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Nortonguy 30-09-2018 09:52

Introducing myself
 
Been around boats for many years, but it's been all freshwater. Now moving to a bigger boat and and salt. I'm here to learn. I suspect that there will be a steep learning curve. Thanks!

Jim Cate 30-09-2018 13:38

Re: Introducing myself
 
Well, welcome to CF. With luck, we can help with flattening the learning curve a bit, so ask away when you have questions. You will likely get lots of advice, some of which may be good. Your job then is to decide which is valid and which is BS... a thorny question, but with some diligence you will find which posters to respect and which to ignore... good fun!

And thanks for filling out your profile. So many new CFers fail to do this... the basic info there sure helps us when answering questions.

Enjoy!

Jim

Don C L 30-09-2018 14:34

Re: Introducing myself
 
Welcome aboard Nortonguy! I can't imagine the learning curve is whole lot steeper in salt water than fresh! Except that you may really miss those days when you didn't have to worry about corrosion so much:biggrin: Got any shots of your Tayana? That's a great way to get introduced to and familiar with the bigger saltier ponds!

nigel1 30-09-2018 14:40

Re: Introducing myself
 
Welcome to CF, I'm sure you'll get lots of help

kiwi_colin 30-09-2018 19:11

Re: Introducing myself
 
Hi, I am a kiwi guy that can sail anything with a sail, I own a 20-foot trailer sailer (Alan Wright Tasman 20) and a 1961 16 foot Hartley (the first yacht to be called a trailer sailer). I have campaigned a 12 footer and a Javelin in my younger years.

Jim Cate 30-09-2018 19:34

Re: Introducing myself
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kiwi_colin (Post 2732291)
Hi, I am a kiwi guy that can sail anything with a sail, I own a 20-foot trailer sailer (Alan Wright Tasman 20) and a 1961 16 foot Hartley (the first yacht to be called a trailer sailer). I have campaigned a 12 footer and a Javelin in my younger years.

colin, you should really post a similar note in your own "meets and greets" thread rather than hijacking Nortonguy's introduction. You will likely get more reads and welcomes that way.

Jim

kiwi_colin 30-09-2018 19:40

Re: Introducing myself
 
Sorry, my bad, I thought I was in the meet and greet. Yachts I can handle...computers not so much.

Jim Cate 30-09-2018 20:38

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Quote:

Originally Posted by kiwi_colin (Post 2732303)
Sorry, my bad, I thought I was in the meet and greet. Yachts I can handle...computers not so much.

No worries, Colin. What you need to do is go to the top of the page and find the button that says "forums". Clicking here brings a drop down menu, and at the bottom of it there is a button labeled "start a discussion". Clicking it produces a box with a drop down list of forums, and near the top of that list is "meets and greets". click it and then "go"... and at last, you can post your greeting. It's also a good idea to go to your "user cp" and fill out your profile, with enough detail to help us answer any queries you may come up with.

We look forward to your participation.

Jim

Dan GB 01-10-2018 02:10

Re: Introducing myself
 
Welcome, Nortonguy! There is a wealth of knowledge here that I certainly have enjoyed

GordMay 01-10-2018 04:14

Re: Introducing myself
 
Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Nortonguy.

"Norton": Security, motorcycles, or ... ?

GILow 01-10-2018 04:29

Re: Introducing myself
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kiwi_colin (Post 2732303)
Sorry, my bad, I thought I was in the meet and greet. Yachts I can handle...computers not so much.



On the upside, you have awesome taste in boats! Hartley TS16 is the goods!

GILow 01-10-2018 04:30

Re: Introducing myself
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GordMay (Post 2732457)
Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Nortonguy.

"Norton": Security, motorcycles, or ... ?



Please... not the “security” package. [emoji853]

Nortonguy 01-10-2018 05:23

Re: Introducing myself
 
I was an aircraft mechanic for 25 years. Had a Norton motorcycle. Worked in a small shop and would sometimes wear a jacket with a Norton patch on the back. One day the owner of the aircraft I was working on came in and was asking me about a problem. Later he was talking to the boss and said " Norton says...

GILow 01-10-2018 05:42

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Phew! A much better reason.

Don C L 01-10-2018 21:50

Re: Introducing myself
 
Norton 850 Commando? My dream bike when I was a kid....


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