picnic lunch. ENJOY your stay in the Bay Area......
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It has been discussed but to my knowledge not done. Sam's and Angel Island do sound good. I might just take the Angel Island route and skip the expense of Sam's -- though in a previous life I drank and sailed there on a regular basis.
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