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Old 22-01-2009, 19:43   #1
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new boat owner and sailor

Hi my name is Rob and last summer was my first summer with a sailboat. Had raced for a season and took courses with Lasers. My summer was great on the boat, a bit overwhelming at times. This forum is also a first for me. Hope to get a lot wisdom and idea's from the forum.

The boat I own is a C&C 33 MKII - 1985.
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Old 22-01-2009, 20:26   #2
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Rob,

Sounds like a great beginning. A bit over whelming means you are sailing on big waters. Learning the deserved respect early can't be anything but helpful. Knowing when to pick a battle is most of what it's all about. It is all supposed to be fun. So long as that is your goal it's not that hard. You can gain a lot of information here. Wisdom comes usually at larger expense. The key is figuring out the lessons you don't have to learn the hard way.
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Old 22-01-2009, 21:12   #3
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Hey Rob, you should have bought a 1995 Benetau 281 instead. Just Kidding. See ya in a couple of months neighbour. (Cory)

By the way, there is a ton of great people and wisdom on this site.
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Old 28-01-2009, 12:43   #4
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Aloha Slingshot,
Welcome aboard! Hope you enjoy the forum.
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Old 29-01-2009, 05:24   #5
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Greetings and welcome aboard, Rob!

Rob’s new boat, “Slingshot”, (May 08) at Grand Marais Mn, whilst en route Duluth to Thunder Bay.
(Rob flaking main /w Gord "supervising" from helm)

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Old 29-01-2009, 10:38   #6
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Congrats, Rob. Very nice looking boat, love the green topsides. That size boat can be singlehanded without too much of a problem, as long as you are prudent.

(edit: And Rob, superb choice of the Laser for your initial sailing education... you are way ahead of those who learn on bigger boats.)

Gord... nice supervising of the flaking... Did you mention to Rob how much easier that job is with a dutchman type system?
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Great little boat but it would look much better in the Bahamas or Caribbean away from all that cold and snow...

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Jeez Rob, you'll let anyone crew on your boat, won't you?
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Welcome and congrats! Nice looking boat and I'm sure you'll enjoy it...Spring is coming
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