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Old 21-10-2017, 16:37   #46
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Re: How did you get bitten?

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I was the first in four generations that had nothing to do with the sea. Being raised in Fraserbrugh, Scotland I did have an appreciation for the old north sea 40-60' fishing boats.

Driving through Barrie Ontario one day I got stopped in traffic next to the marina and instantly fell in love with the boat in the first slip (photo below).
As I sat there admiring it's north sea similarities a fella came along and put a for sale sign on the boat. I pulled over, talked to the guy for five minutes and bought the boat.

Two weeks later I quit my job, went back to school .... advanced piloting, meteorology, radar certification, Transport Canada Masters License, Transport Canada Appointed Tonnage Surveyor, ABYC Standards Certified, Certified Marine Corrosion Analyst and a SAMS Accredited Marine Surveyor. Still at it and still living aboard 25 yrs later. Best life changing buy I ever made.
Wow. This story is beautiful.
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Old 21-10-2017, 16:41   #47
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Re: How did you get bitten?

When my grandmother got me sailing lessons at the age 10 at Lake Merritt in Oakland.

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