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post #8 of Old 03-10-2013
DonScribner
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Re: Sailing in New England for newbie

Dreamdoer,

Just do it! By that I mean, if you sail on a lake, you have a boat? Tow it to a public launch and sail it. If you don't have a boat, I'd suggest picking up a trailerable keel boat and doing the same. Another option is dry-sailing (I think that's the term but I'm probably wrong), where you store your boat spar up on the trailer at the marina of your choice. For short money they splash it for you. At any rate, get out there. The first time I hanked on a jib was my own jib as I motored past the jetty into the Atlantic. So, be cautious, but get out there. Be sure to have a USCGA boating safety course under your belt.

Don

BIddeford, ME
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