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Old 17-10-2008, 23:28   #1
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new to the forum..Vancouver

I sail a old Spencer 35 cutter-headed sloop by the name of Haulback - I live in the Vancouver B.C. area so do some local sailing up and down the coast and over into the Gulf Islands quite a bit.
However, my main interest is in ocean sailing - have done a number of crossings from British Columbia to Hawaii and return, as well as a 2 year circumnavigation ...all singlehanded. 3 of the Hawaii trips were as a competitor in the Singlehanded Transpac race from San Francisco to Hanalei Bay
So I do have some experience as to what does and does not least as far as my boat, and my manner of sailing her is concerned.....but am always on the lookout for new ideas and opinions.
Now that I am back home and having to work for the next while, maybe I can 'go cruising' on this forum with all of you!!!


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Old 18-10-2008, 00:25   #2
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Welcome to the Forum Jim…..your kind of experience is a great asset to us all here and we look forward to your comments

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Old 18-10-2008, 04:16   #3
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Old 18-10-2008, 04:19   #4
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I would be very interested in your specific single handed thoughts.
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Old 18-10-2008, 04:37   #5
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Welcome to the Forum, Jim. Your experience will be appreciated here.
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Old 18-10-2008, 10:43   #6
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Aloha Jim,
Welcome aboard! Isn't Hanalei one of the grandest places on earth? Of course you live in a pretty nice place yourself.
Good to have you and your experience here.
Kind regards,
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Old 18-10-2008, 13:31   #7
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Welcome aboard. I am moored in Victoria not too far away.
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Re: new to the forum..Vancouver

If In Cortes bay ,stop at dock to the right( SE of RVYC) 34 Falmouth cutter there , love to hear some tales and collect advise, lot of blueberries, part timer there yet
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Welcome fellow Canuck

You have a wealth of experience to share.


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