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Old 10-24-2010, 04:38 PM
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I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself.

I look forward to participating in this forum and hope that I can make a valuable contribution. I am retired Coast Guard. I was enlisted and officer, and later after my first retirement, a civilian engineer for the USCG. I spent a total of 34 years with the USCG.

But I developed an interest in boats as a small child and over the years have been in motorboats, sailboats, ships and even PWCs. In my career I got involved in boating safety after I got my commisssion, and my first assignment was investigating accidents. I then moved on to be a Director of the USCG Auxiliary. I took a break from boating and worked as an engineer for a while and then went to HQ and worked in Boating Standards. After retiring (the first time) I went back to work in essentially the same job in standards as a civilian. I retired again in 2004.

So my life has been almost totally involved with boats and boating. But my current boat is a dinghy which I built three years ago. "Old sailors never die, they just get a little dinghy"



I am still very involved with boat builders through my website at http://newboatbuilders.com and I participate in a half dozen forums for boat builders and as a member of ABYC. I am also currently building an 8 foot sailing dinghy.

So I look forward to meeting all of you.
Old 10-24-2010, 04:41 PM
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Welcome aboard and enjoy the ride.
Old 10-24-2010, 04:41 PM
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Good evening to you Sir!
Welcome aboard!
Please keep a thick skin on and take nothing personally.
While we have a plethora of good info here, we also do some ribbing...

Thank you for your service.
We appreciate you putting your neck on the line for us for so very long.
Enjoy your retirement, you earned it.
Old 10-24-2010, 04:46 PM
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Welcome!!
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Welcome.
Old 10-24-2010, 05:26 PM
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Howdy Y'all. I'm from Oregon I was a commercial fisherman and a river guide until I moved to Texas 4 years ago almost 5 now. I've been rescued a few times out there by the coasties out of my home port Winchester Bay
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Welcome - PeterDE
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Welcome aboard Peter DE. Hope you enjoy the ride.
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Welcome aboard. Fair Winds and Following Seas.

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