Another newb checking in :) - 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 07-02-2010
Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da :)
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Pleasant Hill, Louisiana
Posts: 160
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
Sixpoint is on a distinguished road
Another newb checking in :)

Well then, I guess I should introduce myself.

I don't even own a boat currently; I have never owned a sailboat. I do frequently operate a powerboat, but that's for work - a 21' aluminum, center console rescue boat. And I'm not exactly an old hand at that, even.

I have been a law enforcement Park Ranger since 2007, which is when I started the boat operating phase of my career. Before that I was a plain old cop - a Deputy Sheriff - for...let's see...must have been about 1,000 years. Or maybe it was seven, but who's counting? (My username actually goes back to when I was a Deputy, the Six pointed badge.)

To sort of change topics here, and to make a long story short (I know, too late), my wife has been passionate about sailing for many years; for at least the fifteen years that we've been together. For some reason, she finally infected me with the sailing bug about a year ago.

I've been reading voraciously on the subject ever since, and letting myself daydream a bit (okay, a really really lot) about what it's going to feel like the first time I get wind in my sails.

(I've also been lurking on a number of forums, but I have only recently decided to join one, and this one seemed to have the best folks on it, so it was my choice. Man, there's a lot of info to be had here. Good job, all.)

We plan to retire to a boat - probably a catamaran in the mid-40' range.

In the meantime, since retirement is still approximately ten years in our future, we are planning to get a trailer sailer and hit some inland waters.

That is also still in the research phase; any thoughts / tips / suggestions would be more than welcome.

Well, I'm going to sign off now - hope to talk with everyone soon.

Fair winds,

Sidney (Sixpoint)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-02-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Long Island
Posts: 2,129
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
WanderingStar is on a distinguished road
Hi Sidney, welcome aboard. Starting with a trailer boat is a good idea. Telling us your location will get a more focused response. Be careful at work (I just retired), have fun on the water.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 07-02-2010
Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da :)
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Pleasant Hill, Louisiana
Posts: 160
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
Sixpoint is on a distinguished road
Hi WanderingStar,

I'm in north Louisiana. Not generally what one thinks of when one thinks of good sailing waters, or so it seems to me - but I'm about 20 minutes away from Toledo Bend Reservoir, which is (I'm told) the fifth largest man-made lake in the United States (between 190K acres or so).

I've seen a few sailboats there, but it seems to me that this lake is under-used by sailors, and I'm actually sort of curious as to why; but that is a subject for another post, that I intend to post shortly.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 07-04-2010
TropicCat's Avatar
Senior Pirate
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
Posts: 2,370
Thanks: 4
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 6
TropicCat is on a distinguished road
Any lake that's 60 miles long and doesn't have low bridges, should be a fine place to sail.

If the reservoir is at least 10' deep, you could choose any boat which strikes your fancy.
__________________
Tropic Cat

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


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


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
Checking in From California! Hays Introduce Yourself 8 05-22-2010 03:26 PM
Landlocked newb considering liveaboard SirRealism Introduce Yourself 8 03-04-2010 02:43 PM
checking fuel level coondogger General Discussion (sailing related) 3 10-14-2003 07:03 PM
Checking the Wheel Steering System Will Keene Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 07-31-2002 08:00 PM
Checking a Dead Battery Tom Wood Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 08-05-2000 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:02 AM.

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.