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Old 02-10-2017, 18:23   #16
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Re: New to sailing, looking for first sailboat!

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With your background your learning curve will be quicker than most. You might consider getting that boat and hiring a coach for the sailing part. You're taking an unusual route - most move from sail to stinkpot rather than the other way around, and I see a lot of sailboats motoring on days that look perfect for sailing to me. Amen on the docking part - marinas now days crowd in the slips and seem to assume that you have bow thrusters and multiple props. Go for it, man.
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I think hiring a captain to learn sailing is a wonderful suggestion, thank you!
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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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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.
So, look at boats with...? Personally, I was hoping to find a boat with a roller head sail and in mast furling main. Something easy to sail with all lines leading back to the cockpit. One electric winch would be a plus as well.
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