Hello SailNet... - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Welcome to Sailnet > Introduce Yourself
 Not a Member? 

Introduce Yourself Welcome to the Sailnet.com - The world's largest online sailing community! Tell us about yourself so we can get to know you.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-23-2014
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 1
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Backdoc68 is on a distinguished road
Hello SailNet...

I've been reading posts from this site for years, usually Googling something about sailing and/or boats and finding my way to one of the Forums. I thought it was time for me to join and come out from the shadows so that I can ask questions and participate and learn directly.
I have always loved the water and being around it, I was in the US Navy from 87 - 93, and didn't mind being deployed too badly. 186 days at sea without a port was the longest I've been.
Anyway, I took my family (wife and 2 daughters) out with Captain Ryan of Sail OB (Orange Beach, AL) and loved it, I had been on Hobie's in Florida and the waters around Houston growing up but had only been on 2 other sailboats. Needless to say, the bug got me, I am taking my first ASA class in New Orleans this week, and am looking at going to Pensacola to go through 103, and 104.
I am a long ways from deciding on what I want in a sailboat, other than seaworthy. That's not exactly true, I have some "Dream" boats picked out but at this point don't know if the Marketing guys have done a great job or my naivety is showing. Ha

Kindest Regards,

Shane
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 06-23-2014
catlady's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Heathsville, VA
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 0
catlady is on a distinguished road
Re: Hello SailNet...

Welcome aboard, Shane! Good luck with the search.
__________________
MikeA
News Editor, Waterway Guide

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

s/v Cat Lady
Gemini 105Mc
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 06-23-2014
DRFerron's Avatar
A mod and her dragon
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,078
Thanks: 66
Thanked 151 Times in 136 Posts
Rep Power: 10
DRFerron is on a distinguished road
Re: Hello SailNet...

Welcome to SailNet, Shane.

You know, lurking without joining is one thing. Once you register and publicly admit your interest, you're doomed. Might as well start the boat kitty today.
__________________
Donna


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Catalina 30 TRFK

Contributing Editor
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
magazine

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Rock Hall Cruising Station

All things that are, are equally removed from being nothing. John Donne
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 06-23-2014
Blue water is in my heart
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Land locked Texas
Posts: 17
Thanks: 22
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Steady Hand is on a distinguished road
Re: Hello SailNet...

Howdy Shane! Orange Beach and that part of the coast should be nice for sailing with the family. Have fun!
__________________
"The sea is my mistress, and while she can be cold and unforgiving, I still love her." -- Steady
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 06-24-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 635
Thanks: 0
Thanked 20 Times in 20 Posts
Rep Power: 4
DonScribner is on a distinguished road
Re: Hello SailNet...

Shane,

take the grand or so that you'll spend on 103 & 104 and put it towards the boat. Let me suggest a trailerable in the 25 foot range. Be sure of a shoal or swing keel for your thin water. Then get out there. Make some dumb mistakes and learn from them. Then, when/if your Mrs. Loves sailing, move up to a bigger boat. By then your daughters will be talking to you again, after realizing that are not ruining their lives, and may even go with you. Whatever you do, take a Sailing &Seamanship course through your local USCGA power squadron. Absolute must, above sailing lessons. You can competently sail and break every nautical law in the book.

Don
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to DonScribner For This Useful Post:
Backdoc68 (07-28-2014)
  #6  
Old 06-26-2014
CatMan22's Avatar
Bring On The Wind
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 279
Thanks: 5
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 3
CatMan22 is on a distinguished road
Re: Hello SailNet...

Welcome to sailnet and as Willem Dafoe said in Platoon "for you the worm has turned." Good luck with the search.
__________________
S/V CatManDeux
Catalina 22

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"hark, now hear the sailors cry,
smell the sea, and feel the sky
let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic..."
Van Morrison
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
why I like Sailnet dylanwinter1 General Discussion (sailing related) 28 08-01-2012 11:09 AM
New to SailNet theholly44 Introduce Yourself 1 08-31-2011 09:07 PM
Important Notice regarding list.sailnet.net (the old SailNet List Server) administrator General Discussion (sailing related) 43 08-13-2008 01:02 PM
Sailnet Forum and Sailnet email list douglaskjensen MacGregor 1 12-18-2006 12:02 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:04 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.