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post #18 of Old 04-01-2013
The Garbone
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Chapter 1: Our first cruise

Ryan.

Thanks for sharing your story and Welcome to the club.

My first few times out I was using the winch on the halyard also. The joy of Teflon lube on the track and eliminating a rub at the base of the mast and now I hoist by hand. Works like a charm and gloves help a lot.

One first things I did with the wife was beat into the wind in a narrow channel. She worked the port jib sheet, I the starboard. After 4 or 5 tacks we got it down and now she loves sailing and working as a team. There is nothing better.

Gary
S/V Knot a Clew
1974 Catalina 27'
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