Ahoy! - 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 5 Old 02-07-2012 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0

Hi, I am an old retired sailor who misses the open sea and the freedom of sailing.
My last name is deal and I am 80. So my login name speaks volumes. We had our boat for 20 years in Texas and Florida having sailed her across, not around the edge, of the Gulf of Mexico in January of 1984. That was the year most of the citrus froze in Florida and we were blamed for bringing the cold. Actually the norwester that blew us to Sarasota brought it. In Texas a stormy wind like that is called appropriately a "Blue Norther". We were blue for a few of the seven days, but were dressed warm enough to stand watch and then go below to the heated cabin. I miss sailing and just sitting at anchor in some nice cove watching the birds nest and then listening to the sounds of silence.
So I found this site and decided to stay awhile a chat with anybody I found I could relate to.
I am Bob
bestdeal080 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 02-07-2012
Senior Member
Lake Superior Sailor's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Eagle River Wi.
Posts: 1,019
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 5
Hello Bob! wecome aboard, I am just learning, just got my 1st year under my belt and dreaming of a second! Superior isn't the ocean ,but is the largest big water to me,Got to learn somewhere!...Dale

Reluctant Lady
Cal 28, 1967
Lake Superior
Where God got it done!
Lake Superior Sailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 5 Old 02-08-2012
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Long Island
Posts: 2,143
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Welcome Aboard Bob! Glad to have your experienced voice here.
WanderingStar is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 5 Old 02-08-2012
Senior Member
skygazer's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: western Maine
Posts: 478
Thanks: 13
Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 5
Cool deal Bob, glad to see you here!

I agree sitting in some quiet cove at anchor for the night, with the beautiful starry night sky, maybe some noctoluminescent clouds; it's really a calm and wonderful place to be.
skygazer is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 5 Old 02-09-2012
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: western LI sound, L.I., N.Y.
Posts: 512
Thanks: 1
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Welcome to SailNet Bob, with your experience sounds like
you can contribute a "good deal" here. Check out a few of the
threads here that have spectacular pictures posted by many of
the members.
If you ever come up to Long Island you will have a berth with us,
but you'll have to leave the "Blue Norther" back home!
HUGOSALT is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


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
ahoy there samfreeland Introduce Yourself 2 08-28-2010 11:18 PM
Ahoy there! David3 Introduce Yourself 1 06-01-2010 06:21 PM
Ahoy all chriswrites Introduce Yourself 9 05-22-2008 08:13 PM
Ahoy! Sometimesbrilliant Introduce Yourself 5 05-10-2008 10:23 AM
Ahoy Cam capn_dave General Discussion (sailing related) 7 12-28-2006 08:01 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