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Hey Sailnetters,
I'm William. I've been lurking around these forums for a long while now and decided to jump in and say 'hello'. Im currently in the NW US area, but plan on bouncing down to the Southeastern states to find a boat this summer.

Having never stepped foot on a sailboat, I've used these forums to not only keep me entertained and interested, but as a learning tool as well. Now I have a basic idea of how much I dont know (and if I keep reading here im sure I'll learn I know even less than I think I do!) Seems every 1 thing I learn brings up another 10 things I dont know, but should.

Anyway... 'Hello'
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Thanks

It feels a bit strange to be posting here, instead of just lurking

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Welcome! I started where you are. Resulted in buying a boat. It's an infectious disorder. I'm working on a cure, that involves fixing engines, electrical components, bilge pumps, and many vacation days spent with friends that are enamored with the thought of working on a sailboat.

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@Lake Superior Sailor
Not really 100% yet, but Im trying to stay in the 30K range, and Im really liking the Pearson 10M's I've seen online. Alot of the owners love them and even most of the reviews have been positive, with neg comments rare. But again nothing in life is 100% There are so many boats I've read reviews on that are close to my $ range that I cant really pick just one, but the 10M seems to always make its way to the front of my mind. Since I'm planning on just "up and moving" the boat will be my home. A basic overview of things I want/need are 6'1" headroom, working head with h/c water and thats about it for creature comforts. Mostly I want a boat that sails nice and can be single'd without to much trouble. The way it moves is more important than interior space at this point.

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"infectious" seems about right. I've been checking and reading for last couple years here on SN and other places. Seems like no matter what I do in life it comes back to wanting to get on a sailboat, run the east coast for a few years then if that suits me, "trade up" and head out further. I seem to have an addiction to sailing and no sailboat... such is life
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