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Old 03-08-2017, 05:03   #1
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Sailing has been my hobby for 35 years. In the warm waters of Malaysia, I usually started sailing (in a small dinghy) by doing a capsize drill and finished with another capsize drill. Here in NZ I found that the water is freezingly cold. So, I use a boat that does not capsize. Large trailer yachts cannot capsize but they cannot plane either. They are excellent for cruising and for exploring the many fresh water lakes near Rotorua, Taupo and the harbours at Raglan, Tauranga and Paihia.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, David.
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Old 04-08-2017, 19:33   #3
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Thank you, I have been busy reading the threads. It appears that many of your members are very experienced long distance cruisers. I am more of a weekend sailor on a 21 footer. Am I in the wrong forum?
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David, I don't know. Everybody's welcome here, with the exceptions of spammers and trolls. But there might be forums based on day sailers that might be more to your liking. There are also a number of motor boats represented here.

However, there are lots of goodies that don't show easily, here, and one of them I recently learned is that if you double click on the Forums tabs, there's a lot more shows up on that page.

Why don't you browse around and see what fits best for you?

Enjoy, and welcome aboard.

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However, there are lots of goodies that don't show easily, here, and one of them I recently learned is that if you double click on the Forums tabs, there's a lot more shows up on that page.
Why don't you browse around and see what fits best for you?
Enjoy, and welcome aboard.
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Thank you for the (double click) tip. I will browse around some more. I moved to NZ in 1995. There are so many fresh water lakes here for me to explore that I seldom sail in sea water.
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Thank you for the (double click) tip. I will browse around some more. I moved to NZ in 1995. There are so many fresh water lakes here for me to explore that I seldom sail in sea water.
NZ is a beautiful place. We were car touring with some friends on the South Island, a few years back, and the woman in the couple said, "They could save a lot of money if instead of placing the signs with the cameras around, they posted ones with a circle with a line through it superimposed on the cameras. There would are so many less places for those."

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