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Old 19-06-2009, 14:19   #1
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Hello, I'm John, and I'm in Minnesota. Just bought my first catamaran, it's a 19 foot Cougar Mark IV. I hope I can figure the rigging out, and I have a thread in the Deck Hardware section. Spent 10 years in the Navy, and biggest "sail boat" I sailed was a "sunfish," so cats are all new to me! It's old, but she's a beauty!
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Old 19-06-2009, 18:27   #2
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Minnesota is a wonderful place to sail. Some gorgeous lakes. We tiled out all our swamps and lakes for corn. I just took my first sailing class on a catamaran. Actually all we did is capsize it and turn it back over in the water. But is was still fun. Next lesson on Monday. I'll let you know what I learned..lol. It's summer so you'll have a lot of time to practice. Maybe put sled runners on it for winter???
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Old 19-06-2009, 22:11   #3
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Thanks for your military service. Have fun on your cat, the multi group here is great and very helpful.
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Old 20-06-2009, 07:30   #4
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Minnesota is a wonderful place to sail. Some gorgeous lakes. We tiled out all our swamps and lakes for corn. I just took my first sailing class on a catamaran. Actually all we did is capsize it and turn it back over in the water. But is was still fun. Next lesson on Monday. I'll let you know what I learned..lol. It's summer so you'll have a lot of time to practice. Maybe put sled runners on it for winter???

I don't know, I towed it home from Clear Lake, IA, (I grew up there!), and it is bigger than our Honda Pilot! 19 feet is a big boat! lol
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Old 20-06-2009, 12:29   #5
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Hello, I'm John, and I'm in Minnesota. Just bought my first catamaran, it's a 19 foot Cougar Mark IV. I hope I can figure the rigging out, and I have a thread in the Deck Hardware section. Spent 10 years in the Navy, and biggest "sail boat" I sailed was a "sunfish," so cats are all new to me! It's old, but she's a beauty!
Hi John! - Enjoy the wonderful lake sailing here in MN!.. I spend two weeks or so per month here and have been crewing on lake races through Wayzata Yacht Club (www.wyc.org) on Lake Minnetonka to get my fix... Which one(s) of the 10K lakes do you intend to sail on?

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Hi John! - Enjoy the wonderful lake sailing here in MN!.. I spend two weeks or so per month here and have been crewing on lake races through Wayzata Yacht Club (www.wyc.org) on Lake Minnetonka to get my fix... Which one(s) of the 10K lakes do you intend to sail on?

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I'm by Faribault/Owatonna area so, Cannon, Cedar, Horseshoe, Tetonka, to name a few, I need to learn how to rig her first though. I'm a noob!
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I'm by Faribault/Owatonna area so, Cannon, Cedar, Horseshoe, Tetonka, to name a few, I need to learn how to rig her first though. I'm a noob!
It sure sounds like you'll have a good bit of fun!.. Enjoy!..
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Aloha John,

Welcome aboard! I spent ages 2-5 in Northwestern, MN. I don't remember much but I do remember snowdrifts to the second story of our old farmhouse.
Good to have you on the forum.

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