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  1. Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hello all, my name is Justin. I am new to the sailing world and would love some advice on picking a sailboat that would fit my lifestyle. I am 21 and will mostly be sailiing the great lakes but have dreams of cruising the great loop, and staying a while in the Bahamas. I have been sailing small...
  2. Please Introduce Yourself
    Hey. My name is Stephanie. I am new here on this site as well as new to sailing! My husband & I have always been fascinated with boats & everything around the water in general. We are on the coast of South Carolina in Beaufort County. We are avid boaters and have thought about getting a...
  3. Living Aboard
    Hi everyone, I am looking to purchase a sailboat to live in. I am new to boats. What should I look out for when purchasing a used boat? Are there any prerequisites I need to meet before making my purchase (boat license, boat operation, etc.)? I don't know how to operate a boat, I only plan to...
  4. Boat Review Forum
    Hi all, I have acquired a 21' San Juan from my uncle. It has not been used in years. The last time I saw it about 5 years ago it needed a few minor things and a clean/ paint job. I also know it did not have a motor. I plan to inspect it next week on the trailer. I know some of the basic things...
  5. Cruising and Sailing with Children
    Hi! New here and newer to sailing! We are looking to take our first trip with children. Thinking Mystic? Greenport? Any suggestions? Leaving from Westbrook, CT. Thank you!
  6. Please Introduce Yourself
    Hi, I'm Joe. I've been wanting to sail for the last 10 years and finally found myself in a good situation to get started. Naturally, I took some classes, worked as a hand on some other boats, wasted countless hours skulking around the docks pestering the owners for information, right? NOPE...
  7. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    my friend and I have just bought a 28' iwrin. we have no experience, but needing help with learning the rigging config. would be grateful for any advice
  8. Please Introduce Yourself
    Hi everyone, Just relocated to Vancouver Washington area and I am looking for a liveaboard cruiser. I have looked at a few boats with lines I like, but the real world isn't all about looks so, that being said: Ideally, I'm looking for a boat that's 27' or more. She should be: *rigged for solo...
  9. Please Introduce Yourself
    Hey all Just found the forums. A lot of good info, thanks all!
  10. Boat Review Forum
    I am new to sailing and trying to find a boat that I can work on fixing up with my son so that we can learn to sail. I found a Columbia 28 for sale in my area for $500. It is in the water and does not come with a trailer. It comes with one sail (main) and a diesel engine (it has not been...
  11. Please Introduce Yourself
    Just bought her from charity, looking for advice and any manual, specs etc. on getting back in the water - new boat owner. Got the bug from women's learn to sail weekend then off shore sailing school Ft. Myers beach. Sailing out of Holland Mi. Thanks so much, :) Cheryl Z
  12. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    Hey guys, I think I've finally done enough research to post my own thread about my specific needs. I started out with dreams of living aboard and sailing down the east coast, but realistically, that will not be an option for at least a couple years. I figure I'll finish school and once I get a...
  13. Please Introduce Yourself
    Hey everyone! :) This is my first post on here, and I'm new at everything sailing, actually. My grandfather sailed on Lake Erie for roughly 40+ years on various boats he owned. Unfortunately, he sold his last boat before I was old enough to get interested in sailing. That being said, I took...
  14. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    Hello and thank you in advance for your help. I think maybe i should do a quick background about me since I'm new here before I get to the heart of the matter. I'm 42 and just started sailing a Catalina 14.2 on our little Idaho mountain lake last summer and had a blast. So, I apologize if my...
  15. Boat Review Forum
    one stanchion crazed and loose underside of anchor locker delammed on edge, 3gmd engine a bit rusty but maintained. overheated last year but repaired and cruised afterwards. any areas i should look at on this boat?
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