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Old 18-11-2018, 12:33   #1
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To be a sailor

Hello all. Great to be here. My first sailing forum. I've read some books. Watched a hundred youtube videos, and looked at pictures of sailing yachts. I've spent more time than I care to admit on Yachtworld and Bluewaterboats. I've only spent a total of 20 minutes on a sailboat in a marina. Have never been under sail. Why for the last year can I not shake the idea of owning a sailing yacht? The idea of preparing my Kelly Peterson 44 or Gulfstar 45 to pull up anchor and head out is a feeling I can't imagine. Honestly, the chances of that happening are less than 50/50, but I'm going to do what I can to get there. I'm not an average person. I don't always do things in the order I should. I swear. I go against the grain. I think i would make a fine sailor. Cheers.
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Old 18-11-2018, 12:39   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Southpaw.
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Old 18-11-2018, 20:32   #3
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Welcome aboard Southpaw! Well, you have picked two good boats to dream of! Here's what you do, look for a little, fun, fast boat; I recommend a Laser. Take it out to the nearest body of water that gets a breeze every chance you get. At first its a little wobbly, like riding a bike. But once you get the feel for how the wind works on the sail, and how the boat responds to it, you'll be scudding around in no time. And everything you learn on a small boat will translate up to any size boat. But beware, you may get hooked and then make sure you have a good cash flow to handle it! Good luck, keep us posted!
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Old 18-11-2018, 22:28   #4
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Welcome, that sounds familiar!

I bought a boat without any money.... it's turned out ok so far!
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