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Johnthebowman 10-18-2009 09:17 PM

New member says hello
Hi all,

I'm a brand new member to this forum and its only the second internet forum I have ever joined. I'm not that good with computers so I hope I click the right buttons and say the correct thing in the right boxes!

I crewed on my first cruising yacht in my late twentys, before that I had to make do with model boats! I was involved in the building and the sailing sea trials of the Matthew a medieval replica caravel based in Bristol. Later I spent six months on two Russian historical replicas, Mainly tour guiding but sailing two and maintenance.
I sailed round most of the UK crewing on these square riggers plus cruising yachts but did not visit every port.
I have my own boat now an 8m Westerly Centaur that I have sailed nearly 2000 Nm around the south coast of England. I hold RYA dayskipper plus short range VHF certificate.
I'm 48 years old and an Englishman born and living in the UK.

Nice to join this forum and look forward to communicating with you all:)

Faster 10-18-2009 09:25 PM

Welcome to Sailnet! Interesting history you have. Looking forward to your contributions!

smackdaddy 10-18-2009 09:59 PM

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Welcome to SN dude.

Johnthebowman 10-18-2009 10:00 PM

Thanx for the welcome Faster:)

smackdaddy 10-18-2009 10:01 PM

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Hey - what am I? Chopped liver?

Johnthebowman 10-18-2009 10:02 PM

Ooops! Your post came up as I was writing a reply to Faster. Thanx for the welcome Smackdaddy:)

smackdaddy 10-18-2009 10:04 PM

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Heh-heh. Just kidding. Welcome.

Johnthebowman 10-18-2009 10:11 PM

Whew! Smackdaddy.

I wouldn't want to upset anyone especially as I only just joined! LOL

Is this the part of the site to have a conversation? What sort of sailing do you do and where?

smackdaddy 10-18-2009 10:14 PM

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The best thing to do is click "New Posts" at the top of the forum page. Find something that interests - and vehemently disagree with everyone. That's how I got started anyway.

I sail a C27 - very poorly. And I've learned a hell of a lot on this site. Some great people around here from all over the place.

Johnthebowman 10-18-2009 10:24 PM

Thanx SmackDaddy

I just googled the C27 to see what sort of vessel she was. Looks a bit cruiser racer ish. Very nice

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