New England Sail - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Skills and Seamanship > Learning to Sail
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-07-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
SloopHim is on a distinguished road
New England Sail

Hi Folks,

As some of you started out my wife and I are planning on buying a sailboat and cruising for a year or so. We know nothing. Well, I shouldn''t say that. We have sailed small cats (12-16ft) on lakes before and we have been researching all aspects of sailing.

We have been going down to the docks to talk to people and have found the majority of people love to talk about their hobby and adventures. We''re currently looking at various sailing classes, doing budgets, and looking at sail boats.

If there are any cruisers currently in the area (Boston MA - Portsmouth NH) we''d love to buy ya dinner or drinks and hear about your adventures. So far our search of the dock areas hasn''t turned up any long distance cruisers.

If there are any day/weekend sailors that would be willing to take a fun couple out for a sail we''d love to hear from you as well. We''re certainly willing to help crew or provide some means of compensation. Mechanically, we just want to get out on the water and feel out some simple things. (ie; do we dislike the heel of the boat enough to consider buying a multihull, or is the heel of the boat an attraction) Personally, we want to meet like minded people.

We are a very outgoing couple with a passion for life. We''re both 40 but have good friends from early 20''s to late 50''s. Our motto is to say hi to everyone, else you might miss meeting some of the best people.

Drop us a line and say hi.

Cheers,
Alan and Tricia
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 08-12-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 114
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
MikeMoss is on a distinguished road
New England Sail

This is a good way to find out what really is best for you. Myself, I did it the hard way and got a 25'' sloop that was too small for what I wanted out of a boat.

I retrospect I got by, it was all I could afford and I sold it at a very good price.

Good luck.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 08-16-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
SloopHim is on a distinguished road
New England Sail

Thanks for the comment Mike. I was beginning to wonder if maybe not adding an email address was causing the lack of response. So for anyone else that might want to say hi you can leave me a message here on sailnet or email me directly at SloopHim@hotmail.com

Cheers,
Alan
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 12-09-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
windship36 is on a distinguished road
New England Sail

Check out the topic SAILING ADVENTURES IN CANADA...we are only a days drive from New England and if you''re looking for some on-board sailing experience, this is one way to do it on a 36 footer...
www.windship.cjb.net

email windship36@hotmail.com for information
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 12-09-2002
pirateofcapeann's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Gloucester, Mass. USA
Posts: 373
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 13
pirateofcapeann is on a distinguished road
New England Sail

Check out this guy. His name if Raffi. He has a Hinckley 50 out of Gloucester. He''s just got her back from Texas and I''m sure he can set you up into our network of friends in your area! Heck yes, we''ve got a ton of sea stories and I doubt it would take much to get an evening going where we could get the gang together for a gam! Question is, just how inundated do you want to be?

http://www.gis.net/~ljkraffi/
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:19 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.