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Old 26-07-2009, 09:32   #1
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Howdy from Texas

Great Sunday to all! This is my first post, and wanted to introduce myself. I'm an avid boater (power), but am also considering sailing as well. After 30 years on lakes and inland waters, I'd like to try my hand at a slower pace and challenge my skills. I have two college kids that drain my account, so I don't have a s/b yet.

If anyone has a suggestion on how to start, I'd appreciate any and all lessons learned and 'what'd I'd do differently' accounts...thanks and I look forward to hearing bck from you. thanks

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Old 26-07-2009, 20:00   #2
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Welcome! There are quite a few of us from Texas here.

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Old 29-07-2009, 11:44   #3
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Welcome to the forum,
We have a Texas social group. It might be a good starting point to find some boats to hop on and do some sailing
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Old 29-07-2009, 15:21   #5
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Aloha Gesch,
Welcome aboard! Lots of powerboaters here too. If you are completely new to sailing then I recommend the book "Start Sailing Right!" its really easy to understand although its written for use with small boats.
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