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Old 19-08-2017, 10:56   #1
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Greetings from Long Island NY

Living on the south shore of Long Island making the transition from a powerboat to sail. Took some lessons this summer and have decided to go for it. Selling the powerboat and looking for a decent sailboat as a first boat to learn on. Send me a private message or reply here for any advice, I love to learn from others. - Dan
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Welcome aboard, Dan! Let us know your preferences and budget and I bet we can help you enter the wonderful world of standing in a cold shower tearing up $100 bills and loving every minute of it!!
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Welcome aboard Dan! How deep is the water where you will be sailing? I know a lot of the south shore can be pretty shallow, which may dictate the type of sailboat you want to look at.

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Welcome aboard, Dan! Let us know your preferences and budget and I bet we can help you enter the wonderful world of standing in a cold shower tearing up $100 bills and loving every minute of it!!


Ha ha! I'm liking the 22/23 O'Day or Catalina. I see you can get most in the $5000 price range. Until I sell my powerboat I'm stuck with that budget for now.
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Welcome aboard Dan! How deep is the water where you will be sailing? I know a lot of the south shore can be pretty shallow, which may dictate the type of sailboat you want to look at.

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In our area low tide can be 2-3 ft closer to shore and maybe 5-6 feet in the middle of the bay. There are areas where you need to stay right in the channels or you're in trouble. That I've explored with my powerboat. Definitely have to be careful and know the areas.
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Ahoy there,
I grew up in Lindenhurst, and kept a Tanzer 22 on Brown's Creek in Patchogue. With a keel, you'll have to stay in the channels a lot, as you can almost walk across Great South Bay in spots; but you're in for a great experience. There are so many interesting places to sail across the bay to on Fire Island, and the ocean beaches are superb. It's also an easy place to lean the special charm of night sailing, and you're close to Fire Island Inlet, with the world at your doorstep, should you wish to do some ocean sailing or cruising. Welcome to CF. Fair winds.
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Ahoy there,
I grew up in Lindenhurst, and kept a Tanzer 22 on Brown's Creek in Patchogue. With a keel, you'll have to stay in the channels a lot, as you can almost walk across Great South Bay in spots; but you're in for a great experience. There are so many interesting places to sail across the bay to on Fire Island, and the ocean beaches are superb. It's also an easy place to lean the special charm of night sailing, and you're close to Fire Island Inlet, with the world at your doorstep, should you wish to do some ocean sailing or cruising. Welcome to CF. Fair winds.

Thanks for the reply! I sailed from Carmans River to Davis Park on a friend's Cat Boat a few weekends ago and it was really nice. We stayed away from the real shallow areas but certainly had some nice sights which were much easily enjoyed at a slower pace than my powerboat! Can't wait to learn and get more time in the sails!
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Ha ha! I'm liking the 22/23 O'Day or Catalina. I see you can get most in the $5000 price range. Until I sell my powerboat I'm stuck with that budget for now.
If you are patient you might be amazed how much sailboat you can get for $5000. Much more than a Catalina 22 or O'day.
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If you are patient you might be amazed how much sailboat you can get for $5000. Much more than a Catalina 22 or O'day.


I'm learning that and the more people I get to meet the better it gets!
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I'm learning that and the more people I get to meet the better it gets!
look in our own classifieds... this one really catches my eye! It might be a little out of your budget range, but this gives you an idea... Very good boat!
http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...-a-189782.html
on Long Island too!!
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