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Two newbies, y'all probably get a lot of these.

Hi, y'all, I'm new to the forum, and nearly new to boating. My wife and I are doing the thing many dream about, selling our house and 99 and 44/100% of the crud in it and planning to buy a boat to live aboard.

She's got salt in her blood but no experience...her Dad was a frogman and career Navy, her granddad was a charter boat captain.

Me, I'm ex-Navy but have no sailing skills to speak of, just electronics and engines.

We're looking to buy a 35-38 foot motorsailer on the Tennesee River or Gulf coast.

I'm not asking any dumb questions yet, just introducing ourselves; I'll save the dumb questions for when we begin to move on acquiring the boat. So hi, and we're looking forward to joining the liveaboard community someday soon.

Cheers!
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Mike and Katie,
Welcome to Sailnet and best of luck with the boat search.
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Mike and Katie,

Welcome aboard, You will find a lot of knowledgeable people here willing to help. And there is fun to be had.

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Thank you both! I've been diligently lurking and reading here; I like the "feel" of this forum a lot.
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welcome, enjoy and keep us posted on the boat search

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Will do, and thanks! We're not in a position to buy until we sell the house...but the window shopping is fun and is giving us some good ides and info.
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Hello.I live in FL.Just finished offshore s. and week ago bought T27mark 2.After retirement[in 4 years] I am thinking to buy Island Packet or cat[Manta].Sorry for my English and lack of computer knowledge.Could U tell me how can I get Tartan division on this forum?Thank You.Eugene Kalsow.
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Oh, background info for future reference/ridicule: We're both in our 40s, she is able to provide an income online sufficient to support us, and within a year I shall be, too---finishing my degree, finally.
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Hey Mike, Welcome aboard to you and your wife.

That is definitely the dream (and life) of many here.

One thing I recommend is that you and your wife start out by taking some sailing courses. Once you've got the basics you can easily apply them to which ever boat you end up buying.

Glad to hear you've got the income thing figured out I'm still looking for a way to pay the bills working online. If you don't mind me asking, what does your wife do?

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