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SailingJeeper 27-08-2015 12:42

New From NC
Hi everyone. New from Charlotte, NC. I'm not a sailor by any stretch of the imagination, but am very interested in sailing. I joined CF as a means to get information and try to make the most educated decisions I can for purchasing and sailing a smaller vessel. I love to travel and camp. My trusty Jeep has been my means of doing both so far, but would like to branch out away from the East Coast at some point. Sailing seems interesting and very rewarding.
If anyone near the coast here needs a day crew on some weekends, and would be willing to teach squid a thing or two ... I'm your man.

JPA Cate 27-08-2015 13:19

Re: New From NC
Sailiing Jeeper,

Your meets & greets is a fine ad for want-to-crew. CF also has a forum for Crew wanted/volunteer. You may get more response if you re-post in that forum.

[Some people read the forums that they're interested in, rather than always searching "new posts."]

Good luck with it.


Waterway Guide 28-08-2015 05:40

Re: New From NC
Welcome aboard!

ohdrinkboy 28-08-2015 07:35

Re: New From NC
Welcome Jeeper. I'm just up the road on Lake Norman. Consider joining Outrigger Yacht Club. Outrigger Yacht Club - Home

Racing is a good way to learn fast.


Steadman Uhlich 04-09-2015 07:41

Re: New From NC
Howdy and Welcome Aboard CF SailingJeeper!

Since you are new to this forum, let me mention a few things you might miss but that could help you more enjoy your time here:

There is an amazing amount of shared knowledge found in the thousands of threads on this forum. If one has a common question, the answers are usually there, often with different possible solutions. The trick is finding those threads and answers as they can be "lost" in the many threads, which are often not titled well.

Here are my favorite Tips for newcomers to this forum:

Take a look at the Cruising WIKI that is found via the tab up on the top menu bar of the forum. It has a LOT of information in it you might find fun, interesting, or helpful.

Looking for Quick Answers?

This is the best and fastest method I have found to the answers I seek here.
Since you are relatively new to the forum, here is my favorite friendly forum search tip: Look at the menu bar on the forum pages for the drop down "Search" menu. Click on that to drop down a list of search functions. From that drop down menu select the GOOGLE CUSTOM search feature (the second box down) and then enter several different descriptive or key terms for your topic of interest. That will do a Custom google search of ONLY this site and it is likely to find answers to your questions or results for you. Note: this is VERY different from using the regular forum search box or field (which I never use because of poor search results). Also note, this is NOT found if you use the CF mobile app. It IS found if you use a web browser such as Safari, IE, Firefox, etc.

Note: The ordinary "search" field on this forum has yielded less helpful results for me when I perform searches. That is why I prefer and suggest the use of the alternative "Google Custom Search" instead. I see a very clear and big difference and find the Google Custom Search much easier for scanning (with my eyes) threads for relevant comments and information.

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