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Old 06-08-2013, 16:25   #16
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sailing is kinda the easy part and, within reason, the bigger the boat, the easier it is to sail.

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-steve
I agree with steve about sailing being the easy part.

Spend as much time on any boat you can. You will learn a lot by doing this. I noticed you mentioned something about getting seasick. Some folks claim not drinking coffee before you go out will reduce seasickness. Others say drinking ginger ale will combat seasickness. These are things you have to be on a boat in a seaway to test and see if they apply to you.

There are a lot of other things like this which can only be learned by being on a boat and trying them.

I am on a catamaran in the Florida Keys and my boat is set up to deal with warm/hot weather. I suspect you would want a much different boat if you lived on it in the far North. Again these are the type of things that you have to be on a boat to learn.

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Old 06-08-2013, 16:37   #17
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Re: Little scared!

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sailing is kinda the easy part and, within reason, the bigger the boat, the easier it is to sail.


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While I don't disagree with this, I would not recommend the same for LEARNing to sail.

Would you rather learn to drive in an 18 wheeler, or a VW?

I love my sailing dingy.

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Re: Little scared!

You've gotten lots of great advice! The one thing I would add is be certain that you really check out any boat he is considering to be sure you are comfortable with it. This was my first big boat, having just tooled around on OPBs and dinghies. Everyone kept telling us that a big open cockpit was something I would really love. Turns out, I prefer a smaller, more enclosed cockpit as it made me feel more secure while under sail when the winds picked up. This is something I would not have known had I not taken the time to hang out on the boats we were looking at and to sail on everything I could get on before buying.
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Thank you everyone for your wise words, someday I will be just as wise and will pay it forward..
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