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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 5,454
Posted By BethHuntsberry
Re: Are we elitists?

I am brand new to SailNet When I introduced myself I had several people immediately respond with a welcome message. I haven't found this to be an unfriendly place at all. Did their introductory...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-09-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 870
Posted By BethHuntsberry
Re: Hello Everyone!

Yeah! You called me a sailor! We are perfectly content puttering around on the very large St. Johns River for a while. We are going to take our first real trip next week. We're going from Fruit...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-09-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 870
Posted By BethHuntsberry
Re: Hello Everyone!

Thanks for the welcome! We are learning a lot just by doing. I know we are really lucky to have a friend with tons of sailing experience. We can learn with a safety net! Once we felt comfortable...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-09-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 870
Posted By BethHuntsberry
Re: Hello Everyone!

I think ("think" being the operative word) that our boat has a full keel. I know it's not centerboard or winged. And I know it's not water ballasted. I don't know what a shoal draft is.

We...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-08-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 870
Posted By BethHuntsberry
Re: Hello Everyone!

Thanks Don! I'm reading everything I can get my hands on, but there is so much to learn! I'm looking forward to taking some of those courses.

We moved to northeast Florida from DC right after the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-08-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 870
Posted By BethHuntsberry
Re: Hello Everyone!

Great! Thanks so much for the information! We'll definitely look into the courses. I would love to learn more about reading charts. We've read so many book and learned so much from being out on...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-08-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 870
Posted By BethHuntsberry
Re: Hello Everyone!

Thanks! Are the best courses the ones offered through the coast guard auxiliary? We've looked into several that are offered in our area.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-08-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 870
Posted By BethHuntsberry
Hello Everyone!

We are brand new to sailing. We went out for an afternoon sail with some friends and fell instantly in love. A week later, we bought a 1978 Catalina 25 (I hope I'm saying that right). We've been...
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