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  1. Boat Purchasing Advice

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi All I'm a new member, and relatively new to sailing. I grew up on the Great Lakes, and plan on getting back to them very soon. As such, I'll be purchasing a boat (likely, around the Traverse City region for anyone who may know the area). I'm currently here, and am loving the water. I want...
  2. Humbled

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Just thought I'd share a quick story. As some of you may know, this is our first year on the water. We've relied on the internet, a few books, and brass balls to self-teach until the wedding is behind us and we can afford a proper lesson. So far, things have been going swimmingly on our 40yo...
  3. Cape Dory 25 - Project boat

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    I have talked an owner of a 1974 Cape Dory 25 to let her go for a very good price. However. Missing a jib. He has no idea if the plumbing or electrical works or not (though the water pump works). The boat needs some teak wood work done on the outside as well as some minor fiberglass work...
  4. Novice liveaboard

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    I appologize this is kind of a repost from the welcome forum. But anyways hello Sailnet Community, I am new to the site. I am also new to being a liveaboard. In April I bought my first Sailboat, a 1978 29' C&C. After viewing several for sale I decided this was the boat for me. Low hours on the...
  5. New Sailor Looking for Experience in Southern Caribbean / South America

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello! I'm brand new to sailing, but I'm really excited at the prospect of getting on the water. I've grown up around the coast, in Anchorage, Alaska (where I'm from, but not currently located), but never had much of a chance to get on the water. This December I got on the water in the Puget...
  6. Tenderfooted Sailor Girl

    Introduce Yourself
    My name is Elizabeth...I'm new to sailing. I've been once before about 5 years ago and have been in love with it ever since, but I live in Louisiana so I can't really pursue it wholly at the moment. Not many people around here have sailboats and we don't live close to the coast. All I'm trying...
  7. What do you look for in novice crew?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Dh and I are getting invites to crew on J24s, J29s and (favorite) IODs. Dh has more experience racin, I've been stuck on Race Committee boat. I don't want to be a tagalong - perceived or real. I've got an athletic background and am very focused. What are your TOP do's don'ts. What would...