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Old 03-17-2016, 07:55 PM   #1
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Hopeful powerboat cruising family from SF Bay Area

Hello!

The kind folks over at the Cruisers Forum directed me here, so I thought I'd cross-post my introduction.

We are a family of 3 (which may be expanding soon) in the SF Bay Area looking to try out the cruising lifestyle on a powerboat.

We're currently looking into taking basic powerboating lessons at Club Nautique and chartering a boat for a week-long vacation this summer to see how we like it.

I am joining this forum in the hopes to meet similarly minded people and learn about lessons, certifications, clubs, powerboats, family cruising, etc.

I look forward to getting to know you all!

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Old 03-17-2016, 07:57 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! Sounds like you're doing your home work, smart.

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Old 03-17-2016, 08:09 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum! Sounds like you're doing your home work, smart.

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Trying to take it one step at a time. That's a nice boat in your avatar!

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Old 03-17-2016, 08:32 PM   #6
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That's a nice boat in your avatar!

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Thanks, it puts a smile on my face every time I see it!

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Welcome aboard, nightlyrats! And congrats on your future expansion! Lots to sort out and learn, but hopefully the good folks on the forum can help you along your way.

We have many members in the SF Bay and CA Delta areas. Sometimes we get together socially via boat, car or bike...whatever works for you. Hopefully you can join us, meet some great folks and check out the boats to help decide the style that best suits your needs. Wide side decks and high bulwarks provide enhanced safety for the water rats. Also, kids love bunk beds.

If you're interested, keep an eye out for a future TF Rendezvous and check out the SF BAY and CA Delta Cruisers Social Group. If you subscribe to the group, you'll get email notifications of posts there. Unfortunately, the posts don't show up on the Trawler Discussions column on the right side of this page.
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:37 PM   #8
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Welcome aboard, nightlyrats! And congrats on your future expansion! Lots to sort out and learn, but hopefully the good folks on the forum can help you along your way.

We have many members in the SF Bay and CA Delta areas. Sometimes we get together socially via boat, car or bike...whatever works for you. Hopefully you can join us, meet some great folks and check out the boats to help decide the style that best suits your needs. Wide side decks and high bulwarks provide enhanced safety for the water rats. Also, kids love bunk beds.

If you're interested, keep an eye out for a future TF Rendezvous and check out the SF BAY and CA Delta Cruisers Social Group. If you subscribe to the group, you'll get email notifications of posts there. Unfortunately, the posts don't show up on the Trawler Discussions column on the right side of this page.
Thank you for the initiation, FlyWright! I am just so touched by the warm welcome I've gotten here, and I'm already learning a lot reading through the forum posts. Kudos to you and your team for keeping this great site running.

I will definitely subscribe to the local group, and I am very much looking forward to a meetup. If this forum is any indication, the boating crowd seems like good people.

See you around,

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I will definitely subscribe to the local group, and I am very much looking forward to a meetup. If this forum is any indication, the boating crowd seems like good people. See you around,-nightlyrats
You couldn't ask for a friendlier group of boat lovers than the TF Bay area bunch. They love them there boats.
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Old 03-18-2016, 01:20 AM   #13
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