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my wife and I are high school sweethearts. I have grown up with motorboats. I sailed some when i was a kid ( sunfish, Hobie cats, and flying scotts).
we have a small 17' powerboat, and this year we were talking about how nice it would be to have something we could overnight on and head to the cape for the weekend. She then said she had never been to cape lookout... I was dumbfounded. We have spent countless hours out in boats. Icould not believe that I had never taken her.. 12miles away, and never took her....I promised to take her the next weekend.
I had heard of this "deal" on a 66 sagitta 30. I bought the boat and surprised her with it the next friday. I was so worried that she would freak out and I would be sleeping on the boat...LOL..
She loved it and thought that it was the sweetest thing that I bought HER a sailboat....

We have gone out as much as possible and she loves the boat. She was nervous about heeling, but now is fine with it....

wh have traveled to St. Thomas, St.Martin, cancun, cozumel, key west, and a few islands in the bahamas..... now we are flirting with how to get time off work to take OUR boat down there........
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Time to bump this thread as there have been a lot of new members that we barley know and you barley know us.

This is a great Feel good thread...so please feel free to add to it with your story and your PICTURE....After all we are a family here...most of us come here here to connect in a social environment built around the Sea and around our boats or at least the desire of the two...but definitely for more then just information...Some of my Dearest friends have come from this Forum.

So don't be shy ..post up! and enjoy all the past posts and stories...they are many.

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It's currently just me and my kids. No boat of our own yet but we have a pretty good deal on the local lake with the boat club I belong too. As for the First Mate, the proverbial "It's complicated" is that situation. Anyway, here is a shot of the three of us on a bit of a chill day sailing a Pearson 26, my boat of choice in the boat club.



Next season we hope to do at least one charter in the Apostle Islands and of course more local sailing.

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Might be a bit chilly, but they look like they're having fun...
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It's currently just me and my kids. No boat of our own yet but we have a pretty good deal on the local lake with the boat club I belong too. As for the First Mate, the proverbial "It's complicated" is that situation. Anyway, here is a shot of the three of us on a bit of a chill day sailing a Pearson 26, my boat of choice in the boat club.



Next season we hope to do at least one charter in the Apostle Islands and of course more local sailing.

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As I start to post more and more on this forum this is a good a time as any to show my mug..

My better half is totally in - Before meeting her, I had decided that an extended cruise was the way to go for me, so relationships I started after that decision was made have that caveat in there that I may be gone for extended periods. She has a child from a former marriage, so the plan is for me to get my sea-legs back over the next couple of years, with progressively longer overnight, weekend, week long and month long trips, with her and her son coming along as her work and his schooling permits.

There's about 8 years to go before he heads to college, which extends my "departure" date (which now includes her) by 3 years. There's a small tinge of feeling like I'm being held back, but it's quickly over-shadowed by the fact that I can't imagine leaving without her. In the meantime, around 4 years from now I'm going to cruise part time with "smaller" trips like a 6 month-ish trip to Europe (have family there), or the obligatory ICW run down south.

Here's me happy as a clam right after sealing the deal on my first boat..


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My wife is definitively OUT. No sailing if she can't see land and be at the dock at nite.

Despite all that, she is always a good supporter to my career and my hobbies (I have many). She packs for me, organize all logistics, and prepare all pre-cooked meals and book all my travel. When I get home, she will do the laundry and takes care of the images I took during the trip.

I wish she hangs out with me more, but ......... It can be worse.

So I don't live alone, but I ride my bikes alone, I camp alone, I sail alone, I go to home depot alone, I work on the house alone and work in garage alone, I clean the bathroom alone, and even I hang out with young chicks alone. .

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Might be a bit chilly, but they look like they're having fun...
Thanks SD. Yes they do enjoy sailing with me. The boy is even thinking of doing ASA101 next year. My daughter likes to take pics and ride. I feel like we have finally found our "thing".

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