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New to sailing but not to the seas

Hi everyone, not really sure what to say, but ill start with the fact Ive never sailed before, I grew up in eastern Canada and when I was very young in Ireland. and from a young age Ive always been at sea...Ive always wanted to travel but hate the idea of being a tourist everywhere I go, I always wanted the ability to come and go as I see fit and for the last few years Ive been saving up to finance the cost of buying and renovating a barge, I'm a writer by passion and small coffee shop owner by..well by passion as well, but that was just a means to an end, which is my dream...traveling the world and writing...I always thought my writing would pick up and make enough to cover the cost of a powered boat...which I honestly don't think will happen for many years yet...but last summer a friend of mine invited me to come to Vancouver to go sailing with him and his family, I was so could up in having fun that the idea of sailing never even crossed my mind until recently, I came here im hopes of finding advice and maybe some couching to see if sailing may be able to fill the gap that a gas powered vessel could not...wow thats a lot already, ill leave it at that, thanks for all your help and support.

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Hello, Dustin,
Welcome to Sailnet. I'm in South Florida so the thought of sailing Canada makes my bones cold.

Sailing is great. Bill and I have been cruising on and off since 1984 and absolutely love it. We had so much fun visiting so many places that we never thought of ourselves as tourists. What we did find is that no matter where we went, people opened their hearts and homes to us and made us part of their families. I can't think that we were treated better then the majority of sailors who exhibit respect for the culture of the towns and countries they visit.

There's nothing quite so lovely as running before the wind with no engine to disturb the tranquility and dolphins or whales running beside the boat. Sounds like the perfect opportunity for writing, so good luck with that. Best advice I can give you is to read everything and hie yourself to every boat club and marina in your area to talk to sailors. You'll not only get good information, you'll get to see things on boats that you like and dislike.

Anyway, welcome aboard!

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Well thank you for a warm greeting everyone, and Seawolf thank you for your introduction, I took the liberty of viewing the link included in your post and found your website to be quite helpful, although I must say, I can't figure out what the E and O stand for...but ill keep trying lol
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"E" is for Even numbered days and "O" is of Odd numbered days. When I was old to turn the eggs and mark the container with E and O, I couldn't figure it out, either. It was too obvious. I kept looking for a deeper meaning.

I'm glad you enjoyed the website. If you have any suggestions or want anything added or expanded, please let me know. I want input from the curising community so what's there is viable and useful.

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