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Old 05-02-2021, 18:35   #1
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Happy greetings!

Thank you for accepting my friendship! I'm waving excitedly from land wishing to be out to sea.

Have a great weekend!
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Old 06-02-2021, 02:58   #2
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Re: Happy greetings!

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Rita.
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Old 06-02-2021, 04:07   #3
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welcome aboard!
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Old 09-02-2021, 12:17   #4
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Thank you!
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Old 10-02-2021, 16:30   #5
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Welcome to the forum. Might not be a good idea to have your email with your signature.
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Old 10-02-2021, 16:46   #6
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Hi,...
What experience do you have in sailing, do you currently own a boat, are you just getting started? Just curious ...not many people just drop by to say just hi....


Welcome
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Re: Happy greetings!

Please do not put an e-mail address. Only exchange them by PM. (Private Message) When you post your e-mail address here, it encourages spam, both to you and to CF.

Rita, sharing your sailing or boating experience here will improve the responses you get when you decide to start asking questions here.

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Old 28-02-2021, 21:08   #8
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Old 28-02-2021, 21:23   #9
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What experience do you have in sailing, do you currently own a boat, are you just getting started? Just curious ...not many people just drop by to say just hi....


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Hi Abe,

I'm just getting started--I think that's the best way to describe my progress.

I come from only the background of fishing in southern California, where I was born. My family did that just about every weekend.

My last big fishing trip on a proper fishing vessel was just last summer--it was awesome! I was on crutches after a knee surgery but that didn't stop me. Excellent fishing!
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Old 28-02-2021, 21:26   #10
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What aspirations do you have?

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Hi there!

I'll try my best to explain my thoughts about sailing and why I started seriously thinking about it.

My background has been fishing off small craft while growing up. My family went out just about every weekend. Fishing is awesome--fun sport and food--and as I am born and raised in southern California, just a few miles from the beach, it was very easy to go fishing.

A couple of years ago I really thought what would excite me would be fishing boats--heavy-duty fishing vessels--and the desire to really get to know the giant tunas. I thought therein was a perfect balance between getting to the water and easily returning to land.

What next happened seems, to me, a kind of progression, albeit in my mind. I kept thinking about sailboats. I wondered why people go sailing--it seems a lot of work and mental agility and focus--and there are risks involved. Slowly, my focus became more ravenous than wanting to do battle with a giant fish; I got hungry to know more about the home the tuna lives in. I want to know the ocean and its inhabitants in a more immersive way. Of course these thoughts morphed into the other bonuses that come with the watery territory, and the challenge from a sport perspective.

If I could narrow my aspirations down by defining them, I'll try now:

I want to see the ocean in its different states.

I want to fish, of course, and eat them, too. I'm getting pretty hooked on the idea of spear fishing--I'd like to learn that.

I want to see what a whale's eye looks like, looking at me, if it can be seen safely. I wish I could touch a sea turtle.

I don't want to be railmeat unless I'm in a race--and racing even for a little fun would be great--but I really want to understand the mechanics and technical side of sailing and working with the actual equipment, hands on.

I don't care if I get seasick. When I was very small I did that.

I want to see the earth from a different vantage point. I want to see what's going on besides just being relegated to other people's videos.

I want to do something great in my life. I don't want to wake up another ten years later wondering where did the days go.

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I'm awake now. Maybe older--definitely wiser. I want to have some FUN!
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LA, OC or San Diego?
If SD I could take you out.
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If SD I could take you out.
Maybe teach us all how to fish...good fishing in Ventura. Maybe we can all go out.
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Maybe teach us all how to fish...good fishing in Ventura. Maybe we can all go out.
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Oh yeah! Fishing is just patience--I love it so much--I kiss the fish!
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LA, OC or San Diego?
If SD I could take you out.
You're an angel! I was born in LA and being so close to the water was so wonderful.

I'd be swimming to you right now...except I'm stuck in Idaho!

I'm trying to get all my ducks in a row to get back to the coast.

Thank you so much--I'll remember your offer!

Sweet--thank you!
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