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Greetings From An Aspiring Young Cruiser

Hello to everyone! I already posted a thread on SailNet a few days ago but thought: "It's never too late to say Hello!"

I'm an Army (Infantry) Veteran and in my late 20's. I started sailing early this year and can't get enough. I recently drove to FL from the west coast just to look at a few cheap boats... I ended up with one of them and I'm still here! I am looking into crossing to Bimini soon or exploring the Keys (prior to crossing to the Bahamas). My boat is a 1984 31' custom built sloop-rigged cutter (Original owner commissioned some company to build a sailboat out of a great hull he found/liked). 3/4 Keel, 12HP Yanmar.

I've been having a lot of fun with the boat but also spending countless sweaty hours preparing her for cruising. Very lucky I was able to pick her up for 11K. I'm residing at Dinner Key Marina (Liveaboard) as I have no other home since leaving mine behind to follow this dream. I hope to see some of you cruising in the future!

Thank you folks already for being so attentive to my other thread and giving me a lot of great information regarding Gulf Stream Crossings, weather resources, etc. Without places like this, Newbies like me would be that much more lost. Thanks again!
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Great intro, and welcome aboard, flint.
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Sounds like you have some awesome adventures coming up Flint! I'm new here too, having just bought a boat on the west coast (currently in the UK but relocating soon ... can't wait). Great to see a mix of age ranges here; I'm 33 - maybe see you east coast some time?!
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Sounds like you have some awesome adventures coming up Flint! I'm new here too, having just bought a boat on the west coast (currently in the UK but relocating soon ... can't wait). Great to see a mix of age ranges here; I'm 33 - maybe see you east coast some time?!
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I hope we both have some awesome adventures coming our way! If you end up in SE FL in the next few weeks, let me know!

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