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Old 03-02-2013, 07:06   #1
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Hello , I'm new to C F found your site while researching sailboats. When I was a kid my father owned a Hughes 26 sailboat. Have many wonderful memories aboard The Nicely , so I have decided to buy a sailboat so that I can create new memories for my children and family. I wanted to get some advice from sailors on this forum as to which sailboat would be forgiving to a novice like me . Ideally I would like a 26-30 ft boat with a enclosed head. Im keen on the Grampion 26 but have never sailed on one before . Thanks
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Guayas76.

Sailboats in Canada - 27' to 30' models

http://www.sailquest.com/market/models/models2.htm
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Hi Guayas... Welcome to CF... There are lots of folks here that know far more than me about that size range.... I am willing to bet you will never regret beginning to sail again!
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Re: Hello,

Thanks for your responses and the link. I'm looking forward to this coming season and hope I'm on the water by then. I agree I don't think I will regret this adventure
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Re: Hello,

Hey,

We're in TO also.

I know loads of the clubs here have a friendly approach to crew-banks; get yourself down somewhere like the National, or Alexandra YC for example, & put your name down! (I hear great things about the Ashbridges Bay & Etobicoke clubs.)

If you're 'on call' you can try out a variety of boats over the next yr & see what you like. Meanwhile sign the kids up for some laser sailing lessons/camp, plenty of options!

Have fun, maybe we'll see you on the lake!

J & C

P.S. Any C & C is always a great choice, we have several in the family. Made in Ontario!
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Re: Hello,

Thanks J & C that's a great idea. I can expose the kids to sailing and get a chance to sail on a variety of boats. I should take my time I don't want to rush into a purchase like a boat and not be completely happy with it.
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Super!

This town is so full of marinas & clubs that you'll be spoiled for choice.

(Our teen nephew did an intensive 5 -wk laser racing camp at Etobicoke YC 1 or 2 summers ago, not sure if that would suit.) But there are so many possibilities - including rowing/paddling-type boats - on the islands too, don't forget!

For whatever reasons, 1/2 of Torontonians forget we live on an inland sea! The other half are out there on the water, though.

Enjoy, (& we think the National is the most fun & relaxed club in town, BTW).

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Thanks will check it out��
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you posting here. Grampian is a good choice but there are so many more options available. Talk your way aboard as many boats as you can to get a feel for what you like.
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