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Old 28-06-2008, 15:43   #1
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New to sailing

Sorta retired last year. Been looking at sailing. I sailed alot as a kid.
Unfortunately, I grew up. Time to assume childhood again.
Need some timely advice on anything.

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Old 28-06-2008, 16:59   #2
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Welcome aboard Billy,

Here is the whole thing down to a few words:

It's mostly about ahowing up.

There are a great many ways to enjoy sailing and only one type may or may not be for you. Find a way that works - for you. Sorry, but being a child again just won't work. You are a lot smarter now and you sure don't want to bet you can survive all that a second time.

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Old 30-06-2008, 22:33   #3
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Welcome Billio,
Heres one hoping you fulfil that dream - whatever the age!
Good luck
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:56   #4
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You sound like me...after two decades of no sailing, the wife and I bought a very used boat and we can't get enough of it! Good luck and great sailing to you......Allan
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Old 11-07-2008, 13:17   #5
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Aloha BillyO,
Welcome aboard! Good to have you back into sailing. I like the book Start Sailing Right! if you haven't read it it really emphasizes the things we should have learned the first time around.
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Old 11-07-2008, 15:10   #6
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I agree with Paul - the childhood thing won't do. People who own and maintain sailboats are crazy. People who live on them and go cruising are crazier still. Children don't understand this. It's very important that you understand that you are crazy. Otherwise, it's no fun to just do it anyway.

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