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Old 11-25-2021, 10:43 PM   #1
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Friendly greetings from a new member

Hello Everyone,
I am new to boating and the forum. Iím looking to connect with people that are open to sharing their boating wisdom, offer up some tips on owning a boat, and maybe getting some blue water time.

Iím retiring in January and would love to find my way on a boat, help with a delivery, or any other task that will get me acquainted with being on the water.

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Old 11-25-2021, 11:43 PM   #2
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Old 11-26-2021, 02:44 AM   #3
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Welcome aboard. I have boated out of Dana Point several times.
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Old 11-26-2021, 03:24 AM   #4
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Greetings,
Welcome aboard. As well as on the water time I would suggest taking some courses.
https://www.usps.org/index.php/sss-boating-courses


https://www.usps.org/cgi-bin-nat/edd...0/cfindx.cgi?C
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Old 11-28-2021, 01:06 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard. I have boated out of Dana Point several times.
DP is great. We’re on the waitlist. That is the constraint right now.
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Thanks for the link. I’ll start classes after the holidays! Looking forward to them.
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Old 11-28-2021, 01:16 PM   #7
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DP is great. Weíre on the waitlist. That is the constraint right now.
How long is the waitlist now?
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Old 11-28-2021, 01:19 PM   #8
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~12 years for 40/45 ft slips. The thought is that could get cut in half with the remodel of the marina and hiking of fees.
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12 years isnít reasonable, how about putting the boat in San Diego while you wait. It isnít too bad of a drive. For many years we had our big boat in SD and lived in Tucson. I got to the boat about 40 weekends a year.
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Welcome aboard! Experience and advice aplenty you will find here. Regarding the latter, my favorite piece of advice for first time folks is simple: enjoy the journey finding your boat!
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