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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats
Hello everyone! I typically wouldn't use some random thread to introduce myself to a forum but I've been lurking on this site for a couple years and reading this particular thread from the beginning for the last couple of days.
Anyway, my plans are to finish up some financial obligations, graduate my last kid from high school in June of 2017, and set sail. Been pretty hungry for it for the last 2-3 years so I'm not 100% certain I'll last 3 more years but that's the goal/plan. In all likelihood, I'll buy a boat in the next 12 months and start doing mini cruises and 3 day weekend trips. Anyway...
I don't know exactly what's transpired on this thread lately as I finally stopped reading about 100 pages ago and just jumped to the end. It's nice to see from the last couple of pages however that this thread is at least consistent with the input, contributing members, and general tone. That's really why I chose to finally register.
I was going to give some observation on tone, ganging up and squaring off, and the impression of general bullying but on second thought, I won't. I'll just say that the vast majority of cruisers I've met (both online and in person) seem like amazing and welcoming people. With that said, I found a lot of the posts in this thread kind of surprising. Not because I'm thin skinned (I'd like to think that with almost a decade of combat experience, I'm anything but soft/delicate) but just because a lot of it seemed kind of cheap, petty, and very personal. -In my honest opinion-
Well, with all that said... hi everyone! I look forward to many more years of lurking and learning on this site as I know I'll probably have very little practical input seeing as how I have very little hands on experience with small cruising sailboats (practically zero compared to present company!)