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I will have to have a think about the photo, anonimity is a wonderful thing when it comes to the internet. I can ask as many stupid questions and no-one will know who the real me is...

Thank you for everyones advice. Chuckles comments really hit home, as I had arranged for similar skills prior to travelling around parts of Aus with the 4WD and camper.

I honestly thought that the larger a boat is the more stable and easier it would be... obviously I was grossly mistaken.

Thanks for the replies, and hope alot more follow. For the time being, I have a lot of forum reading to do...

Brett
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I will have to have a think about the photo, anonimity is a wonderful thing when it comes to the internet....
Think no further - do not in any case provide a personal photo to the soft spoken Portagee (ignore any rumors that he is of French heritage, he gets upset about that talk). He is a wild Photoshop expert known to re-arrange pictures of even the most handsome Sailnet posters into into series of hideous and/or embarrassing caricatures, all posted here to stroke the mania of the Sailnet mob. I think he may even have bought his son a copy of Photoshop...

The best thing to do is ask him for a picture of his boat, that request will keep him busy posting for a week and by then he'll forget you are new.
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I second SF's comments re a picture of yourself.......

OR, find a picture NOT of yourself, post it as yourself, then all things will be just fine! EHEHEHEHEHEE

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Brettandj,

please ignore all the above.

I am a lonely man with no realtives or friends and I have no life for real.

Sailnet is my only consolation in life and I consider it my family.

I am sitting here in this humid lonely cold basement waiting for the Power comapny to cut my power, so I don't have much hope.

I am building a photo album of all my sailnet friends and cover the walls of my 20 SF room to warm my heart.

Please ignore the previous posters, they are happy they have a sailboat and can sail. I'm here in this basement in Casper Wyoming without ever seen the ocean ever....I just imagine waht it is like.

Those guys are bad to me, they say bad things about me and post lies about me.

Please lets be friends, I don't have any....

Please don't ask me for a picture of my boat, I don't have one...they're just teasing me, they're mean and bad to me...they can do that because they own boats and I don't...bed man that Sailingfool, I hope I will one day meet him, and tell him a few words....

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And I thought I was full of it. I can't hold a candle to you Gui
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Please ignore the previous posters, they are happy they have a sailboat and can sail. I'm here in this basement in Casper Wyoming without ever seen the ocean ever....I just imagine waht it is like.
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What BS, I think you have hit your head on the boom again (you must have been standing on the cabin top I guess...). You better not damage your new boom, your wife may say you can only have one a year.

I hope you in fact get a lengthy assignment in Casper, Wyoming, it would serve you right, Mr Good Life, sort of like being exiled, your own Alba...who was that other French guy who got exiled?
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Brettandj,

see they're after me...these New England richies hate me....another guy that hates me is Silingdog and another is Trueblue..don't believe anything they say...

I was released recently from jail for a crime I did not commit....they say I stole a tayana from a man that did not use it...it was not true...

anyway I payed my crime and now I'm a free man....

One day I will be sailing like those guys, sulking the seas wind blowing in my face at 10 knots.....ahhh the life....

please ignore them bad people, thye hate people like me, whose sole purpose in life is to help others with out expecting payment....

I am a member of the Salvation Army also, and do charity work for Africa...

Please send your photo...ok?? please??

Lonely man....
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

It's 11am here in 'richie' New England, and I had my first laugh of the day. I, another poor soul with no life, have been noting my first laugh of the day.
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Hi Brett - you will just love the Whitsundays. Our boat, a Catalina 380 has travelled from Sydney to the Whitsundays three times and every cruise was absolutely fantastic !!!

Our Catalina is not known for its blue water capabilities but up and down the east coast of Australia it has been great.

When are you planning to leave ?? If it's within a year or so why not just go and buy the cat you like and learn to sail on that.
Hi sailorsez, we are not planning on leaving for a few years yet, our youngest is a 5 month old... I thought I would just start looking into a few things first.

Your trips sound great! Sydney to the Whitsundays is a long trip and it must have taken a while to get up and back. We were just up at the Whitsundays and whilst on a charter I saw all these families on their boats, with lots of people walking on small white sand islands, and we thought, that is exactly what we should be doing...

So before we delved into buying a boat, I thought I would ask if it was possible for 1 or 2 people (a family) to basically run a large catamaran, and how big should a boat be for live aboard & ocean travel. If you needed lots of highly experienced people to run a sail boat and head out in the open water, then it may not be something that we can do

Where are you planning on your next trip and it is just you are your husband?
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