Hello to all. I'm newly registered...been lurking here for awhile before I registered so please accept my apologies. This is a great forum that has helped me pass many a rainy day and sleepless night...and yes I'll admit, I get on in the middle of the day when I should be doing other things too. :-) I am impressed by the civility here as opposed to some of the other forums
and I'm glad to be a registered member
I live aboard and having been in that lifestyle for about 15 years I like to think I take things with a grain of salt
and a dose of reality without being thin-skinned. I am "apolitical" which comes from 26 years in the military (retired now).
Unfortunately, my old girl has been a dock
queen since the war started in '01 so I haven't had much time underway since then. Back-to-back military deployments are hell on cruising plans. I'm looking forward to getting back to my favorite Bahamas
cruising grounds (Exumas) next summer once I put some extra cash in the slop chest. Well anyway, I'm glad to have finally come aboard the forum.