We took the plunge!!! - SailNet Community
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.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 08-31-2008 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Smile We took the plunge!!!

Well, I just found this site and read around alittle, so figured the least I could do is introduce myself. I just fell on a deal on a Clipper 26, so for a little surprise birthday gift for the wife, we have a sailboat! Now comes the task of learning how to sail (don't think it's a great idea to take out the family, or go by myself until I learn how to operate the boat)! We are in Washington so figure once I get proficient enough we would love to sail around the sound. I grew up in Maine on the coast, so used to motorboats like trawlers. Guess thats a good start to hopefully a long venture on here and look forward to picking your brains and learning as much as I can!
baldguy1975 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 08-31-2008
moderate?
 
camaraderie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 16
     
That will be a fun boat to learn the "ropes" on. Welcome aboard!

No longer posting. Reach me by PM!
camaraderie is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 7 Old 08-31-2008
Wandering Aimlessly
 
PBzeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Cruising
Posts: 21,212
Thanks: 0
Thanked 94 Times in 91 Posts
Rep Power: 15
     
Good for you and welcome aboard. Hope you get all the enjoyment from it you hope for.

John
Ontario 32 - Aria

Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
JCP


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

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PBzeer is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 7 Old 08-31-2008 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Thank you very much! Lately the "boat bug" has bit me again. I was missing owning a boat. Only thing now is to find some lessons. I know I am a quick learner, but would feel safer with the family if I learned from a course or someone with experience.
baldguy1975 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 7 Old 08-31-2008
Handsome devil
 
Stillraining's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: LaConner,Washington
Posts: 3,477
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
     
Where are you at exactly...artbyjody posts here frequently and is always looking for crew..He just finished a race series and is now spending weekends wineing and dining a mostly all woman crew... look for him to post on Tuesday when he most likely will return with another carnage report.. and see if you and your wife can hook up for a few pointers on a big boat..Then you should be able to transfer that to yours and feel comfortable taking your family out for a light wind day sail and build your confidance..

Welcome Aboard

Last edited by Stillraining; 08-31-2008 at 07:45 PM.
Stillraining is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 7 Old 08-31-2008 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Talking

I am in Lakewood, right outside of Tacoma and University Place. Not the greatest area but have to live close the Ft Lewis. Figured since I deploy alot, this would be a great family event.
baldguy1975 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 7 Old 09-01-2008
Senior Member
 
teshannon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 2,713
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
     
Welcome to Sailnet and best of luck with the boat.
teshannon is offline  
Quote Quick Reply 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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome