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Smile Introduction - AboardIndigo

What a great community of boaters here at SailNet!

I've been lurking on this site for a couple of months and thought it was time to sign up and make my first post...

...I was first introduced to sailing at the tender age of 12 with a couple of youth group "learn-to-sail" sails in what I suppose were Laser or Sunfish-like boats. Since then I've always had this tugging at the back of my mind to make a more serious foray into sailing.

This last summer I was given the opportunity to take the CYA keelboat cruising standard as a gift. The course was fantastic (ashore skills were taught in a lighthouse (!), and afloat skills were taught on a Shark 24). Once back in the real world with my freshly minted certification and log book, I knew that I couldn't let all these new skills go to waste!

After scouring the Internet, various publications, and making a few boat visits, I found a Catalina C-22 swing keel and trailer package at a price I liked. Not having to worry about docking for a few years was important to me, and this fit the criteria of what I was looking for in a weekender. Indigo is her name, and you'll be learning about her in more detail as time goes by.

Now that we've got that out of the way...

...I can't wait to contribute in a meaningful way, and more importantly log off everyday confident in the knowledge that I'm a part of a sailing community that's passionate and knowledgable about their (and more importantly others) boats.

Thanks for having me aboard, SailNet!

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Welcome Indigo...a C-22 was my first boat too and we had lots of good times on her.
One of the requirement for new members is to post a photo of themselves.
Our welcome comittee chairman is on vacation at the moment but he will provide a more fitting welcome when he gets back to Portugal! (G)
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Hey Indi - welcome aboard.
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Some here choose to be meaningless at times, but don't let that deter you.

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Welcome aboard! Great choice of boats!!

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Welcome to sailnet... We had an O'Day 22 for 20 years and loved it. You'll have fun with the C22. Also don't forget what Camaraderie mentioned about posting a picture!

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Welcome Indigo...a C-22 was my first boat too and we had lots of good times on her.
One of the requirement for new members is to post a photo of themselves.
Our welcome comittee chairman is on vacation at the moment but he will provide a more fitting welcome when he gets back to Portugal! (G)

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Welcome aboard. Hope you find all the enjoyment you are looking for.

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Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
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Welcome Indigo -
You'll learn alot here. And once the welcome committee chairman gets your picture you will feel right at home...

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things y%^&*.....oh never mind. 90% of the people on sailing forums already use that as their signature! I'm not a conformist.
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Yes, I forgot to mention it is a sailnet custom to post a photo of yourself and your boat.

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Hey Indigo, Welcome, I've been here a year now and I still can't wait to post something meaningful, so ya better not beat me to it

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