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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-31-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By Mad Jack
Re: Starting From Scratch...

Thank you for those replies.

And please forgive me for knowing too little to even pose a proper question...


My own experience level is somewhere between nil and novice. I have a basic...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-30-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By Mad Jack
Starting From Scratch...

Greetings.

I believe that I need about 30' of sailboat, but not sure. Livable space, for myself and a lady.

Ketch or sloop? How does one decide on such a matter?

And what do the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-30-2013
Replies: 12
  Tidings
Views: 495
Posted By Mad Jack
Re: Tidings

Greetings to you, too. I am previously from the Port Charlotte area, by the way.

Yes, I certainly understand that sailing is a serious matter of lifestyle; one for which I have tremendous respect,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-30-2013
Replies: 12
  Tidings
Views: 495
Posted By Mad Jack
Re: Tidings

"The sea offers no credit..."

Indeed.

"Where human skill and effort can accomplish no more...".

And perhaps this is that glory moment, when the pound of preparation might rent an ounce of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-30-2013
Replies: 12
  Tidings
Views: 495
Posted By Mad Jack
Re: Tidings

Greetings and thank you, sir.

I will check out both of the items you've suggested here, and am much obliged.

Sadly, I do not yet own a vessel. And in truth, I feel quite unworthy to be here...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-30-2013
Replies: 12
  Tidings
Views: 495
Posted By Mad Jack
Re: Tidings

No, not really... Well, perhaps...

I'm thinking that I probably do, somewhat so, yes...
Without the lisp, though, of course.
:)

You are too kind. Thank you.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-28-2013
Replies: 12
  Tidings
Views: 495
Posted By Mad Jack
Re: Tidings

Thank you for the welcome. And I must also thank you for indulging me my romancing of the subject. I am just fervent, and genuinely inspired to learn.

I do get your point, too, I think. Hardship,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-28-2013
Replies: 12
  Tidings
Views: 495
Posted By Mad Jack
Re: Tidings

Well, it had been an urgent family matter that pulled me from the coast, back to my home region here outside Chicago. I do indeed miss the colors of the sea. I miss the sea, herself.

Which is why...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-28-2013
Replies: 12
  Tidings
Views: 495
Posted By Mad Jack
Tidings

Tidings,

They call me Mad Jack. I am new to this site, and a novice to the wonderful world of sailing. I have desired for such a long time, and have recently decided to go for it.

This site is...
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