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  1. Fore and Aft
    Here in Oz I often sail our 32 foot yacht with just a 6 & 10 year old. No ones mentioned what I think is a number one priority and that is for the kids to be able to get in and out of the water easily. That is if you are a swimming family. Our usual day is a few hours sail then a swim, lunch and then back home to cook mum dinner. Our yacht has a sugar scoop and a four step ladder with at least three steps in the water. When the kids are in the water, (no life jackets now as they are good swimmers) I usually tire quicker than them. So I end up sitting on the sugar scoop watching them muck around. Dockings not an issue any kid can wrap a rope around a cleat when shown how. Just do it all slowly, even better if mum docks the boat so you can teach the kids what to do when you are in charge.
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  • About zimm
    Vessel Make/ model
    None currently
    Location
    Pembroke Pines, FL
    Occupation
    Retired Navy
    Biography
    Retired Navy helicopter pilot. Married, 2 kids (5 and 7)
    Ready for first sailboat after 3 powerboats earlier in life.

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