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Old 15-03-2011, 15:54   #1
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Hello from Minnesota

Hi All! I just took up sailing last fall, and I gotta say it's the most fun I've ever had with my clothes on! My girl and I are now seriously talking about buying a sailboat to live and travel on this summer. Crazy, huh? So now we're just trying to learn as much as possible about it; what to expect, what pitfalls to avoid, what kind of boat to buy, etc. Hope to learn from all you wise sailors out there!
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Old 15-03-2011, 16:11   #2
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Welcome aboard. ''crazy" nah not really
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Old 15-03-2011, 19:31   #3
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Re: Hello from Minnesota

CRAZY

That's people who go out on frozen river and lakes to go fishing.

SANE people sail
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Old 15-03-2011, 21:02   #4
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Welcome to CF!

While I KNOW you'll get a lot of opinions about which boat to buy on here, you mightwant to start with your budget, size of boat, etc.

You're not crazy, people that don't sail are crazy.
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Old 15-03-2011, 21:32   #5
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Re: Hello from Minnesota

Nathan (Nathaniel ?),

You've come to the right place !

You'll find that this is a great community and a great place to ask and answer questions.



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Old 15-03-2011, 22:37   #6
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Hey Nathaniel - WELCOME!! from a former fellow Minnesotan. I moved to Fairbanks from Dulut - up der by da rangech. This is a group is wonderful place to learn a ton of things about sailing. You'll also find no shortage of strong opinions - but then you'd understand that being from Minnesota.
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Old 15-03-2011, 23:58   #7
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Re: Hello from Minnesota

You could always just put a boat on a bouy on Calhoun or in a slip on Minnetonka (Shorewood has a couple slips open, but it is 200' per foot for the summer while a bouy on Minnetonka is $400). Check Hooper's Yachts for a small boat.
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Re: Hello from Minnesota

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Hi All! I just took up sailing last fall, and I gotta say it's the most fun I've ever had with my clothes on!!
Once you've bought a boat, you can sail off to the tropics, then that need no longer be a problem!!!

Welcome aboard!
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Old 22-03-2011, 22:10   #9
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Re: Hello from Minnesota

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. Just now there are lots of bargains in boats. Sometimes I do some "window" shopping on this site: Sailboat Listings - sailboats for sale You can look up boats by state or by make. You might also want to check out the links after my signature and the book recommendation. I do recommend a basic course and the book "Start Sailing Right!"
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