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Old 08-05-2014, 09:15   #1
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Hi all-
Thanks for the open invitation to join your ranks and learn from you all!
I always loved boats, never owned one and dream of retiring some day and living on a boat in a warm locale.. FL?
I do plan on getting a smaller one first though.
47 yrs young
I may ask obvious questions of the experienced boaters and cruisers, so please forgive me!
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:27   #2
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Welcome aboard Jay, and greetings from SW Florida. There are plenty of knowledgeable boaters here to help.
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Welcome aboard, Jay!
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
I sailed on lots of small boats before I bought my first small one. I got a 22 and it was a perfect size to learn boat maintenance on.
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Howdy, aloha, welcome!

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Re: Inexperienced Newbie wanting to learn

Welcome aboard. My first sailboat was a twenty-two footer, and it was a great boat on which to learn how to sail. Learning to sail is fairly easy. The hard part is learning how various yacht designs behave in different conditions, and finding a design that you works for you - that you are comfortable with. It's especially important to find one that works for you in rough seas and rotten weather. You will have to try a lot of different vessels to find one that works best for your.
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Welcome to the forum. I think most of us learned on smaller boats. Mine was a MacGregor 21. Followed up with a few sailing dinks.
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Hello Jay..... and welcome aboard!
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