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I've been lurking and reading thousands of posts over the last few years. Naturally I've learned tons and will continue to learn in the future. My experiences with sailing are about to seriously expand, I have recently inherited an Allied Princess 36. My father left this to me and I have spent the winter doing all the things that need doing. Well most anyway. My other boat is a small Nordica 16, a lovely little day sailor and before that was an evil Venture 25.

As you can see I've made quite the leap. This boat will allow me to do what I have always wanted to do but could not due to limitations of my boat. That of course is blue water sailing.

I have a bit of a plan over the next few years. Upgrade my sailing skills on the Chesapeake to more familiarize myself with this ketch, then move outwards and south towards warmer climes.

If anyone has any input for me as to how best to achieve this plan, please chime in.

Mark Schwenk
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