Re: New to sailing, looking for first sailboat!
Something to think about is that you tend to be busier while sailing than when power boating
. E.g. Hauling sails
up and down, trimming the sails
etc. and it's more work
to just power out of a bad situation. Just a few things to think about. Ps there is quite a bit of force on a sail under power. Particularly with the size boats you are looking at.
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