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Old 01-06-2016, 16:18   #1
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my first sailboat!

aloha folks,

yet another lurker stepping out of the shadows. i recently purchased my first sailboat, a 1975 Newport 28.
now all i need is to learn how to sail!

and maintain everything.
and fix everything.
and replace everything.
and enjoy poverty.

what have i done?!?!

ahhhhh but she's sho shweet!
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Old 01-06-2016, 16:25   #2
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Re: my first sailboat!

Get someone experienced (preferably 2 or 3 experienced people) to go out with you on that....

Too big for raw beginner to single-hand. Don't try. Maybe after a year or two.

At least get some basic lessons also.
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations.
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Old 01-06-2016, 22:46   #4
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Re: my first sailboat!

Hi, there, yalla, welcome aboard CF.

My husband, Jim, used to sail a Yankee 30 around SF Bay, I know you're going to have a great time with your boat.

If you're the kind of guy who prefers to learn by doing and thinking about it all, well and good, but if you think you'd like instruction, there's another Canadian not too far away, a CF'er, called cwykham, whose posts I've respected, and another is jackdale.

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Re: my first sailboat!

Welcome to the club and just keep your last line in mind! She looks beautiful! Are you sure you have a lot to work on there?
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Old 02-06-2016, 00:41   #6
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Re: my first sailboat!

thanks for the positive replies!

i have sailed before, my very first time on a sailboat we actually dismasted (!), a mini-transat she was.
I'm a little older and wiser now...
I just did a cruise from A Coruna to Sardegna on a hallberg rassy 46.
my boats' p.o. cared for her over 20 years, and I'm leaving her at his marina for the summer so he can let her go gently, and i get to sail with he who knows her best.

the admiralette and i did a dinghy course a few years back, we're both scuba instructors and i had a diveshop years ago.

I'm looking forward to learning on my own, though i do hope to meet other sailors willing to share their experience with me.

she's very well found, a new yanmar yse12, good sails, sound hull, slick bottom. we've been out twice and had a great time, I'm still in europe, pining to get back and continue the dream!



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Hi, there, yalla, welcome aboard CF.

My husband, Jim, used to sail a Yankee 30 around SF Bay, I know you're going to have a great time with your boat.

If you're the kind of guy who prefers to learn by doing and thinking about it all, well and good, but if you think you'd like instruction, there's another Canadian not too far away, a CF'er, called cwykham, whose posts I've respected, and another is jackdale.

Ann
hello everyone i to am very new with this forum and buying my first boat this saturday 27` catalina, im very nereous about my decician concidering everyone i know is telling me not to do this😏 ive always wanted to do this so im going to fallow my heart.. Ive never sailed, only ive been a deck hand in my earlyer years. Im 40 now, and not getting any younger. Also im going to try living on her while i work her. Shes in a slip now, i dont think im supossed to live there but the man im purchasing the boat from said he lived there for 8 years,
Well thanks for reading, and any feed back would be great. Thank you.
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hello everyone i to am very new with this forum and buying my first boat this saturday 27` catalina, im very nereous about my decician concidering everyone i know is telling me not to do this�� ive always wanted to do this so im going to fallow my heart.. Ive never sailed, only ive been a deck hand in my earlyer years. Im 40 now, and not getting any younger. Also im going to try living on her while i work her. Shes in a slip now, i dont think im supossed to live there but the man im purchasing the boat from said he lived there for 8 years,
Well thanks for reading, and any feed back would be great. Thank you.
Welcome Ed. Catalina 27 is a good boat to start with. Try starting a new thread for yourself in the "Meets and Greets" so you'll get more responses. Where are you located?
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thanks for the positive replies!

i have sailed before, my very first time on a sailboat we actually dismasted (!), a mini-transat she was.
I'm a little older and wiser now...
I just did a cruise from A Coruna to Sardegna on a hallberg rassy 46.
my boats' p.o. cared for her over 20 years, and I'm leaving her at his marina for the summer so he can let her go gently, and i get to sail with he who knows her best.

the admiralette and i did a dinghy course a few years back, we're both scuba instructors and i had a diveshop years ago.

I'm looking forward to learning on my own, though i do hope to meet other sailors willing to share their experience with me.

she's very well found, a new yanmar yse12, good sails, sound hull, slick bottom. we've been out twice and had a great time, I'm still in europe, pining to get back and continue the dream!



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Wow, new engine? even better! a great little boat in a great area to explore!
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aloha folks,

yet another lurker stepping out of the shadows. i recently purchased my first sailboat, a 1975 Newport 28.
now all i need is to learn how to sail!

and maintain everything.
and fix everything.
and replace everything.
and enjoy poverty.

what have i done?!?!

ahhhhh but she's sho shweet!
aye, she's a little sweety very nice.

Welcome to CF
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aloha folks,

yet another lurker stepping out of the shadows. i recently purchased my first sailboat, a 1975 Newport 28.
now all i need is to learn how to sail!

and maintain everything.
and fix everything.
and replace everything.
and enjoy poverty.

what have i done?!?!

ahhhhh but she's sho shweet!
Sweet lines. You got yourself a real beauty. And with a new diesel she should be good for another 40 years.
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my first sailboat!
aloha folks,

yet another lurker stepping out of the shadows. i recently purchased my first sailboat, a 1975 Newport 28.
now all i need is to learn how to sail!
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thanks for the positive replies!

i have sailed before, my very first time on a sailboat we actually dismasted (!), a mini-transat she was.
I'm a little older and wiser now...
I just did a cruise from A Coruna to Sardegna on a hallberg rassy 46.
my boats' p.o. cared for her over 20 years, and I'm leaving her at his marina for the summer so he can let her go gently, and i get to sail with he who knows her best.

the admiralette and i did a dinghy course a few years back, we're both scuba instructors and i had a diveshop years ago.

I'm looking forward to learning on my own, though i do hope to meet other sailors willing to share their experience with me.

she's very well found, a new yanmar yse12, good sails, sound hull, slick bottom. we've been out twice and had a great time, I'm still in europe, pining to get back and continue the dream!



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First post sounding like someone who barely knows what water is resulted in the recommendation for NOT trying to sail it without help.

Quite a difference indicated in the second post...
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a fun thread off the bat..... lets all blame autocorrect.. I love it...
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First post sounding like someone who barely knows what water is resulted in the recommendation for NOT trying to sail it without help.

Quite a difference indicated in the second post...
No one else jumped to that conclusion, only you

And a 28 footer is in the small range of boats. It's quite quite an acceptable size to learn to sail on such a boat. Mine is my first sail boat and it's a 36 footer.
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Nice Looking boat!
Learn to sail, learn her innards like the back of your hand and you should do well. Good Luck!
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