Daysailor wannabe cruiser
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
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6 months to cross the bay zero to hero
Hey gang I thought I'd post a successfull weekend on here. I finally got my first boat in October and I cleaned it up, did some interior spiffing and replaced the outboard. I've been getting my sea legs for a few months staying close to the marina always. This weekend I took the boat all the way across Tampa Bay to Apollo Beach, navigated an inlet, docked the boat at the marina, ate a cheeseburger, drank a beer, and made it home right around nightfall. I took sailing lessons last year on a lake and before I got the boat I'd never even been on salt water because I'm from Minnesota. So here's to all the nice people on Sailnet and other places I roamed around who answered a lot of dumb questions.
I also made it to the bar on Friday with the boat so I posted a picture of that too. That was also a first.
I also "touched bottom" for the first time in the inlet to Apollo Beach.