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Old 11-07-2019, 16:25   #1
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Greetings from the desert!

Hi all,
I live in central Arizona, am a musician and an artist. I sailed many, many years ago (1978-82) on the Chesapeake. My boyfriend--at the time--had a 40' wooden ketch, with a 6' draft! We had to be very careful, but we had a ton of fun gunkholing and exploring the islands in the Bay.

Just recently, my husband and I were invited to go sailing on a 20' Catalina on Lake Pleasant in AZ. I had forgotten how much I loved sailing! So here I find myself looking at sailboats, haunting the classifieds and trolling Craigslist.

As I am close to retiring, I'm looking for where my next sailing adventure will be. I'd love to do the Chesapeake again.

I have many questions, so I'll be watching this forum!!!

Thanks for adding me.....
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, D-Squared.
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Old 12-07-2019, 05:57   #3
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Re: Greetings from the desert!

Welcome to CF. I had to laugh when I read your post. Back in November 2017, while I was spending the winter in Scottsdale, I took sailing lessons on Lake Pleasant. Until that day I had never set foot on a sail boat. It was a life changing experience for me. Long story short, I am in the process of selling my house, most of my worldly possessions, and in December, I will be moving onto my new boat full time and eventually I will set sail for Europe, and from there, who knows.

Best of luck as you pursue your dreams!
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Re: Greetings from the desert!

Damn, just like me... Sailing in the Chesapeake, then career on top of a mountain, built my own boat in a horse pasture (don't do it) and down the rivers to Florida for retirement. Do keep in touch. The forum has been a great place for me to fill in the holes in my understanding, and then occasionally explain something to someone else.
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Thank you everyone for the warm welcome! I look forward to many discussions.......
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