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nipper2803

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Sailing newbie
« on: October 04, 2012, 12:36:20 PM »

Hello im Glyn AKA Nipper. I have just bought my first yacht after failing with rc planes. I thought it would be good to teach my son how to sail. I did try teaching him how to fly but first time he crashed it and that was the flying finished lol.

I currently live in Christchurch in Dorset. Once my yacht arrives i will give it a naming ceremony lol then i will post pics.

I use to teach sailing so know a bit about bigger boats.

Hope to meet some of you if your local to me. :-))
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Re: Sailing newbie
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 12:43:52 PM »


Hello Glyn and welcome to Mayhem.  I've moved your post over to the Yachting section to help in your quest for yachties.

That's a lovely part of the coast you live. I'm sure there must be some good sailors down that way.   :}

Cheers

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nipper2803

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Re: Sailing newbie
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2012, 12:51:12 PM »

Thanks very much :)

I use to have an old trawler but the engine completely siezed :(. ended up in the tip as was told it would of cost way to much to repair. that was over 10 years ago
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Re: Sailing newbie
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012, 08:05:27 AM »

having got my first yacht almost three years ago , and taught myself to sail it , i now own four that are in regular use , with another almost finished ready to sail , and a further two hulls awaiting their time on the slip , even my brother in  law has bought himself an old meter class after borrowing one of mine at the lake ! ! you may find one yacht isnt enough ?  enjoy your new hobby , jon
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Re: Sailing newbie
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 08:52:06 AM »

very adictive,started with a mmagic/contesa/bristol pilot cutter/brixham trawler/2 marbleheads the list grows.i must stop... slug  enjoy,great fun
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Re: Sailing newbie
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012, 06:06:44 PM »

Im looking at getting a sib as my next project. the yacht is mainly to teach my son as he seems really interested.
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Re: Sailing newbie
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2012, 07:40:56 PM »

Welcome to sailing, try Poole Park close to you they sail on a regular basis  :-))
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