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Hello from NE Florida

Hey Folks, I'm Jon in Jacksonville and hope to expand my horizons in the sailing world...read a bunch of discussions here and you all seem pretty smart.
I have a little exp on boats, currently have my second...a freebee AMF Sunbird 16, prior to this a C&C 24 in marina, no motor, and daunting projects, sailed her for 2 years in the St. Johns river and learned that I don't know squat about this stuff ( a bit more now!!! ) However, with some sage advice, exp in fixing up my daysailer, and a little time to fill up the piggy bank, I hope to be up and running by the spring.
Trailor sailing seems to be the show, and a Compac 16 seems to be the ticket.
Thanks and look forward to the news
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Greetings Jon. Just want to say hello. I too reside in Jacksonville and just joined sailnet today. Glad to see someone from the same community. Happy sailing to ya.

-Robert
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greetings form the "Bear"
Glad to have you on board. When you quit learning where would you like you like us to "plant" you? Every time you mess with boats
you learn, on the hard, at the dock, or on the water; just like all the rest of us do. This is a great family here, full of experence, knowledge, and opinions. Read through all the various post you will be suprised at what you will pick up in the derndest places, new thoughts, new directions, different ideas. Enjoy!
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I'd recommend finding a local sailing club! Get involved in the sailing scene, meet like minded boat owners, find help with projects, start buoy or beer-can racing to improve your skills...and soon enough, you'll find yourself Commodore of the club and wondering about how to get national sponsorship to your regatta.

Oh wait...thats how my sailing career progressed

But seriously. Join a local club and race, race, race the heck out of your boat. It *REALLY* builds and hones your sailing skills. If you can race well and add how to anchor as well as how to fix stuff...you'll be the perfect yachtsman.
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Thanks for the welcome

Thanks for the replies, We do have a local Rudder Club here...racing all the time, cookouts and bar at clubhouse, many different boats to try out...sounds like fun...that is why I'm here, right?
Fair winds and happy sails
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