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Yes, what did happen to it? Did you read the message I sent you? If not, is Wildheart the name of your boat? I am a liveaboard in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. I have a Douglas 32 and do a lot of singlehanding. If I have company its usually one of my daughters or a friend.

Love to correspond more, hopefully this string keeps going!
 

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hi wildheart..also a new sailor living in iowa..buying my first boat this year and also have some grand ideas for living on the water in the future..lived on the ocean all my life and then got bit by the bug here in a land locked area..but where there is a will is a way!

Do you know anything about precision boats..that is what i am looking to buy. I hear they have great resale value in case i want to move up in size..it is an 18 footer..room enough for weekends with my two boys 5 and 8. So let me know how you are and if you bought your catalina..i hear they are a good boat..a lot of them out there! take care, Erika...
 

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and hello to you too Holly! Wow..i wish i started sailing at 13. You probably have more experience then the rest of us on this message board! Any advice for us! I am trying to get my 8 and 5 year old interested like you..what should i do to keep them interested? Where are you..do you live near an ocean! I lived in connecticut on the ocean when i was your age and i really miss it. Well take care now and keep sailing! Erika
 

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hi navtron..thanks for the tip. I will look into it. Not too big for a new sailor? Since i dont know much about boats i am squemish about buying anything too used. do you own a newport? and where do you sail?? take care..erika
 

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HI, I am 15 and, living in Hawaii, I have had a lot of experience around the water. In response to getting you two boys to sail; it has to be their own decision. I was signed up for sailing lesons when I was six. I hated it and cryed every day. 8 years later I took sailing lessons again, this time because I wanted to. I learned quickly and now LOVE racing and crusing around my bay. You can help feed their intrest by taking them out on your boat and letting them help, but only sign them up for sailing lessons when they are ready. Everyone on this board seems really nice and I hope to correspond with you all
 

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I have a old 30ft sailboat, that showed me its capable of almost anything. I know because I tried.
I,m good with close to all repairs, what makes travelling much easier. But don''t frett, you can learn everything. Just start trying before you go in trouble.
One try I can only recommend, stay for some time on the boat, and pull the plug. Try how far does your energy reach, when you live aboard. If the battery is down just plug in again. (Could you still start the engine?)The navlights during the nights, then GPS and VHF most likely round the clock. Reading in the night is very often already deadly to the battery charge. Get a feeling what you can expect of the rescorses on your boat.
 

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Wildheart, I have been looking at a vintage North American Douglas, it too is a 32ft can you give me any pointers. I have never heard of this vessel before apparently a Robert Perry design. How does it perform? etc. Thanks for your imput,
 

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Wildheart,I have been living onboard for 4 years on the Chesapeake Bay,first on a Catalina 42,now a Catalina 47.Took me 2 years to convince my husband that living aboard was the way to go.We love it!Can''t imagine being a land-dweller til too old to sail.You mentioned a Catalina 30..we had a great time with our 30.If you have any specific questions on living aboard let me know.We will be retired in 3 yrs;to become full-time cruisers;instead of weekends only.Good luck with your search for the right boat.
 

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Hi Holly,

I know this thread is older but hopefully you still read it. I have a fourteen year old that will be living on board for the first time. Any advice you have for her? Have you been in rough seas before?
 

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Hi there l have spent many an enjoyable hour or two reading your messages and gaining insight.My husband and l will be living aboard our Roberts by the end of the year.We live on the west coast of Australia and are itching to get under way.He has much experience compared to my none what so ever.Our 10 year old daughter will be joining us.
 

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Seattle Women's Sailing Association meets the 1st Monday of each month. Our monthly meetings generally feature a speaker on a sailing topic. If you are visiting Seattle and have some sailing experience that you would enjoy sharing, please contact us through our website: www.swsa.com or [email protected]. Or you are certainly welcome to just come and join us for the fun of it. :)

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Live aboard Ladies!

Hi, I just moved aboard a 36 foot Uniflite Yacht Home and would love some advice too. It is great to find a group of women like myself who love to be on the ocean.

I am particularly interested in converting the small front office space into a painting studio and learning to grow some herbs and vegetables on the top deck.

So, far I love this life having been raised on Catalina Island.

But, I still have a lot to figure out and would love any pointers!

-Abbi
 

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hi ladies you all all right because i am drew dunn and i live on my boat on the river tees and have doen since i was fourteen due to my mum and dad throwing me out beuse i hit my mum cos i was angy with her which i greatly regret and now would not dream of it now and have a great relation ship with her
were i live is the river tees in yorkshire england and i did live on a twenty one foot croby slooth but because my fionce bought it off me cos she wanted to join me living on the ocean in her own boat i now own a thirty 6 foot self made yacht by the guy who owns the marina were i am moored

by the way i am a fully trian yacht master and sail to the mediterrianian every summer so if you would like any advice please feel free to leave a message
 
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