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Old 02-08-2008, 22:47   #1
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Hello from Sausalito

Hello all. I grew up in Venezuela and while a teenager my dad owned several sailboats. Our typical sail would be a 12 hour trip to the Los Roques Islands..I really miss it.
I moved to the states at 16, and that was the end of my sailing. Now at 42 I bought a large boat in some disrepair and plan to fix it and sail again.
The boat is currently in Sausalito, CA
I am curious as to what would be a good sailing club... or even if its worth joining one. I havent lifted sail yet as I wish to fix the engine first.. so I am just tinkering with the boat for now.
And after reading the thread on 'Study cases' for drowned skippers all blood drained from my face and I had the chills.. so now I'll be spending more time and money on jacklines, lifesling, harnesses and the like.

Nice to meet you all..
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Old 03-08-2008, 04:33   #2
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Welcome to Cruisers Forum, Andrejs!

A "fixer-upper" is a good way to get back into sailing, if you have the time and skills. By the time you're sailing again, you'll know everything there is to know about her. Is your Samson a ferro?
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Hi Andresj and welcome to the group.

It seems like you have a big project on your hands. Good luck in getting her ready to sail.
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Old 03-08-2008, 08:47   #4
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Hi A:

Welcome aboard. Sausalito is a wonderful sailors town. There are lots of knowledgable people in the area. As fara as sailing clubs the two bigones in the area are Sausilito Yacht Club and Sausilito Cruising Club. Therse are good clubs they host races and cruises. A good way to meet people who are sailors. Good luck with your project.
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Old 03-08-2008, 09:22   #5
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Aloha Andre,
Welcome aboard! What kind of boat are you fixing? Just curious.
There are a lot of places to get boat work done in the Bay area and one of the best scrap metal places there in San Leandro that I have ever seen.
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Welcome, Andrejs!

You've landed in a fabulous place, if you don't already know it :-)

I used to teach sailing Cass' Marina. If you drop in, say "hi" to Lois...she still runs the place after some 35+ years!

Envy you. Enjoy the area.

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