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At Anything-Sailing they make off topic an opt in thing. I like that, don't opt in and you don't see it. Of course over there the level of respect is much higher but it has gone almost silent in the last few months.
Weeell.. Alex has certainly p!ssed-off an awful lot of people both here and there over many years with his larger-than-life ego and matching attitude, so you should not be surprised. I do feel sorry for Chris though, after all the time and effort he put in.

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I've met over 50 members, from Clear Lake, TX to Annapolis. Many offered assistance (rides to grocery, a meal, local knowledge, etc.) Some needed assistance. But all have been worth meeting. And when it's no longer so cheap to stay put, or I get tired of it, I look forward to meeting even more of the Sailnet Community, as well as those I've met before.
Righto then. Sounds like you've done the USA... so when are you coming over here??

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Sounds like you've done the USA... so when are you coming over here??
There's a reason I bought a boat well suited for coastal cruising.

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There's a reason I bought a boat well suited for coastal cruising.
There's "coastal" ..and then there's the Pacific. It's a big world out there.

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Thanks, in no small part to the input I got from here, as I planned my retirement, I realized I didn't have sufficient desire, nor means, to go beyond coastal cruising. And to me, the biggest question in buying a boat, is understanding how you will actually use it. Not how you might use it.

Plus, the East Coast of the US is probably one of, if not the best, cruising grounds for a more casual style of cruising than open water requires. Not to mention it's a huge area. There's more than enough places to go to fill my time between now and when I can no longer go.
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In that case.. Well done and good luck!

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I can't be sure how many Sailnetters I've met IRL, 50 could even be low. Some of them have gone on to become good friends. Also the feedback I've gotten from you all on my posts about living aboard gave me the confidence to go after my current gig blogging for the Annapolis newspaper.

And I continue to meet Sailnetters IRL: yesterday a nice HR pulled into the slip next to me. The delivery skipper asked me if I posted to Sailnet because he thought he recognized my boat. Turned out he was Jon Eisberg (sp?)
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Erica,

I'd like to meet Jon Eisberg one day too. He's written a few pieces for some of the major sailing rags in years past and has a ton of experience as a delivery captain.
Google "Cruising World Jon Eisberg" and some of his articles come up.

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