I have been hanging out here for the last year and a bit, having caught the sailing bug after a bout of staring out the hospital window onto the Bay of Quinte after medical
problems. A WTF moment that lead me to want to go sailing and ultimately here.
I try very hard to not waste people's time by asking the same old questions, so mostly spend my time in the archives
. When I do pop out with a question, it never amazes me the time and effort people will give to steer me in the right direction. I even occasionally contact directly a member
with same effect. The generosity of complete strangers is unbelievable.
In the past year and a half, I have gone from hospital bed
to a sailing library some 2 1/2 lineal feet, hundreds if not thousands of hours reading, Bay of Quinte Yacht Club membership
, the YCA Basic Cruiser's live aboard
coarse, walking more than a few piers with more than a few brokers, and finally the purchase
of an Ontario
32. Next season , I might (Don't tell my wife I said might, she'll have my spherical anatomical parts
...) even get on the water
if I get enough fixed to make the boat seaworthy
So thank you all those who have donated their time and knowledge to our passion, both to me and all the other new sailors
that wander this way. Cruiser's Forum is first class. I've tries other forums
, but keep finding myself back here after temporarily straying.
All the best to everyone.