Hello to all and thank you for welcoming me into your threaded community. I'm new here and into your world so excuse any mistakes
till I get up and running.
I joined this forum and community because I recently bought a 16' Prindle Catamaran
from a guy at work and figure I should learn something about it before I put it onto the water
I have been out before, about 20 years ago, I'm 43, but the few times I went out the catamaran
was already set up, I just had to sail around then bring it back in.
You all understand more than others what I mean when I say that from that first 1 hour on the water
, I was hooked.
I bet everyone who didn't grow up on a boat remembers that first time they went out on one.
You can't even explain it to friends, you either love it or don't get it.
It doesn't even matter how many times the boom hits you in the head
on that first attempt, or maybe because of.
Anyway, I have two kids
, boys 6 and 3, and hope to introduce them to something I never got to experience, we'll see how they go.
"Does your wife enjoy sailing?" I hear you ask.
Well....um....let's just say it probably would have helped if I had mentioned something before driving up the driveway with the cat hooked to the back of the car.
Me - So, what do you recon?
Her - What the F**K.
Us - Silence
It didn't help later that night when I said " You know, I could name it after you."
Anyway, you either love it or you don't get it. Right?
Hope to "meet" a few of you and ask some questions here and there.
All the best to everyone and
Bye for now.