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Chef David 01-03-2015 18:22

The journey begins...
It's finally happened...we've bought a boat and are preparing to cast off to cruise the world's oceans. I grew up on and around boats but haven't sailed in over 10 years. My fiancee has never sailed. Wish us luck!!

We'll be casting off from the West Coast in a few weeks and planning to make the Pacific crossing to Tahiti and the Marquesas by mid-May.

It's big, I know...we welcome any and all advice and encouragement. Anyone making similar crossings/timings give a call to the s/v Rain Dog and join us for dinner aboard at any port along the way. I love to cook and to have others to cook for.

Cheers all!! - David and Gia

Greg4cocokai 01-03-2015 18:39

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David, on my phone I can't see how big or builder. We set out 8-1/2 yrs ago on 65' schooner from Long Beach with girlfriend and 6 yr old daughter. Now completed the loop, in Costa Rica, headed home. Good luck on your voyage!

Greg s/v Cocokai

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Ex-Calif 01-03-2015 20:10

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Friendly advice - head south to Mexico first to get your sea legs and some skills refreshing.

Oceandeep 01-03-2015 22:29

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Have you considered joining the Pacific Puddle Jump event? They are leaving about the same time and can provide you with some support along the way i.e. radio net with fellow sailors, help with visa in French Polynesia, etc. Check them out at Pacific Puddle Jump Official Web Site

GordMay 02-03-2015 06:03

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, David & Gia.

Prairie Chicken 02-03-2015 06:06

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Congrats & welcome aboard. What type of boat, and where are you leaving from?

Chef David 02-03-2015 09:29

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Thanks for the welcome all! Rain Dog is an Islander 33

RainDog 02-03-2015 12:39

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Congrats. I love your boat name :)

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Greenhand 02-03-2015 12:47

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Have your girlfriend and daughter take sailing lessons.

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