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Old 29-11-2021, 17:22   #1
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From the middle of nearby nowhere Central NYS

Nice forum. I don't have a lot to contribute since I have only sailed little sunfish around a lake. That is when I wasn't flipping it over on purpose and scrambling to the dagger board to right it again.
Can't seem to shake this desire to want to go on the ocean and sail over the horizon.
So, someone shoot me before I make a decision that I'll die trying to complete.
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Old 02-12-2021, 17:47   #2
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Hi...Welcome to the forum. We never promote dying only living and having fun sailing...
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Old 02-12-2021, 18:11   #3
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Nice forum. I don't have a lot to contribute since I have only sailed little sunfish around a lake. That is when I wasn't flipping it over on purpose and scrambling to the dagger board to right it again.
Can't seem to shake this desire to want to go on the ocean and sail over the horizon.
So, someone shoot me before I make a decision that I'll die trying to complete.
You may already know that you do not have to Own a Boat to sail over the Horizon.
Ownership is yet another Journey.
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Old 02-12-2021, 18:26   #4
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Metaphorically speaking of course
Thank you for the welcome message. I do appreciate it.
Hope you are well and enjoying the good life.
I wonder how many people on this forum like me who are living a sailor's life vicariously through the escapades of YouTube?
It sure is cheaper for someone to click subscribe, hit the like button and tap that bell to get notified of every new video posted.
Don't have much of a chance to get out on the water. Still have a 9-5 and will most likely have a 9-5 till I'm 75. Effectively rules out a cruisers lifestyle...
I promise to go cruising if I ever win the lottery and after paying off a lifetime of debt, I'll buy a boat and go cruising. Until then, I'll click like, hit subscribe and hope for others to keep getting out there to enjoy the waters.
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Old 02-12-2021, 18:33   #5
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Re: From the middle of nearby nowhere Central NYS

CNY is at best a couple hours from some yacht club that races. Join a crew, it’s free.
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Metaphorically speaking of course
Thank you for the welcome message. I do appreciate it.
Hope you are well and enjoying the good life.
I wonder how many people on this forum like me who are living a sailor's life vicariously through the escapades of YouTube?
It sure is cheaper for someone to click subscribe, hit the like button and tap that bell to get notified of every new video posted.
Don't have much of a chance to get out on the water. Still have a 9-5 and will most likely have a 9-5 till I'm 75. Effectively rules out a cruisers lifestyle...
I promise to go cruising if I ever win the lottery and after paying off a lifetime of debt, I'll buy a boat and go cruising. Until then, I'll click like, hit subscribe and hope for others to keep getting out there to enjoy the waters.
Having lived aboard, I can tell you, these days the Marinas if they offer a live in situation, most are full with waiting lists.
Housing costs.

Most have Made, or Make a choice to cruise or live a sailors life.

But you can just sail the Crap out of someone else's boat as crew if you like that.
Don't have to pay those cost either.

I learned on a sunfish, as a child.
Got into cruising in my 30s now 64.
Spend as much time as I can, not as much as I'd like.
But, all things are temporary.
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Welcome.

I would suggest updating your profile with your general location and your boat make & model or “Looking” in the "Boat" category. This info shows up under your UserName in every post in the web view. Many questions are boat and/or location dependent and having these tidbits under your UserName saves answering those questions repeatedly. If you need help setting up your profile then click on this link: https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...ml#post3308797

I would happily help more if the link above is not enough.
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Welcome.

I would suggest updating your profile with your general location and your boat make & model or “Looking” in the "Boat" category. This info shows up under your UserName in every post in the web view. Many questions are boat and/or location dependent and having these tidbits under your UserName saves answering those questions repeatedly. If you need help setting up your profile then click on this link: https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...ml#post3308797

I would happily help more if the link above is not enough.
Nice of you to make the suggestion and offer Adelie.

I'll take your suggestion under advisement.
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