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Old 23-11-2010, 12:24   #1
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Greetings from Texas !

Hi!

I'm Chani and I just joined up here!

I am fascinated by sailing and am attempting to learn all I can. Any websites or guides that you could recommend I would love to read.

My husband (who most definitely grew up sailing on family boats) and I are fixing up a small 13 ft sailboat and are almost ready to take it out on Texas lakes. Any recommendations for lakes in the Texas/Oklahoma/Louisiana area to trailer our boat?

My inlaws currently live on their sailboat in Mexico and I've had a bit of experience sailing with them and LOVED it! I am now hooked and want to know as much as I can.

Hoping to learn,
Chani

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Old 23-11-2010, 13:34   #2
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Lake Palourde, about 4 miles across, 4 to 6 foot depth in most places, next to Morgan City, Louisiana I learned to sail there, first a Lightning then a Gulf Coast 23.
There is a nice park with boat ramp and docks. Just off of HWY 90.
Some times I go there in my trawler for short trip.
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Old 24-11-2010, 06:53   #3
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Thanks!

Thanks stevensc!

I will check that lake out!
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:46   #4
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Its good to have you posting and asking questions about trailerable boats. I always recommend taking a basic sailing course if you can find one pretty cheap unless your husband is a good instructor. "Start Sailing Right!" is a great little book about sail and boat handling, well illustrated and easy instruction.
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Thank you SkiprJohn- I think both of those are good ideas. I am trying to read anything helpful, and sailing lessons would not be a bad idea. As of now, I've only helped sail his parents 44 ft boat and I didn't do much honestly.
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