Hello from the Eastern Shore of Virginia - 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 2 Old 07-13-2010 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pungoteague Virginia
Posts: 30
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Hello from the Eastern Shore of Virginia

My name is Thom and I have been a sailor for 51 years. I am a retired college instructor and professional artist. I currently own an 18' wooden sailboat at least 50 years old and a 35' aluminum sloop. I also collect and restore antique motorcycles. I have sailed as far south as St. Thomas and as far north as Barneget Bay,NJ.I lived aboard in Florida for 8 years( Angel City,Merritt Island). "My bucket list" is to have no unfinished projects, and sail to Cuba( when it becomes legal). I do some oystering, and boat repairs to supplement my pension. I have many interesting stories to share(perhaps too many) here's one:
When I was 11 years old I bought a small wooden pram,to sail the Toms River. Sold it as I moved up to bigger boats. When my son was 11, I wanted to buy him a boat, answered an add some hundred miles away and discovered my original boat. It had changed hands many times and the owner sold it to me for the same $75.00 I had originally recieved. When my son outgrew it, I sold it again for $75.00 I think that boat made a lot of kids happy.
Thanks for listening, Thom
sailorthom is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 07-14-2010
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
That's pretty serendipitous! I live in VA as well - up in Arlington. Thanks for sharing your story!
Makai74 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lee Shore PalmettoSailor Learning to Sail 3 04-27-2010 08:25 PM
Filthy Shore Power Cord Solution? Groven Gear & Maintenance 25 03-22-2010 09:48 PM
Cruising to Australia? Customs NAZIS here. sailorjim99 Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 102 11-06-2008 08:12 AM
Liveaboard in Virginia paulloehr Living Aboard 10 02-28-2007 07:01 PM
handheld vhf or ??? for ship to shore occidentaltourist Gear & Maintenance 13 08-29-2006 10:38 AM

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