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  1. newbie sailor

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi everyone, Just bought a 39' O'day. Needs a little love, but otherwise great boat. Looking forward to meeting some of you in person while cruising this summer. For now, doing some repairs to rudder and replacing chainplates along with a host of other small projects. Will be cruising...
  2. Neck deep but treading water so far

    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...
  3. Wanted: Your Advice for Sailnet's Newest Newbie

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi, Sailnet! Just found this site today. Looks like a rich resource. My husband and I are young, mobile, and ready to move onto a sailboat full time. Thing is, neither of us has ever ridden on a sailboat. We're committed to the change in lifestyle, though, and fully acknowledge the steep...
  4. I'm new to the Forum

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi Everyone, I've just joined the Sailnet Forum and wanted to introduce myself. I started sailing seriously about 2 years ago, and purchased my boat last December. The boat spent 2 months on the hard in St. Petersburg, Fl getting refurbished, then another 2 months back in the water finishing...
  5. Sailors moving from Cali to LIS, need new boat friends!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi all! I'm Victoria. So happy to stop lurking and really join the community! I'm here to meet fellow sailors and get advice for the Long Island Sound Area. More specific posts to follow. About two years ago, my now-husband and I bought a gorgeous 1974 Islander 37 -- The Scallywag. We docked...
  6. How do I start my sailing adventures.

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello sailnet community! I am an absolute beginner when it comes to sailing. I have only have sailed once and I think I fell in love. I am from Maryland on the chesapeake bay and right now I go to school on the gulf coast of south west florida, so I know that sailing has been around me my whole...
  7. Best route from Melbourne to Key West???

    Florida - Keys
    I'll be sailing from Melbourne FL (Space Coast) to Key West in 20 days... It's my first long trip and everyone I talk to seems to have a different opinion, all of which will "save me three days" Our options are ICW then outside at Lake Worth, or Okeechobee across to Ft. Meyers. There seem to be...
  8. Manual or Info on old 1983 S2 18' 5.5

    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
  9. How to Become a Sailing Instructor

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi Everyone: My name is John, and I am new to the forum. I recently experienced sailing for the first time when I fell into an unpaid crewing job in the BVI for a few weeks on a long vacation after I left my full time job. The experience was life changing. I'd like to become more involved in...