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Old 07-11-2008, 11:19 AM
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Hello,

My name is Doug and I plan to move to St. Thomas at the end of September. My friends and I are buying a boat and plan to live aboard.

We have all been boaters for several years, but not "sailors". We are looking for someone that can teach us to sail in the month of October. We are curently trying to buy a catamaran in the BVI.

We are also interested in finding someone to sail the boat to the VI if we find one in Fl or somewhere on the East Coast.

I will be down on August 11, 2008 for a week to do preliminary legwork to make the move easier for all.

If you or someone you know might be interested, let's grab some drinks the week of the 11th and talk about it.

Thanks to everyone in advance that replies.

Doug
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:52 AM
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Hi Dougdee, welcome to Cruise-Chat. Sounds like a fantastic idea. For all of those that wish to reply to Dougdee, please do not post personal information in your reply. You can use the Private Messaging option by clicking on Dougdee's name and select the option, invite to a private topic. Best wishes in your endeavor!
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:29 PM
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Dougdee, Welcome to cruise-chat! I wish you great success with your plans. Sounds like a great life experience.

Cheers, Neil
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I am not a qualified sailor but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night...
Seriously, welcome to cruise chat and best wishes to the lucky dog who lands the position.
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Old 07-11-2008, 01:56 PM
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But DrL and I can drive a tractor/trailer.....
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:35 PM
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But DrL and I can drive a tractor/trailer.....
And those definitely can take on the characteristics of a sailing ship. Lots of "sail area" on high profile vehicles.

Actually I couldn't see owning a sail boat and not being qualified to use it. I once met the master of a 57 foot schooner. It was in Piraeus and the ship was owned by an Italian businessman. The master of the ship was a retired Sergeant Major from the British army. The crew was just him (George was his name) and a lady from then-Yugoslavia who was the maid and cook. He let me tour the ship. I loved it. They just sailed around and would pick up the owner or other guests here and there.
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Old 07-11-2008, 04:33 PM
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Friends of ours were Captain and Hostess for a Corporate yacht in Nassau many years ago.

They have since retired...but it was a nice gig.
There was also a chef and 3 "hands" aboard.
 
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