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post #1 of 6 Old 10-05-2016 Thread Starter
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Hello all! I just recently purchased a beautiful little Pearson 28' mark one. I'm so excited about my first boat! I grew up in the tropical waters of Hawaii, my father owned a Cal-2 30' as I grew up. We would frequently take the boat around on cruises and occasionally inter island. After I graduated from high school my pop purchased a Pacific seacraft 32' (not 100% on the length but around that).

I've enjoyed sailing since I was a we lad and have often fantasized about owning a sailboat. Recently I've had the good fortune to secure a relatively well paying job where I serve as a navigation officer for the Alaska Marine Highway. Just the other day I figured I had the money and I'm young so I took action and purchased a 1978 Pearson 28' mark 1. My girlfriend and I are so very excited to start cruising around our area!

I live in Bellingham, Washington which is about as far northwest you can get in the contiguous 48 states before hitting the Canadian border. There are so many fantastic places to check out so near this beautiful city! The San Juan islands are just a day trip away, making for some fantastic exploring/weekending opportunities. The inside passage to Canada starts right here in Bellingham as the southern terminus for the Alaska Marine highway ferries!
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Welcome, I'm a Navigation Officer too! I haven't sailed commercially in about 18 months now as I am enjoying a shore job, still in the transportation field of course (regulatory compliance).

I'm still trying to get a feel for how many ships officers are on the site, but I think I've detected at least a couple of others.
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Re: First time boat owner! First forum community!

Congrats on your new job, boat and life in general, but I thinks you might be in the North West might want to fix that one there navigation officer. Was out that way earlier this year and it sure is a beautiful place to be.
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Congrats on your new job, boat and life in general, but I thinks you might be in the North West might want to fix that one there navigation officer. Was out that way earlier this year and it sure is a beautiful place to be.
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Welcome to the forum. Nice area to sail. Would like to explore that area someday by boat.

Congrats on getting your boat. Looks like you'll have a lot of fun on it.

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