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I am a new convert to sailing, having been a powerboat owner in the past. Spent one weekend sailing and bought my first sailboat, a new to me 2000 American 14.6. Love the technical end of sailing, much different from pushing the throttle lever.
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Well said and welcome! What is your sailing territory?

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in that case you might find this book interesting and inspiring.

https://www.amazon.com/Whortonsville...=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Written by a dear friend about his move from northern NJ to the wilds of coastal NC.

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To NJHippo, Welcome to SailNet. As a former northern Jersey boy myself, it is always nice to see a fellow Jerseyite taking up the sport.

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in that case you might find this book interesting and inspiring.

https://www.amazon.com/Whortonsville...=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Written by a dear friend about his move from northern NJ to the wilds of coastal NC.

oh, and welcome!
If your friend is in Whortonsville, I can only hope that he is okay since Whortonsville really was hit hard with a record high storm surge.

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There is absolutely nothing better than small boat sailing.

Not exactly "The Wind in the Willows," but a shared feeling.

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To NJHippo, Welcome to SailNet. As a former northern Jersey boy myself, it is always nice to see a fellow Jerseyite taking up the sport.


If your friend is in Whortonsville, I can only hope that he is okay since Whortonsville really was hit hard with a record high storm surge.

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Thank you for the kind wishes. Yes Whortonsville took a serious hit from this storm. I keep my boat there and reports are slow to come ... roads are still impassable.

I too am a Jersey boy (Clifton) ... it's a fading memory for me at this point. But sadly my friend is gone, taken by cancer. His inspiration lives on in those of who knew him.

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Thank you for the kind wishes. Yes Whortonsville took a serious hit from this storm. I keep my boat there and reports are slow to come ... roads are still impassable.

I too am a Jersey boy (Clifton) ... it's a fading memory for me at this point. But sadly my friend is gone, taken by cancer. His inspiration lives on in those of who knew him.
I hope that you came through the storm okay and I am sorry about losing your friend. I am from Englewood. I don't know how old you are but in 1968 I went out a few times with a girl from Clifton named Pam Angel.

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thanks Jeff.

Well I got word that my boat made it through just fine, but the marina took a lot of damage.

In 1968 I was 8! I don't know Pam Angel or the Angel Family, but I'm sure she was a cutie ... afterall, Clifton is known for it's good looking residents :-)

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