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Old 13-11-2012, 17:21   #1
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New from NM

I get an overpowering desire to sail, and I live in NM. Ain't that a hoot.

Fortunately we have a decent sized lake nearby so I have a spot to learn. I am in the process of looking for someone to teach me but it seems I have a bad sense of timing as well as geography. Oh well.

I am shoppong for a Sunfish, so come spring I have something to learn on. Then I plan on getting a 20'-25' as a phase 2.

I have a lot of reading to do, but I accept any and all advise as long as you understand I may ignore every bit of it.

Thanks for a good forum, hope to learn a lot and see a few of you on the water.
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Old 13-11-2012, 17:59   #2
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Welcome aboard!

Pat -- from Albuquerque -- sail at Heron Lake during the summer, near Chama, NM, and have visited Navajo at Arboles.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, NegativeIon (anion?)
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Old 21-11-2012, 12:19   #5
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Re: New from NM

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Sunfish is a great boat to learn on. Get the version with stainless steel fittings at the stern. I recommend a basic sailing course too if you can find one close enough. Try to find the book "Start Sailing Right!"
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Old 21-11-2012, 18:59   #6
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My first boat was a Sunfish and not only was it easy to rig up and sail it was TOTALLY AWESOME! Just go out and do it, you will get the hang of it by making mistakes, nothing to really break on a Sunfish!
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Old 21-11-2012, 22:09   #7
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Which years had the stainless fittings?
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I spent many happy hours sailing Sunfish and other very small boats. Welcome aboard! Enjoy the new obsession!

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Re: New from NM

A sunfish is GREAT! When you capsize, just right her up again. Lots of fun and lots of speed.

You'll love it. And as a side benefit, you'll learn to sail.

Used to live in NM (in another life)
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Well, had a few setbacks. 2 years later I am back in the chase!
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Welcome back... and there are some sailors on Navajo last I checked.
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Welcome back... and there are some sailors on Navajo last I checked.
Thanks rgscpat!

There are some sailors on the CO side of Navajo lake, out of Arboles. I would like to meet them but with 0 knowledge and 0 boat I am hesitant. Moot point until spring though, maybe by then I will have at least a Sunfish and they will watch me flailing and take pity on me.
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