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Old 30-07-2018, 22:49   #1
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Hello from Texas

I've been lurking on this forum forever, finally joined back in 2011, and decided its time I actually post something now that it is 2018.

Casting off the dock lines in November to start cruising with my wife and two sons, ages 10 and 12. We are very excited to live the cruising life full time!
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Old 30-07-2018, 23:16   #2
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Re: Hello from Texas

So what are your plans? Will you be cruising full time? As you prepare your boat for cruising, don’t be afraid to ask advice. There are a lot of experienced cruisers on this site, and many of us have cruised with families.

If your wife has not yet found it, there is another website “Women WhoSail”. Most of the Admirals enjoy this site and find it useful.

Cheers!

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PS. We left Seabrook Marina in 2015.
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Old 30-07-2018, 23:53   #3
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So what are your plans? Will you be cruising full time? As you prepare your boat for cruising, don’t be afraid to ask advice. There are a lot of experienced cruisers on this site, and many of us have cruised with families.

If your wife has not yet found it, there is another website “Women WhoSail”. Most of the Admirals enjoy this site and find it useful.

Cheers!

Steve

PS. We left Seabrook Marina in 2015.


We are planning on cruising full time. We are going to ease around to Florida then the Bahamas, at first. If everyone still likes cruising we will just keep going.

She is a member of “Women Who Sail” she loves the group.

We are in Watergate Marina. It’s great to hear from a local who is out there now!
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Old 31-07-2018, 02:31   #4
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Re: Hello from Texas

Greetings and belated welcome aboard the CF, Unwritten.
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Old 31-07-2018, 12:37   #5
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Greetings and belated welcome aboard the CF, Unwritten.


Thanks for the welcome!
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Old 31-07-2018, 12:58   #6
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We are planning on cruising full time. We are going to ease around to Florida then the Bahamas, at first. If everyone still likes cruising we will just keep going.

She is a member of “Women Who Sail” she loves the group.

We are in Watergate Marina. It’s great to hear from a local who is out there now!


Hello neighbor! We’re in watergate as well and preparing to head out again in a year.
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Old 31-07-2018, 13:13   #7
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Hello neighbor! We’re in watergate as well and preparing to head out again in a year.


Awesome. I hope to see you around the docks!
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:48   #8
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Re: Hello from Texas

Here’s another Howdy from Texas!

Bon Voyage on your upcoming cruising life!
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:44   #9
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Re: Hello from Texas

Hello from another mostly lurker! I fell like yall are about a decade ahead of me but I'm getting started. Currently finishing the climb out of a debt hole, about to move from access to someone else's Capri 22 (the best kind of boat, right) to buying my own 80s-early 90's 30-35 cruiser to gain the experience of larger boat systems and start getting offshore experience.


Current loose plan (because we all know things will change) is to start our family, use the boat I'm currently working to buy to make sure we like the cruising lifestyle, making short trips to first Corpus/Port Arthur/Padre then stretching it east to Pensacola or the Floribama area on work vacations, then pushing for a longer trip to Isla Mujeres or the Keys. All of this will be while we both work so that around the time our kids are 10+ or so, then making the real jump from either here or the Europe area to make a West to East Circumnavigation as a family, before returning after 3-4 years to "real life" until retirement.

If any of yall are looking for crew, especially either leaving from or coming to the Houston/Galveston area, feel free to reach out! Very excited for you Unwritten.
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Old 04-08-2018, 21:16   #10
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Bon Voyage on your upcoming cruising life!


Howdy back at you. Thanks
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Old 04-08-2018, 21:43   #11
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Hello from another mostly lurker! I fell like yall are about a decade ahead of me but I'm getting started. Currently finishing the climb out of a debt hole, about to move from access to someone else's Capri 22 (the best kind of boat, right) to buying my own 80s-early 90's 30-35 cruiser to gain the experience of larger boat systems and start getting offshore experience.





Current loose plan (because we all know things will change) is to start our family, use the boat I'm currently working to buy to make sure we like the cruising lifestyle, making short trips to first Corpus/Port Arthur/Padre then stretching it east to Pensacola or the Floribama area on work vacations, then pushing for a longer trip to Isla Mujeres or the Keys. All of this will be while we both work so that around the time our kids are 10+ or so, then making the real jump from either here or the Europe area to make a West to East Circumnavigation as a family, before returning after 3-4 years to "real life" until retirement.



If any of yall are looking for crew, especially either leaving from or coming to the Houston/Galveston area, feel free to reach out! Very excited for you Unwritten.


Sounds like you have a great plan! 10+ is a good age. Our oldest at 12 is about to get to the dreaded teenage years and we figured now or never! Best of luck with your endeavors. Feel free to pm me with any questions.
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