Just forun this forum recently, and thought I would kindly ask for some advice.
I've been sailing a few times, long ago, and all of a sudden have the urge to buy a boat and really learn.
However, the closest sailable lake is from what I have been told, is "very difficult". Lake Dillon, CO.
I am looking for something like a used Hunter
22-25 I think. $4,000 or so. I'm guessing swing keel
b/c I want something I could trailer to other places once I become more experienced, and possibly leave in Denver to extend the short sailing season here.
I have pretty much no sailing experience, but want to learn so that when my 3 month son gets older, we can do a family
So, the beginning of a long list of questions i'm sure is:
Am I crazy thinking about learning
on such a difficult and trecherous lake?
Are the hunters and catalina's in that size a reasonable boat to learn on?
Is there a stability advantage of a fixed keel
vs swing keel?
What else should I consider?