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Old 04-06-2019, 11:50   #16
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Re: We bought our first sailboat!

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Boy oh boy - hurry up with that refit. You are going to have a ball! We had a 1979 Pearson 365 and had a lot of fun. Hands down my favorite boat to date for safety and ease of sailing - built like a brick youknow.

A suggestion - ours was a pig in light air until we put a Maxprop on it - then watchout. Prior to the Maxprop we needed 15 kts of wind to get moving, afterward we were ghosting along in 2 knots. I thought the new prop would allow us to go faster and was surprised at how much it helped with little wind (I hate turning on the engine).

Congrats and enjoy!
Thank you that advice. It will be most definitely heeded.
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