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Old 29-08-2011, 15:08   #1
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New to Sailing . . .

...Okay, to be honest, other than a sunset sail off of Providenciales (as a passenger) and a 2-hour skin bake with my wife and three kids where I ended up swim-towing a Hobie back to the beach (also at Provo), I've never sailed.

But doesn't wanting to...so bad I can TASTE it...count for anything?

I'm here just to read and absorb, until I can pull the trigger on a decision, get a boat and get out! (oh, yeah! AFTER learning to sail...care for a boat...fix stuff...etc.)

Y'all's patience with the occasional stupid question is appreciated, in advance.

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Old 29-08-2011, 15:13   #2
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Re: New to sailing...

Never forget Doc, everybody on this forum was once just like you. Learning to sail is like learning anything else.

The first part (in this case making a boat go) comes pretty quickly, the rest of it takes time / patience and good friends.

I suspect you'll find anything you need around here somewhere... lol

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Welcome Aboard Cruisers Forum TexDoc
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Texdoc you are very welcome to the fun. I hope I can continue to learn my whole life. Certainly don't know it all.
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Old 29-08-2011, 18:30   #5
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...Okay, to be honest, other than a sunset sail off of Providenciales (as a passenger) and a 2-hour skin bake with my wife and three kids where I ended up swim-towing a Hobie back to the beach (also at Provo), I've never sailed.

But doesn't wanting to...so bad I can TASTE it...count for anything?

I'm here just to read and absorb, until I can pull the trigger on a decision, get a boat and get out! (oh, yeah! AFTER learning to sail...care for a boat...fix stuff...etc.)

Y'all's patience with the occasional stupid question is appreciated, in advance.

Sincerely,
TexDoc
If you don't start, you'll never get to sail off into the sunset. Just put people who think beginners shouldn't be here on filter.
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Old 29-08-2011, 19:04   #6
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If you don't start, you'll never get to sail off into the sunset. Just put people who think beginners shouldn't be here on filter.
I agree. Go out there and do it!
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Old 29-08-2011, 19:06   #7
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Re: New to sailing...

You are new to sailing, and I am old to sailing, but everytime I go out, it feels just as good as new.
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Old 29-08-2011, 19:13   #8
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Get out there and get wind burned.
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Old 29-08-2011, 19:17   #9
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Where are you TexDoc?
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We moved to the Boerne area in June. Been busy with new job, getting kids settled in school, etc. Which is why this is only the second time I've checked in.
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Re: New to Sailing . . .

Heck, come on back to Provo. Don't give up yet.
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